If you are in Sydney around Christmas time, don’t miss the most popular Christmas event known as Carols in the Domain.
This huge event is a massive Christmas celebration where families come together to sing along to Christmas carols by either attending in person live at the Domain or by watching it on TV.
The Carols In the Domain celebrations are held at the Domain Gardens in Sydney. This event started in 1983 and is one of the largest Christmas celebrations in Australia.
This traditional event is held outdoors and involves live music and singing performances of popular Australian artists, famous TV personalities, as well as local choirs. This event is telecast live on TV each year on the last Sunday before Christmas Eve, so those who can’t attend in person can enjoy singing along to carols from the comfort of their home.
In past years, performers have included The Wiggles, Lucy Durack, Justice Crew, Michael Cormick, Dami Im and Todd McKenney.
The carols event in Sydney also includes a spectacular fireworks display. Thousands flock to the Domain year after year, where they bring a picnic blanket and a few nibbles, and settle in to listen to traditional Christmas music as the sun goes down.
Carols in the Domain will be televised on Channel 7 from 8pm. Gates generally open at 12pm and attendees are permitted to bring picnic rugs and ground seating and free standing shade structures. Items not permitted include elevated seating, beach umbrellas, glass products, sparklers, pets, BBQ’s or bean bags. Alcohol is permitted, but only in small quantities.
You can get to the Domain by train and the nearest station is Martin Place (T4 – South Coast Line). St James and Circular Quay (T2 – Airport, Inner West and South Line and T3 – Bankstown Line) are also an easy walk.