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Carols In The Domain

Carols In the Domain

If you are in Sydney around Christmas time, don’t miss the most popular Christmas event called 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 watching it on TV.

Carols In the Domain 2024, Date, TV Event Time & Ticket Prices, Sydney

The Carols in the Domain celebrations are traditionally held at the Domain Gardens in Sydney; it started in 1983 and is one of the largest Christmas celebrations around Australia.

This traditional event is held outdoors and involves live music and singing performances of popular Australian artists, famous TV personalities, and local choirs. This event is telecast live on TV each year before Christmas Eve, so those who can’t attend can enjoy singing along to carols from the comfort of their home.

Last year’s performers include The Wiggles, Dami Im, Casey Donovan, Rhonda Burchmore, PAULINI, Jonathan Antoine, Erin Holland, David Berry, Lucy Durack, Silvia Colloca, Mahalia Barnes, Tarryn Stokes, Matt Lee, Ben Mingay, Blake Bowden, Shubshri Kandiah, Big T, Cast members from TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, starring Ruva Ngwenya, Young Stars of Australian Opera, Australian Girls Choir, Sydney Youth Orchestra, Rejoice Gospel Choir, Janice Breen Performers, ED5 International, The Salvation Army Choir & The Carols in the Domain Choir, with the Musical Director- Chong Lim.

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.

Gates generally open at 1pm, and attendees can bring picnic rugs, ground seating, and free-standing shade structures. Items not permitted include elevated seating, beach umbrellas, glass products, sparklers, pets, BBQs or bean bags. Alcohol is permitted, but only in small quantities.

The Domain is adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, between Art Gallery Road and Hospital Road, Sydney. This year, the event will be fully fenced to ensure a safe environment for all patrons. When you arrive at the Domain, please go to the Main Entry – or the Reserved Entry if you’ve purchased Reserved Seats – on Art Gallery Road.

Remember to plan and give yourself plenty of time to get there. The best way to get to the Domain is by public transport.

  • By Train: Exit at St James, Martin Place (T4, South Coast Line) or Circular Quay (T2, Airport, Inner West and South Line and T3, Bankstown Line)
  • By Ferry: Walk to the Gardens from Circular Quay
  • By Bus: Take the Sydney Explorer buses 441 or 200

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Woolworths Carols in the Domain will start at 8pm
All patrons must be seated by 7.45pm

Pre-show concert: From 3pm
Red Carpet: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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