Christmas Eve is celebrated on the 24th of December and is celebrated all over the world. Christmas Day in Sydney is a public holiday and is a wonderful time to stop, reflect and spend time with family and friends.
Amid all the gift-giving and family celebrations, there are many fun activities for you to enjoy on Christmas Eve in Sydney.
Christmas Eve 2023 Dinner, Carols, Traditions, Church Service, Sydney
If you want to travel out of the Sydney CBD, head out to the Hunter Valley Garden’s Christmas Lights Spectacular, where there will be 8kms of illuminated pathways and sparkling lights stretched over 13 hectares. Photos with Santa and other fun activities are also on offer.
Last-minute shopping for that elusive Christmas gift is also a popular past-time in Sydney, and many of the larger shops and department stores are open until 9pm (or even midnight) on Christmas Eve.
If you want to spend a night indoors, tune in to Channel 9 on TV to watch the Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight, a yearly tradition. This huge event is a massive Christmas celebration where families come together to sing along to Christmas carols. It features live music and performances of popular Australian artists, famous TV personalities and a choir.
There will be music playing in the CBD and people out and about enjoying the warm summer evenings, so bring your family to the many FREE events and enjoy Christmas Eve in Sydney!