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Sydney Christmas

Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th of December and is celebrated all over the world. Christmas in Sydney is a public holiday and is therefore a wonderful time to stop, reflect and spend time with family and friends.

In the midst of all the gift-giving and family celebrations, there are many fun activities for you to enjoy on Christmas Day in Sydney.


Sydney’s public parks remain open on Christmas Day which makes it easy for you to enjoy the outdoors with a picnic. A popular spot to visit on Christmas Day is the Domain Gardens where you can kick the footy, play a game of cricket or just sit back and enjoy a relaxing day in the sunshine.

You can also catch a movie on Christmas Day, as there are some cinemas that remain open in the CBD. Many of the Boxing Day blockbusters are often released on Christmas Day, so if you want to get in early and skip the crowds, a movie on Christmas Day is a great way to spend the afternoon.

You can also enjoy a fun evening with dinner and drinks at one of the many Sydney venues that are open on Christmas evening. You will find the best options at Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.

Other fun ways to enjoy Christmas Day in Sydney include visiting Sydney’s famous attractions which remain open. These include the Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb, Taronga Zoo, SEA Life Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
You won’t find many shops open in the CBD on Christmas Day, however most 7/11 convenience stores will be open as well as the IGA stores.

So, if you are looking for something to do on Christmas Day, there are still a few attractions open. Merry Christmas!