Christmas is the best time to be in Sydney. There are festive markets to shop from, dazzling light displays to see and glittering holiday installations to check out. Amongst it all, some spectacular Christmas trees have also started popping up around town with many Sydney landmarks and hotels putting their best foot forward for the holiday season. Get your selfie sticks ready and check out these magical Christmas trees around Sydney in 2022.
1. Martin Place Christmas Tree
Sydney’s most iconic and photographed tree serves as the ideal backdrop for any Christmas photo. It’s also the tallest tree in NSW covered from top to bottom in hundreds and thousands of LEDs, a giant colour-changing star and over 300 baubles. The trees’ branches are adorned by a staggering 15,000 flowers representing 9 different kinds of Australian flowers. Plus there’s Christmas carols in the evening for all the festive vibes. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the huge Martin Place Christmas Market which is bringing heaps of festive treats, gifts, food and more to the city.
Right around the corner is another iconic staple you just need to visit. The beloved Christmas tree in the Queen Victoria Building stands 24 metres tall across 3 floors, under the famous QVB Dome. It’s also the largest indoor Christmas tree in Australia. This time around, they’ve unveiled a sparkling new Christmas tree with an indigenous collaboration of First Nations artists from Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.
3. The Rocks
The Rocks is currently dressed in its Christmas best with a lovely miniature Christmas village, giant snow globes and festive markets taking over its cobblestone streets. It’s also brought back its huge seven-metre-tall Christmas tree decked up with decorations and fairy lights. Find it at the top of Jack Mundey Place – it’s hard to miss with its classic gold, silver and champagne hues and sparkling gold star.
4. 25 Martin Place
25 Martin Place, originally the MLC Centre, is home to some fine shopping, dining and theatre establishments in Sydney. For Christmas, they’re bringing an 11-metre tall Christmas tree complete with gold and platinum medallions and glowing lights inspired by the architecture of Harry Seidler. At the premises, you’ll also find a number of award-winning dining destinations including Aalia, Cabana Bar and more.
5. Fullerton Hotel
The Fullerton Hotel Christmas Tree is pretty unique because it’s literally covered in hundreds of teddy bears making it a delightful photo op for the young and old alike. Find the 5-metre tall Christmas tree in the lobby of the CBD institution adorned by their limited-edition Fullerton Santa bears, glossy baubles and festive decor.
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6. Customs House Circular Quay
Right outside the heritage-listed museum space and commercial building, you’ll find a Christmas tree featuring classic red and gold hues and an abundance of festive ornaments. The CBD holiday mainstay is a delight with its traditional decorations and prime location. Another incentive to see this particular tree is that just around the corner you can treat yourself to a Christmas-themed high tea and shop from a huge French-European Christmas market. Triple whammy.
7. Central Station
Central Station has a notorious reputation for being the largest and busiest railway station in Australia. If you slow down for a second and manage to escape the crowd, you’ll find a trio of Christmas trees in the middle of the bustling spot. The heritage-listed railway station located in the centre of Sydney is home to 3 classic Christmas trees, varying in size and covered in tinsels and garlands.
8. Manly Corso
Manly Corso is always a vibe at any time of the year. But the bustling beachfront destination is especially gorgeous during Christmas with a towering 8.5 metre tall Christmas tree plus markets, decorations and festive flags throughout the Northern Beaches spot. Read all about Christmas festivities in the Northern Beaches.
9. Four Seasons Hotel
An underrated gem in Sydney is the Christmas tree at the Four Seasons Hotel in The Rocks decked out with a traditional gold and green palette. The extravagant tree also features red baubles and garlands.