It’s busy and loud and a little bit stressful, but Sydney’s Christmas spirit is definitely infectious. Adding to the holiday magic is Noel — a brand new festive event taking over the Royal Botanic Garden this December. Be prepared for enchanting Christmas forests, festive markets and exuberant carols to get you into the holiday mood. Plus get treated to nightly sky shows and a sparkling light trail featuring beloved storybook characters.
If you’ve got a gripe with how Sydney does Christmas, you might want to suss out this charming new event. Elevate your Christmas festivities with a wander around the gardens and find stunning light projections, embellished trees and dazzling light shows over the sky every night.
Among the many immersive elements, you can look forward to is a whimsical light forest filled with lit-up Christmas trees, markets and tons of festive treats scattered around the venue.
Plus, for a joyous year-end celebration, see your favourite childhood storybook characters come to life with the Noël Light Trail along Macquarie Street. Five Sydney institutions will be doused in light and colour featuring beloved characters from The Nutcracker including the Conservatorium of Music, which will be reimagined into a gingerbread house.
There’s more. Every night, the skies over Farm Cove will light up in stunning hues with an Australian-first Christmas Sky show from 8.15pm to 10pm. Plus expect bites and tipples to keep you charged the whole night through.
Join in the merrymaking and soak up all those festive vibes with this glowing Christmas experience. Noel is only on for 16 days so to avoid missing out, put it on your radar now. Head to the Royal Botanic Garden’s website and get planning.