The run-up to Christmas means immersive festive experiences and dazzling light displays taking over the city. Decorations are up, markets will soon be set up and the festive frenzy is officially around the corner. One popular spot is set to unveil its Christmas program for the year this week. The Queen Victoria Building is bringing early Christmas cheer to Sydney with a stacked lineup of entertainment, bespoke dining experiences and more. It will also house not just Sydney’s but also Australia’s largest indoor Christmas tree. For the third consecutive year, the Australian native Wollemi Pine-inspired Christmas tree will stand tall with an important First Nations artistic overlay.
Christmas at QVB
The program at QVB includes a schedule of live entertainment which includes choirs from the Barayagal Choir, Australian Girls’ Choir, The Honeybees, Bel A Capella and Circular Key Chorus from mid-November until the end of the year. Get immersed in all the festive vibes on Thursday evenings from 4pm and pm and on Saturdays from 11am to 2pm with additional school choirs bringing the holiday cheer throughout the month.
The towering Christmas tree is a lovely sight with hand-painted flannel flowers, fairy lights and intricate details. It’s over three shopping levels in height and can be seen from the first and second levels of the building. The 20-metre-high tree comes to town in collaboration with the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. Read more about the tree and the artists behind it here.
This year, you can also gaze in awe as the Southern Royal Albatross-inspired decorations come to life and fly around the iconic tree in the augmented experiences on Level 2. The light shows with soundscapes will take place daily at 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm. QVB’s Christmas program kicks off on November 10 until December 23. Get more information here.