Get In The Holiday Spirit — Sydney’s Christmas Lights Will Be On From Tonight

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


Christmas is a time that can get the most bah humbug of people in an upbeat spirit. And going around town to see Christmas lights is one of the most festive things you can do in the holiday season. Here in Sydney, what we lack in weather, we make up for in exceptional light displays and a truly dreamy atmosphere.

Without question one of the most iconic part of Sydney’s festivities during Christmas is the stunning light displays around the city. From today, November 25 till January 1, 2022 you can head out and experience these for yourself all day, everyday.

Sydney’s Christmas Lights

Perhaps the most popular of the lot and for good reason is the Martin Place Christmas Tree — the tallest Christmas tree in all of NSW. Adorned with over 110,000 LED lights, a 3.4-metre colour-changing star and 330 specially created glossy baubles, the tree will officially light up tonight.

The light show is on every 15 minutes from 7pm to midnight.

The Canopy of Light along Pitt Street mall will also illuminate the shopping district from tonight to add a bit of sparkle and shine to your Christmas shopping. Featuring 85,000 LED’s and ten two metre high stars, this is a permanent Christmas fixture all the way till December 31 and you can take in the gorgeous light show every 15 minutes.


Other light displays to look forward to this year are the giant baubles and the rainbow art installation called Sky Castle over at Darling Harbour.

The choir program on the other hand, is scheduled to run from December 1-21 at the Martin Place Christmas Tree and from December 17-24 on George Street in the evening from 6-8pm. Festivities will be on throughout the month of December.

Beat the mid-week blues and find all the details on the City of Sydney website. 


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