We know all good things come in small packages but if you’re still not sold on the concept, you’ll want to suss out the miniature Christmas village set up in The Rocks. Stroll down the sparkling walkways of Nurses Walk to arrive at Wells Courtyard. Here you’ll find the entire Rocks precinct transformed into a mini village lined with classic hues of white and cold and it’s absolutely delightful. The light-filled holiday installation features replicas of beloved Rocks’ architectures including rock candy artisans Sticky, art gallery and gift shop Squidinki and high tea staple The Tea Cosy. Plus find miniature replicas of The Argyle, Wendy Murray, Harbour Rocks Hotel, The Mercantile and Hickson House Distilling Co.
Christmas at The Rocks
The miniature Christmas Village isn’t the only twinkling attraction in the historic neighbourhood. Christmas celebrations run throughout the month of December with heaps of fun activities in the offing. The Rocks Wonderlanes will be buzzing with fairy lights, a giant snow globe, Christmas trees galore and festive baubles.
Watch your favourite Christmas movies under the stars with Laneway Cinema, including holiday classics like Santa Claus, Elf, and the age-old favourite, Love Actually every Wednesday.
Plus take pictures with The Rocks’ towering five-metre-tall Christmas tree or take adorable Santa photos every Saturday for you and your pup at Dawes Point Park courtesy of Pound Paws. In true holiday spirit, you can find a range of doggie market stalls filled with Christmas dog treats and accessories along with live music and good food.
Excitingly, The Rocks’ Christmas Markets are also back with fairy lights, live music, festive décor and delicious holiday-themed street food. Get your hands on locally made homewares, jewellery, fashion and beauty from December 2-18. And that’s not all, there are 12 Feasts of Christmas to devour with a delicious menu of Christmas creations featuring red and green lamingtons, rum and raisin scones, fruit pies, gingerbread and Grinch cocktails. Participating venues include Fortune of War, Tayim, Creperie Suzette, The Mercantile and The Glenmore Hotel.
Start planning your Christmas at The Rocks for an unforgettable time this holiday season.