What’s On in Sydney this December

16 November 2017

Get into the Christmas spirit this December as the festive season approaches! Choose from a range of events and get out and about this month as summer hits Sydney. Check out some of the best December events and celebrations below.

Sydney New Year’s Eve Celebrations, City Centre 31 December

Expect fireworks at Sydney’s world-renowned New Year’s Eve Celebration spectacle! Prepare to be dazzled by a series of amazing displays starting at 6:00 pm and culminating in a vibrant midnight fireworks extravaganza. Don’t miss your chance to see the spectacular fireworks over beautiful Sydney Harbour! Choose from a range of Sydney Harbour vantage points to get the best view of the colourful display.

AACTA Awards Presented By Foxtel, Pyrmont 6 December

Get excited as some of the biggest names in Australian film and television walk the red carpet for the AACTA Awards. This year will mark the seventh year of the famous awards ceremony, which celebrates achievement and excellence in the industry. Get up close to the stars and screen and watch as Australia’s best films, cast members and crew are acknowledged for stellar performances and a variety of technical disciplines.

Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean, The Rocks 1 November – 18 February

Walk through a forest of lights and explore the floating maze installation from Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist at the Museum Of Contemporary Art. Known for her out-of-this-world installations and exhibitions, art lovers definitely shouldn’t miss this comprehensive piece of the Sydney International Art Series. Rist’s colourful sensory experience takes visitors on a psychedelic journey of kaleidoscopic projections in an exploration of nature, the body and technology.

Bondi To Bronte Ocean Swim, Bondi 3 December

Join in the fun at the iconic Bondi To Bronte Ocean Swim! The famous 2.2 km swim starts at Bondi Beach and ends at the Bronte Surf Life Saving Club, the world’s first Surf Life Saving Club. The event promises prizes for every swimmer, age group category prices and major prize money for elite swimmers. Take on the main swim event, try the Bondi Bay Swim or bring the kids along for the Banana Boat Junior Swim!

Sydney Christmas Celebrations, City Centre 25 November – 25 December

Watch Sydney light up for Christmas and be part of the action as the month-long festive celebrations begin in the city. See the special Christmas tree unveiled in Martin Place and spread some festive cheer with a personalised Christmas message! Messages will be projected from the tree after 25 November, alongside a variety of seasonal projections around the CBD that will shine from dusk until 1am. Catch free village Christmas concerts in Inner Sydney suburbs, and don’t miss the twinkling bulbs at the Pitt Street Mall Boulevard of Light.

Carols In The City At The Martin Place Christmas Tree And Pitt Street Mall, City Centre 26 November – 22 December

Enjoy some festive family fun at Carols In The City this Christmas season. Take a break from Christmas shopping and enjoy some traditional Christmas carols around Pitt Street Mall and Martin Place. Alongside a lineup of classic holiday songs performed by local choirs, there will also be live music and entertainment to keep you in a festive mood!



There’s plenty to see and do in Sydney this December!