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The Best Christmas Events in Australia

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Christmas in Australia may not have an ideal setting since the festival falls in summer in the country, but the festivities are in full swing nevertheless. Many people like to recreate the snowy atmosphere in the holiday season, while others prefer to celebrate at the sunny beaches or cook up a barbeque. This gorgeous country is full of life all year, especially during the holiday season. There are a lot of events and feats in Australia that lead up to Christmas and New Year. You can enjoy these events and dive in the spirit of festivity. Here are a few that take place in five big cities in Australia on Christmas.


Event-: Christmas Sky Show
Date(s)-: Dec 3 – Dec 26, 2016
Venue-: Castle Hill Main Street
christmas sky show sydney

In the Castle Hill Main Street, the show consists of 2 animated light stories that are displayed on LED banners that are 40m long. Both stories are accompanied by light and sound effects. There’s also a lot of snow to make the atmosphere authentic to the festival.

Event-: Woolworths Carols in the Domain
Date(s)-: Dec 18, 2016
Venue-: The Domain
woolworths carols

This is Australia’s largest Christmas concert and one of the biggest events in the country around Christmas. The concert features Australian and international artists who come together to perform on Christmas songs and carols. The event is absolutely free for the audience and is broadcasted live on television and radio.


Event-: Carols by Candlelight
Date(s)-: Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Sidney Myer Music Bowl
carols by candlelight

This has been the biggest annual Australian Christmas tradition and has been around since 78 years. The event is made up of people gathering in a park, and singing Christmas carols in candlelight, which is accompanied by performances from artists, both local and international. The event is also broadcasted live in Australia and many other countries.

Event-: Christmas Eve at Fed Square
Date(s)-: Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Federation Square
christmas eve fed square

A special family concert that involves musical performances from various artists, including The Jingle Belles, a trio of women who will be performing on Christmas carols with an added twist of glamor. As the midnight approaches, Carols by Candlelight is broadcasted on the big screen at the venue.


Event-: The Lights of Lobethal
Date(s)-: Dec 11 – Dec 31, 2016
Venue-: Lobethal

Every year, the whole town of Lobethal brightens up with Christmas lights and it has been happening since sixty years. Trails of lights are set up all across the town and it is the largest display of Christmas lights in the Southern Hemisphere. People from all over the country visit to admire the festive lights, and the lit up markets and roads. Rent a car to roam around the town and see the whole trail.

Event-: Santa’s Magical Village
Date(s)-: Dec 9 – Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Bonython Park
santas magical village adelaide

The most fun-filled family place to be in the festive month, the pop up village has amusement rides, musical and play stage performances, attractions, and activities, all based on the theme of Christmas. There are workshops for children where they can meet and greet Santa Claus and other characters and learn to make their own Christmas decorations.


Event-: Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular
Date(s)-: Dec 11 – Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: King George Square
gold lotto city hall light

A magnificent light show set in front of the City Hall, this show is one of the top attractions in the city around Christmas. The show starts at 7:30 and runs every 15 minutes until midnight. Every year, a different story is depicted in the lights show that encourages the festive spirits among the thousands of locals that gather to witness the stunning display of Christmas lights.

Event-: Christmas Movies in the Park
Date(s)-: Dec 10 – Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Roma Street Parkland
christmas movies in the park

The amphitheater in the Roma Street Parkland showcases Christmas movies from 7pm which are free for people to come and watch. The whole setting is welcoming with the Christmas spirit, and food trucks around that serve delicious food from different cuisines, and Christmas sweets and snacks. The festivity attracts many people who come together to enjoy a night out with friends and family.


Event-: Christmas Projections on the GPO
Date(s)-: Dec 2 – Dec 23, 2016
Venue-: General Post Office
Christmas Projections

The heritage landmark GPO in Perth is lit up with animated Christmas projections that make the building even more beautiful. The illuminations are accompanied by festive soundtracks, and an image of Santa Claus is projected using fairy lights which is the highlight of the show. The city people gather here to celebrate the festivities and also enjoy delicious food at the Forrest Place where numerous food trucks are available.

Event-: Roving Santa
Date(s)-: Dec 21 – Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Perth

The most generous activity on Christmas in the city, where Santa Claus and his helpers roam around the city, spreading festive spirits, and distributing gifts to little children. Look for Santa on your visit to Perth in the holiday season and enjoy with him the most festive day of the year. Hire a car on your visit to Perth and look for Santa on the streets!