More Christmas concerts than ever before will spread the joy of the festive season across Sydney’s villages this year.
The City’s village Christmas concerts program has expanded to include six concerts across the local area, with the addition of a new concert in Pirrama Park, Pyrmont.
Two courtesy buses will run continuously throughout the night between Camperdown, Glebe and Ultimo, to allow more locals from extended communities to attend the Pyrmont village concert.
The City’s free village concerts take place in some of Sydney’s best-loved parks and offer a night of live entertainment, carols, kids’ activities and tasty food.
Santa showbags jam-packed with goodies will also be on sale for $5, with all proceeds going to the City’s charity partner, Surf Life Saving NSW.
Each of the concerts will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and include activities, games, food trucks, a visit from Santa and a glittering fireworks finale.
“Some of our most beautiful parks will come to life as families and friends get together to enjoy the festivities and soak up Sydney’s warm summer nights,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“The City’s village concerts are a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to celebrate and I encourage everyone to come along and get in the Christmas spirit.
“We have responded to calls from our communities in the western part of the City and will this year hold a village Christmas concert in Pirrama Park, with a concert to be held next year in Harold Park. Light rail is a good connector for communities in Pyrmont/Ultimo and Glebe/Forest Lodge.
Sydney Christmas Children’s Concert
Prince Alfred Park – Saturday 30 November
Sydney Children’s Christmas Concert promises to be ‘the best gig for little ones’. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic rug and get in early to secure the best spots.
The first in the series of free City concerts will feature The Listies, Justine Clarke, Jimmy Giggle, SplashDance, Sesame Street and Carpe Idiotus.
Kids can also enjoy craft activities and play table tennis and giant Jenga with Christmas elves.
Village concert series
Turruwul Park, Rosebery – Sunday 1 December
Reg Bartley Oval, Rushcutters Bay – Friday 6 December
Pirrama Park, Pyrmont – Saturday 7 December
Alexandria Park, Alexandria – Friday 13 December
Locals and visitors can look forward to an exciting program of entertainment at each of the village concerts. Children’s performers include Justine Clarke, BennyTime, SplashDance, Jimmy Giggle, The Nanna & The Poppas and The Listies.
There will be live music performances for the grown-ups by bands including Brown Sugar, Gang of Brothers and Limited Edition.
Green Square Christmas fair
Green Square Plaza, Zetland – Saturday 14 December
Green Square will be transformed into a wonderland of Christmas fun – and everyone is invited.
The City’s first Christmas fair at Green Square will run from 6pm to 10pm and feature 30 market stalls offering unique, locally crafted Christmas treats.
Kids can sing and dance in the Christmas spirit with DJs Peter Baecker and Lorna Clarkson, and visitors can pick from a selection of food trucks and enjoy a drink at the licensed bar.
There will also be kids’ activities, a visit from Santa and fireworks to end the night.