Sydney locals are being invited to put on their Santa hats, pack a picnic with friends, and head to some of Sydney’s favourite local parks for one of six Christmas concerts.
Featuring live entertainment, carols, craft activities, tasty treats, and a visit from Santa, the free concert series is a festive favourite with children and adults alike.
Each of the concerts will run from 6pm to 8pm and have craft activities, kids’ games and food trucks including Gelato Messina.
Families can also have their photo taken with Santa for a $5 donation to the City of Sydney’s charity partner, the Kids’ Cancer Project.
“For the last couple of years, we’ve had to put our concerts on hold, but now is the time for us to come together and celebrate the festive season,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“Christmas is a time to enjoy with friends and family, so I encourage everyone to come along and settle in for a fun evening of music, food, and entertainment.”
Pirrama Park, Pyrmont – 2 December
The concert series will kick off in Pyrmont with performers including Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Justine Clarke, 80s DJ Peter Baecker and MC BennyTime.
Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills – 3 December
Performers include BennyTime, The Beanies and YouTube sensation, Jayden Rodrigues.
Turruwul Park, Rosebery – 4 December
Featuring kids’ entertainment by The Beanies and Justine Clarke, and soul music by Brown Sugar.
Reg Bartley Oval, Rushcutters Bay – 9 December
Featuring music from Emily Who, the Acappelicans and R&B and soul singer Prinnie Stevens.
Bicentennial Park, Glebe – 10 December
Performers include the Australian Girls’ Choir, Justine Clarke, BennyTime and Prinnie Stevens.
Alexandria Park, Alexandria – 11 December
Featuring performances by The Beanies, The Acappelicans and soul band Brown Sugar.
In addition to the concert series, Green Square will host its third Christmas fair on Saturday 3 December from 6pm to 10pm.
More than 30 stalls will offer fashion, homewares, food, art and craft. There will also be a selection of food trucks, a bar, live music and performances by DJs Peter Baecker and Kate Monroe.
Keeping the festive spirit alive throughout December, choirs will entertain shoppers daily in the city until Christmas Eve including performances by the Australian Girls’ Choir, Sydney Philharmonia, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir and The Jingle Belle Singers.
Full details of the City of Sydney’s Christmas program can be viewed at whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au