Ultimate Guide To Christmas Carols Sydney 2022

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Sydneysiders love Christmas and we love attending outdoor Christmas Carols in Sydney where we can relax and enjoy a delicious picnic with our family and friends, then watch the sun go down before getting into the Christmas spirit and singing our favourite Christmas carols.

It can however be confusing to decide which Xmas Carols Sydney wide to attend. In this Ultimate Guide To Christmas Carols Sydney 2022 we detail some of the most popular Sydney Christmas Carols events as well as some of our favourite unique Carols By Candlelight Sydney events to help you plan which Christmas carols around Sydney to attend this year.

Whether you are looking for Christmas Carols for kids concerts with kid-friendly pre-carols entertainment like rides and face painting, or whether you are looking for a unique carols location like a zoo, around a lake, by the sea, under the branches of the tallest Christmas tree in NSW or even in a graveyard we’ve got it covered plus more! We also tell you which Sydney Carols By Candlelight concerts include a spectacular finale of fireworks.

Participating in Sydney Christmas Carols is a traditional, fun and festive family friendly activity sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Other fun Christmas activities to enjoy in Sydney include visiting Sydney Christmas markets to start your Christmas gift shopping, viewing the spectacular Sydney Christmas light displays, visiting a Sydney Christmas tree farm to buy a real Christmas tree, watching a Christmas show with your kids and indulging in a luxurious Christmas high tea. Our family also loves getting a family Santa photo including our pet dog each year.

We hope this guide helps you find the best Christmas carols Sydney for you and your family to enjoy this year. We will be updating this guide with specific dates and times once they are officially released later this year.

Ultimate Guide To Christmas Carols Sydney

Christmas Carols Sydney City

There is something extra special about travelling into the city to enjoy Sydney carols events, especially when you’re a kid. I remember looking forward to it each year when I was a child. Here are our favourite Sydney city carols events.

Carols In The Domain, Sydney

Carols In The Domain

Carols At The Domain Sydney is Australia’s largest carols concert with Australia’s biggest stars coming together to celebrate Christmas. It is the Sydney Christmas carols event I have been attending for over 20 years now, first as a child with my family, then with my friends and now with my own children.

The Christmas Carols In The Domain are easily the most popular Christmas carols in Sydney. Sing along Christmas carols fill the entire Domain with thousands of voices joining in making it such a spectacular and joyous event.

The gates open at 1pm with food trucks and sponsor activations available during the afternoon. The Carols pre-show and then the Christmas Carols concert itself starts from 7.45pm.

The Domain Christmas Carols are a fully ticketed event. There are various options of tickets including reserved beach chair seating, paid general admission tickets and a ballot for free tickets.

If you only plan to attend one Christmas Carols event in Sydney then I highly recommend the Domain Sydney Christmas Carols. If you can’t attend in person this event is televised as well but the atmosphere of singalong Christmas carols live at the event is so much more amazing.

Where: The Domain, St Mary’s Rd, Sydney

Date: TBC for 2022

Check out all the details of Carols In Domain here including details of Carols In The Domain 2022 tickets.

Martin Place Carols

Martin Place Christmas Tree

Get into the festive spirit and enjoy listening to the best Sydney choirs singing Christmas carols under the twinkling lights and branches of the Martin Place Christmas Tree every night in December leading up to Christmas Eve.

Where: Martin Place Christmas Tree, Martin Place.

Dates: TBC for 2022

Times: 6pm – 8pm

Find out more about which Sydney choirs are performing each night at the Martin Place Christmas Tree HERE.

Christmas Carols Northern Beaches

Carols By The Lake, Narrabeen

Carols By The Lake

2022 will be the 17the year of Carols By The Lake. This Narrabeen Carols event is hosted by The Link Church and is supported by the Northern Beaches Council with Pittwater RSL being a major sponsor and providing the Fireworks Spectacular over the Lake.

Carols by the Lake is a premier Northern Beaches family community event attracting thousands of people from across the Northern Beaches.

Narrabeen Lake provides a scenic backdrop to this traditional carols event, the arrival of Santa and the spectacular fireworks display.

Although the carols start in the evening, we recommend getting to the event early and enjoying the afternoon outdoors by the lake with family and friends.

This is a free event and everyone is encouraged to either bring along a picnic or purchase food from the numerous food trucks on site.

Where: Lakeside Park, Pittwater Rd, North Narrabeen

Date: TBC for 2022

Click here to find out more about Carols By The Lake Narrabeen.

You may also be interested in reading our article on where to see the best Christmas light displays on the Northern Beaches.

Christmas Choral Concert, Manly Oval

Christmas Choral Concert

The Northern Beaches Council Christmas Choral Concert is a popular free carols by candlelight Sydney event held on Manly Oval. Capacity is limited however so it is advisable to arrive early so you don’t miss out on entry.

Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols together with a Christmas choir and range of musicians. Santa is also known to visit this Northern Beaches carols event.

Food and drink are available on site or you can bring your own picnic feast but do be aware no glass is allowed at this event. Dogs are not allowed either.

Where: Manly Oval, Sydney Rd & Belgrave St, Manly

Date: TBC for 2022

Check out the Northern Beaches Council website for more information.

Christmas Carols North Shore, Sydney

Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert

Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert

Another not to be missed carols by candlelight 2022 Sydney is the Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert. This family friendly entertainment is set in the delightful surrounds of Taronga Zoo with the iconic backdrop of Sydney Harbour. If you have friends visiting with kids from outside Sydney this is the perfect Christmas concert to bring them to. The kids will love the concert as will the adults who will also enjoy the spectacular Sydney Harbour views.

The Christmas concert line up includes an all star cast of performers, singers and musicians. Santa Claus and Mrs Claus also make an appearance.

A variety of food and beverage options are available to purchase or you can bring your own picnic with you.

This is a ticketed event.

Where: Taronga Zoo, Bradley’s Head Rd, Mosman

Date: TBC for 2022

Read more details about the Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert and ticket costs here.

Carols in Willoughby Park

Carols In Willoughby Park

Carols in Willoughby Park is a popular family-friendly event run by Willoughby City Council. The event kicks off at 4pm with loads of activities such as fairground rides and slides, face painting and a visit from Santa. An extensive range of international food is available on site, or you can bring your own picnic to enjoy.

The Willoughby Band, Willoughby Symphony Choir and a guest choir will get you into the festive spirit with both traditional carols and some funky favourites.

Bring your deck chairs and picnic blankets to settle back in once the carol sing-along extravaganza starts from 6.30pm. This is a free community event.

Where: Willoughby Park, McClelland St, North Willoughby

Date: TBC for 2022

Find out more details about Carols in Willoughby Park here.

Carols On The Common, Ryde Rotary Carols

Carols On The Common, Ryde Rotary Carols

Ryde Rotary Carols On The Common is an authentic carols experience and is Sydney’s second largest Christmas carols event featuring all your favourite classic carols with the best performers from all over Sydney.

Pre-carol entertainment includes a giant slide, dodgem cars and other rides. Food vendors and a sausage sizzle will be available throughout the duration of the event. Money raised on the night goes to various local and international projects run by the Rotary Clubs of Macquarie Park and North Ryde.

Where: North Ryde RSL Sports Club Grounds, 146 – 150 Vimiera Rd, Marsfield

Date: TBC for 2022

See more details about this carols by candlelight Sydney Carols On The Common event here.

Christmas Carols Eastern Suburbs Sydney

Carols By the Sea

Carols By The Sea is an annual Christmas Carols Eastern Suburbs Sydney community event run by Waverley Council. It features live choir Christmas carol performances as well as kids’ entertainment. The audience is invited to sing along with the performers and song sheets are distributed during the event.

The event is free to attend but some activities such as face painting and craft require a small payment that will be donated to charities.

As with most carols events attendees are encouraged to bring along a blanket to sit on.

Where: South Bondi Park, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach

Date: TBC for 2022

Christmas Carols Inner West Sydney

Carols In The Graveyard, Newtown

The Newtown Erskineville Anglican Church hosts Christmas Carols in the graveyard of their church.

Enjoy an afternoon of carols and picnicking. The event starts mid afternoon with kids activities including a roaming nativity through the graveyard with activities, games and a jumping castle. The carols then start at 5pm.

Bring a rug, a picnic and your friends, and enjoy listening to the classic Christmas carols we all love.

Where: 189 Church St, Newtown

Date: TBC for 2022

Find out more details about these Carols in The Graveyard here.

We hope this guide has helped you plan your Sydney Carols By Candlelight visit for this year.

Happy caroling and Merry Christmas!

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