A fun Sydney Christmas activity that your kids will love is attending one of the Christmas pantomimes or Christmas shows Sydney wide. Christmas pantomimes originated in England and are a type of musical comedy. They usually include songs, gags, slapstick humour and dancing, and are based on well known fairy tales. Audience participation is encouraged in the form of singing along or shouting out phrases to the performers. Pantomimes are especially popular during the Christmas season.
We have put together this Where To See A Christmas Show In Sydney 2022 guide to help you choose the Sydney Christmas show or Sydney Christmas pantomime that appeals to you and your family the most in a location convenient to you. Please note we will be adding more Christmas shows in Sydney to this guide as they are announced later this year.
There are so many amazing Christmas activities Sydney wide. Other festive and fun Christmas traditions that your family would love include visiting the Christmas light displays in the Sydney CBD or on the Northern Beaches, visiting Sydney Christmas markets to start your Christmas gift shopping, indulging in a Christmas high tea, visiting a Sydney Christmas farm to choose your real Christmas tree and singing at a Christmas carols Sydney event.
- A Christmas Carol – Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli
- A Musical Christmas – Balmain Town Hall
- The Wiggles Holiday Party Big Show – Qudos Bank Arena
- Christmas Pantomime Sydney 2022
- Colin Buchanan's Big Christmas Concert – C3 Sydney Silverwater
- The Muppet Christmas Carol – Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC
- Human Nature A Christmas Celebration – State Theatre, Sydney
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar – The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
A Christmas Carol – Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli
A Christmas Carol is a not to be missed Sydney Christmas show on at the Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli. Renowned Australian actor John Bell plays penny pinching Ebenezer Scrooge in a delightful reimagining of this classic Charles Dickens Christmas story. It is a fabulous family Christmas show with music, pantomime and other surprises.
Dates: 25 November 2022 – 30 December 2022
Location: Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli
A Musical Christmas – Balmain Town Hall
This 50 minute Christmas concert is performed by The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) Cushion Concert Orchestra. It is recommended for ages 6 months to 8 years and will fill the audience with the sounds of Christmas as played by the orchestra.
Children will get a fun and engaging musical experience with a unique opportunity to see the instruments of a symphony orchestra up close.
It’s a wonderful way to immerse kids in the musical magic of Christmas. It is one of the best musical kids Christmas shows Sydney wide.
Date: Saturday 10 December 2022 & Sunday 11 December 2022
Location: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling St, Balmain
Website: A Musical Christmas
The Wiggles Holiday Party Big Show – Qudos Bank Arena
One of the best kids Christmas shows 2022 for younger kids is the brand-new The Wiggles Holiday Party Big Show this December! This is an exciting Sydney Christmas children’s concert a lot of kids and their families have been waiting for. Join in the fun of this festive season in this exciting show by The Wiggles. The show will feature The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends including Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn and Bok the hand puppet as well as dancers, Santa Claus, dancing reindeers and it will even snow on stage!
Date: Saturday 17 December 2022
Location: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
Christmas Pantomime Sydney 2022
This Christmas Pantomime is a very affordable fun-filled show full of catchy songs, costumes and characters performed at both Mona Vale and Dee Why this December.
Santa now has a magic cape and can make all the toys himself. Poor Rudolf and the elves are no longer needed. Seeing the power of the magic cape the scheming Daredevil Dan and Grumpy Gran plot to steal the cape.
This 45 minute Christmas Pantomime 2022 is a family event suitable for all ages although it is especially aimed at children aged 2 – 7 years old.
Bookings for all three shows open 1 December 2022.
Pantomime 1: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, Mona Vale, 20 December 2022. 9.30am – 10.15am.
Pantomime 2: Dee Why PCYC, 20 December 2022, 1pm – 1.45pm
Pantomime 3: Dee Why PCYC, 20 December 2022, 2.30pm – 3.15pm
Colin Buchanan’s Big Christmas Concert – C3 Sydney Silverwater
Australia’s family favourite Colin Buchanan is back with a Big Christmas Concert. He’ll be “dashing through the bush in a rusty Holden ute” around Australia including Sydney.
There will be dancing, fun and mayhem as we all sing along with Colin’s songs – plus a few surprises! This is another of the best Christmas shows for kids in Sydney.
Date: Saturday 10 December 2022
Location: C3 Sydney Silverwater, 108 Silverwater Rd, Silverwater
The Muppet Christmas Carol – Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC
See Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol live in concert featuring its musical score performed live to the film.
The Muppets perform the classic Charles Dickens holiday tale with Kermit The Frog, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in the main roles.
Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases, the past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
Date: Saturday 10 December 2022
Location: Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC
Website: The Muppets Christmas Carol.
Human Nature A Christmas Celebration – State Theatre, Sydney
Human Nature have been rocking the Vegas strip for the past 13 years and now they are back to do a feel good Christmas Show in Sydney.
Human Nature’s “A Christmas Celebration” will have you embracing your inner festive spirit, singing and dancing your way into the 2022 holiday season. Sing along to all the Christmas classics from their chart-topping Christmas album including Let It Snow, White Christmas, O Holy Night and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer intertwined with the some of the group’s most loved and requested songs from their stellar 30 year career.
Celebrate all the soulful harmonies this December with Human Nature at A Christmas Celebration.
Date: Friday 16 December 2022 – Saturday 17 December 2022
Location: State Theatre, 49 Market St, Sydney
Website: State Theatre – Human Nature
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
This is not a Christmas show as such but it is on during the festive season and kids will absolutely love it. Eric Carle’s much loved famous book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is delightfully brought to life on the stage of The Playhouse theatre in the Sydney Opera House in a performance suitable for children aged 18 months and over, and their families.
The show includes over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and an Australian cast.
The show also features three other Eric Carle stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Ten Little Rubber Ducks and The Very Busy Spider.
Date: 13 December 2022 – 23 December 2022
Location: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Website: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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Ingrid is a lover of all things Christmas who has been helping make Christmas time easier and less stressful for her family and friends all her life with Christmas tips, Christmas gift suggestions, Christmas recipe inspiration and Christmas event planning.
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