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Free Events Happening In December: Enjoy All The End Of Year Fun

As we approach the end of the year, Sydney is gearing up for a season of joy, celebration, and free events that are open to everyone. Embrace the holiday spirit with a plethora of activities that promise fun, laughter, and community spirit. Here's a sneak peek into the incredible lineup:



Abilities Unleashed: Adults

๐Ÿ“… When: Friday, 1st December, 10 am to 1 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Perry Park Recreation Centre, 1B Maddox Street, Alexandria NSW 2015

โœจ What: Abilities Unleashed - Adult, a national initiative by Disability Sports Australia, is designed to promote active pathways for people with disabilities. These events are the first steps in the active journey of adults with disabilities, aiming to motivate, enable, and connect participants in a fun, safe, and inclusive environment.


For more info, visit Abilities Unleashed



Focus on Ability Short Films and Morning Tea

๐Ÿ“… When: Thursday, 1st December, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, 31 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

โœจ What: Join us for morning tea and captivating short films as we celebrate the International Day of People with Disability. Explore the lives and experiences of individuals with disabilities through an engaging selection of films from the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival.




Focus on Ability Short Films, Talk, and Lunch

๐Ÿ“… When: Thursday, 1st December, 10 am to 1 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: St Helenโ€™s Community Centre, 184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037

โœจ What: Dive into the holiday spirit with short films, inspiring talks, and a delightful lunch as we commemorate the International Day of Disability. Engage with stories shared by individuals with disabilities, including a talk by the passionate disability advocate Marusha Pride.


For more information, visit Focus On Ability Short Films and Lunch



Pyrmont Christmas Concert

๐Ÿ“… When: Friday, 1st December, 6 pm to 8 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Pirrama Park, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009

โœจ What: Dust off your reindeer ears and join us for a festive evening at the Pyrmont Christmas Concert. Sing and dance in the spirit of Sydney Christmas with The Listies, Tiptoe Giants, Endeavour Harmony, The Beanies, and The Baker Boys Band. Santa will also make a special appearance. Enjoy craft activities, table tennis, and giant Jenga for the kids (and the kids at heart).



Artisans Market Glebe: Christmas Market

๐Ÿ“… When: Saturday, 2nd December, 10 am to 3 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: 140 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

โœจ What: Explore a Christmas market with a difference! The Artisans Market in Glebe offers a unique shopping experience with handmade gifts crafted by local artisans. Discover a wide range of gifts while supporting local businesses. This not-for-profit market contributes funds to local charities and schools.


For more information, visit Artisans Market Glebe: Christmas Market



Christmas Festival in Surry Hills

๐Ÿ“… When: Saturday, 2nd December, 3 pm to 9 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: 200 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

โœจ What: Experience a festive afternoon in Surry Hills with live music, food, and kids' fun. Vine Church opens its doors for an exciting Christmas festival featuring food trucks, a mini-market, and free live music. Celebrate the season with friends and family in a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.


For more information, visit Christmas Festival In Surry Hills



Surry Hills Christmas Concert

๐Ÿ“… When: Saturday, 2nd December, 6 pm to 8 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers Street, Surrey Hills NSW 2010

โœจ What: Join The Listies, Tiptoe Giants, The Octanauts Christmas Show, Justine Clarke, and Lah Lah's Big Live Band for a free, family-friendly Christmas concert. Santa will make a special appearance. Enjoy craft activities, table tennis, and giant Jenga. Bring your picnic rug or indulge in food trucks and Gelato Messina.



IDPwD at City Community Tennis - Inclusive Tennis Festival

๐Ÿ“… When: Sunday, 3rd December, 10 am to 1 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, City Community Tennis

โœจ What: City Community Tennis hosts an Inclusive Adaptive Tennis Festival in celebration of International Day for People with Disability. The event includes a mini adaptive tennis tournament, a come-and-try session, and refreshments. All equipment provided. Bookings are essential.


For more information, visit IDPwD - Inclusive Tennis Festival



Rosebery Christmas Concert

๐Ÿ“… When: Sunday, 3rd December, 6 pm to 8 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Turruwul Park, 115 Rothschild Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018, Australia

โœจ What: Dust off your reindeer ears for a free Christmas concert in Rosebery. Join The Listies, The Quokkas, Endeavour Harmony, Lah Lah's Big Live Band, and La Fiesta Sound System for a night of festive fun. Craft activities, table tennis, and giant Jenga for the kids. Bring a picnic or enjoy food trucks and Gelato Messina.



European Christmas Market

๐Ÿ“… When: Sunday, 3rd December, 10 am to 4 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: 182 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW 2131, Australia

โœจ What: The Polish Club Ashfield European Christmas Market offers a festive experience with inspired food, drinks, goods, crafts, and products. Free entry, providing and sharing the magic of a European Christmas.


For more information, visit European Christmas Market



UTS Disability Access and Inclusion Fund: Showcase 2023

๐Ÿ“… When: Wednesday, 6th December, 10 am to 12 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: 1/15 Ultimo Rd, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia, UTS Central on Level 5 in Building 2

โœจ What: Disability Access and Inclusion Fund: Showcase 2023 features project experiences and outcomes, with special guest Professor Kate McGrath. Explore inclusive research projects and learn how to apply for funding in 2024. The program includes mini-talks by grant recipients.


Book tickets and for more information, visit UTS Disability Access and Inclusion Fund: Showcase 2023



Make a Festive Wreath

๐Ÿ“… When: Thursday, 7th December, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Inner West Sustainability Hub, 7 Prospect Rd Summer Hill, NSW 2130

โœจ What: Celebrate the festive season by creating your wreath at this free workshop. Learn sustainable techniques using Australian-grown botanicals. All materials provided. Book your free tickets.


Book tickets and for more information, visit Make a Festive Wreath



Rushcutters Bay Christmas Concert

๐Ÿ“… When: Friday, 8th December, 6 pm to 8 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Reg Bartley Oval, Waratah St, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011

โœจ What: Kick off Christmas at the free concert in Rushcutters Bay. Enjoy performances by Jayden Rodrigues, Diver City, Australian Girls Choir, Justine Clarke, and Baker Boys Band. Craft activities, table tennis, and giant Jenga for all ages. Bring your picnic rug and join the festive spirit.



Aboriginal Art Class

๐Ÿ“… When: Saturday, 9th December, 10 am to 12 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern NSW 2016

โœจ What: Join artist Bianca Caldwell, a proud Wiradjuri woman, for an Aboriginal painting class. Create your masterpiece inspired by Wiradjuri culture. Free class; bring your canvas. The event is inclusive with a hearing loop, mobility access, and audio description.


Bookings are essential, just email redferncc@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au


For more information, visit Aboriginal Art Class



Double Bay Christmas Fair

๐Ÿ“… When: Saturday, 9th December, 12 pm to 8 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Guilfoyle Ave, Double Bay NSW 2028, Australia (Guilfoyle Park and Guilfoyle Plaza)

โœจ What: Double Bay's first Christmas Fair with Christmas markets, carols concert, and family entertainment. Enjoy live music, quality markets, a Christmas concert with carols, and maybe a visit from Santa. An inclusive event with mobility access.


For more information, visit Double Bay Christmas Fair



Glebe Christmas Concert

๐Ÿ“… When: Saturday, 9th December, 6 pm to 8 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Bicentennial Park, Glebe, 5 Federal Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

โœจ What: Dust off your reindeer ears and kick off Christmas at the free concert in Glebe. Join Jayden Rodrigues, Diver City, The Acappelicans, Lah Lah's Big Live Band, and La Fiesta Sound System. Craft activities, table tennis, giant Jenga, and a community barbecue. Inclusive event with various features.



Sydney Poetry Picnic

๐Ÿ“… When: Sunday, 10th December, 3 pm to 6 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Brisbane St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia (Harmony Park)

โœจ What: A celebration of poetry at Harmony Park. Representatives from various poetry events will share their programs. Enjoy readings and performances in a family-friendly, dog-friendly environment. The event is subject to weather conditions. Register by email for poets interested in reading.


Book tickets here


For more information, visit Sydney Poetry Picnic



Alexandria Christmas Concert

๐Ÿ“… When: Sunday, 10th December, 6 pm to 8 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Alexandria Park, Buckland Street, Alexandria NSW 2015

โœจ What: Join the free Christmas concert in Alexandria with performances by Jayden Rodrigues, Diver City, Endeavour Harmony, The Quokkas, and La Fiesta Sound System. Craft activities, table tennis, giant Jenga, and food trucks. Bring your picnic rug and celebrate the festive season.



Sydney Vegan Market

๐Ÿ“… When: Sunday, 17th December, 9 am to 4 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: The Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park NSW 2021

โœจ What: Sydney Vegan Market is the ultimate destination for all things plant-based, cruelty-free, and vegan. Explore a variety of stalls with fresh food, beverages, fashion, homewares, skincare, and more. Live music, free yoga, and a kids' art space. An inclusive event with mobility access.

For more information, visit Sydney Vegan Market



Events on throughout December


Deck The Harbour - Darling Harbour Christmas Extravaganza

๐Ÿ“… When: Monday, 20th November to Monday, 25th December

๐Ÿ“ Where: Darling Harbour

โœจ What: Immerse yourself in a world of cheer and joy at Darling Harbour. The Harbour Village offers festive kids' fun, including writing letters to Santa, Aussie storytelling sessions, crafting at Santa's workshop, and dance-offs with Santaโ€™s DJ helpers. Enjoy pedal boat rides on Cockle Bay, experience Pixar Putt mini golf, take a selfie with a giant Christmas bauble, and witness weekend fireworks. With over 150 dining options, Darling Harbour is the perfect place for yuletide gatherings.


For more information, visit Deck The Harbour



Martin Place Markets

๐Ÿ“… When: 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December

๐Ÿ“ Where: Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

โœจ What: Hosted by Cambridge Markets, the Martin Place Christmas markets are open from 24th November and continue each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday leading up to Christmas. Explore a variety of goods, including fashion, gifts, Christmas items, candles, toys, accessories, art, photography, and more. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with global hot food stalls, live music, Santa visits, and a unique alfresco shopping experience.


For more information, visit Martin Place Markets



QVB Christmas Choirs

๐Ÿ“… Throughout Dec - Thursday evenings (4 pm to 6 pm) and Saturdays (11 am to 2 pm)

๐Ÿ“ Where: Queen Victoria Building, 455 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000

โœจ What: Experience the magic of Christmas at the QVB with delightful choir performances. The music program features choirs such as the Barayagal Choir, Australian Girlsโ€™ Choir, The Honeybees, Bel A Capella, Sydney Male Choir, Cantabile Choir, With One Voice Choir, Coro Innominata, and Circular Key Chorus. Enjoy performances on Thursday evenings and Saturdays throughout December. Don't miss the chance to indulge in High Tea With Santa and witness Australia's largest indoor Christmas Tree spanning three levels.


For more information, visit QVB Christmas Choirs



Barangaroo Bells

๐Ÿ“… Every day, 8 am to 10 pm - Thursday, 16th November to Friday, 5th January 2024

๐Ÿ“ Where: 300 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000 Australia

โœจ What: Barangaroo transforms into a festive wonderland with three gigantic interactive Christmas bells. Swing and watch as the bells light up Sydney Harbour with each reach to the top. Experience the magic day or night. Make it an unforgettable evening with dinner and drinks by Sydney's waterfront, followed by a stunning light walk visiting each of the musical bells.


For more information, visit Barangaroo Bells



Canopy of Light

๐Ÿ“… Every day, all day - Saturday, 25th November to Monday, 1st January 2024

๐Ÿ“ Where: Pitt Street Mall, between Market and King Streets, Sydney NSW 2000

โœจ What: Immerse yourself in a Christmas wonderland at Pitt Street Mall. Walk beneath a breathtaking "Canopy of Light" featuring 80,000 LEDs and ten stunning two-meter-high stars. The installation transforms the heart of Sydney into a sparkling paradise, creating a magical atmosphere. As you marvel at the lights, don't forget to visit the Martin Place Christmas tree, proudly supported by the City of Sydney to benefit the Sydney Childrenโ€™s Hospitals Foundation. Your donation supports hospital wards, research labs, and patient care programs for sick kids.


For more details, visit Pitt St Mall Canopy of Light.



Martin Place Christmas Tree and Fairy Lights

๐Ÿ“… Every day, all day - Saturday, 25th November to Wednesday, 27th December

๐Ÿ“ Where: Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

โœจ What: Witness the grandeur of the tallest Christmas tree in NSW at Martin Place. Adorned with over 110,000 LED lights, a 3.4-meter colour-changing star, and 330 glossy baubles, this tree is a festive masterpiece. The branches showcase 15,000 flowers representing 9 different Australian flowers. Surround yourself with the magic of Christmas as different choirs sing carols every night. Marvel at the kaleidoscope of colours and decorative lights every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. Explore the handmade Christmas gifts at the markets, and visit other illuminated landmarks like the Queen Victoria Building and the Woolworths building.


Choir Schedule:

  • Friday 1 December: Australian Girls Choir

  • Saturday 2 December: Circular Keys

  • Sunday 3 December: Glee Bees

  • Monday 4 December: Sydney Sakura Choir

  • Tuesday 5 December: Coro Innominata

  • Wednesday 6 December: Kevinwood Bells

  • Thursday 7 December: Da Vinci Singers

  • Friday 8 December: The Jingle Belle Singers

  • Saturday 9 December: Aurora Australis

  • Sunday 10 December: With One Voice

  • Monday 11 December: Sydney Harmony Choirs

  • Tuesday 12 December: Leichhardt Espresso Choir

  • Wednesday 13 December: Cafe of the Gate of Salvation

  • Thursday 14 December: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir

  • Wednesday 15 December: Joubert Singers

  • Saturday 16 December: Northern Beaches Chorus

  • Sunday 17 December: The Merry Minstrels โ€“ Martin Place / Cantabile Choir โ€“ George Street

  • Monday 18 December: Sydney Street Choir โ€“ Martin Place / Belle Acapella โ€“ George Street

  • Tuesday 19 December: Honeybees โ€“ Martin Place / Alouette โ€“ George Street

  • Wednesday 20 December: Sydney Philharmonia Choir โ€“ Martin Place / Fiestaville Choir โ€“ George Street

  • Thursday 21 December: Soulfood โ€“ Martin Place / Cleftomaniacs โ€“ George Street

  • Friday 22 December: Salvation Army โ€“ Martin Place / Australian Girls Choir โ€“ George Street

  • Saturday 23 December: Salvation Army โ€“ Martin Place/ Endeavour Harmony โ€“ George Street

  • Sunday 24 December: Salvation Army โ€“ Martin Place



Central Park Farmers Market

๐Ÿ“… Every Saturday in December - 8:30 am to 2 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

โœจ What: Experience the freshness of Saturday mornings at Central Park Farmers Market. With up to 46 stalls featuring providores, producers, artisans, growers, and foodies, this urban hub offers market-fresh produce, assorted food staples, and gourmet items. Join in every Saturday in December from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Discover locally sourced fruits and vegetables, bread, cheese, honey, jams, and much more. Whether shopping for groceries or seeking unique handmade products, the Central Park Farmers Market has something for everyone.


For more info, visit Central Park Farmers Market



Kings Cross Market

๐Ÿ“… Every Saturday in December - 8 am to 2 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay Street, Potts Point NSW 2011

โœจ What: Explore the freshest food and gourmet produce every Saturday at Kings Cross Market in Fitzroy Gardens. This vibrant marketplace not only offers an array of fresh produce but also provides an opportunity to connect with local providers, make friends, and bask in the lively atmosphere. From delicious food stalls to exciting designers offering antiques and art by local artists, Kings Cross Market is Sydneyโ€™s happiest marketplace. Rain or shine, every Saturday promises a delightful experience.


For more info, visit Organic Food Markets



Meditation in Hyde Park

๐Ÿ“… Every Sunday in Dec until the 31st - 7 am to 7:45 am

๐Ÿ“ Where: Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000

โœจ What: Embrace tranquillity every Sunday morning in Hyde Park with a free community meditation sitting. Starting at 7 am, engage in a 20-minute unguided sitting followed by a 20-minute walking meditation. Bring something to sit on and arrive 5 minutes early for a peaceful start. Organized by Leon, this meditation session offers a serene way to begin your Sundays. The event emphasizes accessibility with mobility access.



The Harbour Village

๐Ÿ“… Multiple Dates: Saturday 2nd to Sunday 24th December, 10 am to 2 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: 25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Darling Quarter Village Green

โœจ What: Dive into the festive spirit at Darling Harbour with The Harbour Village. Across four weekends, experience joyous sing-alongs, Christmas storytimes, and dance to merry tunes. The enchanting Santaโ€™s Workshop lets little ones unleash their creativity with festive crafts. Pen your holiday wishes with Letters to Santa, and don't miss the surprise visit from Santa himself. The festivities include Christmas fireworks, making Darling Harbour the ultimate destination for Christmas cheer.


For more info, visit Darling Harbour Village



Stanmore Community Markets

๐Ÿ“… Multiple Dates: Saturday 2nd to Saturday 23rd December, 8 am to 1 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: 58-76 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore NSW 2042, Cyprus Community Club of NSW

โœจ What: Immerse yourself in the lively Stanmore Community Markets, a weekly gathering promoting community connection. This vibrant marketplace offers artisanal and gourmet foods, fresh produce, and more. Dog-friendly and welcoming, these markets are a perfect weekend destination where the community can share, connect, and interact. Explore the diverse stalls for a delightful experience.


For more info, visit Stanmore Community Markets



Polskie Koledy โ€“ Polish Christmas Carols

๐Ÿ“… Multiple Dates: Sunday 3rd to Sunday 24th December, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

๐Ÿ“ Where: 182 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW 2131, Australia, Polish Club Ashfield

โœจ What: Experience the rich tradition of celebrating Christmas with Polskie Koledy โ€“ Polish Christmas Carols. Taking place at The Lounge, The Polish Club Ashfield, this free concert features traditional Polish Christmas carols. Join in the festive spirit with caroling on 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th December. Immerse yourself in the cultural delights of Poland during this Christmas season.


For more info, visit Polish Club Ashfield


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