Gather round children, because it’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time of year when you’re at least 147% times happier, there’s a spring in your step and a cheeky grin on your face when you see a fat ol’ present with your name on it under the tree. But the absolute best reason that this is THE most wonderful time of year, is that you can listen to Christmas carols whenever you damn well please (we’re looking at you office Grinch).
There is quite frankly no better way to get into the festive mood this year than with a good old sing-a-long of the Christmas variety. With just under three weeks left before the big day, here are the very best places for Christmas carols in Sydney.
Carols At The QVB
If sitting a singalong into your work day sounds like your kind of thing, look no further than Carols at the QVB. Everyday until 15th December, local schools and choirs will sing alongside string quartets and pianists. Fancy! For the full schedule, head here.
Choirs In The City
In the very heart of Sydney’s CBD, street choirs will belt out all your Christmas faves every single night. Yep, every evening from now until Christmas Eve, Sydney’s best choirs will be out in full force on the daily between 6-8pm in Martin Place. More info here.
Woolworths Carols In The Domain
On Sunday 17 December Australia’s largest Christmas concert will see some on Australia’s (and the world’s) best artists performing Christmas songs and carols. This will be the 35th year for these iconic celebrations and as well as all the carol singing, there will be a pre-show carnival from 12pm with all money raised going to The Salvation Army. Grab tickets here.
Carols In The City
Pitt Street Mall
Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm, right up until the 21 December, Pitt Street Mall will be filled with the sound of traditional Christmas carols for two glorious hours. It’s the perfect accompaniment to those last-minute, late night shopping trips you swore you would avoid this year. Info here.
The Lights Of Christmas
St Mary’s Cathedral Square
Presented by AGB, St Mary’s Cathedral will once again be transformed into a Christmas wonderland. Featuring an er-mazing light and sound show, 2017 will see the Cathedral lit up with animations and decorations, with choirs singing Christmas carols from 7:30pm every night until Christmas day. Deets are over here.
Carols By The Sea
On Wednesday 13 December Bondi Beach will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with kid’s entertainment, Christmas tunes and lots of carol singing! All with the beautiful backdrop that is the stunning Bondi Beach. More info here.
Carols By Candlelight
This Christmas Eve gather the crew for the annual candlelight celebrations at The Entrance. Traditional carols will be literal music to your ears with the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band on stage, as well as appearances by local primary school choirs and theatre groups from 6pm. More info here.
Carols On The Common
A festive extravaganza with fireworks, food, rides and of course (you guessed it) carols! Festivities get underway from 5.30-9.30pm on the 17 December, with some of the best from all over. Deets here.
Carols By Candlelight At Old Government House
On 9 December, get nice and comfy on some picnic rugs and listen to carols played by the Parramatta City Brass Band. With plenty of candles, food and drink to buy on the night, you can get cosy and feel oh so festive singing carols with your friends and fam. Info over here.
Carols In The Park
The fun kicks off at 6:30pm on 16 December in Mona Vale, where local singers and performances will lead the Christmas carols. There isn’t anything more Straya’ than a dip in the ocean followed by some Chrissy carols—can we get a hell yeah? More info here.
Carols On Norton
It’s kind of hard to not go, when you hear that the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Tinsel Orchestra and the Inner West Children’s Choir are all going to be performing at Carols On Norton. Head down on 17 December with carols kicking off at 7:30, meaning you have time to get yourself some top notch Italian grub beforehand. More deets here.
On the hunt for the best Christmas lights in Sydney? Read this.
Image credit: The Lights Of Christmas