Christmas in Australia- Can’t Miss Events

Group of Friends Enjoying Christmas in Australia

Planning a last minute trip to spend Christmas in Australia? No worries! We have gathered some of the events you might still be able to catch. You can always use the GAFFL website to connect with travelers and locals in Australia and enjoy these events together.  

Christmas in Sydney, Australia:

Christmas Wonderland 

The Christmas Wonderland has some of the most fun winter wonderland attractions to enjoy such as rides which include the Merry-go-Round, Free Fall and Ferris Wheel, performances, happy elves and not to forget- real falling snow!

Martin Place Christmas Tree

Sydney’s largest Christmas tree, decorated with over 110,000 LED lights and a plethora of different flowers, will enchant crowds the moment they lay eyes on it.

Santa will make his presence here on his sleigh. There will also be a concert on Christmas day, and it’ll end with fireworks. 

To read more about the event, click here

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is celebrating Christmas with huge decorations and light displays. You can watch a Christmas movie, eat, drink and enjoy Christmas to the fullest here! 

The events to take place here include:

Christmas carols: 14 November to 25 December

Pools of light: 21 November to 25 December

Festive fireworks: 13 December to 24 December, from 9pm

You can find more details here

Christmas in Brisbane, Australia :

Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular

Wanna feel the magic of Christmas? Head to King George Square and you can experience an animated Christmas story every 15 mins onto City Hall from December 8th-25th from 7:30pm to midnight. The show will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit! 

Read more here.

The Lights of St Stephen’s Cathedral

St Stephen’s Cathedral is hosting The Lights of Christmas every evening from Wednesday 12 December until Christmas Eve.You can enjoy an enchanting light and sound show and carols here. This should definitely be a part of your Christmas plan! 

Fireworks Spectacular

Experience the night sky light up with colorful fireworks at  Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank, and watch the sky sparkle as it welcomes Christmas. To know more about the event, click here

Christmas in Melbourne, Australia :

Santa’s Magical Kingdom

Santa’s magical kingdom will be open from 22nd November to 24th December 2019. Meet the snow queen, and Santa himself and get your picture taken as you enjoy Christmas to the fullest. From unlimited rides to Gingerbread Land, get your Christmas groove on here at this Magical kingdom. 

You can read more about it here.

Christmas Festival of Lights 

Christmas projections are presented on the State Library Victoria, Melbourne Town Hall and Princes Bridge every night. Starting from Gingerbread Village to Koorie Krismas Market, and singing along to carols, the festival has tried its best to get you in the Christmas spirit.  

The library will also include a show composed by Marieke Hardy and narrated by Lee Lin Chin. 

More details can be found here. 

Christmas in Perth, Australia :

Christmas Lights Trail 

From 15th November to 26th December, 27 captivating Christmas light installations and vivid decorations  will light up the whole city, making it look surreal, this Christmas.  Guests can choose their own course of direction and experience the mesmerizing beauty of the sparkling animated lights, festive street decorations and lively projections throughout the streets and parks of Perth CBD, Northbridge, and East Perth. 

Read more here

Mandurah Houseboat

You can hire a private party pontoon and cruise the displays around Madurah’s canal homes which are wonderfully decorated for Christmas.  You can play your own music, bring your own drinks and munch on food as you enjoy the enchanting Christmas displays. 

You can find more information here

The Wanneroo Botanic Gardens 

The Wanneroo Botanic Gardens is hosting an event with a Christmas light display, Mini Golf, food, and you can enjoy the view of the huge Christmas tree there. The ticket prices are $5, but free if you dine at the restaurant located there named Leapfrog, or play mini golf. Give your Christmas memories some light at The Wanneroo Botanic Gardens. 

Let’s face it, most of us love summer and who doesn’t love the festivities of Christmas? So overall, Australia seems like a pretty cool spot to visit for Christmas. Find other travelers and locals here who are planning the same trip, and travel together, because after all, who wants to be alone on Christmas?

For whatever reason if you’re reading this post after Christmas, you can find more Australian travel inspiration here.


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