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MEDIA ALERT - Christmas in Sydney begins tonight

Christmas in Sydney begins tonight

WHAT:            Sydney’s 2019 Christmas program gets underway tonight with the CBD transformed into a festive playground for Christmas in the City.  

From 6.30pm to 9.30pm, a street party in and around Martin Place, Pitt Street and King Street will feature live entertainment, choirs, roving entertainers, decorations, and lights.  

There will be stages at Pitt Street Mall, King Street and Martin Place featuring family favourites including Jimmy Giggle, Justine Clarke and SplashDance. The cast from The School of Rock musical will stop by for a special performance. 

Roving magicians, elves on reindeers and candy-cane stilt walkers will add to the festivities, while DJ Peter Baecker from Vienna is sure to get crowds dancing to his renowned mix of 80s floor-fillers.  

Art and craft activities will keep little ones busy and visitors can help the City’s Christmas charity partner, Surf Life Saving NSW, by purchasing a $5 fundraising showbag packed with goodies. 

The Lord Mayor will join Santa in his reindeer tricycle sleigh led by a marching band through the city from Circular Quay, along Pitt Street to Town Hall.    

Pitt Street Mall will be a festive wonderland with performers, roving entertainers, choirs and shopping offers at pop-up outlets including Jurlique, Microsoft, Superdry and Dr Seuss. Nearby at Lees Court, KIIS 1065’s ‘KIIS Beach’ will have live sand sculpting, gelato and super-sized deck chairs. 

And from 7.30pm, the Martin Place Christmas Tree will illuminate every 15 minutes with a special sound and light show.  

WHEN:            TONIGHT, Saturday 23 November 2019  

TIMES:            6.30pm to 9.30pm                        

WHERE:         Martin Place, King Street, Pitt Street and Pitt Street


CONTACT:     City of Sydney Senior Media Advisor, Elaine Kelly. Phone

                        0477 362 550 or email ekelly@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au