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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney & Macquarie Street
9 – 24 December 2022
6pm - 10pm

Feel the magic of Christmas come alive on Macquarie Street and in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

The experience is designed to start at the Hyde Park Barracks where the Noël Light Trail begins. It runs down to an exquisitely lit Macquarie Street towards the Conservatorium of Music, now a reimagined Sweet Palace.

Let the lights lead you into the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to the Parade Ground, home to the whimsical Digital Christmas Forest, markets, entertainment, and the Noël Christmas Skyshow. 

Noël Christmas Skyshow

The crowning jewel of the event, the Noël Christmas Skyshow is best viewed from the Digital Christmas Forest at the Parade Ground, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

The Digital Christmas Forest opens at 6pm and closes at 10pm. The Noël Sydney Skyshow is on twice a night – at 8.15pm and again at 10pm from the 16th – 24th of December only.

An all-weather event

Gifts are delivered on Christmas Eve rain, hail, or shine. And certainly, Noël Sydney will deliver under the same Christmas conditions. It’s best you plan for whatever Sydney skies may bring.

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What to bring

The Digital Christmas Forest at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is home to much of our joyous program and true to every garden occasion, a picnic blanket is a most wonderful addition. Leave the picnic basket at home, though, and indulge in the delicacies and drinks the magic makers will so happily serve you after a tap of your credit/debit card. Contactless purchases are always preferred.   

We do expect many people to join in the festivities – so if you have a little one that requires a pram, it is recommended that you attend on weeknights. It won’t be as crowded, and they’ll get a much better view. 

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