Noël Christmas Skyshow

Every Christmas tree has its crowning jewel.  

Look up, and watch hundreds of magnificent dancing drones redefine Christmas storytelling, ignite its spirit and spread cheer to all those who witness it. Listen to the live soundtrack and let it elevate your experience.

Just you and the lights, letting the spectacular site and sound engulf all your senses. The lights dancing in your eyes. The sounds whispering in your ears. The grass tickling your feet, the smell of food warming your heart and the taste of gingerbread still lingering on your tongue.  

Take out your camera and share it for everyone around the world to see. 

Noël Christmas Skyshow is an Australian Christmas first, but a memory that will last a lifetime.

Noel Sydney advises that some flashing light sequences or patterns may effect photosensitive viewers.

*Soundtrack is live and only available when the Noel Christmas Skyshow is on.

Experience the magic of Christmas on Macquarie Street and in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. The Noël Light Trail starts at Hyde Park Barracks where the Nutcracker pirouettes from book to building. It runs down to a beautifully lit Macquarie Street towards the Conservatorium of Music, now a reimagined Sweet Palace. Follow the lights into the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to the Parade Ground, home to the whimsical Digital Christmas Forest, markets, entertainment, and the Noël Christmas Skyshow. 

Just like a magnificent Christmas gift, a wonderous evening at Noël Sydney takes consideration and planning. For those who prefer the simplest and fastest trip into town, public transport offers large transport hubs within short walking distance of Macquarie St and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.  

Martin Place and Circular Quay are the closest transport hubs to Noël Sydney with frequent trains, buses, ferries, and light rail services all a stone’s throw away. You may also consider Town Hall and Wynyard which are also nearby. Should you need help planning, the elves at Transport NSW are at your service – simply visit 

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.  

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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