Sydney’s villages get into the Christmas spirit

Local residents are invited to pack a picnic and head to some of Sydney’s favourite local parks for the City of Sydney’s annual Village Christmas concerts.

Featuring live entertainment, carols, craft activities and tasty treats, the concerts in Rushcutters Bay, Roseberry, Alexandria and Surry Hills will delight children and adults alike.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said Christmas was a time to enjoy the company of friends, neighbours and family.

“Our village concerts are a wonderful opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate,” the Lord Mayor said.

“So bring your picnic blanket and settle in for a great evening of entertainment, music and food.”

Each of the village concerts will be hosted by children’s entertainer, Sam Moran, and include a sausage sizzle and gelato, a visit from Santa and a glittering fireworks finale.

Santa stockings jam-packed with goodies will also be on offer for a gold coin donation. All proceeds will go to City’s Christmas charity partner Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

Rushcutters Bay, Saturday 28 November – Reg Bartley Oval from 6.30pm–8.30pm

Featuring kids’ entertainment by Lah Lah’s Big Live Band and Justine Clarke and R&B from Ms Murphy.

Rosebery, Sunday 29 November – Turruwul Park from 6.30pm–8.30pm


Featuring kids’ entertainment by Lah Lah’s Big Live Band and Justine Clarke and soul music by Brown Sugar.

Alexandria, Saturday 5 December – Alexandria Park Oval from 6.30pm–8.30pm


Featuring kids’ entertainment by Jay Laga’aia and Justine Clarke with soul and roots music from Righteous Voodoo.

Surry Hills, Sunday 6 December – Prince Alfred Park from 6.30pm–8.30pm


Featuring music from Jay Laga’aia and Justine Clarke for the kids and jazz from The Soorleys.