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Time Out’s guide to eating, shopping, carolling and partying this silly season

Christmas carols and concerts

Sing along to Christmas classics at Sydney’s free concerts or seek out a serene night in the city with a traditional carol service.

Christmas lights in Sydney

Take a trail of Sydney’s Christmas lights ahead of the big day.

Where to buy real Christmas trees in Sydney

Looking for a genuine Christmas tree? Try these speciality retailers.

Sydney’s Christmas markets

Shop for local produce and handcrafted gifts at these festive markets.

Christmas Day lunches

Get someone else to do the washing up and dine in style.

Christmas Day yum cha

Don't celebrate Christmas? Do, but don't dig on turkey? Sydney's best yum cha restaurants will be dishing up har gau on December 25.

Family-friendly Christmas events

Enjoy festive fun for the whole family, from craft workshops to magical performances and a chance to meet Santa.

Where to party this Christmas

From advent right through to Boxing Day, these are the parties and dancefloors to make it to this silly season.

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Date Thu 25 Dec 2014

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