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Christmas in the Southern Hermisphere is a funny time of year. It’s gets crazy hot, and we have wintery decorations popping up all over the place. It never feels as festive as it did when we were living in New York, but it certainly has its own charm that I love.

In Sydney, this is what Christmas looks like around the city:

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David Jones shop windows are usually a festive highlight. They were a bit of a let down this year however, so fingers crossed for a better display next time.

Christmas in Australia via christineknight.me

The Swarovski tree in the Queen Victoria Building is one of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen.


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Post a letter to Santa on the top floor – he actually writes back, too!

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The best Santa photo in Sydney in the Queen Victoria Building.

Christmas in Australia via christineknight.me

The free Christmas kick off concert in Hyde Park. The City of Sydney has a whole series of these free concerts at the beginning of the season. Despite the rain we had a wonderful time singing Christmas carols and dancing with friends.

Christmas in Australia via christineknight.me Life-sized gingerbread House at the Shangri La Hotel by master pastry chef Anna Polyviou.

Christmas in Australia via christineknight.me The Christmas Tree in Martin Place runs digital messages all over it, so you can SMS a personal message to loved ones and see it on the tree.

Christmas in Australia via christineknight.me Circular Quay Customs House tree is a tree with an amazing view of Sydney Harbour.

Christmas in Australia via christineknight.me

Merry Christmas friends! What does Christmas look like in your city?

Christine Knight
Christine is the editor of Adventure, Baby! She loves cake, her tolerant husband and her busy preschooler.