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EXPLORE THE ROCKS

The Rocks Christmas Village
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Celebrate the magic of Christmas with a drink and a bite, unique stores and festive Christmas markets.

12 November to 25 December
Daily
Various locations in The Rocks

If you’re looking for amazing things to see and do this Christmas season, look no further than The Rocks. This year, we have created the ultimate Christmas Village right in the heart of Sydney for you to enjoy with the ones you love.

With a bit of Christmas magic behind every corner, here are some of our favourite things to do throughout the Village.

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Appetito
Appetito

Head to Appetito Pizza.Pasta.Bar for the very best Italian cuisine. They have been serving traditional Italian favourites in The Rocks since 2011, sharing our passion for fresh quality produce with thousands of local and...

Caminetto Restaurant
Caminetto Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of The Rocks by the very cliff face that gave name to the area, this little Italian trattoria offers the pleasures of regional cooking while its courtyards, private rooms and bar provide flashes of...

El Camino Cantina
El Camino Cantina

Located in the Argyle precinct in the heart of The Rocks, El Camino Cantina is Sydney's favourite Tex-Mex Classic rock 'n' roll restaurant and bar. Serving up the best Margaritas and tex-mex cuisine. The venue is worth a...

Fortune of War Hotel
Fortune of War Hotel

Whilst retaining its old world charm and hamper style bar, this Rocks pub and hotel has built an enviable reputation, with tourists and locals alike, for providing warm traditional service in a cozy, heritage bar. The...

Glenmore Hotel
Glenmore Hotel

Originally built on the other side of Cumberland Street in the 1840s, this Aussie icon was reconstructed by Tooth Co. in 1921 to clear the path for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The traditional charm and character that has...

Mercantile Hotel
Mercantile Hotel

Only minutes away from Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the bustling city centre, ‘The Merc’, as it is known by locals, has been voted Australia’s best Irish pub multiple times! Visitors to The Mercantile...

Munich Brauhaus The Rocks
Munich Brauhaus The Rocks

After 40 years in The Rocks, we’ve decided to take the party to the next level. Introducing Munich Brauhaus The Rocks – the next chapter in the long and loud history of the former Löwenbräu Keller. We’re bringing to life...

Mrs. Jones
Mrs. Jones

Take the first doorway on the right in Kendall Lane, follow the stairs & you’ve found Mrs. Jones. The newly created open-air space overlooking a tree-shaded sandstone courtyard once belonged to Jane Jones, the...

The Argyle
The Argyle

The Argyle is situated in The Rocks, in one of Australia’s oldest buildings . The venue has a rich historic feel, with a uniquely modern take.  Housed in the 1820s Argyle Stores building in the heart of Sydney’s Rocks...

The Australian Heritage Hotel
The Australian Heritage Hotel

Positioned in the historic precinct of The Rocks, the Australian Heritage Hotel (est. 1914) holds the longest running hotel license in Sydney. Renowned for its quaint heritage charm, passion for Australian craft beers...

The Doss House
The Doss House

Based in a heritage underground venue in The Rocks with a stylish vintage interior, it’s easy to feel transported back to another time at The Doss House. The original sandstone walls bring warmth to the unique basement...

The Endeavour Tap Rooms
The Endeavour Tap Rooms

This brewery, bar and restaurant is a collaboration by the teams from Endeavour Vintage Beer Co and Applejack Hospitality. The venue follows both brands' philosophies of using all-Australian, seasonally-harvested...

The Observer Hotel
The Observer Hotel

The Observer is an iconic Sydney Pub that has been around since 1848, when the Moore family originally ran the hotel. Fresh new life has been pumped into this classic Rocks bar, celebrating life’s greatest pleasures,...

The Orient Hotel
The Orient Hotel

The Orient Hotel has been a landmark in The Rocks since it was built in 1844. After a recent renovation, the Orient Hotel has reopened its door in May 2018. The street level public bar is a relaxed gathering place by day...

The Rawson
The Rawson

The Rawson Bar is the newest addition to 100 George Street, a stylish multi-level venue that offers various event spaces, bar and dining options. The original Rawson Institute for Seamen has been transformed with a fresh...

Wild Ginger
Wild Ginger

From the idyllic heritage precinct of The Rocks, Wild Ginger Dining & Bar represents where exotic Thailand meets modern Australia for a unique dining and drinking experience. Set among the sandstone architecture and...

Christmas Cocktails at The Push
Christmas Cocktails at The Push
Saturday 1 December 2018 to Monday 24 December 2018
The Push

We're feeling festive this December, with two delicious cocktail specials available throughout the...

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Blu Bar on Level 36
Blu Bar on Level 36

Experience the exclusivity of one of Sydney’s best cocktail bars. Located high above the city with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and Darling Harbour, Blu Bar on Level 36 exudes sophistication...

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Mode Kitchen & Bar

Mode Kitchen & Bar in Sydney’s CBD strikes the perfect balance between casual bistro and fine dining.  A welcoming restaurant setting with a touch of glamour; friendly service with polish; and an uncomplicated menu...

Pony Dining
Pony Dining

Pony Dining is a cosy yet modern restaurant located in the historic precinct of The Rocks on the corner of Argyle Street and Sydney’s oldest cobblestone laneway, Kendall Lane.  Pony’s menu is flavour driven with a strong...

Saké Restaurant & Bar
Saké Restaurant & Bar

Saké Restaurant & Bar is bringing new dishes to the mix courtesy of Tokyo-travelled and self-declared Japanophile, Chief Brand and Culinary Officer, Neil Perry AM. Drawing inspiration from his many trips to Japan,...

The Cut Bar & Grill
The Cut Bar & Grill

Housed within a heritage cellar in the heart of The Rocks, The Cut Bar & Grill presents Sydney with a contemporary twist on a traditional concept. Inspired by New York’s super-chic steak restaurants, the menu...

Christmas Lunch at Tayim
Christmas Lunch at Tayim
Tuesday 25 December
Tayim Restaurant, Harbour Rocks Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel

Enjoy a 3-course menu including 2  premium matching wines and Tayim plate and bubbles on arrival at only $150 per person. Kids 12 and below will be offered the option of fish and chips or grilled sausages and chips. $30...

Gourmet Christmas Buffet at Mode Kitchen & Bar
Gourmet Christmas Buffet at Mode Kitchen & Bar
Tuesday 25 December
Mode Kitchen & Bar

Gather family and friends on December 25 and celebrate the festive season with a gourmet buffet lunch or dinner at Mode Kitchen & Bar. Choose from a beautiful selection of dishes created by Head Chef Francesco...

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Aesop
Aesop

Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Their objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; they investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made...

AHW Studio
AHW Studio

AHW Studio strives for the individual and the story. Drawn from the ages past, each piece is a union of olden elegance and our creative juices. With bygone watch parts, industrial fragments, raw brass and silver, AHW...

Deciem Australia
Deciem Australia

Deciem was founded on the principle of doing everything others don't do, striving to change the world of beauty based on this principle. Since launching in 2013, Deciem has flourished and now owns and operates more than...

DUX Collection Sydney
DUX Collection Sydney

DUX takes pride in using the best botanical ingredients for their hand poured candles in their designer glassware and personalised reed diffuser fragrances. Their body products contains ingredients with proven benefits....

Get Drenched
Get Drenched

As the sole distributor of bomb cosmetics in Australia, Get Drenched has a fabulous range of handcrafted luxuries for the bath, body and home. Only the finest natural ingredients are used in an indulgent range of...

L'Occitane
L'Occitane

For over 40 years, L'OCCITANE has drawn inspiration from Mediterranean art de vivre and traditional Provencal techniques to create natural beauty products dedicated to your well-being. Their effective products are rich...

MCA Store
MCA Store

The MCA Store stocks a comprehensive range of international books and publications on contemporary art, artists, design, architecture, and all aspects of contemporary visual culture. More than just a museum bookstore,...

Shab & Shadi
Shab & Shadi

Sisters Shab and Shadi have created a heavenly haven filled with lovely things you’ll want to take home for yourself or give as gifts to loved ones. There’s a little bit of everything beautiful from fashion, homewares,...

Whisk & Pin
Whisk & Pin

At Whisk & Pin, their mission is to produce products that are premium grade and absolutely delicious. In order to achieve this, their aim is to bring together the best of everything – from the people they work with...

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Atty Gallery
Atty Gallery

ATTY (real name Graham Atwell) hails from the original home of the oval ball, Rugby, England, is a former central London cop and Sydney resident for over a decade. His switch from the MET Police to the art world is as...

AHW Studio
AHW Studio

AHW Studio strives for the individual and the story. Drawn from the ages past, each piece is a union of olden elegance and our creative juices. With bygone watch parts, industrial fragments, raw brass and silver, AHW...

Cosette
Cosette

Launched in late 2014, Cosette has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s exclusive premium fashion destinations, offering a high-end curation of designer labels such as Gucci, Prada, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent,...

Cosmopolitan Jewellers
Cosmopolitan Jewellers

Internationally renowned jewellery house, specialising in Australian opals, South Sea pearls and pink diamonds. Established in 1992, Cosmopolitan Jewellers has gained an unsurpassed reputation for excellence in design,...

Endota Spa
Endota Spa

Endota Spa boasts seven serene treatment rooms, a spray tan room and a sumptuous relaxation lounge offering refreshing herbal teas. Expect muscle-melting massage as well as dreamy organic face and body treatments. Get...

Joe Bananas
Joe Bananas

Joe Bananas is an iconic Australian menswear designer making its mark with handmade, tailored clothing for men. The unique Sydney label is famous for its sharp shirts and stylish jackets, hand-woven in silk and linen and...

Jason Ree
Jason Ree

Jason Ree is a family owned workshop where you only deal directly with the designers and craftspeople. They encourage an open and friendly atmosphere where anything from emotions to price can be discussed with respect...

Mancuso Diamonds
Mancuso Diamonds

Mancuso Diamonds offer personal customisation of all jewellery, with a specialisation in handmade engagement rings.Mancuso offers the unique ability to sit down directly with their jewellers to discuss ideas that you may...

T Galleria Sydney by DFS Galleria
T Galleria Sydney by DFS Galleria

Visit T Galleria, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, to view the current seasonal campaign comprising of storefront window displays, rich motion-graphic videos and other festive in-store elements. LOYAL T at...

Taste of Australia
Taste of Australia

Visit the store and you will find a unique range of authentically Australian flavours ranging from chocolate coated Jelly bites to Tasmanian Pepper.

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The Rocks Christmas Markets

Enjoy seasonal styles, shopping for gorgeous gifts and gourmet goodies, all with a festive air at The Rocks Christmas Markets.

Find unusual handmade gifts for friends, family or even yourself.

Browse through hundreds of great finds as you stroll down sandstone steps and up cobblestoned lanes.

Discover Christmas decorations, toys, gifts and more.

With mouth-watering morsels all around you, there’s no need to stop shopping when you’re hungry. The air will be coming alive with the sights, scents and sounds of street food being served.

Expect local produce sizzling to perfection, and sweet treats lovingly prepared by talented providores.

Friday 7, 14, 21: 9am - 9pm
Saturday 8, 15, 22: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 9, 16, 23: 10am - 5pm

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Aussie Animal Christmas installation

Check out the Aussie Animal Christmas installations. These are whimsical illustrations of your favourite Australian animals all with a festive twist. There are five bespoke Christmas installations around Nurses Walk, from "Roo-dolph" the red nose kangaroo to "Santa Claws" the Southern Cassowary. All artwork has been created by The Rocks' very own Squidinki.

The Rocks Christmas Markets

Enjoy seasonal styles, shopping for gorgeous gifts and gourmet goodies, all with a festive air at The Rocks Christmas Markets.

The Snow Globe

This life-size snow globe brings the wonder of a white Christmas to the summer Down Under. Measuring five metres in height, the globe is sure to bring a little bit of winter shimmer to your festive photo gallery.

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It’s the time of year to be giving and generous. So, we’re giving one lucky person the chance to win the ultimate Christmas experience in The Rocks! From dining and drinking to shopping plus an overnight stay, you’ll experience the very best that The Rocks has to offer this season.

One lucky winner will receive an incredible Christmas in The Rocks prize package, including:

• Dining – $200 voucher to dine at Pony Dining The Rocks
• Drinks – $100 voucher to enjoy some whiskey cocktails at The Doss House
• Gifts – $50 voucher to find the perfect gifts or treat yourself at MCA Store
• Stay – Stay overnight in a heritage room at the Harbour Rocks Hotel

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