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The Rocks Christmas Village
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Slow down during the Christmas rush and meander through The Rocks, admiring festive Christmas decorations and enjoying seasonal offers across our wide range of restaurants, bars and shops.

23 November to 25 December
from 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.

Tales of Christmas in The Rocks

Check out our Tales of an Aussie Christmas installations. These are stories from The Rocks taken from our historical archives. There will be twelve bespoke Christmas installations around the area that tell interesting tales based on these real Aussie stories.

View Tales of Christmas locations

The Rocks Summer Night Markets

Enjoy a late-night feast or buy a last-minute gift after work at The Rocks Night Markets. It will stay open until late in the lead up to Christmas, so grab your friends or family and head down on a Friday night.

Giant Snow Globe

Take in the awe of our giant Christmas snow globe featuring an amazing diorama of The Rocks cityscape within it.

Christmas Choirs

Love Christmas carols? Our roving Christmas Choir will be heading down the cobblestoned streets of The Rocks on Thursday and Friday evenings from 6-8pm. This is the chance to enjoy more of your favourite Christmas tunes this season.

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Caminetto Restaurant
Caminetto Restaurant

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Creperie Suzette
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The Cut Bar & Grill
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The Endeavour Tap Rooms
The Endeavour Tap Rooms

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El Camino Cantina

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Fortune of War Hotel
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Glenmore Hotel
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The Argyle
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The Push
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AHW Studio
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Joe Bananas
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Sardis Boutique
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Shab & Shadi
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Sorry Thanks I Love You
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Uashmama
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Friday Foodies
Fri 1, 8, 15 and 22 December, 9am – 3pm, Jack Mundey Place, Playfair and Atherden Street

From gozleme oozing with feta and gourmet truffled burgers to sushi, gyoza or Tex-Mex tacos, The Rocks Friday Foodies Market will fuel you with good food to keep your Christmas shopping spirits buoyant.

Choose from handmade artisan chocolates, fresh flowers, French small goods or gourmet oils and more for delightful festive gifts or goods to spice up your own Christmas cooking.

In this open-air fresh food market, nestled between our picture-perfect harbour and Harbour Bridge, life is unhurried. Make time to catch up with a friend and savour a little world of flavours, made by many hands.

Visit the Friday Foodie Market

 

The Rocks Summer Night Markets
Fri 1, 8, 15 and 22 Dec, 4pm – 8pm, Jack Mundey Place, Playfair and Atherden Street

In December, the Summer Night Markets will be trading late for even more festive shopping time.

Find unusual handmade gifts for friends, family and yourself! With mouth-watering morsels all around you, there’s no need to stop shopping when you’re hungry. Enjoy seasonal styles, shopping for gorgeous gifts and gourmet goodies, all with a festive air.

 

The Rocks Markets
10am – 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, George Street, Jack Mundey Place, Playfair and Atherden Street

(Please note that The Rocks Markets will close at 4pm on Sunday 24 December)

Discover something made just for you at The Rocks Markets.
Browse through hundreds of great finds, made by many hands. Stroll along cobbled laneways through stalls where fashion, handcrafted jewellery, textiles, homewares, art, beauty products and photography, lure and inspire. Then, stay a while to enjoy the harbour breeze and the warmth of the sun.

Visit The Rocks Markets

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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 and scenery, 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 Sake Restaurant and Bar
• Drinks – $100 voucher to shout your mates a few rounds at The Glenmore
• Gifts – $200 voucher to find the perfect gifts or treat yourself at The Rocks Markets
• Fun – A Bridgeclimb voucher for two people will get your adrenaline pumping while you enjoy Sydney’s best views.

TO ENTER TO WIN: Click here and simply fill out the competition registration form by finishing this sentence: “All I want for Christmas is…”

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