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Carols in the Domain

about ...

"Carols in the Domain" was the idea of Robyn Hobbs, who saw other cities around Australia having a night dedicated to Christmas Carols and decided to organize a similar event in Sydney. If 32 years ago the audience was very low, today "Carols in the Domain" have become one of the most popular Christmas events in Australia, with more than 100,000 people filling the Domain. In case you don't know, Domain is part of Sydney Royal Botanic Garden.

Christmas Carols in the Domain
©2006 Gabriel Ditu

Carols in the Domain is also a television event which is broadcast nation wide on the Channel Seven.

Every Christmas, people are gathering in The Domain, to watch one of the best Australian performers sing Christmas carols. Christmas in Australia is in summer and is nothing more enjoyable than to stay under the stars and the glow of candles to sing along with the professional singers Christmas songs and carols.

Usually the event is organized in the last Saturday before Christmas day.

It's a free event. In case you want to be close to the stage, you need to come many hours before Carols in the Domain show starts.

What to bring with you:
  • cold drinks (lots)
  • blanket
  • food
  • binoculars
  • patience

tourist information ...

How to get there
You ca reach the Domain from the following train stations: St James Station or from Circular Quay Station. There are also bus stops around the Domain area. In case you have problems finding the place , there are many people coming to the Carols in the Domain event, just follow the crowd. See map.

Contact details:
Official web site: Carols in the Domain

Hours of Operation:
Starts around 7:30pm and ends around midnight.
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