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Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour rests between the bustling East Circular Quay of Sydney Harbour and the serene Royal Botanic Gardens. Although our elegant accommodation allow for a quiet environment, we are mere steps away from the best attractions, events and top things to do in Sydney, Australia including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks historic district, and more.

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November 20, 2017

Sydney's Festive Season

Sydney is known for being a city full of life and when the holiday season comes around, it’s unequalled when it comes to festivity. With so many opportunities to celebrate, it’s hard to narrow down the highlight activities to look out for this season.


Get into the Christmas spirit from November 25th and take the family to see the Martin Place Christmas Tree Lighting. There will be live entertainment with a children’s Christmas concert before Santa Claus arrives on his cycle-drawn sleigh to light the tree with the Lord Mayor.


If you can’t help but get your groove on at the sound of jingle bells, book your tickets to Carols in the Domain. Held on Sunday December 17th, the annual Christmas concert features the likes of Australia’s most talented vocalists and musicians. Start warming those vocal chords!


And when Christmas Day finally comes around, Sydney doesn’t disappoint. In true Aussie style, you can take the festivities to one of Sydney’s beautiful beaches and share in the celebrations with many other beach goers.


There is also an array of Sydney restaurants hosting delicious Christmas lunches for those of you that want to eliminate stress. Maybe consider a stylish waterfront Christmas with our 3 course Christmas Day Lunch at Q Dining.


To close the festive season for 2017 is the most iconic of Sydney’s annual celebrations - New Year’s Eve. As the first and final event of the year, it’s important to celebrate it in style. And with the buzzing nightlife of Sydney, there is an array of opportunity to make the affair a memorable one.


For something laidback, there are spectacular views from popular spots like Barangaroo Reserve where you can lay down your picnic blanket and enjoy the fireworks and laser displays with friends.


For something more unique, spend the night amongst a different kind of company – think friends dressed in fur, scales and feathers. A family event, you can spend New Year’s Eve on the grounds of Taronga Zoo with live entertainment and a spectacular view.


For the perfect vantage point, reserve your spot right by the harbour at Hacienda Sydney or indulge at our waterfront restaurant, enjoying a night of delicious food in our luxury Q Dining.


Sydney has a whole lot to offer when it comes to the festive season, so make sure you make most of it and arrange your plans now!