Christmas in Parramatta

Christmas Parra 2017

We’re lighting up the City and you’re invited!

30 November - 4-9pm

Celebrate the festive season with a FREE family-friendly event  that’s filled with activities and entertainment for the whole family including star-studded performances, arts and crafts workshops, virtual reality rides, Santa, Doggie Rescue puppies, a giant interactive Christmas Tree, Carols by Candlelight, a fireworks finale and more!

Stage Spectacular -

  • PJ Masks stage show – view a remarkable stage show with characters from the much-loved animated children’s series ‘PJ Masks’. Come face to face with the characters at the ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions.  
  • MC Nay Nay – the newest sensation at ABC Kids, you probably know her as ‘Hootabelle’ on ABC Kids’ ‘Giggle and Hoot’.
  • Carols by Candlelight – raise your candle and enjoy a beautiful ‘Carols by Candlelight’ show
  • Schools spectacular – listen to six local school choirs perform
  • Performances by JMA Entertainment
  • Parramatta Brass Band 
  • Interactive Christmas tree – don’t miss the lighting of Western Sydney’s biggest Christmas Tree, with a fun, interactive twist.
  • Fireworks finale – end your night with a bang as colourful fireworks light the sky  

See and Do

There’s plenty to see and do at Christmas in Parramatta with a range of fun activities, including: 

  • 'Meet & Greet' with PJ Mask and MC Nay Nay (formerly Hootabelle on ABC Kids’ Giggle & Hoot)
  • Virtual reality sleigh ride
  • Santa photo booth – take a photo with Santa
  • Doggie Rescue photo stall – Take a photo with a puppy from Doggie Rescue, with an optional donation  
  • Photo booth with a free personalised Christmas photo print– presented by Raffles College of Design and Commerce.
  • Bike and blend - blend some juice while you ride your bike. A bike-powered juicer! 
  • Library story telling


  • Cookie decorating
  • Ornament making
  • Write a letter to Santa
  • Create your own ‘PJ Masks’ superhero mask

Food & Market Stalls

Feast on a range of delicious kid-friendly delights, including:

  • Candles and Christmas hampers
  • Gourmet glow-in-the-dark fairy floss from Fluffy Crunch
  • Delicious donuts from Pimpy my Donut
  • Gelato and milkshakes by Bar Coco
  • Move over food trucks and make way for a burger and fried chicken food bus!
  • Authentic Turkish flat bread and pastries by Instabul Gozleme

City of Parramatta Gift Appeal

A gift appeal is being held in support of the work of the Salvation Army. Gifts for children of all ages can be donated on the night or dropped off at Council’s Customer Contact Centre at 126 Church Street, Parramatta prior to the event, from 13 November.

A gift donation could help make Christmas brighter for many children.


Colour the Parramatta Christmas tree in the colours you would like to see on the tree. The winning entries will light up the Christmas tree in their colours of choice on stage at the Christmas in Parramatta event and receive complimentary food and drink passes. All entries must be received by Monday 20 November 2017.

Click here to download colouring sheet and read full entry details.


Christmas in the Piazza
Saturday 16 December, 2:30pm-10:30pm

Carols in the Court
Sunday 10 December, 7.30pm-9pm 

Carols by Twilight
Sunday 10 December, 5.30pm-9pm
John Wearn Reserve

North Rocks Carols by Candlelight
Tuesday 19 December, 5pm-9pm  
North Rocks Park


Visitor InformationVisitor Information

Event start:
30th Nov 2017 4:00pm
Event end:
30th Nov 2017 9:00pm
Centenary Square, Parramatta
Cost: FREE


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