NSW Christmas Holidays

NSW is a magical place to spend the Christmas season. From the festive fairy lights in the rolling vineyards of the Hunter Valley to the parades and carols on the foreshores of the beautiful NSW Central Coast, there’s lots of holiday fun to be had.

Take a trip to Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley for the epic Christmas Lights Spectacular, a beautiful display of over two million lights set in picturesque gardens with lots of Christmas activities for all ages. Or visit the beautiful Blue Mountains, where you can hear the acclaimed Phoenix Choir perform classical favourites.

Christmas Lights Spectacular in the beautiful Hunter Valley Garden

The Central Coast sparkles wonderfully on Christmas Eve, with the Entrance Carols By Candlelight. You may even see Santa before the fireworks display at 9pm. The Crookwell Lions Club Christmas Markets, also known as Santa's Hideaway Markets, takes place in November, and the Christmas Fair at Kariong on the 2 December. 

Visit Leeton, near Griffith in colourful Country NSW on December 2 for Light up Leeton and see more than 200 homes illuminated with decorations as the community comes together in Christmas spirit. 

Great Christmas Events in NSW

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Public Holiday Dates 2018-2019

Holiday 2018 2019
Australia Day Thursday, 26 January Friday, 28 January
Good Friday Friday, 30 March Friday, 19 April
Easter Saturday Saturday, 31 March Saturday, 20 April
Easter Sunday Sunday, 1 April Sunday, 21 April
Easter Monday  Monday, 2 April Monday, 22 April
Anzac Day  Wednesday, 25 April Thursday, 25 April
Queen's Birthday  Monday, 11 June Monday, 10 June
October Long Weekend (Labour Day) Monday, 1 October Monday, 7 October
Christmas Day public holiday Tuesday, 25 December Wednesday, 25 December
Boxing Day Wednesday, 26 December Thursday, 26 December