There's no shortage of ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Sydney this year, as the city prepares for a busy schedule of festive events.
Among the highlights will be the City of Sydney's yearly Village Christmas concerts, which are set to get underway as early as this weekend. The season will kick off with a concert at Rushcutters Bay on 28 November, where you can see performances from Lah Lah's Big Live Band and Justine Clarke.
A little further down the line is an appearance by Jay Laga'aia in Surry Hills on 6 December, where you can also enjoy jazz music by The Soorleys. Just head down to Prince Alfred Park from 6:30pm onwards.
"Our village concerts are a wonderful opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate," commented lord mayor Clover Moore.
"So bring your picnic blanket and settle in for a great evening of entertainment, music and food."
Sydney will also be welcoming its annual light display once again, which promises to be bigger and better than ever. Spectacular illuminations can be seen throughout the CBD following the official tree lighting ceremony on 26 November.
The Martin Place Christmas tree will be decorated with 60,000 lights, as well as 200 baubles and 120 interactive stars. It's topped off with a star measuring 1.5 metres.
If like many people you want to one day have your own property, now could be an ideal time to start your search. As the summer months arrive and people get into the festive swing, you might even find there's less competition for property in Carlton.
Get in touch with our experienced agents for an insight into the local market and which properties might be most suited to your family's needs.