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Sat 21 Dec 2019, 12 PM

Woolworths Carols in the Domain

Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia’s largest Christmas concert. 2019 will be the 37th year of this star-studded Christmas celebration.

Come early to enjoy on-ground fun and activities from 12.00 pm or at twilight for the main event, at a family-friendly time of 7.45 pm. For those who can’t make it, you can watch it live on the Seven Network at 8.00 pm.


Saturday 21 December 2019


Free Event


Phillip Precinct


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
What is the event?

Held in the iconic Domain Precinct, Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's largest free Christmas concert screening live across Australia on the Channel Seven Network, to be held on Saturday 21 December 2019.
Carols itself is a time-honoured tradition for families across Australia who sing-along to Australia's best-loved performers and favourite Christmas songs.
Where can I find more information about the event and how to attend?
For more event information visit the Woolworths Carols in the Domain website here.
Which areas of The Domain / Garden are impacted by this event and when?
The event will occupy the Domain’s Phillip Precinct from Monday 16 December and returning to the public on Tuesday 24 December.
I am not attending the event, will I still be able to access the Domain on the event day/s?
Yes, the event site is accessible to the public at all times.
What will the traffic and access impacts be?
We encourage patrons to use public transport to and from the event:
  • Train: exit via St James, Martin Place or Circular Quay
  • Ferry: walk to The Domain from Circular Quay
  • Bus: for timetables, maps and trip planning visit www.transportnsw.info
To facilitate easier patron access and parking in the vicinity please note the following traffic changes will occur:

  • Traffic delays: Traffic delays anticipated from 12 noon and on egress between 10.00 pm-11.30 pm on both Friday 20 December and Saturday 21 December.
  • Drop off zone: An event drop off zone will be operational on the corner of Hospital and Art Gallery Roads.
  • Road Closures: Art Gallery Rd will be closed to inbound traffic from 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm on Saturday 21 December (vehicles are able to exit, except during main pedestrian egress periods). Wider CBD closures may be implemented from 9.30 pm as per Police operations, please visit www.livetraffic.com
  • Footpath Closures: Access to pedestrian pathways will be maintained at all times.
  • Parking restrictions / parking availability: Limited metered parking is available on Mrs Macquaries Road and the Domain Carpark. For prices visit: www.domaincarpark.com.au.
  • Mobility Pass Holder access: No additional accessibility parking above what is usually available at the Domain. The drop off zone will be located on Hospital Road near the corner of Art Gallery Road. There is an accessible viewing area at event for people with limited mobility.
Will The Terrace / Botanic House restaurant be open as usual?
Will the Garden Shop still be operating?
Will the Choo Choo Express still be operating?
Will there be any sound impacts related to this event?
Yes, sound checks and rehearsals will be carried out intermittently from:
  • Wednesday 18 December 5.00 to 8.00 pm
  • Thursday 19 December 5.00 to 9.15 pm
  • Friday 20 December 3.45 to 10.45 pm
Event sound will be carried out intermittently from 12 noon to 10.45 pm on Saturday 21 December 2018. Note fireworks displays will take place throughout the event.

The event hotline number is (02) 9231 8330.

We are committed to comply with all legislation and guidelines covering permissible sound levels at outdoor events. This includes pre-event sound checking, as well as event day monitoring and management of noise levels to adjust according to the prevailing weather conditions (e.g. wind strength and direction).