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Santa lights Martin Place Christmas tree

City of Sydney < 1 mins read
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WHAT:           Santa will officially light the Christmas tree in Martin Place under a glittering fireworks display, following a sleigh ride from Circular Quay with a 65-piece marching band and elves on reindeer tricycles.


WHO:              Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore AO will join Santa on his sleigh ride and at the Martin Place Christmas tree.


DATE:             TODAY Thursday 30 November 2023


TIME:              6pm-8.30pm


WHERE:        Santa’s sleigh will be by the harbour at Circular Quay, near Aria restaurant, from 6pm.


A photo opportunity with Santa and the Lord Mayor at the sleigh at Circular Quay will take place at 7.45pm.


The sleigh will then travel from Circular Quay, along Pitt Street, to Martin Place with a marching band and elves on reindeer tricycles.


The tree in Martin Place will be lit under a fireworks display at about 8.25pm.


Please note these precise times are not for publication but a guide for media only.


We’re expecting large crowds so please plan to get there ahead of time.


For accreditation purposes, please let us know if you plan to attend either the sleigh photo opportunity or the official lighting of the tree at Martin Place.


For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Roxanne Macara and 0438 554 640.


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