Darling Harbour Events

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Darling Harbour is a vibrant waterfront Sydney hub, hosting a myriad of great festivals and activities all year round. Every season boasts major events like New Years Eve, Australia Day and Chinese New Year to cultural festivals, celebrations such as "Fiesta", "Santa Fest" and 'Month of Love", plus regular weekend Harbourside Fireworks. More Info ...

Upcoming Events

  • Fireworks Saturdays in December
  • Christmas 14 November to 25 December
  • New Years Eve 31 December
  • Star of the Show Ferris Wheel daily to 26 December


  • When Saturdays in December
  • Where Darling Harbour
  • What Fabulous fireworks lighting up the Darling Harbour night sky
    • From 8.30pm Saturday nights
    • Free!
  • Why not join the Sunset Dinner Cruise to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing or shopping. Enjoy a three course dinner with drinks and harbour views, then disembark at 6.30pm for a leisurely stroll along King St Wharf, pop into a bar (or two) and arrive at Cockle Bay in time for the light show. 


  • When Daily to 25 December 
  • Where Darling Harbour
  • What Celebrate the magic of the season in the lead up to Christmas!
    • Christmas workshops, giant festive decorations and light displays
  • Why have sandwiches again when you could be tucking in to a Buffet Lunch (that you didn't have to cook)? Treat the family to a Lunch with absolute harbour views - the kids will love it, especially when followed with some Christmas festivities! Visit the Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch page for the latest specials.


  • When Monday 31 December
  • Where Darling Harbour
  • What An impressive display of special NYE fireworks 
    • 9.00pm & midnight
    • Free!
  • Why not make the most of this massive Sydney event and celebrate in style aboard a special New Years Eve fireworks cruise. Lots of options from first class la carte dining with live entertainment or a buffet dinner with DJ to BYO picnic cruises. Cruises depart Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, but hurry - tickets selling fast! More Info ..


  • When Daily
  • Where Harbourside Amphitheatre
  • What See the sights of Darling Harbour from a unique vantage point - up in the air!
    • Operates daily 10am - 11pm (and until midnight Fri - Sun)
    • Ride duration approx 10 minutes
  • Why not follow up your aerial views with some aqua therapy? Sydney Harbour Cruises depart all throughout the day from just across the Pyrmont Bridge. Visit the Captain Cook Cruises ticket office at Pier 26 for info and bookings


Watch this space for all the upcoming events ...

Select cruise and date below

Options Travel date Price from  
Christmas Day  25 December   From $199pp Visit the Christmas Day page for info & bookings
Boxing Day  26 December   From $99pp Visit the Boxing Day page for info & bookings
New Years Eve  31 December   From $929pp Visit the New Years Eve page for info & bookings
Australia Day  26 January   From $149pp Visit the Australia Day page for info & bookings
Options Travel date Price from  
Sightseeing Cruises Limited time   From $35pp Visit the Sightseeing page for info & bookings
Hop On Hop Off Limited time   From $49pp Visit the Hop On Hop Off page for info & bookings
High Tea Cruise Limited time   From $59pp Visit the High Tea page for info & bookings
Lunch Cruises Limited time   From $69pp Visit the Lunch Cruise page for info & bookings
Dinner Cruises Limited time   From $89pp Visit the Dinner Cruise page for info & bookings
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Other Cruises - Special Events

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December 31
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Christmas Day
December 25
Boxing Day
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Fathers Day
Seniors Festival
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November - December
Christmas in July
Big Ships in Sydney
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Good Food Month
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Great Offers for Kids
Whale Watching
May - November
Earth Hour
March - June 
Sydney Royal Easter Show
March - April
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