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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs: The grandest presentation of Messiah to have ever taken place in Australia, Sydney Philharmonia’s Christmas production brings the members of their specialist Symphony Chorus and VOX Choirs together with the 460 choristers who have joined the organisation’s Christmas Choir, specifically to learn and perform in this much-loved bi-annual extravaganza.

Thu, Dec 14, Sydney Opera House

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission: After a year that saw the release of his first book and a stunning compilation record documenting the past 25 years of releases – not to mention an extensive national tour and a quick jaunt to Europe – Mick hits Sydney for his annual Christmas show.

Fri, Dec 15, Leadbelly

A Joyful Celtic Christmas: A celebration of Christmas with a Celtic twist, the performance will include a unique program of carols including Silent Night (Tawel Nos in Welsh), Deck the Halls in a traditional Welsh air, A Welsh Noel, Torches and an original composition of Bethlehem by the choir’s musical director, Viv Llewellyn, and his grandfather.

Fri, Dec 15, Riverside Theatres

Red Bull Sound Select Christmas Showcase: This month’s edition of the Red Bull Sound Select program has been curated by FBi Radio and features Basenji, Mallrat, Haiku Hands and Genesis Owusu. As a Christmas showcase event you can expect a festive, happy, party atmosphere for this one.

Fri, Dec 15, Beach Road Hotel

Dreamers Crime: Have recently released their long awaited debut album, Compromises, and will thus be heading to Sydney this weekend to show it off. The band are expecting a big year in 2018 so get in on the ground floor now.

Sat, Dec 16, Factory Theatre

Icehouse: Since January the group have been traversing Australia and New Zealand with their 40 Years Live tour but they are set to play their final cap off show of the year in Sydney this weekend.

Sun, Dec 17, Enmore Theatre

The Coogee Carols: Randwick City Council presents the 16th Annual Coogee Carols at the Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach this Sunday. Amanda Keller returns to host the free event which draws an audience from local and surrounding areas to celebrate community, family and the spirit of Christmas, opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for a relaxed night of fun for everyone to enjoy.

Sun, Dec 17, Goldstein Reserve

NOËL! NOËL!: In addition to carols and Christmas songs like O Holy Night, Silent Night and Once in Royal David’s City, Joel Parnis will sing a new arrangement of Bring Him Home from Les Miserablés, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and a new and irreverent The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Wed, Dec 20, St Stephen’s Anglican Church