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Things to do this Christmas in our Sydney attractions

  • Tuesday 28th November 2023
  • Things To Do, Events, Activities

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Looking for ways to entertain the family this Christmas? We've compiled a list of what's on offer at our attractions - giving you the perfect day out these school holidays!

Plan Your Visit to Darling Harbour with the Family

Luckily, we've made it super easy for you! With exclusive combined attraction pricing and the fact that three of our attractions are located right next door to each other, we've made Christmas activity planning easy! 

Our combined attraction pricing can be found at the button below!

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds & Sydney Tower Eye are all open seven days a week, with our Darling Harbour attractions having ample cheap parking options throughout the area

To view full opening hours, visit each attraction's website. 

Combine & save

We know how hard it can be to keep the whole family entertained throughout the school holidays, so let us help. Here's what's on these Christmas school holidays at our Sydney attractions.


SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Snap a picture with our resident penguins and suit up in some snow gear to have your penguin encounter! Learn all about what it takes to care for our penguins, and how the mechanics of our Antarctic exhibit keep our penguins really cool! 

Plus, talk to one of our knowledgeable keepers on our daily penguin talks, and even board our Penguin Boat Ride - the world-first penguin boat ride that takes you through the penguin exhibit (included in admission pricing!)


WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side these school holidays and rediscover your backyard neighbours! From frogs to lizards, platypi to koalas - WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo has exactly what you're looking for to experience the authenticity of Aussie wildlife - plus, they're home to the Big Aussie FIVE!

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is one of the best things to do with the family this Christmas.

Gift Idea: Treat that special someone to a Breakfast with the Koalas! Opt to book this directly, or purchase a gift voucher for your giftee to book at their leisure. 

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Strike a pose with the stars at Madame Tussauds Sydney! Get up close and personal with the likes of Harry Styles, Dua Lipa and, most recently, Diljit Dosanjh

With plenty of interactive onsite elements, there's fun for the whole family these Christmas school holidays.

Gift Idea: Treat your Kris Kringle to their very own wax hand in attraction these school holidays! Visit the Madame Tussauds website for more information! 

Sydney Tower Eye

Take Christmas to new heights and gift the family one of the best experiences with a visit to the Sydney Tower Eye observation deck! Want to really win Christmas? You can gift them an exciting SKYWALK voucher!

Gift Idea: Definitely a SKYWALK voucher - 360° unobstructed views of Sydney!

Want some more gift ideas? Check out some of our other amazing experiences - gift vouchers are available too!

SEA LIFE Sydney's Behind the Scenes Tour

SEA LIFE Sydney's Shark Dive Xtreme

WILD LIFE Sydney, Koala Photo

Sydney Tower Eye, Virtual Reality Experience


We're a company that cares. That's why we keep conservation at the forefront of what we do. 

Learn more about our conservation initiatives and how you can help by clicking the links below.


Seahorse Breeding Program

Cauliflower Coral Conservation Project

Seabin Project

StAR Project

The SEA LIFE Trust