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A Fairytale Christmas at the QVB

01 Nov 2018

Celebrating 120 years in 2018, the Queen Victoria Building is almost as iconic as Christmas which is why the QVB is Sydney’s perfect destination for shopping, dining and entertainment this festive season.

The centrepiece of the city’s celebration is a 24 metre Christmas tree. Spanning three floors, covered in more than 100,000 Swarovski crystal ornaments and 65,000 lights, it sits under the central dome within the QVB. The captivating Christmas creation has taken more than 66 hours to put together with the help of more than 100 dedicated team members and crystals which have been flown from Austria especially for this occasion.

On Thursday 1 November, the QVB Enchanted Garden will welcome its most famous resident, Santa Claus, alongside performing trumpeters and live choir performances under the glittering star of the iconic QVB Christmas tree.

The setting for this year’s treasured family photo is amongst blooming wildflowers, woodland creatures and festive fairies and there’s no reason for the family feline or canine to miss out. In a first for the QVB, pets are also invited to sit for a portrait with Santa, but bookings are a must. The first snaps will be taken on Tuesday 6 November creating a new Christmas tradition to cherish.  

Christmas is a busy time but we know, for some customers, shopping can be one of the most daunting tasks of the year. That’s why, the QVB has launched Sensory Santa – an exclusive shopping experience dedicated to our customers with special needs, who require assistance outside usual trading conditions.

On Thursday 29 November, the lively cast of Christmas helpers, whose ultimate wish is to help make Christmas more enjoyable will arrive at the QVB.

With an exclusive QVB Christmas brochure and online gift guide, highlighting the picks of the season, bespoke QVB gift wrapping from the team at “It’s a Wrap” and Christmas Workshops from our retailers, the QVB’s 2018 festive season brings the magic of Christmas to life in the most mesmerizing way.