Christmas in Pyrmont is an annual street fair organised by Pyrmont and Ultimo residents. This year it takes place on Sunday 26 November, from 11am to 4pm. It celebrates the festive season and promotes the sense of community, while raising funds for – and awareness of – local charities. In this way it also publicises community groups and promotes local businesses.
The fair is held on John Street (closed for traffic), and on the upper and lower levels of John Street Square. Children’s activities are held in the Pyrmont Community Centre. Entertainments are scheduled in all three places, throughout the event, with a focus on children and families, live music and games.
The street fair is the culmination of a year of fundraising events (quiz nights, wine and cheese tasting, raffles). The organisers solicit sponsorship from local businesses, and select charities to benefit from the funds raised. This year’s beneficiaries are Freedom Hub, Pyrmont Cares and Barnardos.
You can come to Christmas in Pyrmont most conveniently by light rail (John Street Square stop), and by the 389 and 501 bus routes.