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The week before Christmas.....

First time visitors who will be in Sydney from Dec 15-21st. Really excited about our visit but what can we expect in terms of how busy the City will be? In the UK every City in the run up to Christmas is usually rammed with shoppers etc. Is Sydney the same and is this likely to impact on us seeing 'the sights'?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: The week before Christmas.....

Wont really impact on seeing the sights.

Much of the shopping is done in the suburbs but yes the city around Pitt St Mall etc will be crowded.

Remember it's summer here so things will have a very different vibe

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2. Re: The week before Christmas.....

Busier but nothing like crowds on Oxford Street London.

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3. Re: The week before Christmas.....

Thanks guys

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4. Re: The week before Christmas.....

You may find the places you want to see relatively quiet, assuming shopping centres & city department stores aren't in your list.

School holidays will have just begun, but people tend go away either just before or just after Christmas.

The only thing I would say about busyness is that you should book early if there is a particular restaurant you want to visit. This is the season for Christmas/ End of Year office parties and although budgets are tighter than the heady 80's & 90's, the good "special occasion " places are still busy.

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5. Re: The week before Christmas.....

The department stores in the city are extremely busy the closer it gets to Christmas. Christmas Eve is mayhem but you will be gone before that.

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6. Re: The week before Christmas.....

Thank you both - much appreciated

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