Old Government House Christmas Magic

Celebrate Christmas with a festive display of Victorian-era inspired decorations. Create your own to add to the display and photograph yourself next to the tree.

Get together with friends and family to celebrate Christmas with us at Old Government House throughout December. Experience this historic house decked in festive ornaments, Christmas greenery and a beautiful decorated tree gracing the stairwell.

With the shutters closed, our Christmas wonderland will come to life as the darkened rooms and period furniture are lit by candlelight. Guided by the sound of festive carols coming from the drawing room, discover the dining table set for Christmas dinner, stockings hung by the fireplace and the preparations for Christmas pudding and gingerbread underway in the kitchen.

Make a Christmas wish, write it on your paper ornament and hang it on the Christmas Wishing Tree in the grand stairwell. Then gather together in front of the tree for that all important Christmas photo. For small and big kids have a go at making your own Christmas lantern to take home with you.

Once you’ve had a good explore of the house, pop into the shop to treat yourself or get some present inspiration for those special to you.


Images by Eddy Summers Photography


Event details

Special festive celebrations run Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm from Friday 2 December – Friday 23 December 2022.



General Entry ticket pricing applies.

Book via Eventbrite where possible, to guarantee a spot.


Old Government House

Old Government House


Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance
Parramatta 2150 NSW


Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm


Closed Friday 25 November 2022

(02) 9635 8149
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members – FREE
Adult - $15
*Concession/child - $10
Family - $35
Children under 5 years – FREE
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.)
Booking fees apply.

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