This year we're spreading festive joy a little differently with the Variety Xmas Evening back again at the NEW Sydney Zoo for kids who are sick, experiencing disadvantage or living with a disability.

For thousands of kids, their families and carers; the annual Variety Kids Xmas Party in Sydney is a chance to experience the magic of the festive season. But this year, due to COVID-19 the Xmas Party we all love is unable to go ahead but we wanted to still make sure kids in need did not miss out on some festive fun.

With that in mind and the success of last year's event the Variety Xmas Evening at Sydney Zoo IS BACK!

There is something special about a day at the zoo and even more special when you get to experience it in the evening. Join us for a evening of safari-like experiences and festive fun where the zoo is ours for the evening. On the way out families will be gifted with a present to take home.

Sydney Zoo was designed to be inclusive for all guests. The zoo is accessible by wheelchair, mobility scooter and pram and is relatively flat with wide pathways, making visiting easy. In fact, there are no stairs in the entire Zoo! 

For children with sensory issues, we anticipate low noise levels on the day as we are able to keep crowds limited. The zoo is also large enough to find a quiet spot to sit.

Please note we only have a limited number of spots for this event so it is first in, best dressed. We strongly encourage you to share this event as soon as possible. All guests over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated.


As you may already know we are holding the Variety Xmas Toy Drive-Thru in Newcastle. We ask if you have registered for the Newcastle event that you don't register for Sydney, due to limited capacity families can only register for one event

This is a COVID Safe event and is in compliance with relevant NSW public health orders.

This event would not be possible without the support of our fantastic sponsors! Our Major Sponsor Woolworths, Event Partner Sydney Zoo and Event Sponsor Chas Clarkson