VIOLENT attacks have marred Christmas celebrations for some NSW families.
A man remains in a critical condition after being stabbed multiple times outside a Sydney restaurant on Christmas Eve.
The 29-year-old was involved in an argument with another man when he was stabbed in the chest and abdomen.
A crime scene has been established and investigations are continuing.
Outside of Sydney, baseball bats have been used in two separate attacks.
At Albury, a 22-year-old man underwent emergency surgery after his ear was partially severed during a fight with two other men who were allegedly armed with baseball bats.
He was taken to the Albury hospital where his ear was reattached.
A 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking another man with a chair leg and baseball bat at Armidale.
Police were called to a unit on Christmas Eve to respond to an argument between the two men.
The alleged victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.
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