It’s the season of merry-making in Sydney.
There’s no doubt that everybody waits for the holiday season – all year round! There’s just something about the festive feels that excites everyone. How can you not be? Sydney is home to scenic beaches, world-class entertainment, and flavourful dining experience. Sydneysiders and those in any Sydney accommodation are in for fun-filled holidays!
Top Things to Do in Sydney during the Holiday Season
The holiday season is a time of gathering. Students are off school, and most offices and establishments close their doors. Tired of just watching Christmas films? It’s time to leave your cosy homes and book Sydney accommodation for some holiday adventure! Here are some fun activities for an unforgettable Sydney holiday:
1. Explore Sydney’s gold-sand beaches.
There’s no dashing through the snow during the holidays in the land down under. We celebrate Christmas with warmth – literally! Try exploring the scenic beaches in Sydney to forget about the heat. There’s the Manly Beach perfect for families. Sunset lovers are in for a treat at the Shelly Beach. Of course, how can we miss Bondi Beach form this list?
Why fret over not making Frosty the Snowman when you can build sandcastles of gold in Bondi Beach? This beach is a paradise for all adventure-seekers and those who need Vitamin Sea. This beach is close to the city, making any accommodation Sydney-wide a wise choice.
2. Shop for gifts at Christmas street markets.
The holiday season is also a time of giving. It’s the season of Christmas wish and shopping lists. Shopping centres are everyone’s go-to place, but street markets are also a popular during the holidays. Want to experience a European-inspired Christmas market just like in the movies? The Rocks Christmas Market is the place to go!
Located at Sydney’s oldest cobblestone streets, score gifts of candles, clothes, locally-designed prints, jewellery, and other accessories. These items are perfect if you want personalised and handcrafted gifts for your mates. Enjoy gourmet street foods while taking a break from all the shopping and walking. Come and enjoy every weekend in December until Christmas Eve and enjoy the harbour-side views!
3. Try Sydney City’s foods and drinks.
What’s Christmas without some holiday binge-eating? This year is tougher than usual, and we can all use some stress-eating. Get-togethers are also best paired with food, coffee, and drinks.
Planning on staying in Sydney for the seafood? Thanks to Sydney’s rich waters, you’ve come to the right place. There are also many famous bars and great coffee places at the heart of Sydney, Double Bay.
4. Prepare your Christmas Banquet with goods from Sydney Fish Market.
Sydney Fish Market’s 36-Hour Seafood Marathon is a certified Australian Christmas tradition. For 25 years, the market opens at 5 a.m. on December 23 and closes at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Take home the seafood you sampled whilst out in the city’s foods and drinks venues. Visitors can get ingredients for their Christmas table or buy last-minute gifts for friends who love cooking.
Expect that everything is fresh in Sydney Fish Market. Besides fresh seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet deli produce, and premium meats are available. Get set and go to the seafood marathon and stock up for all your Christmas gatherings and other holiday events.
5. Book seats at the Sydney Opera House.
Try something different this year and book seats to any theatre, opera, or musical production. Ever wondered why movie characters cry at a classical music concert? It’s time you find out for yourself and book tickets for one!
Sydney Opera House is indeed a masterpiece. Millions visit this world heritage to see its beauty. But why stop there? Sydney Opera House has become one of the world’s busiest performing centres. You can surely find a form of entertainment that you’ll like for the holiday season.
6. Enjoy spectacular light shows and create sparkling memories.
Lights of Christmas put up a lights-and-sounds show at St. Mary’s Cathedral Square every year. Sydney’s biggest and most famous holiday symbol shines even brighter with the Christmas spectacle. Visitors surely will enjoy and feel the festive vibes of the holiday season.
Got the time for a 2-hour drive? Many Aussies also visit Hunter Valley Gardens’ Christmas Lights Spectacular. With over 3 million lights, you can find a spot to create memories. The spectacle is perfect for children, friends, lovers, and families. You can also try their amazing rides! Maybe a quick wine tour too?
7. Watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
If you think the festivities are over after December 25, more fun still awaits you! The 628-nautical mile race is an iconic Australian summer event. The race is one of the toughest in the world. For more than 75 years, people flock the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race as a Boxing Day tradition.
Even without a yacht, you can enjoy the race on dry land. The harbour offers postcard-perfect spots for picnics. Bring your family and enjoy the sun while watching the start of this iconic summer sport.
8. Shop, shop, and shop!
The shopping doesn’t end once Christmas Day passes. The truth is, shopping and splurging just began! Post-Christmas sales officially start on Boxing Day. Want to score good deals and bag great bargain deals? If you’re on a tight budget this holiday season, better save the shopping for after Christmas!
Who says you can’t buy gifts after December 25? With all the markdowns, get early gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and other events – even for Christmas next year! Major shopping centres like Pitt Street Mall, Westfield Bondi Junction, and Westfield Sydney open their doors the whole day. Score even better deals at outlet stores. Don’t know where to splurge? Try shopping at Double Bay near your Sydney accommodation.
Book a Sydney Accommodation this Holiday Season at The Savoy Hotel
The holiday season is right around the corner. Find a tranquil oasis amidst all the holiday festivities. Unwind and enjoy a hassle-free holiday here at The Savoy Hotel.
Located at the heart of Double Bay, The Savoy Hotel offers personalised accommodation service and excellent facilities. With so much to do in New South Wales’ capital, start your holiday and book the best value Sydney accommodation now! For any enquiries, contact our friendly staff and we will be happy to assist you!