Christmas Cool Sh*t, Sydney and Melbourne

Cool Sh*t / 30 November 2016

Tis’ the season for whacky and wonderful Christmas cool sh*t!

Ah Christmas, a time to don that festive paper hat, eat copious amounts of glazed ham and celebrate with your loved ones. It also comes as a time where we see plenty of cool stuff going on, both on the internet and in your local neighbourhood. We’ve done the hard yards, giggling in the office over everything from Christmas cat videos to Santa Fun Runs. Without further adieu, it’s time to get festive and enjoy this ultimate list of Christmas cool sh*t!

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Santa Fun Run

It’s time to dust off your beards and hold onto your bellies, the Santa Fun Run is back for 2016! Raising funds for Aussie kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, Variety – the Children’s Charity’s annual run, is one of the brightest, most cheerful events in Sydney and Newcastle! You can run, walk, push or roll your way around the 5km, flat and fully accessible course. All while enjoying the endless entertainment and making a difference to the lives of less fortunate kids this Christmas!

The first race will kick off on 27th November 2016 on Newcastle Foreshore, with the Sydney race starting 4th December 2016 at First Fleet Park Circular Quay. Your registration fee includes a free five piece Santa Suit, live DJ at the start and finish line, music along the way and a giant snow dome!

There’s also a Variety Santa Fun Run  happening in Melbourne’s Alexandra Gardens on Friday 9 December. Patrons have the choice of 1.4km, 5km or 10km tracks, where you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of entertainment along the course. Registration fees includes a free Santa suit!

For all the details and to register make sure to jump on the website here

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016

You may already be acquainted with John Lewis’s annual Christmas advert, designed to make watchers feel good and spend big in the shops. This year’s advert features Biff the Boxer, who watches enviously on as neighbourly animals jump around on the family’s new trampoline. We won’t give too much away, but it’s definitely worth a watch, marking the start of the festive season.

The Internet is a wondrous thing. With all good ads comes an equally good, if not better spoof.

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Sydney Santa Spectacular

Those both young and young at heart rejoice, the North Pole is coming to Sydney this year! From December 9th to 27th at the massive James Ruse Gardens, Australia’s biggest Christmas festival will get underway. Patrons will have direct access to the Naughty Elves Bar, Australia’s largest open-air iceskating rink, snowfall, fairy floss encased ice creams, tobogganing and more! You might even spot Santa.

For more information, and to buy tickets make sure to check out the website here:

christmas cool sh*t

Gingerbread Demolition

With Christmas comes its inevitable stresses. Trying to find a gift for dad who ‘doesn’t want anything’, reading the method on how to cook a turkey, trying not to burn down the house cooking said turkey. Whether you’re a Christmas grinch or looking to channel that nervous energy, we have the Christmas cool sh*t event for you. The Gingerbread Demolition is a Melbourne charity event for Save the Children Australia’s Cubbies program. Cubbies, based in Fitzroy, provides a safe place for vulnerable children to play, learn and grow, with trained youth workers on hand provide mentorship and support. On the night, you’ll be given the opportunity to unleash your inner child, decorating cookies, smashing gingerbread and eating delicious food. All this is done while enjoying live music, beer, wine and cocktails!

To grab a ticket to the event, click here

13 Dogs and 1 Cat at a Christmas Dinner Party

This is one holiday dinner party we’d love to be invited to! Thirteen dogs and one cat get dressed up and come together over an extravagant Christmas feast. Watch this hilarious video and see if any of these funny pets remind you of someone in your family at the dinner table.