The Best Things To Do in December

Play, Sydney / 18 December 2018

Summer has arrived and so has a month jammed packed with activities! Now it’s time to get planning.

Summer is here and it’s time to come out of our hibernation and embrace everything that is wonderful about living in Sydney. From day drinking to Christmas markets, December is jam-packed with experiences that will have you in the celebratory spirit. Here are our top picks of the things you should be doing this month.

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Tramsheds Christmas Hall

For the month of December, the Inner West’s Tramsheds is transforming into Sydney’s very own European Christmas Hall. The precinct is currently hosting a range of festive workshops to keep everyone entertained this festive season, including Bubbles, Burrata and Boccocini making, Christmas Wreath Creation and Gingerbread Decorating. In between cooking classes, you can cool off with a $10 spritz from 4-6pm daily at Bodega 1094.

Commencing from Saturday 1st December, Tramshed’s very own Christmas Artisan Markets will also fill the precinct every Wednesday Night and Saturday. For more information on the cool things happening this festive season at Tramsheds, click here

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Don’t Tell Aunty All-You-Can-Eat-Sundays

Our newest favourite Indian joint has just past its 1 month anniversary and to celebrate, you can now indulge in $25 All You Can Eat Sundays. When they say all you can eat, they mean it, with unlimited curry and rice available. Most tables are reserved for walk ins, so just head on over when the evening hunger pangs (or hangover pangs) kick in.
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Paddo Inn Gravy Day

Following a successful winter run of the Paddo Inn Gravy Day, British-born Head Chef, Mark Holland isn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the Sunday Roast, so it’s kicking on. For all the homesick Brits and people who crave roast potatoes all year round, the traditional English roast will be offering up roast beef with all the trimmings every Sunday from 12pm for just $24 in the front bar. Think Riverine Sirloin beef served with crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus, kale and honey-mustard root vegetables. Or for just $35pp, you can make it a feast and enjoy a full share-style family roast (with none of the hassle of sweating it out in the kitchen).
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ReccoLab’s L’ Aperitivo Italiano Sunset Sessions

Staying true to the mother country and making the most of glorious summer days, ReccoLab welcomes their
L’ Aperitivo Italiano Sunset Sessions! Running every Sunday from 4-7pm, enjoy an array of Italian snacks as well as ReccoLab’s famous Focaccia Ligure. Accompanying this is also an assortment of cheese and charcuterie, paired with thirst quenching aperitifs like Aperol Spritz and Negroni.

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Body Worlds Vital Exhibition, Sydney Town Hall

Curious to learn more about the intricate workings of the human body? In the first of its kind, Body Worlds Vital presents an exhibition featuring real human bodies. Launching on 3rd December and running until 31st March 2019 at Sydney Town Hall, head in this summer for an educational eye-opening experience. You’ll lay witness to the body’s interior through the visual display of donated human specimens. More than 150 anatomical specimens are on display – all of which have been donated for the benefit of public education and exhibition. Adult tickets are $32 each, and can be purchased here.

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Gin Lane – Boozy Soft Serve Ice Cream

This summer, cool down at Kensington Street’s Gin Lane with a selected range of gin-inspired Soft Serves! Using cold press juices, natural sugars and a splash of booze, you can expect a one of a kind cocktail experience. Think ‘Soft Serve Negroni’ with Tanqueray Gin, Campari, Rosso and cold pressed lime, served in a black natural waffle cone with candied orange and a chocolate flake. Also on the menu is a ‘Southside’ soft serve, made using fresh and candied mint, or otherwise an “Aperol Spritz” Cone with mint, candied orange and popping candy.

Gin Lane’s Soft Serve Cocktail Bar will be open Monday to Wednesday from 4pm – 5pm and Thursday to Saturday from 2pm – 4pm. Gin Lane’s Soft Serve cones will be available for $10 each and cups priced at $8.

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Summer drinks specials at The Tilbury Hotel

Nothing quite says summer like a refreshing spritz! To celebrate the start of the new season, Woolloomooloo haunt The Tilbury are serving up FREE Aperol Spritz. Simply book into the restaurant during December and everyone in your booking will receive a complimentary spritz. Kicking off from Sunday 9th December, The Tilbury will also be offering a selection of cocktails at just $10 each, every Sunday! This offer will be available all day Sunday from any of the bars in the venue, through-out summer. For more information, click here.

Sydney’s Best Christmas Markets

Christmas really is the best time of the year. The smell of gingerbread and pine trees, mixed in with Michael Buble’s best-off festive album and glazed ham is enough to make anyone a little giddy. Want a sure fire means of getting into the Christmas spirit? Rally the troops and head along to one of these Christmas markets.

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Saké Restaurant & Bar launches a Rosé Champagne Lunch

Saké Restaurant & Bar Double Bay gets set to host a long and lash rosé Champagne lunch, every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm. Your $199 includes two luxurious hours of Ruinart Rosé Champagne, accompanied with a selection of Sake’s signature sharing dishes. Think roasted scallops, lobster tail tempura, Rangers Valley black angus striploin and Saké’s famous white chocolate dragon egg. To see the full menu, click here.

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Movin’ Beds Outdoor Cinema

After three successful years of screenings, Mov’in Bed Outdoor Cinema is setting up shop in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter once more. Running from Friday 30th November until 17th February 2019, The Showring inside the Entertainment Quarter will house movie buffs and those who enjoy a night lazing in bed with a variety of films.

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Central Park Pop-up Christmas Cinema

Nothing says Christmas like a night of Christmas movies, festive snacks and drinks with your loved ones. Now Central Park is bringing this beloved night in to its leafy outdoor setting, with the ultimate outdoor Christmas cinema pop-up. Running from Wednesday 5th – 25th December, Chippendale’s Central Park Mall will transform into a magical holiday hangout just in time for the silly season.

The best spots to day drink in Sydney

Be it for a long and lazy Sunday session by the beach or a boozy lunch with work mates in the CBD, Sydney is packed with venues primed for day drinking. From east to west, city to sea, we have prepared a must visit guide to the Best Places to Day Drink in Sydney.