The Best Things To Do in December

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

Summer is officially 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 rooftop parties and 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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MCA Sounds of the Terrace

Sounds of the Terrace gets set to pair Young Henrys local brews with emerging local musical talent on MCA’s coveted rooftop – with their first summer rooftop party kicking off on Wednesday 5th December! While enjoying a mid-week beverage from a selection of Young Henrys classics, two dynamic performers will take to the stage. Head along to this free event and soak up the sounds of NOT A BOYS NAME and Fiction Writer.

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Della Hyde Comedy Christmas Special – Monday 17th December

Della Hyde’s Comedy Night DOWN FOR GOOD LAUGHS is back with another side-splitting line up on Monday 17th December. Dishing up a monthly line up of some of Australia’s top stand-up comedians, guests are garanteed an evening of hilarity that will keep you chuckling all night long. The December line up includes the likes of Al Del Bene, Simon Bosco, Mike Eshaq, Ruven Govender, Lochlan Brooks and MC Kyle Legacy. Tickets are $10pp online, or $15pp on the door. You can also purchase a ‘Snacks & Show’ package for $39 per person, which includes entry, reserved seating and a delicious snack menu. For more information, click here.

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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.

Christmas Shopping Night: The Streets of Barangaroo

Don’t leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute! The Streets of Barangaroo gets set to transform into a hive of festive activity on Thursday 13th December from 4-7pm, with Scotch Row hosting special festive offers, free flowing bubbles and live music. Not looking forward to wrapping all your presents? No to worry, as there will be complimentary gift wrapping all night long. For more information on this free event, click 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.

Fratelli Fresh Long table Christmas lunch: Saturday, 15 December

It’s been a big year of delicious events for Fratelli Fresh, and now they are getting set for the final Long Table Series of the year. Hosted at Fratelli’s Darling Harbour restaurant on Saturday 15th December, the sharing menu pays homage to the traditional Italian Christmas banquet. Known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes, the menu is designed to highlight Italy’s most delicious seafood specialities. The lunch is $79pp and includes an unlimited choice of Italian prosecco, beer, wine and Aperol spritz. Bookings can be made here.

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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.