It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Sydney, celebrating the arrival of summer and the festive season. You won’t be short on things to do during your stay at Zara Tower in December with an array of events to keep your cheer levels at an all-time high as you get ready to bring in the new year.
The Moonlight Cinema
Photo Credit: Moonlight Cinema
Is it even summer in Sydney unless you’ve booked yourself in to see something at the Moonlight Cinema? Whether you’re keen to see the latest release or nab the chance to see a classic on the big screen, it’s a great excuse to lap up a balmy summer’s evening. There are food and drinks available on site, or BYO if that’s your thing. Just remember to take your card as all sales are cashless!
When: Until Sunday 31 March 2019
Where: Centennial Park
Matsuri Japan Festival
With traditional cultural experiences including workshops and performances, the Matsuri Japan Festival is a delight for the senses. See Japanese calligraphy in all its glory, learn the art of origami, or take part in an authentic tea ceremony. While you’re there make sure you don’t miss out on live performances from j-pop artists, karate masters and wadaiko drummers.
When: Saturday 8 December 2018
Where: Tumbalong Park
Featuring more than 40 stalls displaying the fine wares of Sydney’s artisans, the Christmas Fare boasts a pop-up bar, live entertainment and delicious food and food-related gifts curated as part of the ‘Makers Lane’. There will be plenty of room in your fridge in your Zara Tower apartment to keep your purchases safe - if they last that long.When:
Thursday 13 December
Where: Hyde Park Barracks Museum
GPO Grand Dessert Bar
The GPO Grand Dessert Bar pops up every year, right near Sydney’s favourite Christmas tree in Martin Place. They have cakes, coffee, gelato and lots of other treats that are sure to take your fancy as your admiring the beauty of the Christmas tree.
When: Until Friday 28 December 2018
Where: Martin Place
Carols in The Domain
The Carols in the Domain is a famous Christmas concert held in The Domain Gardens every December. It always features many guest performers, this year including Paulini, Samantha Jade, Ross Wilson, Thirsty Merc, The Wiggles and more! Take a picnic and get there early to save your spot - or if you prefer to stay in and enjoy the comfort of your luxury apartment, the whole concert is telecast around the country.
When: Saturday 22 December
Where: The Domain
New Year’s Eve
Sydney always puts on an epic show for New Year’s Eve with one of the most advanced fireworks displays in the world. The fireworks can be seen all around the Harbour and there are plenty of vantage points to choose from, including both free and paid venues. Whether you’re a Sydney-sider from way back or visiting on holiday, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead so you have a smooth night bringing in the new year.
When: Monday 31 December