Don’t hibernate this winter, there are plenty of things to do in Sydney! Whether it’s a show, sports game, or an activity for the kids, you’re guaranteed to find something fun for you and your family. We’ve done the hard work and found several options for you:
Winter concerts in Sydney
There is a plethora of the world’s biggest acts coming to Sydney this winter. Fleetwood Mac, Kiki Dee, Post Malone, the Proclaimers, Queen with Adam Lambert, Simon and Garfunkel and Suzi Quatro are just a few of the huge international acts performing this year.
Meanwhile local legends such as Diesel, Hugh Jackman, James Reyne, Karnivool, Midnight Oil, Mondo Rock, the Screaming Jets and Vanessa Amorosi are all touring.
Tickets to these concerts can be found at Ticketek.com.au
Winter sports in Sydney
Winter is when the big football codes really hit their strides in Sydney. NRL season is in full swing and along with it is the greatest rugby league game of all: State of Origin. The New South Wales Blues again go into the series hoping to beat the Queensland Maroons who have won 11 of the past 13 series. Yep, it’s been tough times for our boys. But all great dynasties must come to an end, and NSW has some great young players like Nathan Cleary and Tom Trbojevic looking to go back to back.
Meanwhile in the AFL, the Sydney Swans who play at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Western Sydney Giants playing at Spotless Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park will be in for great seasons while the ladies of the Sydney Swifts Netball team also have their season until August. The Western Sydney Wanderers soccer team will also have a match this winter against English team Leeds United.
Tickets for all these events can be found at Ticketek.com.au
Vivid has become one of Sydney’s best winter festivities. You can catch the amazing light show all over the city for free. It’s a must see for all Instagram junkies, with Sydney’s greatest monuments showcasing impressive light installations from May 24. You’ll need to hurry, as the lights go out on June 15.
For more info, go to www.vividsydney.com
Sydney Film Festival
Everyone appreciates a Hollywood epic, but Sydney Film Festival is a time to appreciate some of the world’s best independent films on June 5 to 16.
Sydney Film Festival takes place at the State Theatre but also shows at cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne, Western Sydney and other selected venues. There are more than 200 films you won’t find in regular cinemas. The main focus is on the 12 films selected for the official competition where a $60,000 cash prize is on offer. Sydney Film Festival also presents seven other cash awards over the course of the festival. The festival runs every winter for 12 days and nights, wowing audiences all over town.
For more info go to www.sff.org.au.
Every winter, Parramatta in western Sydney turns into a winter delight.
You can skate on Sydney’s largest open-air ice rink. There is also a dedicated kids rink for the little ones.
You can enjoy a friendly snow fight (with real snow), enjoy a ride on the 28 metre long ice slide, take a ride on the Ferris wheel, watch ice dancing performances and much more.
There’s also a village dedicated to food including The Soupman, YouPizza, German hot dogs, Turkish Gozleme, Adora Handmade Chocolates and Dutch Poffertjes.
You can get a two-for-one ticket deal on Tuesdays, or enjoy theme night Wednesdays while DJs bang out tunes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The festival goes from 5 to 21 July. For more info, go to www.winterlight.com.au.
Winter delights at Lantern Club
Come in for a cosy meal at MàZi this winter. We’ve got delicious slow cooked meals, piping hot pizzas fresh out of the woodfired oven, and much more. To check out the menu, click here.
To book a table in MàZi call our friendly Reception team on 8037 8200.