You guys, with Christmas soooooo close we’re basically drunk on Christmas cheer already. Whether your schedule is busier than Santa’s workshop RN or as free as a shopaholic on Boxing Day sales, we’ve compiled a list of things to do that will fit into everyone’s Christmas calendar.
From teaching you how to nap on your lunchbreak to markets hosted by Kevin Bacon, or even lycra packed disco classes—here’s a list of epic things to do in Sydney this week.
Monday 18 December
Free Naptime Classes
Listen up Sydney, you now have the perfect place to take a lunchtime disco nap. This week The Indigo Project is offering free 30-minute nap classes in their Surry Hills studio. They’ll guide you into a sweet, sweet slumber and we know it’ll help you de-stress in the busy Christmas period aaaaand improve productivity at work (or just get over that brutal hangover from your Christmas party). ICYMI this is basically an adult slumber party fit with alllll the comfy feels, including blankets, pillows and eye masks. Book here.
Where: The Indigo Project, 33 Foster Street Surry Hills
When: 18-22 December, 1pm – 1.30pm
The Grounds Christmas Market
Attention all Kevin Bacon(the pig, not the person) fans—the perfect Christmas event has arrived. Yep, you heard right. The Grounds is officially holding a Christmas market fit with all the rustic-style goodies they’re known for. We’re talking jewellery, monogrammed leather goods, natural skincare, wicker handbags and even a charity gift wrapping station cause it is the god damn season to be jolly. More info here.
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria
When: 18-20 December, 10am-7pm
Cost: Entry is free
Tuesday 19 December
Prepare to be dazzled by the remarkable, the amazing, the enchanting…beholddd The Unbelievables. Hosted at the Sydney Opera House, this circus-like spectacular show features a Tony-Award winning ventriloquist, Guinness World Record-holding quick-change artists. Performers will be showcasing death defying acrobatics, knife-throwing and juggling and we’re all about it. This show is legit with magicians, comedians and world-class dancers that’ll keep you guessing (and wondering why you’re not that flexible). Get there STAT.
Where: The Sydney Opera House
When: 19-29 December
Cost: $64.90 per ticket + $8.50 booking fee
Come down to the newly refurbished Heffron Hall for all things70s and 80s. The Grumble Boogie returns to Sydney this weekend and it’s bringing you a deep disco aerobic dance class lead by the surreal showgirl that is Betty Grumble. With sensual stretching, hip swivelling splendour and carnally charged cardio this class will have you grinding to disco routines alllllll nightttttt longggg. (ICYMI lycra, colour and #SULAs are all welcome). More details here.
Where: East Syndye Community Arts Centre
When: 19 December 7-9pm
Cost: $20 donation encouraged at the door
Wednesday 20 December
Twilight Market At Watsons Bay
It’s no secret that we love Christmas around here, and we also love Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel—so their Twilight Market is mandatory. FYI they’ve got allll the Christmassy goodies—lights, carols and even the big man himself (Santa, obvs). There’ll be boutique home wares, fashion, art, toys and children’s wear, so you can tick off those last minute pressies. If you haven’t left it to the last minute like the rest of us (who are you?) they also have tonnes of foods stalls—think Nutie Donuts, Agape, Mr Bao and Hooked on Poke. The markets focus on sustaintable and locally made goods so at least you can feel a bit better about yourself after all that indulgence—but hey, tis’ the season.
Where: Robertson Park, Military Road
Cost: Entry is free
Here are even more things happening this month in Sydney.
Image credit: Bruno Martins