The first official week of December is here, which means summer, fiiiiinally. The EOY has crept up pretty damn fast and in true Sydney style this city is not slowing down. With secret pop ups, treats for the sweet tooths – everyone – and a little R&R, we’ve got you sorted. We suggest you make time between all of your Christmas parties this week and get amongst it.
Here are five awesome things you must get to this week in Sydney, it’s non negotiable.
Visit The GPO Dessert Bar
Warning: this is one of the most addictive places in Sydney. The GPO Dessert Bar is officially open and just the place to grab that Nutella donut, creamy gelato and chocolate ricotta cannoli that you so rightly deserve. This Sydney dessert bar is hanging around for the entire month of December, because Christmas calories don’t count.
When: Now until December 30, 2016
Where: Martin Place, CBD
Catch A Flick At Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema
There is no better combo than movies and ice cream. The ice cream kings, Ben & Jerry, are hosting an epic open-air cinema event all month long so breakout that picnic rug. With an endless list of new release flicks, plus a few golden oldies, all of your mates will love it. Don’t miss the sundae sessions, (we see what they did there), with free ice cream on Sundays. That’s a big, fat yes from us.
Get your tickets here.
When: Everyday until December 21, 2016
Where: Cadigal Green, Sydney University, Camperdown
Cost: $25 (Adult) or $20 online
Have A Drink At The Lillet Secret Garden Pop-Up
Here at the Urban List we’re not so good at keeping secrets; and Lillet’s Secret Garden Pop Up is 100% too damn good to keep all to ourselves. Cruise Bar is hosting the ultimate pop up bar with poetic, floral and chic trimmings adorning the courtyard, and an abundance of fruity cocktails. Sounds like a dream right? We can’t think of a better way to spend a balmy Monday evening and if you happen to be one of the lucky ones who don’t have to work on a Monday, they’re open from 11am. Hot tip, this is your last chance to check this one out.
When: Every day until Thursday December 8, 11am – 1am
Where: Level 1 Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, The Rocks
Rumba Motel Salsa At The Establishment
Move those hips to sexy Latino beats every Tuesday at the Establishment. Check in to the Rumba Motel and for free salsa lessons from 8pm. Did we mention that some mighty fine fine Latino men, and $12 Mojitos all night long, will also be present? It’s a known fact that the more you mojito, the better you can dance.
When: Every Tuesday in December 2016
Where: 5 Bridge Ln, Sydney NSW 2000
Lunch Time Drop-In Meditation
Hump day is always tough. The past weekend is long gone and the future one is just a little too far out of reach. Lucky for us though, Simply Meditate understands our pain and are holding lunchtime meditation classes to escape the stress of that 9-to-5 life. No experience (or active wear) required, just rock up with your $12 and settle in for 45 minutes of mid week bliss. Hump day happiness found.
When: Every Wednesday, 1pm
Where: Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney Cost: $12
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Image credit: GPO Dessert Bar