It’s your last week to make the most of all things Christmas. This week our advice is to stuff yourself silly with every type of festive food to ever exist, and stretch out your stomach so that you can fit in as much as humanly possible come Christmas Day.
Here are 5 of the best things to do in Sydney, all guaranteed to help you achieve this.
Christmas Whisky Dinner At Tokyo Bird
Christmas is better with whiskey (obvs) so head to Tokyo Bird for the ultimate whiskey tasting slash Christmas dinner, Japanese style. There’ll be torched salmon tartare, grilled scallops, Wagyu tenderloin and vanilla pannacotta, as well as every type of whisky you could ever dream of, so forget all the Christmas shopping you haven’t done and get ready to have a jolly good time.
When: Tuesday, 20th December
Where: Tokyo Bird, Surry Hills
Cost: $160pp (+bf)
Carriageworks Christmas Market
Carriageworks will once again transform into a Christmas market wonderland to the cheers of last minute Christmas shoppers (that’s us) all over Sydney. 160 of the best stallholders will have their finest wares on offer, meaning you’ll be able to find something for everyone, even the most difficult human on your list. From homewares and plum puddings, to art and fashion, these goods are so great you’ll look like the organised legend we all know you are.
When: 4pm – 9pm, Friday 23rd December
Cost: Entry is free
Bedouin On The Beaches
Simple Pleasures Camping Co. has taken over Sydney Harbour, setting up glamp at Manly’s North Head for the entire summer. Ten tepee-like luxe tents have popped up at the iconic lookout, complete with IN BED linen, goose feather pillows and exotic rugs from all around the world. All you have to do is show up (and book first, obvs!).
When: 14th December – 31st January
When: 14th December to 31st January
Where: North Head, Manly
Cost: From $400 per night (find out more here).
Swedish Christmas Feast
Celebrate Christmas like a true Swede at Fika Swedish Kitchen. Enjoy a traditional 'julbord' –a smorgasbord of Swedish Christmas fare– and get as many saffron buns, gingerbread cookies and julmust into your belly as you want. Word on the street is there’ll even be carollers so it’s bound to better than your annual family get together. See you there.
When: Thursday 22nd December
Where: Fika Swedish Kitchen, Manly
Cost: $55 pp
Belvedere Ice-Pop Bar
Hilton Sydney’s rooftop hangout, Zeta Bar, is determined to cool you down all summer long, launching their Belvedere Ice-Pop Bar just in time for you to avoid all things tinsel and carols. The popsicles are available in three classic cocktail flavours, each with a cheeky little twist, from a citrus sgroppino, orange and raspberry Americana and an espresso lollipop. See you on the rooftop.
Where: Hilton Sydney, CBD
When: All summer long
Cost: Entry is free
Image credit: Tokyo Bird