From food-conscious cinema, to beautifully unique gifts and fabulous live music—we bring you another jam-packed week in Sydney!
The Most Iconic Tree In Sydney
Marvel at the incredible Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree at the QVB. This year the tree will enchant shoppers with over 144, 000 sparkling Swarovski crystal ornaments and 60,000 twinkling lights. You can also catch Santa at the mystical Swarovski Crystal Garden. Santa portraits are available daily up until Christmas. For Santa photo times, head here.
Mike Parr At Anna Schwartz Gallery
Controversial Australian artist Mike Parr will be the subject of a major new installation entitled Easter Island, to be showcased at Anna Schwartz Gallery at Carriageworks. The exhibition will comprise 96 photographs, papered across the four walls, from the ceiling down to eye-level—thus, the exhibition effectively occurs overhead. Mike Parr at Anna Schwartz Gallery is open until December 21. Open Wednesday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm.
Youth Food Movement
Youth Food Movement (YFM) returns for a collaborative evening of conversation and film at the pedal-powered pop-up cinema at Walsh Bay's Pier 2/3. On the night, patrons can enjoy a delicious meal courtesy of The Veggie Patch Van, paired with Rocks Brewing Co. craft beer, cider from The Apple Thief and fruit-infused iced tea by Kettle Town. Tickets are available now through Eventbrite.
Etsy Christmas Pop-Up Shop
A treasure trove of unique gifts, the Etsy Christmas Pop-Up Shop will feature everything from jewellery to art, fashion, kidswear, vintage items and homewares. Shoppers will also have the chance to participate in fun events and DIY workshops. You can find the Etsy Christmas Pop-Up Shop at 74 Castlereagh Street in the CBD. Open Monday-Friday 8am-9pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm.
Festival Of The Sun Warm-Up Party
Festival of the Sun (FOTSUN) returns to Port Macquarie this December 13th & 14th, embracing a new Black Friday theme. To celebrate, Beach Road Hotel is hosting an epic warm-up party featuring Tigertown, Gang Of Brothers and Set Sail. Music kicks off at 8pm sharp—and entry is free! Plus, Beach Road Hotel has two FOTSUN Black Friday Edition double passes to giveaway on the night.