Warm nights and huge events call for celebration – see our picks for summer in Sydney.
Christmas in Sydney
Make the most of our city at its festive best. Free concerts in your neighbourhood, choirs around the tree and Christmas markets are just some of the highlights of Sydney Christmas.
Closes Tuesday 25 December.
New Year’s Eve
How will you bring in the new year? Sydney is one of the first cities in the world to reach midnight, and obviously our parties are up there with the best. Start planning your celebration.
Monday 31 December
What comes after New Year’s Eve? In Sydney, we always start the year by soaking up the best of Sydney Festival. In 2019, you can experience weightlessness on earth, cycle to the moon and party at the State Library.
Wednesday 9 January to Sunday 27 January
Prepare for a sun-drenched celebration of our nation, starting with a Smoking Ceremony on Sydney Harbour. Full details to be announced closer to the date.
Saturday 26 January
Sydney Lunar Festival
Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Sydney at the Sydney Lunar Festival. The Lunar Lanterns return to Circular Quay and there will be a few surprises in store too.
Friday 1 February to Sunday 10 February
Can you feel that? It’s love in the air. Check out our favourite romantic things to do in Sydney this Valentine’s Day.
Thursday 14 February.
All summer long
Chill out in our city’s parks
Pack a picnic and dine alfresco in your local park. It’s hands down the best way to end a weekday.
Shop local at our city’s markets
Stone fruits and melons are some of the best things about summer. Pick up the freshest of the bunch at your local market. Here are some of our favourite markets stocking food, fashion and other treasures.
Catch a flick at an outdoor cinema
Balmy evenings call for outdoor fun. You’ve got your pick of outdoor cinemas this summer, including Moonlight Cinema in Centennial Park and Mov’in Bed at Moore Park, the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world.