5 things to do in Sydney this Winter

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Blue Mountains, Day trips, Festivals & events, Food & drink, Lists, Outdoors, Sydney City, Uncategorized, Western Sydney | 1 comment

5 things to do in Sydney this Winter
The Lord Mayor of Parramatta with two ice skaters on ice rink

Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid, together with ice skaters Deborah Etienne-Ward and Natalia Gimenez at Macquarie Ice Rink. Photo: Parramatta City Council

1. Winterlight – Go ice skating in Parramatta! I kid you not

I never thought I would ever mutter those words. Church St Mall will host an outdoor ice rink during the July school holidays during a new festival called Winterlight. For more information go to – http://bit.ly/lHZcXy Right next to the train station so very easy to get to. No word yet as to how much this will cost.  The opening night is on 30 June at 6pm. Opening includes free entertainment and food stalls.

2. Sydney Winter Festival

Head to Cook and Phillip Park next to St Mary’s Cathedral and Hyde Park – http://bit.ly/ijCX8h Another ice skating rink, food stalls, chainsaw ice carving demos, and something called the Cubic Light Bar. Will there be vodka involved I wonder? 28 July – 14 August.

3. Christmas in July (aka Yulefest) & Winter Magic Festival in the Blue Mountains

As Christmas in Australia is in the middle of Summer somewhere along the way Sydneysiders became convinced they needed to flock to the Blue Mountains for “Christmas in July” events.  A great marketing strategy!  B&B’s, hotels, motels, and spas book quickly
– especially those with roaring log fires. Lots of places offer Christmas dinners, mulled wine, and other European style trimmings. For Yulefest accommodation ideas – http://bit.ly/kPShkF For the Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, Sat 19 June – http://bit.ly/mPOtdL

4. Warren Miller’s Wintervention

Watch insane skiers and snowboarders hurl themselves out of choppers and down mountains in Warren Miller’s latest film … while staying toasty warm inside the State Theatre 3-5 June – http://bit.ly/jgSrIV

5. Vivid Sydney

A festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney has it all including amazing lights projected on the Opera House and a performance by The Cure on 1 June! Festival runs from 27 May – 13 June - http://bit.ly/XR19n There’s even a tab titled “FREE” on the website that includes all the free things to do and see!  Yaaaah for free.

Sydneysiders - any other Winter things to recommend?

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  1. There’s an Australian snowboarder in that Warren Miller film!

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