Kick back and enjoy fun, relaxed summer nights as Australia’s favourite open-air cinema, Moonlight Cinema, returns. Watch your favourite blockbuster films, as well as advanced screenings and new releases, amid the picturesque surrounds of Centennial Park. Indulge in the hot food, drinks and snacks available or pack your own rug and picnic! If you arrive early, you can grab a drink and chill with your friends before the sun goes down. Opting for a Gold Grass session and booking a bean bed can turn the night into a luxury experience, either for yourself or that special someone.
From 1 December, Belvedere Amphitheatre, Centennial Park, Paddington. moonlight.com.au Get ready because Santa Claus is coming to town, bringing with him a three-week Christmas extravaganza you’ll never forget. Australia’s biggest Christmas festival, which attracted 50,000 people last year, brings the North Pole to Sydney, with countless rides, live entertainment, workshops and caroling building a festive atmosphere. Highlights include a massive portable ice skating rink— imported from Italy and bringing a European wintery Christmas to scorching Sydney—and Australia’s only double decker carousel. Take a selfie with costumed Christmas characters, try a reindeer riding training session, or settle in for story time with Mrs Claus.
7–27 December, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, James Ruse Drive, Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill. sydneysantaspectacular.com
Photo: Ken Butti.
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