Staying local these summer holidays – what’s on in and around the Eastern Suburbs this Christmas and New Year
Summer holidays are exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. We get to spend quality time with our families but that also means keeping ourselves and/or them entertained for the hours we’re awake. If you’re planning on staying put in the Eastern Suburbs over the summer break, we’ve put together a list of what’s on in our area.
Moonlight Cinema – Centennial Park
Celebrate the arrival of summer with loved ones whilst enjoying a picnic and cinematic night out in Centennial Park. The event is BYO so you can pack your own delicious treats – including bubbles – or there’s a food truck complete with licensed bar at the event. There’s even a VIP experience complete with beanbags in prime position of the screen. This event is family friendly so as long as the movie is suitable, children are welcome.
When: Every day 6pm-10pm until 31 March 2019
Vibe Rooftop Yoga – Rushcutters Bay
Enjoy a relaxing yoga session on top of the Vibe Hotel, Rushcutters Bay. Your yoga poses will be lifted to sky as you take in the views in between each pose.
When 8.30-9.30am until 2 February 2019
Christmas at Coogee Pavilion
Get into the festive spirit and welcome Santa to Coogee as he pays a visit. You can have your photo taken, join in some festive activities with Santa’s elves, and pick out a real Christmas tree – of which all proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House.
When: 10am-1pm on Sat 1 Dec, Sun 2 Dec, Sat 8 Dec, and Sun 9 Dec 2018
Coogee Family Fun Day 2018 – Coogee
This is a fun day out for the whole family with a large selection of food and artisan stalls, rides for the kids, and the Captain Barnacles Show on the main stage. There will be lots of interactive games and activities for kids and adults of all ages plus live music and entertainment throughout the day.
When: Sat 1 December from 9am-6pm
Learn to juggle – Centennial Park
Who knew juggling could be so beneficial to your health? The many benefits of learning to juggle include sharpening of focus and concentration, and a good method of stress-relief. Plus, it maintains and increases the range of motion in the arms and shoulders, improves coordination, and wards off food cravings. And if that isn’t enough to sway you, how about doing it in the beautiful surrounds of Centennial Park – bliss.
When: Every day 9am-6pm until 1 March 2019
Industrial Bling: Open Studio Sale – Elizabeth Bay
If you’re looking for unusual gifts or you’d like to be involved in the funniest jewellery workshop ever, then look no further than 39 Orwell St, Elizabeth Bay.
When: Weekdays from 10am-6pm until 24 December 2018
Sundown Sunday Sessions – Mamasan Bondi
Finish lazy, sun-filled Sundays with some live music curated by Australia’s better-known double bassist, Jonathan Zwartz. Feast on Thai cuisine whilst listening to the live sounds of jazz and funk and groove.
When: Sundays 5pm-10pm until 19 May 2019
Meditation Base Camp – Rushcutters Bay
If you’ve always liked the idea of learning to meditate, then this is the perfect starting point. You’ll join a group of locals to learn and practise the art of a universal form of meditation. Each free session starts with a short reading and then 30-40 minutes of meditation.
When: Until 23 December 2018
Christmas Day: Luxury Dinner Buffet – InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
If you feel like making your Christmas Day easy this year but still want to eat until your sides hurt, we may have found the venue for you. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Christmas Dinner will all the favourites. Including fresh seafood and succulent slow roasted turkey with scrumptious sides.
When: Christmas Day 5.30pm-9pm
School holiday fun – Centennial Park
If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained these summer holidays, Centennial Parklands are putting on lots of great events in January. Like bush pizza, wildlife shows, robot puppet workshops, and many many more.
When: January 2019 school holidays
Aspects of love – Hayes Theatre Co, Elizabeth Bay
An intimate piece based on a David Garnett novella of the same name and featuring the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber song, “Love changes everything”. The performance focuses on a relationship between an actress called Rose and a young student called Alex – who becomes quite obsessive whilst travelling through France.
When: Until Dec 30 2018