Things to do in Sydney this January

Things to do in Sydney this January

Visit an Ocean Bath

There are more than 40 individual ocean baths in Sydney- all of which are an excellent alternative for swimmers who prefer a calmer, less wavy swim. Each is absolutely stunning and is sure to make for a fun day in the sun. Choose from the popular Bondi Icebergs to the tranquil Coogee ocean bath ( there is a separate women’s bath also located in Coogee). For something on the quieter side, it’s worth checking out Maccallum Seawater Pool on the western side of Cremorne Point or heading north to the Dee Why and Mona Vale ocean baths.


Start the Lunar New Year of the Pig

There is no need to travel far to feel like you’re living on the Asian continent this January, as Chatswood is hosting a three-week-long festival welcoming the Year of the Pig and waving goodbye to the 2018 days of the dog. The colourful celebrations will take place out across the suburb with a vibrant array of markets, parades, dining events, and beautiful exhibitions. Enjoy the magnificent performances, and don’t forget to get an obligatory photo with the giant pig statue situated near the entrance ( for a happy and prosperous 2019).


Visit North Sydney’s outdoor cinema

Visit the Sunset Cinema at North Sydney Oval for a grand outdoor cinema experience. Kicking off its 10 week season as of the 17th of January- you can expect everything from retro comedies ( The Princess Bride and Cool Runnings) to the highly acclaimed new thrilled Glass and favourites such as Mary Poppins ( both the original and the current version) as well as How to Train Your Dragon and many more.


La Boheme

La Boheme is back for another year this summer and whether you love it or loath it, there is a brand new interpretation of the classic in town. With plenty of comedy, tragedy, romance and sex- this spectacular visual display is an attractive production for Puccini fans and die-hard romantics. It’s a great date night idea or the ultimate alternative for a chick-flick night with the girls.


Floating cinema

Following the success of movies in the park, outdoor movies by the harbour and of course Bondi’s movies by the beach- there is a new addition in Sydney’s alfresco screening which is movies on a floating venue. The floating cinema which kicked off on the 17th of December will run until at least the end of January, delivering classics such as Anchorman, The Hangover and Pulp Fiction. With only 150 tickets available for each session, make sure to book in advance.


Electric Gardens Music Festival

Get ready for one of Australia’s biggest electronic music festival coming to the Centennial Parkland on the 26th of January. Headlined by Underworld, with DJ sets by Erick Morilli, Set Mo, Eats Everything and Bag Raiders, and many more- the open-air festival will be a mecca for all electronic music fans. For a list of all performing artists- take a look at the Electric Gardens website and get ready to spend Australia Day a little differently this year.

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