Winter Events in Sydney!

Really feeling that cold winter frost? Since we’re now smack bang in the middle of winter it can be hard to find motivation to get out and explore. But Sydney doesn’t stop when it gets a little cold, the winter events are pumping this July so we’ve put together a few of our favourite ones we think you should check out! This is also the perfect opportunity for you to take advantage of our Winter Special which lets you stay for 3 nights at Manly Surf Side and receive $150 off your booking! Enquire here!


Bastille Festival Sydney
July 12th – July 15th
Circular Quay

Sydney’s annual Bastille-inspired celebration of food, wine and art is back for another year! This four day celebration will unite people in the spirit of Bastille Day. This years event will not only take over Circular Quay, but expand into The Rocks as well. Attendees can expect fire twirlers, magicians, opera singers and salsa dancers in a lineup that includes live concerts, cabaret and street performances and DJ sets. But the entertainment isn’t the only thing to look forward to, a delicious assortment of specialty food, beer and wine will keep you well fed with energy levels high so you can keep watching and exploring. If previous years are anything to go by, Bastille Festival will be an epic showcase of food, wine and art.


Christmas in July Market 
July 12th – July 15th
The Rocks

Can’t wait to start celebrating or just dying to experience a wintery Christmas? Head down to The Rocks this July for their French-inspired Christmas in July markets, set to run alongside the Bastille Festival. The Christmas spirit will take over the streets of The Rocks and twelve wooden chalets will be shipped in from France to make it feel as authentic as possible. These little shacks will be set up with vendors serving up mulled wine and an array of amazing Christmas pop up shops. The markets open at 11am each day but it’s when the sun goes down that the magic starts. Get lost in The Rocks and let them transport you to France’s most famous winter markets.


Igloos on the Pier
May 25th – August 31st
Pier One Sydney Harbour

Transparent igloos have popped up at Pier One and one of them has it’s very own hot tub! If you’ve been hankering for wintery waterside drinks but aren’t brave enough to face the cold, this could be your solution! These transparent dome shaped structures can be hired for yourself and up to 15 friends as long as you’re willing to indulge in a few cocktails, glasses of champagne and snacks from the Igloos on the Pier menu. You will be provided with fluffy robes, slippers and a change room and regular non-hot tub igloos are available too. Enjoy the winter sunsets and experience the hotel’s iconic Sydney location looking over Sydney Harbour and Walsh Bay.


Skating At Sydney Festival
June 29th – July 22nd
St Mary’s Cathedral Forecourt

Sydney winters aren’t known for ice and snow but that doesn’t mean we can’t offer anything of the sort. St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt will become a winter wonderland thanks to the return of the Skating At Sydney Festival. Ice skate under the sun or stars and enjoy rides, music, food and more right in the heart of the CBD for the ultimate winter activity.

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Manly Surf Side is the perfect location for a little getaway to visit wonderful events around Sydney and the Northern Beaches. Stay out of the hustle and bustle of busy Sydney city and stay right across Manly beach, it’s only a short ferry ride straight to the city to enjoy all the Winter events! 

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