5 Great Reasons Why You Should Visit Sydney in December
Fun things to do in the capital of New South Wales this Christmas break
While some people try to avoid travelling to Sydney during the holiday season because of the hot weather, increasing number of crowds and skyrocketing prices, it is also hard to resist the awesome things that it can offer. Apart from its iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, there are many exciting activities awaiting you!
Instead of worrying about the summer heat, crowded places, and expensive rates, it is best to start planning as early. For rental cars, we advise you to start comparing deals at VroomVroomVroom. We guarantee the lowest price so before all vehicles get booked out, it is best to reserve a car hire in Sydney or Sydney Airport now! Do the same for accommodation and airfares so you can still avail of cheap rates.
Once you have booked everything you need for your trip, you are all set to enjoy your holiday in “the Harbour City.” We are going to share some tips on how you can save up, have fun, and cool off. This may even become your best Christmas ever! Here are 5 great reasons why you should visit Sydney in December.
Free attractions and activities
Even with a tight budget, there are plenty of things to do and see in Sydney that won't cost a thing! Since you already have a hire car, it will be easier for you to visit one place to another. You can begin by exploring the old buildings in The Rocks, then enjoy the views as you walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point. You can even pack some food and have a picnic under the bridge before checking out the exhibits in Australian National Maritime Museum and The Art Gallery of NSW.
Enjoy the sun, sand and sea
The best way to beat the summer heat is by taking a dip at the beach. Bondi Beach is the most popular beach in Sydney so expect it to be crowded but there are a lot of fun things to do in that area like surfing, shopping and dining. There is also an infinity pool and children's swimming pool in Bondi Beach. If you prefer a quiet atmosphere, there are also secluded beaches in Sydney that you can go to such as Milk Beach in Vaucluse, Chinamans Beach in Mosman, and Shelly Beach near Manly's main beach.
Fun festive events
You will definitely feel the spirit of Christmas in Sydney because of its festive activities and spectacular decors. Head to Martin Place to enjoy a free concert and watch the giant Christmas tree light up and display text or tweet messages. You can also jump in the LEGO sleigh and take a “selfie” or have your photo taken. Hyde Park North also hosts a free Christmas concert and they top it off with spectacular fireworks display.
Dining and cruising
Aside from driving around Sydney with a cheap rental car, the city can also best seen on a cruise ship. Captain Cook Cruises offer Christmas lunch cruises on the 25th of December and you can choose where you'd like to stay – either on the sky deck or club deck. If you prefer celebrating Christmas day in the evening, you can try out Vagabond Cruises' buffet dinner on Sydney Harbour. Apart from enjoying delectable meals while enjoying the views, it will also save you time and energy from cooking up a meal.
Whether you are looking for fresh products, unique finds, or fashionable items, Sydney is the place to be! The Very Merry Markets at The Rocks will run every Friday until December 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can do your Christmas shopping there and take home handmade gifts and enjoy gourmet goodies as well. If you are in search for cool artworks, check out The Finders Keepers Markets at the Australian Technology Park from December 9 to 11. For last minute shopping, you can go to the Christmas Twilight Market at Carriageworks on December 23 between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
These are just 5 great reasons why you should visit Sydney in December and spend Christmas there. Do you have other reasons why people should travel to the capital of New South Wales for the holiday season? Please share in the comment box below.