Darling Harbour Is Transforming Into A Delightful Winter Escape This Month

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

Darling Harbour Is Transforming Into A Delightful Winter Escape This Month

Ready for another frosty festival?

Sydney knows a thing or two about festivals — especially during the colder months. If your plan was to hibernate under your duvet this winter, you might want to reconsider because there are so many incredibly exciting things to do around the city. (Images: Supplied/ Destination NSW)

You’ll want to mark your calendars for Destination NSW’s and NSW Government’s brand-new art and food festival — Sydney Solstice. The 14-day festival is gearing up to showcase some of the finest food, dining and entertainment options in the city and give them a much-needed boost.

Darling Harbour Winter Festival

As part of the festival, the bustling and lively precinct of Darling Harbour is set to transform into a winter wonderland of sorts courtesy of the Darling Harbour Winter Festival. This 14-day party aims to celebrate the local food and dining scene. And this isn’t your average winter festival, Sydney Solstice is pulling all the stops to make this an event for the books. Highlights include a live performance stage where some of our favourite local DJs and bands will set the stage on fire, a giant arctic ice slide and a gorgeous themed harbourside ice-skating rink by Cockle Bay where you can learn a thing or two from the ice dancers and skaters.


The entire vistas of Darling Harbour will be splashed with lights and colours to get you in the spirit of winter. Food lovers will be especially excited to learn of the Winter Foodie Market which will be held in Tumbalong Park and will feature some of the tried and tested Winter classics that we can’t get enough of. To wrap up this ideal family affair, Foti Fireworks will be making a splash with LuminoSydney, which will light up the sky with mesmerising colours and projections because fireworks over Darling Harbour are just a unique, wholesome vibe altogether. Two firework shows will take place on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7.30pm and 9pm during the solstice so make sure you set aside some time for this visual spectacle.

There’s heaps more to do and we can’t wait for June to roll around. Find more info on the event here.

Till then, check out this electrifying circus popup in Alexandria!

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