Before winter ends and spring arrives, there are some cosy and fun things left to do around town. If you’re feeling the need to sit inside and wait for beach weather to return, we’ve got 6 ideas to make the most of the final weeks of winter instead. Here are some exciting and fun winter bucket list ideas around Sydney that are worth braving the cold for.
Have you visited one of Sydney’s lovely Candlelight concerts yet? Bundle up and head out to one of these enchanted live music concerts that pay tribute to some of the iconic bands and musicians of our time. There are heaps to choose from this month including tributes to Coldplay, Queen, Hans Zimmer and many more. Check them out.
2. Browse a winter market in the city
For hot food, live music and all the cosy winter vibes you’ll want to check out one of Sydney’s vibrant winter markets this month. There’s The Rocks’ weekend market where you’ll be treated to harbourside views, good food and excellent local shopping and the Castle Hill Farmers & Fine Food Market which takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month among others. See the full list of winter markets here.
Want to make it a memorable last few days of winter? There’s a legit Harry Potter Yule Ball celebration happening in Sydney right now and it’s seriously magical. There’s themed food and drink, performances and even a Yule Ball market for some souvenirs. Get in quick and book your tickets.
4. Enjoy a mini-escape to Europe at East Village Sydney
This Darlinghurst pub has currently transformed into a magical alpine getaway with fairy lights, faux fur cushions, neon pink vibes and snug blankets to keep you warm. The menu is equally enticing with Belgian chocolate fondue, an authentic market Currywurst dish served with German Bratwurst, mulled wine, cocktails and more. Read all about it here.
5. Stay cosy in one of Sydney’s old-school cinemas
Prefer to stay indoors? There are a bunch of excellent movies playing at the moment and Sydney cinemas are filled with old-world charm to make your movie night extra special. From the heritage-listed Hayden Orpheum to the Skyline Drive-In cinema — take your pick from the best cinemas around town here.
6. Plan a winter getaway
NSW is chock-full of dreamy winter spots that are tailored to every budget and taste. Whether it’s the Blue Mountains or the historic village of Berrima, plan a trip to one of these picturesque towns near Sydney to fully embrace the magic of winter before it ends.