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12 jolly things on in Sydney this December

Tis the season to be jolly!

Whether you’re excited for the festive season of celebrating Christmas or not, we’ve picked out 12 things to eat, drink, and immerse yourself in this December. Get sleighing!

A Night of Horror Film Festival

Dendy Newtown is hosting a spook-tacular horror film festival event. Presented by Deadhouse Films, the festival will be showcasing the latest horror, sci-fi, fantasy and thriller films. Definitely not for the faint hearted and those under the age of 18.

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Dendy Cinemas Newtown till Sunday 3 December 18

Harbourside Seafood Festival

Get hooked! Harbourside Shopping Centre will be hosting its first ever seafood festival. The event will feature a wide range of fresh and delicious seafood, competitions and entertainment – you’ll be swimming like a salmon if you miss out. Keep an eye out for Dragon Boat Chinese restaurant, Gozleme King and even That Arancini Guy.

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Darling Drive, Sydney till Sunday 3 December free entry


Probably the most intense 20 minutes of your life thus far. Designed by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg – Séance is an immersive experience for yourself and 19 others. Sitting inside the 12 metre shipping container you’ll explore those around you, as well as what’s inside of your own head.

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Atherden St, The Rocks till Sunday 10 December 20

Mov’In Bed

Mov’In Bed has finally arrived in Sydney. With a range of cinematic classics and new releases available such as It (2017), Kill Bill, Titanic and even Beauty and the Beast (2017) – all in the comfort of a bed. Tickets are selling fast!

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Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park till Sunday 10 December from $36.90

Silent Night

It is the season of joy. You either hate it or love it – Christmas that is. Directed by Glynn Nicholas, Silent Night explores the happiness, confusion and terror of Christmas and family.

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Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst till Sunday 10 December from $38

Beer Class at RedOak

RedOak will be hosting its very own five-course beer degustation or “beergusation” as they like to call it. The two and a half hour class will transform your view on Australia’s much loved drink. You’ll learn how to taste different beers, appreciate beer, taught how to match beer with food and even on how to choose the perfect glassware. Each beer is matched with a small dish.

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201 Clarence Street, Sydney Saturday 2 December, 4 – 6:30pm from $99

Blak Markets

The day is family friendly and filled with a wide variety of Indigenous Australian products, food stalls and culture. With over 30 market stalls open on the day; plus there’ll be dancing, gathering performances and mouthwatering cooking demonstrations from Black Olive Chef, Mark Olive.

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Stargazer Lawn, Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo Sunday 3 December free entry

La La Land in Concert

The 2016 film winning the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, La La Land will be performed live in concert. Immerse yourself in the drama/romance with a live 100-piece orchestra in the halls of Sydney Opera House. You’re in la la land if you miss this event.

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Sydney Opera House, Sydney Thursday 7 – Friday 8 December, 8pm from $49

Coffee Cupping

Coffee lovers this ones for you. Garçon takes their coffee seriously and have generously offered Sydney-siders two, hour long events within December to teach us their coffee ways. You’ll learn how to evaluate the aroma and flavor of coffee – all levels of experience welcome.

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Garçon, Tramsheds, Harold Park Thursday 7 & Thursday 14 December, 2 – 3pm free

Finders Keepers Markets

The three-day event will be just what you need to get all of your Christmas shopping done. Hosting approximately 200 stallholders in The Cutaway, Barangaroo; you’ll be able to find handcrafted goodies from jewellery to ceramics and locally sourced art. There’s nothing wrong with splurging yourself too!

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The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo Friday 8 – Sunday 10 December 2

Carols in The Domain

The day event will surely be a family friendly pleaser filled with everything to boost up that Christmas cheer. With live performances from The Wiggles, Justice Crew and Dami Im to the name the few, you’ll surely be jumping for joy. Keep an eye out for Santa!

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The Domain, Sydney Sunday 17 December, from 12pm free

The Unbelievables

The Unbelievables needs to be seen to be believed. From the producers of the infamous Circus 1903 and The Illusionists, The Unbelievables will surely entertain the whole family. With gut wrenching death defying acrobats, to graceful and award winning ballroom dance.

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Sydney Opera House Tuesday 19 – Friday 29 December from $64.90