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What's open on Christmas Day in Sydney?
Not everybody is able, or wants, to spend their Christmas with friends and family. The bottle of something in front of the telly, read a book or stay in bed options are always there. Rather than try to avoid Christmas, why not get out and about and enjoy your Christmas Day
It has become a tradition for many people to head down to Bondi Beach on Christmas Day. You will find there is usually a party going on the beach. Bondi will be full of people with smiles on their faces and lots of the cafes and shops on the foreshore will be open for the occasion.
Have lunch in Chinatown
The Chinese celebrate Christmas along with everyone else, but that doesn't mean that Chinatown will be closed, far from it. Most of Chinatown will be open for business and willing to share their Christmas with you. So Yum Cha at the large, iconic Marigold Restaurant in George Street is definitely an option along with many wonderful smaller Chinese restaurants.
Go out for lunch or dinner all over Sydney
Everything closes for Christmas, that's right isn't it, there won't be any cafes or restaurants open in Sydney? Well, at the risk of getting anyone into trouble with the authorities, quite a few cafes and restaurants are planning to open. The last time I looked, there were 83 Sydney restaurants and cafes willing to open their doors to the many thousands of people looking for somewhere to go. If you appreciate it, and the food is good, please don't forget to thank them and a leave tip, it is Christmas after all.
What else is there to do on Christmas Day in Sydney?
The are still a number of things you can do on Christmas Day. Each of them work perfectly with reading the latest edition of the Sydney100 Travel Guide, your Christmas present to yourself.
Catch a Sydney Ferry
1. You could read the Sydney100 Travel EGuide on the ferry! The ferries operate on Christmas Day to a public holiday timetable. You can ferry around Sydney Harbour whilst everybody tries to work out what is that great piece of literature that is keeping your eyes off the view and on the screen / page.
Visit Taronga (Sydney) Zoo
2. Taronga zoo is open on Christmas Day so spend your Christmas with the chimps and zebras whilst you read your copy of the Sydney100 Travel EGuide. The animals will come to you, just to see what is more interesting than them, as your eyes refuse to leave the page.
Go to Manly
3. Head to Manly (by ferry of course) and sit in the Corso, or by the ocean, and avidly read even more pages of the Sydney100 Travel EGuide whilst the same people keep walking past you, trying to get a glimpse of whatever it is that is devouring your attention.
Walk by Sydney Harbour
4. Take a stroll along anywhere by Sydney Harbour stopping to read more of the 'just can't put it down' Sydney100 Travel EGuide and wonder 'why are all these people watching me?'
Circular Quay or Chinatown
5. Head anywhere touristy, like Circular Quay or Chinatown, and you will find little pockets of life where you can perhaps get a coffee and enjoy the Sydney100 Travel EGuide and be people watched.
Go to your local Sydney Beach
6. Most locals, if not at home, will head for the beach with a book bought for them at Christmas. Most will be wishing that someone had bought them a copy of the Sydney100 Travel EGuide that you are reading.
More things to do at Christmas in Sydney
Christmas is a time for meeting up with friends, family and colleagues and doing what they want to do..no, that's not right - do your own thing this Christmas, go through the top 100 things to do in Sydney and see what you can find. We periodically update the list which includes many free things that you can do over Christmas. For Christmas Holiday things to do check out Christmas in Sydney.
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