Things to do in Sydney in January
January events leading up to the Australia Day and beyond
There are many things to do in Sydney in January including the Sydney Festival and Australia Day celebrations. We also have things to do over the Summer School Holidays offering many different ways to enjoy the Summer in Sydney.
New Year’s Eve
We wouldn’t be able to sleep till next year if we didn’t have a list of ideas on how to celebrate: 🙂
Open Air Cinema – Royal Botanic Gardens
When the tickets go on sale for the Open Air Cinema they go fast. This is one of the best things you can do in Sydney and consequently it is extremely popular. Pick out the movies you want to see and get those tickets before they are all sold. Good luck and savour the experience.
American Express Open Air Cinema – Bondi
The American Express Open Air Cinema will fill the Bondi air with music and film as the waves roll onto one of the world’s most famous beaches. The music commences proceedings and movies play out in the cool evening air. It’s kind of magical. There will be food, drink and Bondi’s nightlife to end the perfect day.
Kids in the Park – Sydney Olympic Park, Summer School Holidays
This is one for the kids or to keep the kids busy while you check out the other great things happening in Sydney. Kids in the Park provides a huge range of school holiday activities, lots of which are free. There are activities for creative kids, sporty kids and adventurous kids, including cookies and craft, archery, AFL (Aussie Rules Football), gymnastics, a flying trapeze and science experiments. Click on the link below for more and other school holiday activities in Sydney.
Flickerfest – Bondi – 12th January to 21st January
You are likely to find a visit to the Sydney Flickerfest a highly rewarding experience with awards being given for the best Australian, International Short Film and Best Animation Short Flick. The films are really good too. 🙂
Sydney International – Tennis Centre, Sydney Olympic Park – 7th January to 13th January
How about a spot of tennis? The Sydney International includes superstars of today and tomorrow all battling it out for the championship. Tickets were still available at the time of writing.
Summerama – Pittwater to Sutherland
Summerama is a wonderful program sponsored by Sydney councils up and down the coast. The program consists of various activities from sea kayaking to adventure boat tours to sustainable arts and crafts workshops for kids.
Happy Australia Day! – Thursday, 26th January
There is a big juicy Australia Day long weekend (if you can take Friday off) to celebrate Australia’s National Day and there’s a lot to be done:
Lots to do on Australia Day
There’s the barbie, the snag, the beer and the cricket. There’s the drive, the beach, the surf and the who forgot the bottle opener? There’s the kids, the parents, the oldies, the flags and the face painting. We could go on but I know you wish we wouldn’t. 🙂
Australia Day Events
Suffice to say that there’s lots to do but don’t forget all clubs, organisers, media, government officials and politicians who need you to attend all the official events. How silly are they going to feel if no one shows up? So do your patriotic duty and go to an official Australia Day celebration and yell out ‘Happy Australia Day Sydney100!’ as loud as you can into the nearest microphone – we would love hear from you. 🙂
Aboriginal Heritage Tour – Royal Botanic Garden
The Sydney Festival – the last days
The Sydney Festival ends on Australia Day. There will be tears, there will be sorrow but you can’t party forever(?)
Things to do over the School Holidays
As the holidays stretch on you may need a few ideas on what to do.