Ultimate Guide to Enjoy Winter to the Fullest in Sydney

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Summer has gone and winter has officially come. Winter is usually portrayed as dreary short days, freezing nights and depressing lives in music videos or movies. But hold on, the winter in Sydney may surprise you. It’s time to stop hibernating and get out of bed! Enjoy the winter to the fullest in Sydney!

Are we all set? Let’s go!

1. Vivid Sydney Festival

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Vivid Sydney Festival is a festival that you can’t miss. Vivid Sydney 2017 will be held on 26th May to 17th June this year. Vivid Sydney is the largest light and music festivals in Australia!

During the above period, Sydney will be taken over by the most creative artists. The Vivid Light will light up and sparkle to some of the iconic landmarks in Australia, including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Cadman’s Cottage. I’ll tell you a secret. The Rocks is usually the best place to see the major projections. You can just sit back and enjoy the lights with your family and friends in that hidden world of magic. Don’t forget to download the Vivid Sydney app to plan for your trip!

What’s the best thing about Vivid Sydney? It’s totally free!

Find out more details at www.vividsydney.com.

2. Snow Trip

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“Do you want to build a snowman?” Yes, I do! If you fancy some exciting activities, I highly recommend you to ski or snowboard in the snowy mountains. You can join a tour to Thredbo or Perisher so you don’t need to rent the equipment and search for the accommodation by yourself. New to skiing or snowboarding? No worries, there are different trails for beginners! You can also join the lessons and have a taste of it first. So, no matter you are beginners or experts, you can totally enjoy yourself in the snow!

Taking a sip of hot chocolate with the stunning scenery of snow is the best thing in winter! Don’t just imagine, start planning the trip now!

3. Sydney Winter Festival

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When there is a Winter Wonderland in United Kingdom, we have a Sydney Winter Festival here. It’s like a carnival!

Sydney Winter Festival is one of the largest winter events in Australia, featuring open-air ice-skating with traditional European culinary delights and captivating entertainment. You can go ice skating, slide down from the inflatable slides or just eat! It’s all about play and eat all day!

Pencil it down on your schedule now!

Find out more details at http://winterfestival.com.au.

4. Christmas on the Beach

Source: Bondi Winter Magic website

Everyone knows Christmas is in December. But here in Australia, Christmas is in JULY! Unbelievable? Bondi Winter Magic is coming back again in June. You will be putting on skates and glide gracefully across the largest beachside rink. Do not have the gears with you? No worries, the rental service will get you covered.

What’s more, there will be whales arching out of the water and dolphins catching the waves. They will be so close to shore. You can swim with them if the water is not that cold!

Have a romantic date or fun time with your beloved ones!

Find out more details at http://www.bondiwintermagic.org.au.

5. City to Surf

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Having too much food in winter? It’s time to burn fat! The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac will be held on August 13 (Sunday) this year.

City2Surf is a popular marathon that is held annually in Sydney. It is a fun charity run. The route is approximately 14km. City2Surf also offers different starting time for different runners. So no matter you are a professional runner or amateur, you can choose the most appropriate time slot according to your abilities. Either you run or jog, make sure to enjoy and have fun!

Meanwhile, you can enrol the event and be the Charity Superstar. You will be providing much needed fundraising support for your preferred charity, such as National Breast Cancer Foundation and Food Bank NSW. It is a great opportunity to contribute and make a real difference!

Find out more details at http://city2surf.com.au.

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