The Best of Christmas: Sydney, Brisbane, Perth
We know when you've been sleeping, we know when you're awake. Just joking, that'd be creepy, but we do know you've been looking for Christmas events across your cities. If Christmas is becoming a bore and yesterday's advent calendar chocolate tastes just like today's, then you need something to break you out of your Christmas funk, to make it a funky Christmas.
Looking for some spiffy presents for your friends and loved ones this Christmas, but don't want to break the bank? Christmas markets are the answer. In Sydney you can't go past the Chatswood Christmas Market
for all the doodads you need and a whole lot that you don't, and the Bondi Farmers' Market
for great food in the heart of Australia's famous beachside suburb. In Brisbane stop by the hip BrisStyle Indie Twilight Christmas Market
, which has everything for the most discerningly cool Christmas shoppers, or if you love only the freshest of food on your Christmas plate head to the famous Chandler Market
. Perthites have a bevy of options, from the iconic Freo Markets
with over 100 Christmases under their belts, to the Twilight Hawkers Market
(who will also host a Nativity Concert
) and the all-natural Farm Growers Markets
, which are perfect for those who refuse to eat anything less than delicious on Christmas Day.
If you love to sing and you feel like you've outgrown your shower as a stage, you could head down to your local caroling event and belt out some tunes. Promise we won't judge your singing voice, we love embarrassingly nostalgic Christmas tunes too. You can't go past the tried and true Aussie tradition of Carols by Candlelight - these annual festive celebrations are being held in both Perth
this weekend. Meanwhile Brisvegans can carol with a twist at The Night the River Sings
, which combines carols and
Christmas boats. Fancy.
If you need somewhere to hide from the oldies and young'uns until it's time for the gift giving, you could hit up some nightlife hot spots. The Counterfeit Tribute Night
at Sydney's Town Hall Hotel will be forging all your favourite Chrissy hits, while The Comedy Store's hilarious Christmas shows
will leave your face redder then Santa's hat. Electric Playground members in Brisbane get their very own Christmas party
(but the doorman will be checking his list, he'll be checking it twice, so make sure you register before heading along). Perth's Villa Nightclub will be hosting a Christmas Eve White Party
, as well as the Oh Snap! Christmas Party
, where New Found Gloryhole will play a night of dirty punk covers. Don't get too messy though, lest your aunties and uncles judge you.
We fully endorse indulging your inner child on a regular basis, especially during the Christmas period (if you're good maybe you'll get that Lego set you always wanted). In Brisbane you can show the big kid that you are at the Burpengary Christmas Lights
, because nothing says Christmas more than neighbours spending months trying to outdo each other with their lighting arrangements. Those looking for a nostalgia hit in Perth can hit up the Christmas Pageant
, complete with classy sausage sizzle and plenty of rides. We know you'd love a white Christmas in Sydney, but while there's sadly no snow at Thredbo
at this time of year, there's still plenty of Christmas fun to be had up in the mountains.