Top 10 Sydney Culture On this week 29/12/2019
New Years Eve is about family. The entire family of intoxicants.
10) Whiskies of the World
What: Whether you’re a seasoned whisky connoisseur or learning the ropes, this very exclusive masterclass with Whisky Pete from Gentleman’s Cabinet is perfect for you! Go on a journey of drams from around the globe. Beginning in Japan, followed by a short stop in Ireland, across the pond to Scotland. Then swinging by and visiting our friends in the U.S.A. and finally back home to Australia for some patriotic pride! Enjoy a two hour masterclass, immersing yourself and your friends in the art of enjoying whisky & great company.
Why: Free movement around the world in one of the only ways left: drunk and static.
9) Streetwise Newtown Food Tour
What: Creative, quirky, and colourful, a visit to Newtown is a must do Sydney experience. Explore the eat streets and back streets of Newtown on a foodlovers’ walking tour. Visit eclectic cafes and taste a delicious selection of sweet and savoury food. You’ll find ethically produced fashion, as well as the best eateries, including a mix of meat and vegetarian options. Indulge in some of the top eats in Newtown and discover laneways of colourful street art up close, as well as hear about Newtown’s colourful and infamous past.
Why: Just make sure you get out of Newtown by sundown. The lockout laws still have not been fully lifted yet and the war-horn of the temporarily displaced Kings Cross angry drunks sounds at around 8.00pm.
8) Six the Musical
4th January-5th March
What: Introducing the six wives of Henry VIII; the rebellious heroines of history taking to the mic to tell their story. Get ready for the Australian premiere of this electrifying smash hit pop musical that’s taken the West End by storm.
Why: Legitimately say you’ve been to a performance of Marlow. No one will hear you not say the ‘e’.
7) Gulgong Folk Festival
What: This December, the unique, historic town of Gulgong will come alive with the Gulgong Folk Festival. There will be several venues with live music, markets in Coronation Park, Poets breakfasts, workshops, blackboard concerts and street busking. The John Dengate political songwriting competition is also on again. The headline Act will be The Bushwackers
Why: Disappear into the bushes for a few days and emerge with a conversational gamut of politics-themed rhetoric. Go on. Do it.
6) Toy Box: Disney Edition
What: Toy Box is back again in 2020, and they’re celebrating all things Disney! Enter the Toy Box, an evening of drag shows, comedy, art and performance. Toy Box is a new event that’s dedicated to creating a safe and inviting space for queer performers and audiences to enjoy performances in a comfortable and sit-down atmosphere.
Why: Because Walt Disney was all about Nazis. Sorry, we meant inclusivity.
5) New Year’s Eve at Sailmaker
What: Settle in for a fun evening with friends and family and enjoy the Seafood Table offering before heading out to watch the midnight fireworks over Darling Harbour.
Why: A calm evening full of bottom-feeding shrimp. And a seafood platter.
4) Conscious NYE White Party
What: A conscious NYE celebration incorporating ancient rituals, world music, dance, DJs, meditation, art therapy, healing space and inspiring workshops all brought together into one transformational journey and unforgettable experience not to be missed. Welcome to YOUR New Years Eve Experience, celebrate with like minded conscious community, a sacred space to connect & dance the night away, collectively we make the night together, collectively we co-create the future decade. Join the final Conscious Warehouse Party, closing off the year 2019 in high vibes and bringing in 2020 with intentions to co-create a brighter future for humanity & the planet.
Why: It’s entirely alcohol-free. Entirely. This is a warning.
3) New Years Eve VIP Balcony
What: This NYE Coogee Bay Hotel’s balcony and function centre transforms into an exclusive VIP pre-party. Guests will be granted exclusive access to the Coogee Bay Hotel balcony overlooking The Garden and Coogee Beach with prime views of Coogee Bay’s 9pm fireworks. While embracing the vibrant new year’s atmosphere guests will be treated to 3 hours of delicious canapes and beverages including beer, wine, bubbles and more!
Why: You’re a very important person. And you will believe that until two seconds after the last bit of firework smoke drifts away. Enjoy the suicidal come-down.
2) New Year’s Eve at The Squire’s Landing
What: With 270 degree views spanning Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, The Squire’s Landing promises you one of the city’s most stunning spots to take in the fireworks on New Year’s Eve. The Upper Deck has floor to ceiling windows with views out to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera and The Forecourt is the ultimate party space! Come dressed in your finest, ready to have your snap taken by a professional photographer who will be roaming The Squire’s Landing capturing every single moment.
Why: What could be better than getting increasingly more drunk whilst being constantly photographed?
1) New Year’s Eve Family Fireworks
What: A spectacular fireworks display will set the night alight by the bay at Brighton Le Sands. To get the best view, head to Lady Robinsons Beach and watch the amazing fireworks explode in the sky.
Why: Bring your small sensitive-eared children to terrifying sky explosions.