If you’re planning a girl’s day out in the lead up to Christmas, there are quite a few activities that will be available in Sydney. We’ve put together a rough itinerary for you to work around, and hopefully provide some inspiration for your girls’ day out in Sydney!
Pancakes on the Rocks
Open 24 hours a day, Pancakes on the Rocks is an ideal place to drop into at any time during the day for a meal. They provide serve traditional breakfast- and dessert-style pancakes, but also have more savoury options available for lunch and dinner—or simply for those who are looking for something a bit out of the norm.
Lunch in Chinatown/Paddy’s Markets
Chinatown is one of Sydney’s most famous areas, showcasing the Chinese culture of the area. The main street is filled with restaurants, so any fan of Chinese food is sure to find something that they’ll enjoy.
And after you’ve eaten, Paddy’s Markets are located right nearby—there are all sorts of stalls to browse through, so you’re almost certain to find a shopping bargain or two.
David Jones Christmas Windows
Running from the 10th November through to the 24th December, the David Jones Christmas windows will no doubt be a spectacular display. Held each year, the windows have become a highly popular part of Sydney’s Christmas decorations.
Located in Castlereagh Street, the store will also be hosting a large number of Christmas-themed activities, including photos with Santa, a Magic Cave and the David Jones Staff Choir.
High Tea at QVB
Just a short walk away from the Christmas displays at David Jones is the Queen Victoria Building. Its highest level is home to the Tea Room, one of Sydney’s most elegant settings for high tea. Relax here for the afternoon in comfortable surroundings, until you make your way onto the next activity of the day.
From 24th November through til the 24th December, red and white will be the dominant colours down at Darling Harbour. Santa Fest kicks off this year with a bang, and every day there will be Christmas-themed events (primarily carols) taking place.
The opening evening promises to be amongst the most spectacular, featuring the arrival of Santa, a boat parade and the lighting of the Darling Harbour Christmas tree. If you’re able to get there, don’t miss it!
Finishing up for the day
After such a long day of food and activities, you may well want to stay in the city overnight, rather than making your way back home. There are quite a number of Sydney hotels available, but be warned—you will want to book well in advance. December is one of the busiest months for these businesses, and it’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to just turn up to the hotel of your choice on the night and expect to be able to get a room. If you’re deciding to make a night of it, it may even be worthwhile getting your hands on some Christmas hamper baskets for everyone who’s staying.