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December events in Sydney

In the summertime, Sydney's where we'll be

Visitors enjoying the fare at the Christmas Fare
Photograph: James Horan

As we race towards the 2018 finish line, it’s time to get on top of all the Christmas action in the city and plan for the best New Year’s Eve parties possible. Kids will be using all that sugar strength from advent calendars to gear up for school holidays, but luckily there’s plenty of fun summer activities like outdoor cinemas and massive open air Christmas markets.

It’s also perfect weather to tick off your top picks on the city's list of fab attractions, check out Sydney’s best rooftop bars, or get sweaty at these unusual fitness classesGo for gold! 

December's best events

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition
Museums, Science

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition

icon-location-pin Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

Ever wondered which Star Wars character you most resemble? Luke, Leia, Solo, Rey, Finn, Chewie, Vader or Yoda? In this new exhibition you’ll be invited to a galaxy far, far away to create your own Star Wars identity, using specialist technology and Star Wars costumes, models, props and artwork. 

Man sits and looks down camera.
Photograph: Supplied
Things to do, Exhibitions

Akira Isogawa

icon-location-pin Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

He's recognised as one of the country’s most respected designers, and Akira Isogawa has made a name for himself as a pioneer of modern Australian and Asian fusion fashion. In this exclusive Powerhouse Museum exhibition, visitors can explore Isogawa’s creative impulses, cultural influences and design background. 

It's the biggest party of the year

Aerial shot of Sydney Harbour as the fireworks go off on New Year's Eve
Photograph: Destination NSW
Things to do, Fireworks

New Year's Eve in Sydney

Sydney's NYE celebrations are world famous, and for good reason. But no one likes crowds. Here's how to have a good time, including knowing where to pee and when to kick-on, on December 31.

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