Celebrate a very Sydney Australia Day
The best spots in Sydney to celebrate Australia’s national holiday.
Whether you find yourself in Sydney for business or still enjoying a prolonged holiday, Australia Day on January 26 is a chance to see the city come alive with colour and sound.
Here are some of the highlights to keep track of.
Sydney’s hottest precinct, Barangaroo will honour Australia’s first occupants with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony from 7.30am. This will be followed with dancers and singers performing the Wugulora Morning Ceremony at 8am, celebrating the world’s oldest living culture.
The epicentre of the Sydney Festival, Festival Village will host a Village Sideshow constructed from over 100 shipping containers and filled with wild, wonderful and bizarre attractions.
Check out the freaky virtual reality Ghost Train or sing a song on the Karaoke Carousel, plus the Village Pools, Glitterbox, Temple of Din pinball artworks, 10 Minute Dance Parties and more.
In the heart of Sydney’s harbour, the iconic annual Ferrython will take place. The Australia Day Harbour Parade flotilla will come in all shapes and sizes, taking over the stunning waterway.
The Sydney Opera House
Always the centre of activity, the Sydney Opera House will hosting a ticketed concert featuring some of Australia’s most loved musicians including Marcia Hines, Christine Anu, and Anthony Callea with more to be announced!
Of course, the crowning event is the evening fireworks that will take place across Sydney Harbour, lighting up the sky with an awe-inspiring display.
Australia Day will take place on Friday, January 26.
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