Darling Harbour Winter Festival
A winter wonderland with ice skating rinks, giant arctic slides and fireworks — right by the harbour.
While Sydney's inner city isn't blessed with snow each winter, you can pretend you're in some village in the European alps at the Darling Harbour Winter Festival. Don your mittens — and that beanie you knitted during lockdown — and zoom down a giant arctic slide, spin around an ice rink, watch fireworks glittering over the harbour and snack and sip on warming winter treats at the sprawling food market at Tumbalong Park. There'll be live performances, DJs and bands, too, for when you just want to soak up the atmosphere. And, if you haven't yet put those Dine & Discover vouchers to good use, you can redeem them for a session on the rink or something to eat from the market after.