It's true that Christmas shopping can be nothing but a nightmarish tussle of overcrowded shopping centres and overblown credit cards. But it can also be a lot of fun. The trick is doing it right. And key to that is having a cocktail in your hand — which is exactly what'll be on offer at Since I Left You's Xmas market on Saturday, December 16.
More specifically, the CBD bar's cocktail menu will feature Christmas-inspired specials, such as a summer mulled wine, boozy eggnog and Mum's Chrissy punch. And you'll be matching them with toasties, packed with ham, caramelised onion and Gruyere cheese, or turkey, brie and cranberry.
But don't forget, in your boozy, toastie haze, that you're there to get your shopping done. Between 3pm and 9pm, a bunch of Sydney's hardest-working, most talented makers will be peddling their wares in SILY's carriageways and courtyard. Adding to the festive spirit will be live music by Jerome Fandor, playing souled-out versions of Christmas classics, followed by the Post Pluto Intergalactic Groove Committee with a mix of hip hop, funk, soul and disco.