Sydney winters mightn't be known for their ice and snow; however, that doesn't mean you can't slide across a frozen surface in the centre of the city. From June 29 to July 22, St Mary's Cathedral forecourt will become a winter wonderland thanks to the return of the Skating At Sydney Festival.
With the event back for another year, all of the frosty fabulousness Sydneysiders know and love will return to the CBD. It's the next best thing to heading to Europe when it's oh-so-cool, just without the bone-chilling, teeth-chattering cold.
The lineup of events includes not only regular ice skating, but a 'date and skate' night each Tuesday, plus a 90-themed disco evening every Thursday from 5pm. This will see you skating to 90s bangers and sipping $10 espresso martinis.
Entry to the area is free, but you'll have to pay for all of the fun stuff, with the fest open from 10am–9pm Monday to Wednesday, 10am–11pm on Thursday and Friday, 9am–11pm on Saturdays and 9am–10pm on Sundays.