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22° & CLOUDY ON MONDAY 10 DECEMBER IN SYDNEY
By Lauren Vadnjal
December 01, 2018
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Sydney This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    December 01, 2018
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      • STEAM MILL LANE CHRISTMAS SNEAKER DRIVE

        Trade your old kicks for a free hot cinnamon doughnut, cookie or bubble tea — and help someone in need.

      • GRAVITY SYSTEM RESPONSE

        Watch a new large-scale public artwork come to life.

      • HUSKEEWEEK

        Your next reusable takeaway cup comes with a week of free coffee.

      • CITY OF SYDNEY SWIMMING POOL OPEN DAY

        Try Sydney's city pools for free on the first day of summer.

      • DONUT PAPI'S FIRST BIRTHDAY

        Redfern's much-loved eatery is celebrating its birthday with 300 free doughnuts.

      • ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

        The Strand Arcade is injecting cheer into your Christmas shop with live instrumental music and gold-flaked cannolis.

      • WATSONS BAY CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET

        Browse through 120 stalls and eat tasty snacks from gourmet food stations.

      • CHANDON S GARDEN AT HELM BAR

        Kick back in a garden oasis just a stone's throw from the city chaos.

      • CHANDON SPRITZ BAR AT THE PACIFIC CLUB

        Beach vibes and a glass of sparkling for just $8.

      • SUNSET SESSIONS AT HOTEL PALISADE

        Sink into the Chandon S Lounge and gaze at the harbour for hours.

      • CARRIAGEWORKS CHRISTMAS FARMERS MARKET 2018

        Stock up on homemade plum puddings, succulent hams and smelly cheeses on just before Christmas.

      • DISNEY'S NUTCRACKER AT THE GROUNDS

        The Grounds of Alexandria has been transformed into a sprawling wonderland of snow, sweets and flowers.

      • THE ROCKS CHRISTMAS MARKETS

        All the Christmas joy in the form of eats, drinks, gifts — and a giant snow globe.

      • THE LANGSTON WEEKENDER

        Some of Sydney's best eateries will head to Epping for a weekend-long street festival.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • NICK CAVE: UNTIL

        The largest solo presentation for Carriageworks to date features five tonnes of crystals, beads and found objects suspended in the air.

      • WORLD RICE FESTIVAL

        Try rice dishes from the likes of Ume, Mate Burger and Donut Papi and head to a free sake masterclass.

      • MODERN MAKERS WORKSHOPS

        A series of free workshops where you can channel your inner Matisse and Picasso with a drink in hand.

      • CHRISTMAS FARE 2018

        Eat, drink and be merry with giftable (and edible) goods from 40 of Sydney's artisans.

      • JJ'S PLACE

        Frankie's and Continental Deli will pop up in Waterloo for a party filled with whiskey, pizza and live music.

      • FRIDA KAHLO: HER PHOTOS

        More than 257 photos from the famed Mexican artist's personal collection head to Bendigo.

      • THE BIG DESIGN MARKET 2018

        Forgo the tired mainstream malls and do your Chrissie shopping at this design extravaganza.

      • SOUNDS ON THE TERRACE 2018

        The MCA and brewers Young Henrys will host monthly gigs at the gallery.

      • PLANTS WITH BITE

        The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

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