Sydney – 5 Super fun things to do in December

Film, food, art, sport, sky-diving!
Here’s a list of 5 fun things to do in Sydney this month.


1. AniMate Film Festival: World student films collection

Animation Still For The Anmate Student Film Festival In Sydney Australia

Head to the Dendy in Newtown to see the best of Season 1 films and meet the film makers. There are films from Ukraine, France, Canada, Denmark, Norway, China, Greece, Germany, USA, Israel, United Kingdom, Japan, and Taiwan.

Saturday 10 December

6pm to 8pm

Cost: Adult $22

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2. Newtown food and street art, small group tour

Title Image For The Newtown Food And Street Art Tour - Sydney Australia

This tour includes 4 food stops, sampling cuisine from; Egypt, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Thailand, Japan, “Australia” and more. Vegetarians and vegans will be happy too.

You’ll visit a popular local brewery for a shared tasting paddle or a glass of craft beer, hear about Newtown’s history, people and development, and you’ll be taken to see some of  Newtown’s best street art – learn about the artists, their styles and their stories. This is a tour even Sydneysiders enjoy.

Sundays, 3pm to 6pm

Cost: Adult $65

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3. Van Gogh Alive – immersive experience

Title Image For Van Gogh Alive Immersive Experience At Moore Park, Sydney Australia

Be surrounded by colour, light, sound, and fragrance in this multi-sensory international art experience.

The Grand Pavilion is a specially designed and constructed 25,000 square foot gallery at the Entertainment Quarter, Sydney. Van Gogh Alive features the images of Van Gogh from floor to ceiling and wrap around. It’s a fully immersive experience with its very own Van Gogh themed bar. Bring a friend and your cameras!

The Grand Pavilion

The Entertainment Quarter

Moore Park

Unti 12 Feb

Cost: From $39

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4. Lexis English Student Tours

Title Image For The Lexis Sydney Tandem Sky-Dive Student Tour.

If you’re a Lexis English student don’t forget to check out the tours on offer this month! Look for the posters in the Student Lounge and book online. Here’s a sample of what’s on offer:

14,000 ft Tandem Skydive!

The only Skydive operation where you can actually watch your friends every step of the way. They will gear up right in front of you, board the aircraft right in front of you and land right in front of you.

  • Freefall from up to 14,000ft
  • Fast Jet engine aircraft with magnificent coastal and blue mountain views and Sydney city skyline
  • Video and Photos of your Skydive available
  • FREE souvenir 4 Gig USB Flash drive loaded with your skydive video and or photos with every video package purchased

Age: 18 years +

Cost: $329

Spot X Surf Camp

Fully qualified instructors with level one beginner and level two advanced coaching qualifications to ensure you surf at your best. Instructors are in the water with you assisting every step of the way. Photo and video analysis to help you see where your surfing is at.

Spot X has amazing waves with access to a variety of breaks to suit the absolute beginner to the intermediate and advanced surfer. Wide range of boards and wetsuits, to ensure that you get the best equipment for your size and ability to assist your surfing journey.

17-20 December

Duration: 4 Days, 3 nights

Starts / Ends: Brisbane (transfer to/from Spot X)

Cost: $579 (Sydney-Brisbane airfares not included)

5. United Cup – International Tennis Tournament

Title Image United Cup Tennis TournamentThe United Cup is a mixed-gender hard-court tennis tournament featuring teams from 18 countries. The tournament will be played across Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, over 11 days. Cheer your country on (and Australia too!).

Ken Rosewall Arena

Sydney Olympic Park

29 Dec – 4 Jan | Finals: 6 – 8 Jan

Cost: From $40

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Holidays are coming!

Remember! Lexis English students – there are no classes 24 December – 2 January inclusive. Classes restart Tuesday 3 January!

What’s on and fun things to do

To find out what’s on in Sydney each week, students can check the notice board in the Student Lounge, visit the Lexis Sydney blog, as well as websites like City of Sydney and Manly Events.

Stay safe at the beach!

IMPORTANT: To stay safe on Sydney’s beaches, watch a video in your home language here.

About Lexis Sydney on Manly Beach

Lexis Sydney provides quality education experiences in Elementary English, IELTS Preparation, Cambridge FCE and Cambridge CAE.

The college is open 13 hours a day Monday-Friday, with classes in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. The average class size is 12-13 students.

General English courses run year-round. Most students are aged 18 years and over, and at certain times of the year, a Junior program is offered. This is for students aged 12-17 and incorporates lots of fun activities and beach sports.

Get in touch to enquire about bookings from April 2023 or download the Lexis English 2023 Brochure here.

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