Winter Festival

Winter Festival

A two week long frosty festival featuring DJs, bands, live performances, fireworks, a winter foodie market, giant ice slide and a harbourside ice rink.
08 Jun 2021
20 Jun 2021

SydneySolstice-Logo.jpgSlide off your slippers and swap your robe for pants because Darling Harbour Winter Festival is giving you a better reason than ever to go outside this June. 

The entire Darling Harbour landscape will come alive with a winter festival atmosphere featuring free activities, fireworks, live performances, decorations and the precinct’s best eating and drinking. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Sydney for all ages this solstice!

Wondering what’s on at Sydney’s most exciting winter event? 

  • A live performance stage at Tumbalong Park featuring DJs and live bands and a special winter foodie market in Tumbalong Park, featuring warming winter classics and Sydney’s best eating and drinking on 11 - 14 & 17 - 20 June.
  • Themed decorations throughout Darling Harbour to help you get into the frosty spirit. 
  • LuminoSydney presented by Foti Fireworks. This modern celebration of light and energy will feature lighting, pyrotechnics and special effects to light up the Sydney sky and bring people together. Two firework shows at 7.30pm and 9pm will take place Friday to Monday (11 - 14 June) and Thursday to Saturday (17 - 19 June). 
  • A giant arctic ice slide and themed harbourside ice-skating rink by Cockle Bay, with regular skating displays and ice dancers.

    Still have Dine & Discover vouchers to spend? Time's running out to use them up! Redeem them with a spin on the ice-skating rink (when purchasing tickets at the ice rink, not online) and a meal before or after you come.

Think that sounds exciting? Well there’s much, much more to come this winter at Darling Harbour. Subscribe to Darling Harbour’s email list to keep updated and make sure you don’t miss out on exciting events and offers.

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What's on

Don’t spend this winter holed up at home! Hit pause on Netflix and enjoy the glowing atmosphere and frosty fun of Darling Harbour’s biggest ever Winter Festival. 

Kicking off with a bang in celebration of Lunar New Year, Darling Harbour fireworks are set to return on Saturday 29 January 2022.  
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Darling Harbour Winter Festival Markets
Warm up with MasterChef desserts, waffles, baos, mulled wine and live music at Darling Harbour’s Winter Festival Markets.
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Dine & Discover
Get out in the sunshine by the sea and use your Dine and Discover at one of Darling Harbour’s many COVID-safe restaurants, bars, cafes and attractions.
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Music and Markets

See some of Australia's most exciting DJs and performers live for free on the Tumbalong Stage and grab a bite to eat from one of 20+ food and drink stalls. 

Nothing warms the body and the soul more in winter than a boogie to a little live music. Bring your ears and your dancing shoes and get down to Tumbalong Park Thursdays to Sundays from 10 - 20 June to enjoy free live music from your favourite local performers at the Tumbalong Stage.

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What goes with music and dancing better than anything? Food and drink of course! To get your night started, the Tumbalong Stage will be surrounded by over 20 stalls at the Darling Harbour Winter Festival Market serving everything from handmade waffles and gelato to mulled wine and bao. To keep your cosy there’ll be heaters, European style winter chalets and comfy alpine seating too!

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Sydney Solstice at Darling Harbour

Warm your soul with this winter celebration of Darling harbour's vibrant arts, culture, food and entertainment.

Special offers

Coming in for Darling Harbour's Winter Fest? Explore without leaving a hole in your wallet with these limited time offers.

Parking Offer

$25 Weekend All Day parking

Park for just $25 all day on Saturday or Sunday at Harbourside Car Park

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