There’s something magical in those glowing lights, colorful wreaths and symbolic mistletoe that makes us want to hug someone we love and exchange gifts of kindness. Here’s a clue: you are your own someone special and you can gift yourself a trip to one of Australia’s finest cities, Sydney. You wouldn’t believe how satisfying can be to travel alone during holidays. You can choose your own adventures, without making unwanted compromises and meet new people. Still, travelling solo can be uncomfortable if you don’t have some basic idea where you will go and what you will do. Hopefully, this guide will help you with that.
Catch Some Sun
Unlike most of the world, where the weather in December is cold and wet, this is the time when summer starts in Sydney, so the temperatures will rise and there will be a lot of sun. If you are lucky enough to stay in this city during Christmas holidays, the best thing you can do is to head for the beach. After all, going to the beach at Christmas Day is a true Aussie tradition. Some of the most popular beaches to visit during this period are Bondi and Coogee. You can meet some fun people there, and if you would prefer to stay alone, bring a book, listen to some music or do something to keep yourself interested, and no one will bother you.
Enjoy the Playful Santa Festivals
Sydney is jam-packed with events preceding and following Christmas, and most of them are extremely fun. Santa Fest that takes place in Darling Harbour (24th November to Christmas Eve) includes a bunch of Santas walking on stilts. If you want to join the largest party in Australia, you can even participate in some of these happenings. You can participate in the Big Santa Hunt in the same area and hunt down nine Santas, collect letters from them and, in the end, get a Christmas present for free.
Find a Friend
Sydney is an enormous city, and sometimes it is even hard for Sydneysiders to find friends in their surroundings. Still, they are very pleasant to foreigners and love to share their knowledge about local happenings and hotspots. The easiest way to get to know them? Introduce yourself, start talking, and maybe you get a pen pal for life. Or find a foreigner like you and exchange experiences about the city. A simple way to get to know someone, and save a lot of money along the way is to share affordable accommodation. This way, you will have a friend who will be able to go on city tours with you and the money to afford the tours that are not free.
Visit a Christmas-Themed Event
Christmas Eve is full of amazing festivals and fireworks, and it is something that anyone can enjoy, even alone. Christmas Fireworks at Cockle Bay has everything this holiday should have: carols, tree, smiley faces and fireworks. A wide range of entertaining activities is organized in George Street every year. If you want to attend a truly unique Christmas celebration then The Sydney Hills Christmas Sky Show should be your choice. If you’re wondering what to do during the day, you can go on a Christmas Day Lunch Cruise.
Take a Walk
In the end, you can take a simple scenic walk on the beach trail from The Spit to Manly. The track leading from Spit to Manly beach is a combination of walking through small bays, paved pathways and lush bush. It will take you a few hours (3 – 4) to finish this coastal walk, but after it, you’ll feel terrific. Among the many amazing sites you’ll see along the way are Reef Beach, Spit Bridge and Grotto Point Lighthouse.
So, you see, you can be alone on Christmas in Sydney, but you can never be bored in this Australian metropolis. Now get out your comfort zone and enjoy yourself!