Sydney Winter Festival 2011

22 July 2011

Sydney winter festival

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Promising to transform the heart of the city into a winter wonderland, the Australian Winter Festival returns to Sydney for its third consecutive year.  Located at the Sydney CBD’s iconic Cathedral Square, Sydneysiders won’t have to travel far to get the real feel and taste of winter in 2011 with this year’s festival offering up a unique atmosphere and cozy feeling of alpine celebrations.

Undoubtedly the highlight of this year’s winter festival will be the country’s largest open-air ice-skating rink. Measuring an impressive 1,000m², this magical winter wonderland is set to entice Sydneysiders out of hibernation in 2011.

The festival also combines a unique selection of concerts, an exciting array of gourmet winter food from over 20 winter-loving countries, snow sports, and classic winter films on a giant cinema screen. With a little something for the whole family to enjoy there’s also a petting zoo filled with lots of cute and fluffy things for visitors to pet and play with

Getting there:

Public transport is the best method to travel to and from the festival.

Train: The nearest station is St. James train station, which is a 5-10 minute walk to Cathedral Square.

Sydney Ice rinkBus: Sydney Buses have two constant services that stop only minutes from the Winter Festival site.

Bus no. 200, City service to Macquarie Street.

Bus no. 323, City to Martin Place (Elizabeth Street).

Alternatively, you can jump on the Sydney Explorer and jump off at stop number 13, which is located only minutes away from the festival site.

Open Time

12pm to 10pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday.

The Sydney Winter Festival provides a unique environment for mingling with family and friends, entry is free of charge.

  • Paula Harris

    Wow I wasn’t sure it got cold enough to ice skate there. Ok well I am ready to move to Australia and sell my house. Who will be my friend?