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Free Things to do in South West Sydney in December 2015

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Published December 3rd 2015
Because you shouldn't have to pay for joy
Free Things To Do In South West Sydney in December 2015

We spend a lot during the festive season, what with buying presents and decorations and shopping for Christmas fare. Most people have this default approach to the festive season, even when it comes to entertainment over the holidays. This inevitably leads to stress - not what the holiday season is supposed to be about.

So any way you can cut back on the spending - but not the fun - is a clear winner. And opting to keep your activities and outings free is a great way to keep those costs down - without missing out.

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Embrace a freer Christmas


This festive season, as much as you can, change your default to 'free'. Being creative and doing a little research into what is available at no charge in your area will make a huge difference. You may be surprised at how many activities you can do which won't cost you anything. I challenge you to fill your calendar with fun and free events this Christmas - it's not hard. And if you can't find any organise one for your friends and family

For those of you in South West Sydney this December is jam-packed with free events to keep the summer fun going - but not drain your wallet in the process. There are lots more to be found, but I have included a few here to get you started.

Attend Free Local Markets

Sydney has some fantastic local markets and South West Sydney is no exception. There are both excellent farmers markets and also odds and ends markets which can be great for picking up unique gifts.

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Wander the stalls


But, again, there is no need to buy things you don't need. You can simply browse the colourful stalls and take in some free entertainment. These markets can be a good place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at bargain prices, so perhaps do some of your weekly fresh produce shopping while there. You may even save a little on your normal cost of grocery shopping.

Boot Hill Markets

This is a real jumble of a market with the emphasis of it being more of a bric-a-brac market. But this does not diminish it's charm, as there is always something new and interesting to see there. Great for a lazy wonder among the stalls on a Saturday morning.

Liverpool Night Markets

The Liverpool Night Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month, except for January. This coming market will be the last Liverpool Night Market of the year and will be featuring the lighting of the Christmas Tree, the Liverpool City Brass Band, and more. There is entertainment, stalls and lots of food.

Fortunately, there is also free parking at the Warren Service Way Car Park and at the Bathurst Street Car Park. You can also park in Liverpool Plaza or at Westfield Liverpool during mall opening hours.

Cobbitty Village Market

The Cobbitty Village Market has been happening since early 1982 and is a non-profit organization that supports local charities. It is run by volunteers and profits from the market are distributed to needy causes including large organizations like the Guide Dogs, as well as local families in need of help.

There are often around 100 stalls selling a variety of goods including local fruit and vegetables, pot plants and more - with free entertainment to boot. There are lots of food stores, including some vegetarian food, and lots of homemade treats as well. The Markets are held at the Cobbitty Primary School in Cobbitty and runs from 8 am to 1 pm. The Market actually runs most of the year - from March to December. Free parking available. Entry is also free.

Christmas Carols

Going to a caroling event is an essential part of the festive season for many. Don't stay home and watch carols on television. Considering the weather is great this time of year, take the opportunity to attend a recitation - especially an outdoor event.

Carols in The Garden

This annual event is possibly the best free carolling event in the area for it's picturesque location. Carols in the garden is held lakeside at the Australian Botanic Gardens in Mount Annan.

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A different venue for a night of carols


Campbelltown Christmas Carols

This years Campbelltown City Christmas carols will be held at the Campbelltown Sports Stadium. The event goes from 6 pm to 9.30 pm and will be a fun night of singing and fireworks. Celebrity radio hosts Josh and Lyndal from C91.3 FM and TV vet Dr Katrina Warren will also be there.

Carols in The Park

This is set to be a fantastic event to be held at Koshigaya Park, Campbelttown with a whole evening of events lined up for the family. There will be entertainment starting early in the evening, and even free song books so you can sing along with the carols that will be sung with an orchestra in the lead.

Later in the evening there will also be fireworks as the event comes to a close.

Attend one of the above or check out the comprehensive list of caroling events being held in Campbelltown, and near by areas.

New Year's Eve Celebrations

While the Sydney New Year's Celebration fireworks are some of the best in the world, everyone knows how congested it can get. But there are other celebrations happening around Sydney to usher in the New Year.

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Get out for a free event to welcome in the New Year


Campbelltown New Years Eve Celebration

This is an event that will offer you and the family 5 and a half hours of entertainment at Koshigaya Park in Campbelltown. The entertainment begins at 7 pm and there will be an early fireworks display at 9 pm - great for families with small children - in addition to the late display at midnight.

Liverpool New Years Eve Celebrations

Celebrate the New Year with non-stop entertainment on the main stage from 5pm 10pm, rides, free activities for the kids, food stalls, and a fantastic fireworks display on the lake at 9 pm.

More Free Activities in South Western Sydney

Free Bands At The Bradbury

Free bands will play each Saturday night during December, starting from 8:30 pm:

Saturday 12th: Californication: Chilli Peppers Show
Saturday 19th: Crisis
Saturday 24th: Reload
Saturday 26th: Generators

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Free entertainment is always a winner


The Bradbury provides a free shuttle bus that runs from 8 pm 4 am The bus will pick up & drop off within 5 km of the venue.

Annual Fisher's Ghost Art Award Exhibition

The Fisher's Ghost Festival happens in November every year as a tribute to the ghost of Frederick Fisher. Although it only lasts for 10 days, the theme of the festival continues with the Annual Fisher's Ghost Award Exhibition. The exhibition of entries is open until the 12th of December at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

IT & Biscuits - Skype @ HJ Daley Library

Aside from all the frivolity, the holidays can be a perfect opportunity to do some self-directed learning. IT and Biscuits is one such event that can be part of your holiday learning schedule. This is a monthly activity held at the H.J Daley Library in Campbelltown. It is a free event that teaches various different aspects of using the internet and related technologies and runs from 3 pm - 5 pm.
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Why? For a freer festive season
When: Throughout the month of December, 2015
Where: Various locations in South West Sydney
Cost: Free
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Be careful - Cobbity Markets only operates 1st. Saturday each month.. not open in January
by p_no_ (score: 0|2) 1510 days ago
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