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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published December 17th 2019
Start the year with these “funtastic” free & ticketed events
Welcome the New Year with events including festivals, music, theatre, performing arts, concerts, sports, family-friendly, workshops and much more.

The list below includes free & ticketed events across Sydney and surrounds.

1. Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus
When: Saturday, 28 December 2019- 4 January 2020
Where: West HQ, 55 Sherbrooke St, Rooty Hill
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Concessions: $35pp & Children: $25pp
Details: The internationally renowned Circa Contemporary Circus will be presenting Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus. This modern-day story will feature a man known as Mozart amid a storm of power, wigged, and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops, and twirls. There will be mischievous acrobats and multi-skilled musician. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Coliseum Theatre Facebook


2. Field Day 2020
When: Wednesday, 1 January 2020: From: 12:00pm
Where: The Domain, Art Gallery Road, Sydney
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: There will be a jam-packed program that will include party music, mix of house, hip-hop, indie, and electronic. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from FIELD DAY Facebook


3. Shrek the Musical
When: Wednesday, 1 January 2020: From: 7:30pm
Where:Sydney Lyric Theatre , Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
Cost: Tickets from $49.90pp
Details: Shrek the Musical is a hilarious story of everyone's favourite ogre that will be brought to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre, not a handsome prince, shows up to rescue a feisty princess. The Musical will feature 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Lyric Theatre Facebook


4.Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars
When: Thursday, 2 January 2020: From 3:40pm
Where:Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: See website
Details: Do not miss out on the fun and excitement of the 9th season of the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) this summer! Sydney Thunder will be taking on Melbourne Stars this January and there will be plenty of family-friendly entertainment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Thunder Facebook


5. Domain Pink Test: Australia vs New Zealand
When: Friday, 3-7 January 2020: 10:30am-6pm
Where: Sydney Cricket Ground, Driver Avenue, Moore Park
Cost: Adults: $30pp, Concession: $23pp, Children (4-15yrs): $10pp & Family: $65 per family.
Details: The iconic Domain Pink Test will be loaded with great and fun experiences, as well as watching Australia take on New Zealand! The SCG will be a sea of pink as the Australian cricket community celebrates the amazing work of the McGrath Foundation. Click here for a website.

Image Courtesy from McGrath Foundation Facebook


6. The Australian Ballet's Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker
When: Saturday, 4 January 2020
Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay
Cost: Tickets range from $44-$56pp
Details: This interactive child-friendly, educational ballet production encourages the little ones to learn, practice making magic as well as exploring their love for dance. The performance will feature a narrator and a festive cast of characters. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Ballet Facebook


7. Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
When: Tuesday, 7, 9 & 14 January 2020: From 8pm
Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Edwin Flack Avenue & Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: See website.
Details: Music icon Sir Elton John will showcase his epic Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour with a performance featuring his thick catalogue of hits, including beloved songs "Bennie and the Jets", "Tiny Dancer", "Rocket Man", "Crocodile Rock", "Philadelphia Freedom", and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Elton John Facebook


8. School Holidays – Kids Trivia
When: Wednesday, 8 January 2020: 10:30am–1:00pm
Where: St Marys Rugby League Club, Cnr Forrester Rd and Boronia Rd, St Marys
Cost: Adults: $2pp & Children: $10pp
Details: The little ones will be entertained these school holidays with this event! The event will showcase a Kids Trivia with plenty of prizes to be won. Suitable for children ages 5-12 years. Click here for the website.

9. FOMO 2020
When: Saturday, 11 & 12 January 2020: 12:00pm–11:00pm
Where: Parramatta Park, Cnr Pitt and Macquarie Streets, Parramatta
Cost: $139.90pp
Details: There will be two acts that will feature an all-inclusive festival lineup featuring Canadian producer and genre joyrider Kaytranada, American rap goddess Lizzo, French DJ and producer Madeon and English track spinner Jax Jones. There will also be other acts including Meduza, ChillinIt, Triple J Unearthed, Rico Nasty, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from FOMO Facebook


10. Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes
When: Saturday, 11 January 2020: From 6:10pm
Where: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: $20pp
Details: Do not miss the excitement and fun of the 9th season of the KFC Big Bash League. The event will be packed with fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Showground Facebook


11. Carmen
When: Saturday, 11 January 2020: From 7:30pm
Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay
Cost: Tickets from: $47.00pp
Details: In the colourful streets of a colonial city, Carmen is a red hot spark. She sings her siren song, and suddenly, Don José's world is alight with a volatile fire. This vibrant production of Bizet's opera features glamorous girls and bull¬fighting boys in eye-popping colours. There are smugglers in suits, parades and punches, lust and loathing aplenty. Click here for the website.

12. Polynesian Lunch & Dinner Cruise
When: Saturday, 11 January 2020: 1pm-3pm & 6:45pm-9:45pm
Where: Prestige Harbour Cruises, King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Cost: $99pp
Details: There will be spectacular Polynesian entertainment with Party DJ, live performances, buffet feast including hot dishes, desserts and tropical island fruit platters. Click here for the website.



13. Penn & Teller: The World's Greatest Comedy Magicians
When: Saturday, 11, 12, 14, 15 & 16 January 2020
Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay
Cost: See website.
Details: Penn & Teller will bring their record-breaking Las Vegas live show to Australia this January. There will be entertainment, unconventional magic tricks, comedic mime, bumbling "blunders", and more. Click here for the website.

14. Open Air Cinema: Aladdin
When: Saturday, 11 January 2020: 5:30pm-9pm
Where: Pittwater Rd, Brookvale
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly outdoor cinema experience will feature a screening of Aladdin (2019). Do not forget to bring your picnic rug and enjoy an evening under the stars! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Northern Beaches Council Facebook


15. Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa– D.R.E.A.M. The Tour
When: Monday, 13 & 14 January 2020: From 7pm
Where: International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Cost: See website
Details: This January, YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa will be bringing her D.R.E.A.M tour to Sydney and the show will feature overflows of colour and energy. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from JoJo Siwa Facebook


16. Kids Vs Wild– Water Fun
When: Monday, 13 January 2020: 10am-12pm
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Road, Mount Annan
Cost: $20pp
Details: This child-friendly event will feature two hours of water fun. In this event, the little ones will learn how to make a water filter, run the wet sponge gauntlet, explore the ponds, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


17. Eco Art for Kids
When: Monday, 13 January 2020: 1pm-3pm
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Road, Mount Annan
Cost: $22pp
Details: This kids workshop is suited for children ages 5-12yrs and will feature nature-based art games, working with range of art mediums and natural materials to make a series of works. All materials will be provided. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


18. Kids Fun Days Holiday Club
When: Monday, 13-17 January 2020: 8:45am-3pm
Where: Chinese and Australian Baptist Church, 235 Pennant Hills Road, Thornleigh
Cost: Tickets range from $16-$95pp
Details: This school holiday event will feature an epic African adventure with sing & play, games, cinema experiences, imagination station, special events, and more. Suited for children in Year 1-6. Click here for the website.

19. Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades
When: Wednesday, 15 January 2020: From 7:00pm
Where: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: See website.
Details: This summer the KFC Big Bash League will be returning back and will include plenty of fun and excitement. Click here for the website.

20. Aboriginal Weaving Class for Children
When: Wednesday, 15 January 2020: 10am-12pm
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Road, Mount Annan
Cost: $29pp
Details: The little ones will learn skills and knowledge of the art of weaving and basket making that has been part of the Aboriginal culture of weavers. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


21. Sydney Sixers Vs Hobart Hurricanes
When: Thursday, 16 January 2020: 7:10pm-11:10pm
Where: Sydney Cricket Ground, Driver Avenue, Moore Park
Cost: See website.
Details: Do not miss the Sydney Sixers take on Hobart Hurricanes this summer! There will be plenty of family-friendly entertainment and fun. Click here for the website.

22. The Life of Us Musical
When: Thursday, 16 January 2020: 7:30pm-9pm
Where: Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point
Cost: Adults: $59pp & Concession: $52pp
Details: This ground-breaking musical follows the long-distance romance of Charlie and Ellie. Forced apart by circumstances, they maintain their relationship through technology, but how much connection can a person truly feel through a screen? Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hayes Theatre Co Facebook


23. Spotlight Prowl for Kids
When: Friday, 17 January 2020: 8:30pm-10pm
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Road, Mount Annan
Cost: $22pp
Details: This family-friendly event will include joining the Gardens experienced Rangers for a fascinating and surprising spotlight walk to see how the Garden transforms when the sun goes down. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


24. Kevin Borich- Acoustic Performance
When: Friday, 17 January 2020: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Where: Street Market Asian Tapas, 116 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest
Cost: Music Dinner: From $60pp & General Admission: $25pp
Details: Kevin Borich will be performing acoustic mode with a special guest electric violinist Adrian K. Do not miss this opportunity for an up-close and personal performance. Click here for the website.

25. Bran Nue Dae
When: Friday, 17 January 2020: From 7:30pm
Where: Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church and Market St, Parramatta
Cost: Tickets from $48pp
Details: Set out on the road trip of a lifetime with a spunky runaway teenager, two hippies, a wily Uncle, and a German priest. By the time you shake the red dust from your feet, you'll know what it means to come home. This feel-good mash-up will feature rock & roll, gospel, country, and blues music and will also be packed with humour and hope. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Riverside Theatres Facebook


26. Out of Bounds Festival
When: Saturday, 18 January 2020: 1pm-10pm
Where: Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Cnr Pembroke Rd & Rose Payten Dr, Leumeah
Cost: See website.
Details: This 15yrs event will showcase a blistering all-Australian lineup that will include multiple genres. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Campbelltown Sports Stadium Facebook


27. Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers
When: Saturday, 18 January 2020: 7:10pm-11pm
Where: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: See website
Details: The Sydney Thunder will take on Sydney Sixers this January and there will be plenty of fun, excitement and family-friendly entertainment. Click here for the website.

28. Spoon Carving Workshop
When: Saturday, 18 January 2020: 9:00am–3:00pm
Where: Creative Man, 13 Mitchell Road, Brookvale
Cost: $150pp
Details: This workshop will include taking you through the process of selecting materials, learning the process of making your own wooden spoon, and making your own wooden spoon. All materials & tools will be provided. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Creative Man ANZ Facebook


29. Inner West Fiesta
When: Sunday, 19 January 2020: 11am-9pm
Where: Sydney Portugal Community Club, 100 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Cost: $10pp
Details: This multicultural festival will celebrate the diversity of the Latin American culture with entertainment, Latin American street food, live music, dance, performances, displays, art & craft, child-friendly activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Inner West Fiesta Facebook


30.Dawn Chorus
When: Sunday, 19 January 2020: 5:30am-6:30am
Where: Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Cost: Free
Details: Join the acclaimed Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for an early morning open-air acapella concert. Click here for the website.

31. Pizza Party In the Bush
When: Wednesday, 22 January 2020: 10am-12pm
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Road, Mount Annan
Cost: $29pp
Details: The little ones will learn all about native Australian plants and how they are used by Aboriginal people. All materials will be supplied to make pizza. This is suitable for kids from 5-12yrs. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


32.The Australian Wildlife Show
When: Wednesday, 22 January 2020: 11:45am-12:15pm
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Road, Mount Annan
Cost: $16pp
Details: An experienced Ranger of Australian Wildlife Display will bring a range of adorable animals from cute and cuddly to scaly and scary. The little ones will learn about these animals as well as hear their stories and possibly touch them or have a photo taken with them. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


33. Songs for Nobodies with Bernadette Robinson
When: Thursday, 23-26 January 2020
Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay
Cost: Tickets range from $64-$129pp
Details: This concert will showcase a spellbinding one-woman play, a tour de force of imagined encounters between five mid 20th- century divas. Click here for the website.

34. Cold Chisel– Blood Moon Tour 2020
When: Friday, 24 January 2020: From 5pm
Where: Bankwest Stadium, O'Connell Street, Parramatta
Cost: See website.
Details: This legendary Australian band will be hitting Sydney this January and the concert will showcase the band's classic songs including "Khe Sanh", "Flame Trees", "Bow River", "Cheap Wine", "My Baby", "Saturday Night", "You Got Nothing I Want", and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cold Chisel Facebook


35. The Wizard of Oz Arena Spectacular
When: Saturday, 25 January 2020: 1pm-3:15pm & 6:30pm-8:45pm
Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Edwin Flack Avenue & Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Tickets start from $39pp
Details: The world's most beloved movie-musical will come to life on stage this January and will star Gold Logie winner John Wood as the Wizard himself. The performance will feature all the songs and characters you love from the classic film. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Wizard of Oz Arena Spectacular


36. Sydney Lunar Festival (Chinese New Year Festival)
When: Saturday, 25 January 2020-9 February 2020
Where: Various locations across Sydney City- see website.
Details: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with entertainment, cultural activities, giant lanterns, markets, food events, banquets, dance displays, exhibitions, street party, dragon boat races, and much more. Click here for the website.

37. Australia Day Celebrations & Events
When: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Where: Various locations across Sydney & surrounds
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: There will celebrations and events happening this Australia Day with events including lunch & dinner cruises, parties, Gun Salute, Royal Australian Navy performing a series of search & rescue operations, jet-fighter flyovers, classic yacht racing, Aussie barbecues, firework displays, family-friendly & child-friendly activities, entertainment, amusement rides, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Australia Day Facebook


38. Taste of Seedlings Nature School
When: Wednesday, 29 January 2020: 9:30am-11am
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Road, Mount Annan
Cost: Tickets range between $18-$20pp
Details: The little ones will join experienced Early Years Nature Educators from the Garden who will facilitate play-based entertainment, activities, nature-based experiences, games, stories, free playtime, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook
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