Boxing Day in Sydney

Highlights

Boxing Day, on 26 December, is an exciting time to play in Sydney. Witness the epic Rolex Sydney to Harbour Yacht Race from a superb vantage spot as the maxi yachts set course across Sydney Harbour for Hobart. Sydney is also famous for sensational shopping on Boxing Day. Visit major retailers and shops in the city centre for great bargains. 

  • Shopping on Boxing Day, Sydney
  • Sydney to Hobart Race, Boxing Day

Things to do on Boxing Day in Sydney

The Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race launches from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. It's a spectacular sight, with hundreds of boats following the racing yachts heading out of Sydney Harbour towards Hobart in Tasmania. 

Both the North Head and South Head, situated at the mouth of Sydney Harbour, are prime viewing locations. There are plenty of picnic spots and nature reserves between Vaucluse and Watsons Bay

Those wanting to get amongst the action can also watch the race start from nearby Shark Island, or join a harbour cruise and witness the start of the race from the water.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Sydney Harbour

Boxing Day also sees the start of sales held by many retailers in Sydney's city centre, with storewide sales and special offers on a wide range of clothing, homewares, electronics, entertainment, toys and other products.

Major retailers often open their doors early on the first day of post-Christmas sales, giving shoppers plenty of time to navigate the huge sales stock. Find a bargain on Boxing Day at any major centre shopping in Sydney, including Pitt Street Mall and Westfield Bondi Junction.

You can also relax and watch the annual cricket Boxing Day Test, an iconic Australian sporting tradition, in sports bars across Sydney.

QVB, Sydney

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