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In Sydney Australia, December holidays mean summer. Music festivals, outdoor Xmas decorations, Christmas songs for kids, the Sydney Hobart race and New Year's Eve events.
But, even more, they mean relaxed, fun times with lovers, family or friends.
There's a special vibe in Sydney in summer. You can't help but be caught up in it.
Yes, it's Christmas. Yes there's shopping to be done. But the weather's warm, the sun is shining, the days are long. And we don't take it all too seriously.
There's time to lie on the beach, cook up a barbecue, get out onto the harbour. In other words - there's time to kick back and enjoy life.
December holidays in Australia mean summer music festivals. From one to four day events, just choose your style. All good. Get in early if you can.
They start in October and run through March, so kick back with great music all summer in Sydney.
Both city and suburbs light up at Christmas. The best outdoor Xmas decorations . From art to kitsch: lighted houses, yard and lawn, inflatable santas, dancing reindeer.
Join Santa and celebrities in Australia's biggest annual outdoor Christmas songs for kids and adults. Carols, kid's activities, competitions. Fun.
Take a picnic to the harbour for the start of the Sydney to Hobart race on Boxing Day. Where to go, the successes and tragedies of the race, and you can track the boats too.
In the world's most watched fireworks on New Year's Eve Sydney blows $5 million in 12 minutes. There's more to the New Year celebrations downunder of course . . .
Beach family vacations
Here are more summer family vacation ideas - including lots for December holidays with kids.
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