10 Romantic Summer Date Ideas to Have This Festive Season

romantic date ideas in Sydney

The holiday season is often filled with romance. Check out our top ten romantic summer date ideas in Sydney to have this festive season.

It’s true what they say ‘you can’t put a price on true love’. However, as the year wraps up, the holiday season can be expensive. Especially when you want to plan a romantic date.

We tracked down 10 of the most perfect locations for your romantic date this holiday season. With some being over the top festive, and others not so much.

1. Tinseltown

An adults-only affair, Tinseltown Sydney is the perfect Christmas date night where you can dress in your finest festive fashion and merrily dance whilst sipping on delicious cocktails and other niceties. 

When: 01 December 2022 – 30 December 2022

Where: 280 Cleveland Street, Surrey Hills, Sydney 

Cost: From $15 for a 90-minute session (Book online)

2. Martin Place Christmas Markets

The Martin Place Christmas Markets launched with much festive cheer. With over 40 stalls, the mixed market offers locally made food and gifts including fashion, candles, homewares, festive products, and much more.

Whilst walking with your date, enjoy creative food options from Mexican and Japanese menus. Some stallholders will change daily, while others, such as Nakheel premium bedding and Berliner Bakery Donuts, are permanent, so there will be something new every night. 

When: 26 November and 27 November 11am-8pm, then every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11am-8pm until Christmas Eve from 9pm-3pm.

Where: Martin Place, Sydney 

Cost: Free to enter

3. Moonlight Cinema

With warm nights in summer, Sydney’s Moonlight Cinema is a perfect place for a date even in the Christmas season. Christmas favourites such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Home Alone begin mid-December.

Bring blankets and cushions, or for $10 hire a bean bed. Or if you feel like splurging for your date, Gold Grass tickets which include entry and bean bed in the premium viewing space on the lawn are available. Have a picnic, cuddle your date, and enjoy a movie.

When: Belvedere Amphitheatre, Centennial Park

Where: 24 November 2022 – 23 March 2023

Cost:  General Admission $20 | Cinebuzz members $18 | Gold Grass $41 | Family Pass  $65

4. The Meat and Wine Co

Whether for a sit-down dinner or lavish cocktail event, The Meat Wine & Co is the perfect birthday restaurant Sydney with a unique dining experience for a romantic date, as it has an Afro-centric vibe, with deluxe meats and outstanding wines making the restaurant a perfect place for a large birthday party or an intimate date.

They have a variety of venues for hire and four different restaurant locations. Their exceptional service, great food, and a warm and elegant ambiance allows for the most exceptional steakhouse experience.

Where: Barangaroo, Circular Quay, Bella Vista, Parramatta

5. Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel

Want to see the breathtaking views of Sydney’s skyline with your special person? Ride the iconic Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel this festive season.

At a height of 35 metres, you can control the rotation of the fully-enclosed gondolas to feast your eyes on spectacular 360-degree views of the harbour and skyline. In an intimate setting, the Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel offers comfort and excitement.

When: Until Monday 02 January 2023

Where: Harbourside Amphitheatre, Darling Harbour 

Cost: $10 per adult | $50 per gondola (maximum of 6 people) | $8 per child (2-12 years old)

6. Love Actually in Concert

Have a special someone who is a fan of Love Actually? Want to dish some money on a date? The Sydney Lyric Orchestra will be performing the all-time festive favourite for Christmas. Projected onto the huge screen, the live orchestra will perform the soundtrack live featuring an all-star cast. 

When: Saturday 17 December 2022 at 4pm and 8pm

Where: Darling Harbour Theatre at ICC Sydney

Cost: Begins from $131.40 per person

7. Christmas Day at Bar 83

Bar 83 is offering a unique high tea-style celebration this Christmas. The day is an 18 years and over event, having 2pm and 4:15pm sessions.

Enjoy mouth-watering premium finger food delicacies, such as salmon tartlets, Gazpacho, and roasted figs, eighty-three floors above the Sydney skyline. Be prepared to spend a little, but the experience is elegant and very instagrammable.

When: Sunday 25 December 2022

Where: Bar 83 at Sydney Tower 

Cost: $130 per person

8. Reign at the QVB

Prefer having a lunch date? Reign has designed a Christmas Day Lunch with a Christmas cocktail on arrival and a seasonal, shared feast. With 12pm and 2:30pm sessions, 

When: Sunday 25 December 2022

Where: 455 George Street Level 1 Queen Victoria Building, Sydney 

Cost: $195 per adult | $90 per child

9. Captain Cook Cruises on Sydney Harbour

Captain Cook Cruises has a range of options this festive season from dinners, lunches, and cocktails.

With stunning views of the harbour, a cruise offers live music, bar packages, and 3 and 4-course a la carte dining. An adventurous date with relaxed and premium settings, a cruise is perfect for an intimate experience along the water.

When: 17 November 2022 – 24 December 2022

Where: Darling Harbour or Circular Quay 

Cost: Prices starting from $65 per person

10. Graze and Gaze Sydney

Graze and Gaze is amazing to spend with family, friends, or your partner.

They offer luxury picnic & cocktail making experiences with the choice of a Bridge Climb or a private Sydney Harbour cruise beforehand. With no need to set anything up yourself after booking, Graze and Gaze is a fantastic date idea. 

Where: Picnic locations: Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kirribilli, Lavender Bay, Observatory Hill, and Blues Point

Cost: Prices begin from $90 per person

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