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“Appalling” beachside Christmas party threatens community

By ALLISON HORE Riot Squad police were called in to help break up a huge crowd of party goers on Bronte Beach on Christmas Day. Video posted to Instagram and Facebook showed a huge crowd of people wearing santa hats, drinking and dancing together by Bronte Beach on Christmas day. Some revellers sat on others’ […]

Experience Christmas in the Inner West

By RIDA BABAR & ALLISON HORE The festive season for many will be a welcome distraction from the troubled year that was 2020.  Here’s how you can put bushfires, a pandemic and economic recession behind you and experience five senses of festive sensations in the Inner West this Christmas. HEAR What would Christmas be without […]


It’s about this time of year that the big supermarkets like Coles and Woolies start stocking their shelves with mince pies and puddings. It may still be a couple of months to Christmas but it’s their almost subliminal way of gearing you up for the big Yuletide spend. How Christmas will pan out during the […]

A Very Naughty Xmas

By Rita Bratovich Get Hyp! For unique, feel-good gift buying it’s hard to find anywhere better than Hypmotive Hub - and their Christmas market promises to be extra special. Artists, designers and makers from the Inner West will bring their very best wares to Marrickville on December 14, and they’ll be on hand to help […]

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir

Christmas is peak season for choirs and, with a fairly fixed catalogue of tunes, it’s hard for any one group to stand out from the rest. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir (SGLC) however, has managed to distinguish itself, not only through its diverse make-up but also its broad and varied repertoire. The choir is […]

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2017

By Mel Somerville The City Hub's Christmas gifts shopping compilation is chock-o-block full of Summer essentials and the best picks this silly season. Pets The Christmas Glebe Artisans Market will be at Foley Park, Glebe on Saturday December 16 from 10am-3pm. With over 50 stall holders selling their unique hand-crafted wares, there is ‘something for […]

A time to celebrate and be celebrated

Do they know it’s Christmas? It was a question Bob Geldof asked of starving children in Africa, but it might also be pertinent for the thousands of Sydneysiders who don’t have a loving family to be with on December 25. Christmas is a time when the city’s charities lift their already laudable network of outreach […]

Must love dogs – or don’t buy one

It’s that time of year again where we frantically try to outdo ourselves and find better presents than last year. And what better gift is there than the gift of friendship? Man’s best friend, right? Not necessarily. While the thought of a cute little puppy running around the tree on Christmas morning sounds like a […]


Peter Ramsay’s take on Williams Joyce’s Rise of the Guardians features storybook favourites with a twist; Santa’s ‘little’ helpers are in fact yetis, and the Easter Bunny sports a heavy Australian accent. The story follows Jack Frost, a maverick guardian who uses his abilities to wreak havoc and mischief wherever he lands. It’s a tale […]


Well Sydney, it’s that time of year again. After stifling that first inevitable groan at how early the Christmas decorations have gone up at your local shops this year, you can hardly help realising that, actually, Christmas is kind of soon. And this year, there’s no excuse for bad presents. Forget socks and bath salts, […]