If you’ve done Christmas right, Boxing Day will probably find you feeling pretty darn stuffed and in need of either some R&R, or a bit of a digestion-boosting workout. Luckily, Sydney’s got plenty of fun options that’ll get you out of the house and away from those Christmas leftovers. From RnB-fuelled dance floor sessions, to a 90’s throwback night, here’s our pick of Sydney’s best Boxing Day parties.
Before you start looking forward to 2018, take a little trip back in time, at Ivy’s Boxing Day 90’s Throwback Party. Taking over the courtyard on December 26, international stars 112, Blu Cantrell and Real McCoy will have you dancing up a storm, while local DJ favourites like Nick Skitz, Sabio, Samarai and Helena Ellis throw down some old-school mixes of their own.
Now here’s a Boxing Day offer that’s too good to refuse. On December 26, The Soda Factory is serving up a ‘Boxing Day Sale’ of its own, slinging food and drink specials galore. Head in to enjoy treats like $1 hotdogs, $5 drinks (before 7pm), $5 french fries and $10 boozy ice cream floats, while grooving to top-notch DJ tunes.
For a Boxing Day spent ripping up the dance floor, head on down to the iconic Candy’s Apartment. On December 26, the Kings Cross party spot will be getting nice and celebratory, as its decks play host to DJ’s like Harpoon, Stevie Melani, Jaiden Vella and Jove. The doors open at 9pm and you’ll score free entry if you’re in before 10pm.
The OPM crew are going all out for their Boxing Day extravaganza, taking over Marquee nightclub on December 26. There’ll be two rooms featuring a line-up of Sydney’s hottest DJ talent, across a mix of RnB, old-school, trance, hardstyle and EDM tunes. Grab your tickets now and get ready to party the night away alongside 2,000 other dance floor fiends.
If you fancy spending your Boxing Day right on the water, best book yourself a ticket to Seadeck’s December 26 cruise session. Here, you’ll spend your afternoon coasting along the harbour, nibbling dreamy dishes from Drew Bolton’s menu and quaffing summery cocktails designed by drinks maestro Jason Crawley.
This year, The Argyle is ringing in Boxing Day with a bang, as it plays host to an all-night RnB takeover, headlined by the one and only Mike Champion. He’ll be heating up the decks with the hottest old-school and new-school tracks, joined by the likes of Yoji, Moto and Tubz. Head in from 8pm to sweat off all those excess Christmas kilos.
For blissed-out Boxing Day hangs by the beach, you’ll find it hard to beat a visit to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel on December 26. This chic waterfront spot will be joining forces with Blueprint and Summerlove to host a huge ten-hour party, featuring live acts and DJ sets galore. Head in and soak up the summer vibes, as you jam to sounds from the likes of Simon Caldwell, Yolanda Be Cool, Casette and Sam Sax.