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December Summer Stories

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Uncategorized

What December Summer Stories are available in Sydney this December.

Summer holiday time is approaching and dreams of long balmy nights are just around the corner. Whether you are visiting Sydney during December to indulge in the festive spirit or planning a January holiday or staycation, check out our recommendations for things to do and see. 

December – The Christmas Countdown Is On:

Christmas Lights 

The Christmas festivities will light up the city this December. The theme for this year is ‘Joy to the World’ and will feature an animated retelling to the Nutcracker Suite.

St Mary’s Cathedral will again be the centrepiece of Sydney’s public Christmas celebrations, with a spectacular light and sound show. Each evening you can also enjoy carols sung by choirs from across the city being performed on the Cathedral steps.

LEGO Christmas Sleigh

Need a photo for your personalised Christmas cards? Look no further for the perfect Christmas selfie then this life-sized Santa sleigh. Created from more than 10,000 LEGO bricks it is fun for the whole family and a perfect photo op.

Christmas Shopping

The Galeries is offering present wrapping with a cool urban twist. After browsing the stores and getting your gifts, visit the wrapping station on the ground floor and receive custom wrapping designed by one of four street artists, created and printed right before your eyes!

Next Door, be dazzled by the QVB Swarovski Christmas tree. Standing at 24 metres and featuring over 82,000 sparkling Swarovski crystals, 65,000 twinkling lights and topped by a dramatic 2.2m wide crystal gilded star. Admire this spectacular sight while shopping for your Christmas gifts from QVB’s wide range of retailers.

Sydney’s local suburban shopping precincts offer a variety of boutiques and specialty stores. On Sunday 11 December visit Surry Hills and while you are there, take a break from your shopping and entertain the kids at the Surry Hills Village Christmas Concert. There will be craft activities for the kids, entertainment and a visit from Santa.





#DoMoreofWhatYouLove and create your #SummerStories with us here in Sydney. When planning your December and January getaway to Sydney, check out our accommodation specials here.

Summer of Cricket | KFC Big Bash League, Commonwealth Bank Test Series and Victoria Bitter One Day International Series

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Sports

KFC Big Bash

It is set to be the ultimate summer of cricket in Sydney with the KFC Big Bash League returning for its fifth season and the Commonwealth Bank Test Series and the Victoria Bitter One Day International (ODI) Series bringing the West Indies and India international teams to our shores.

The 2015/2016 Domestic Twenty20 Cricket Competition, the Big Bash League, will run from 17 December – 24 January and see 35 matches played over 39 days across Australia this summer. Each three hour long action-packed match will showcase the best domestic and international cricketers along with some huge hits, amazing catches and explosive bowling.

Some of the big names to watch out for this series include current Australian captain Steve Smith, controversial former England player Kevin Pietersen, leading fast bowler Mitchell Starc and wicket keeping veteran Brad Haddin.

A special international edition of the KFC T20 game will see the Australia International Cricket Team take on the Indian Team in three separate matches in January 2016.


Sydney Cricket


Upcoming Fixtures in Sydney

KFC Big Bash League
Sydney Thunder VS Sydney Sixers
Thursday 17th December 2015
Spotless Stadium at 7:40pm

Sydney Sixers VS Hobart Hurricanes
Sunday 20th December 2015
SCG at 4:20pm

Sydney Sixers VS Melbourne Stars
Sunday 27th December 2015
SCG at 7:10pm

Sydney Sixers VS Brisbane Heat
Sunday 10th January 2016
SCG at 7:25pm

Sydney Sixers VS Sydney Thunder
Saturday 16th January 2016
SCG at 6:10pm

KFC T20 Cricket International Series
Australia VS India
Sunday 31st January 2016 (Third T20 Game)
SCG at 7:15pm

Commonwealth Bank Test Series
Australia VS West Indies
Sunday 3rd – Thursday 7th January 2016
SCG at 10:30am

Victoria Bitter ODI Series
Australia VS India
Saturday 23rd January 2016 (Fifth ODI)
SCG at 2:30pm

For more information, tickets or additional fixtures in Australia visit cricket.com.au.

Stay close to all the action
Enjoy easy access to the Sydney Cricket Ground at Moore Park and Sydney Spotless Stadium at Olympic Park when you stay at Holiday Inn Potts Point. Stay convenient to all the cricket action happening across the city with overnight accommodation, buffet breakfast for two in Sirocco and car-parking all included in our package.

ICC Cricket World Cup

Posted on February 6, 2015 by Sports, Sydney Events

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ICCCricketWorldCup


Held every four years, the ICC Cricket World Cup is the flagship event of the international cricket calendar. It is one of the world’s largest international sports tournaments with an expected television audience of more than a billion people across the globe.

2015 marks the 11th edition of the tournament and the 50-over matches will be played across venues in Australia and New Zealand. The event starts on February 14 and will run until 29 March with 14 teams and over 200 of the world’s best cricketers competing for the title. If you’re a cricket fan then there is no better place to be and you best book early as ICC tickets are selling fast.

The ICC World Cup fixtures at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) include:
Match 19: South Africa V West Indies
Friday February 27th 2015

Match 32: Australia V Sri Lanka
Sunday March 8th 2015

Match 38: England V Afghanistan
Friday March 13th 2015

Quarter Final 1: TBD V TBD
Wednesday March 18th 2015

Semi Final 2: TBD V TBD
Thursday March 26th 2015

Need a refresher on the basics of world cup cricket before you head to a match? We recommend you check out the beginners guide to the Cricket World Cup.

Holiday Inn Potts Point is the ideal place for cricket fans to stay during the tournament. We understand your passion for the game and encourage you to stay fanatical with us. The SCG is approximately a 10 minute drive from the hotel, or fans can catch a train to the CBD from the adjacent underground station and hop on a connecting bus from Central. Click here for more information on transport to the SCG.

You can also catch all the games live from the comfort of your guest room on Channel Nine and Fox Sports. You’ll save up to 25% when you stay two nights or more with us, leaving you plenty of time to explore Sydney at your own pace.

Looking for things to do in between matches in Sydney? With famous beaches, iconic landmarks, buzzing night life, a myriad of galleries and museums, world-class dining and international and local designer shopping only minutes from our doorstep, we promise you’ll find something to suit your interests. Plus our knowledgeable team are happy to recommend the best places to eat and things to do and see during your stay.

Don’t miss out on all the action in Sydney this February and March.