New South Wales Getaways

Make It a Christmas to Remember at The Star

  • Written by Chloe Sollom



Get into the Christmas spirit at The Star Sydney with a month of exclusive dining and festive entertainment experiences throughout December.

Wrap up Christmas shopping early at The Star's much-loved annual Christmas Shopping Night on Tuesday, 6 December and enjoy special offers, sweets treats and free entertainment.

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience and see Russia's critically acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet, performing two magnificent Tchaikovsky ballets.

And on the big day, relax with family and friends with delicious fare at one of The Star's three signature restaurants Sokyo, BLACK Bar & Grill, and Balla. Or if you prefer a more casual approach, tuck into tasty meals from Harvest Buffet, Pizzaperta, Fat Noodle, or the Food Quarter.
 

ENTERTAINMENT

Christmas Shopping Night at The Star | Tuesday, 6 December

Raise the fashion stakes this festive season and drop into The Star's annual Christmas Shopping Night on Tuesday, 6 December from 6.00pm to 8.00pm and enjoy a glamorous shopping experience with a glass of complimentary Chandon sparkling.

Take advantage of significant discounts across the precinct's designer boutiques, including Dior, Moda Emporio and Calvin Klein, and enjoy 20% off The Star gift cards from 6.00pm (while stocks last).

Shoppers will be invited to sample a range of gourmet cheese and wine samples from Balla and bite-size festive treats from dessert connoisseurs Adriano Zumbo and Gelato Messina, while listening to the eclectic mix of classical and experimental jazz from The RaAH Project.

Shoppers who spend $100 or more in a single transaction between 6pm and 7:55pm on the night at The Star's retail stores or Café Court will also have the chance to win a range of luxury prizes including a Cartier watch, YSL clutch, Bottega Veneta wallet and more. Terms and conditions apply.

St Petersburg Ballet | Monday, 19 December to Friday, 24 December

This Christmas, Russia's critically acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet returns to Australia with two magnificent Tchaikovsky ballets, the immortal Swan Lake and the beloved Christmas special The Nutcracker at Sydney Lyric Theatre for five exclusive nights from Monday, 19 to Friday, 24 December. With lavish sets, glorious costumes and world-class performances, St Petersburg Ballet is not to be missed. Tickets are priced from $59. Book now at www.star.com.au.

Sky Terrace | open throughout December

Gather your friends and celebrate the silly season at Sydney's best rooftop bar, Sky Terrace. Enjoy their menu of signature cocktails, mouthwatering food and sweeping views over Sydney harbour and the city skyline. Open every weekend over summer, guests can soak up balmy afternoons and nights with live entertainment and Australia's top DJ's.


SIGNATURE DINING

Sokyo

Delight in superb seafood this Christmas with a spectacular six-course degustation at The Star's signature Japanese restaurant Sokyo ($165pp including a glass of chilled bubbles). Celebrated Japanese chef Chase Kojima will serve impeccable fresh and flavourful creations, including oysters with plum wine granita and ponzu; maguro tataki with seared tuna, carbonized leek aioli, pickled mushrooms, asparagus and smoked ponzu; lobster tempura with green papaya, pomelo salad and sambal mayo; and more. Dessert devotees will relish the heavenly yamazaki caramel macchiato with coffee ice cream, coco nibs and whisky foam.

BLACK Bar & Grill

Slip into BLACK Bar & Grill for a hand-crafted four-course menu ($165pp) prepared by Teage Ezard's expert team. Take in sweeping water views while savouring canapés of crab remoulade and scallop sashimi, followed by lip-smacking oysters, prawns and an heirloom tomato salad with jamón ibérico, buffalo mozzarella and white balsamic dressing. Choose from turkey with macadamia nut stuffing, herb-crusted striploin wagyu, or wood-grilled toothfish for main course. Finish with a pre-dessert of summer berries, and dessert of chocolate parfait with amaretto custard and gingerbread crumble. Children are welcome with a set menu ($55pp).

Balla

Treat yourself to one of Sydney's most talked about Italian restaurants for a share-style Christmas lunch ($135pp) matched with uninterrupted views of Pyrmont Bay and the city skyline.Spend the afternoon grazing on antipasti, potato gnocchi with spanner crab, succulent wood-fired prawns, sucking pig and a traditional Christmas panettone. Oh, did we mention there are complimentary bubbles as well? Children are welcome with a set menu ($65pp) and children under five eat for free!

CASUAL DINING

Harvest Buffet

Bring a Christmas-sized appetite to Harvest Buffet for a feast with all the festive trimmings ($120 pp). Choice from fresh gourmet seafood and comforting Christmas favourites including turkey and ham before diving into the spectacular dessert and candy bar. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival and unlimited soft drinks throughout your meal.

Pizzaperta

Find a spot in the sun and enjoy harbourside dining this December with casual Italian fare at Stefano Manfredi's Pizzaperta. The team at Pizzaperta are offering a Boxing Day special - a star-shaped pizza di scarole napoletana with two glasses of wine for $40. Closed Christmas Day.

Fat Noodle

Treat yourself to a tasty dish at Luke Nguyen's Fat Noodle, with Singapore chilli spanner crab meat or capsicum coulis on toasted ciabatta slices for $19, and canton sautéed turkey cube with honey bean in golden salted egg yolk with jasmine rice for $26.

Food Quarter

The Star's Food Quarter will be open on Christmas Day offering a range of special festive menu options.


CORPORATE CHRISTMAS PACKAGES

Whether it's award-winning dining, sophisticated cocktail bars or a night at Sydney's hottest rooftop bar, Sky Terrace, The Star is the ultimate venue for Christmas merrymaking. The Star offers an enviable line-up of venues, packages and offers for parties of 12 or more. For inspiration, enquiries and reservations, please complete the enquiry form on The Star Functions and Events page today.


For more information about what's on at The Star Sydney this Christmas, please visit www.star.com.au/christmas. For reservations, please call 1800 700 700.

About The Star Sydney: The Star Sydney is Australia's premier place to play. A sip of sparkling. A dozen freshly shucked oysters. Crisp white sheets and red carpet. Diamonds and spades. Gucci and gastronomy. Your day begins with luxury – where it ends is up to you. At The Star, we have just one mission –– to thrill. That's why we have all-star chefs and restaurants, luxurious accommodation and high-end fashion, a sumptuous day spa, an amazing nightclub, and, of course, the world-class casino. It's all yours for the taking, so will you? Come and play at The Star.

www.star.com.au

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