The holiday season is in full swing, and this week’s Feel-Good Friday is packed with more Christmas cheer than Santa’s workshop. From summer session events to some of the best deals on the internet, we’ve put together your one-stop guide for good vibes. So take a squiz below and get involved with all the festivities the break has to offer.
Darling Harbour’s Tumbalong Park is Hosting the World Cup Final
Unsurprisingly, the only teams Australia lost to in the FIFA World Cup have found themselves in the final. If you’re keen to watch Argentina battle France for soccer supremacy at an ungodly hour in the morning, Tumbalong Park in Sydney’s Darling Harbour will be showing the action, free for all to watch.
Complete with two giant screens and a bunch of breaky food trucks, Darling Harbour is the place to be to watch the biggest game of the year. Opening at 1:00am, and with free public transport Sydney-wide, spectators can head down to catch the 2am game and pick up some food and coffee for the early start!
Skip the Queue While Shopping this Boxing Day
Australia is set to have a record-breaking Boxing Day Boom, with the average Aussie predicted to spend $425, totalling $3.9 billion across the country on Boxing Day alone. According to research from Thrifty Car Rental and QIC, the Boxing Day Boom is being driven by a resurgence in brick-and-mortar shopping, with 44% of shoppers stating it’s their preferred way to shop. To improve the shopping experience from the moment consumers arrive, QIC has partnered with Thrifty Car Rental to give savvy shoppers a VIP parking experience – and no-fuss access to some of Australia’s top shopping centres, including Castle Towers NSW, Westpoint NSW, Canberra Centre ACT, Robina Town Centre QLD, Grand Central QLD, Eastland VIC, Watergardens VIC.
The partnership will see dedicated Thrifty Blue Chip Member areas in QIC car parks roll out just in time for the peak sale period, giving Aussies access to dedicated member-only bays between the 23rd and 28th of December. All shoppers need to do is sign up for a free Thrifty Blue Chip Membership and have their membership details ready upon arrival to snap up priority parking during the biggest sale event of the year. The Thrifty Blue Chip Membership is free to join and includes exclusive deals on car rentals, along with year-round partnership perks. To find out more visit the Thrifty Blue Chip website.
7-Eleven is Slinging Krispy Kreme 12 Packs for $20
7-Eleven is offering Krispy Kreme Celebration 12-packs for just $20 on Friday 16 December as an exclusive offer for My 7-Eleven app members. The famous doughnuts will be available for just $20 (usually $32 per 12-pack) to My 7-Eleven members who activate their reward through the app on 16th December. The Krispy Kreme Celebration 12 pack contains four original glazed doughnuts, two Caramilk and one each of Oreo, Strawberry Sprinkles, Choc Lovers Dream Cake, Choc Iced, Choc Custard and Strawberry Jam – meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The offer is available for one day only, so hungry customers are encouraged to get in quickly while stocks last.
Help RSPCA NSW this Kitten Season
Every summer, RSPCA NSW cares for thousands of unwanted cats and kittens. Feline intake increases by 400% and fills shelters across the state with homeless litters – often a result of owners not desexing their cats or letting them roam freely outside. To put into perspective how big of an issue Kitten Season is, over 18,000 kittens are requiring urgent care in RSPCA shelters across the country. To further paint the picture, a pair of undersexed cats can lead to over 20,000 kittens in just two years. To help this organisation’s amazing work, you can donate to RSPCA NSW or become a foster carer with all food, medication and kitty litter provided by RSPCA NSW.
Kickstart Summer with Casa Aperol at the Bondi Promenade
The hottest summer session has officially landed at the iconic Bondi Beach. Casa Aperol at Promenade Bondi Beach, a collaboration between Aperol & House Made Hospitality (founders of Hinchcliff House), creates the ultimate seascape experience that evokes a picturesque Mediterranean lifestyle in the heart of iconic Bondi Beach. From 14 December 2022 and running all summer long, Casa Aperol at Promenade Bondi Beach will bring all the energy and vibes of a superb summer’s day. Sip on an Aperol Spritz and a range of summer cocktails with a postcard backdrop of the iconic Australian beach. No need to shake the sand off your feet. Simply stroll off the beach and into Casa Aperol, no bookings are required. To find out more information and for artist and ticket announcements, visit the Casa Aperol website.
Get Hyped for Hyper Karting Memberships
Calling all Sydney-siders with a need for speed. Hyper Karting Sydney has launched its brand new membership program, including access to free and reduced rate races and priority of place for bookings*. For the first three months of 2023, Members will also have a chance to win a brand-new MG3.
Designed with drive-enthusiasts in mind, Hyper Karting’s new monthly membership program, priced at $99 per month offers racers access to $19 off main track races (which means free in non-peak times) and free mini track races for the little ones. But that’s not all, members receive 20 free arcade games per month and a 50% discount when buying drinks. Members will also score a complimentary Hyper Karting hat and stickers.