Celebrate Christmas in Style at The Star Sydney

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Celebrate Christmas in Style at The Star Sydney

Published Friday, 17 November 2017.

Make it a Christmas to remember at The Star Sydney with a month of exclusive dining and festive entertainment experiences throughout December.

Ring in the festive season in style with the one-off Very Merry Christmas Lunch on Thursday, 14 December or host Christmas drinks on Sydney’s hottest rooftop bar, Sky Terrace.

On the big day, relax with family and friends at one of The Star’s signature restaurants Sokyo, BLACK Bar & Grill, and Balla. Or for something more casual, gather a crowd for a delicious meal at Harvest Buffet.

The Star is decking the halls in a spectacular fashion, with the unveiling of the world’s largest Christmas bauble in the Grand Foyer. Weighing 2.5 tonnes and measuring 5.5m, the giant revolving sphere features 600 mirrored facets and eight spectacular dioramas of scenes from Santa's workshop – sure to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Very Merry Christmas Lunch with Dave Hughes | Thursday, 14 December, 12-3:30pm

Join your friends or colleagues in the spectacularly themed Christmas Wonderland for an unforgettable Christmas party at The Star Sydney’s Event Centre with a special performance by one of Australia’s favourite comedians, Dave Hughes. Indulge in a cocktail on arrival and delicious festive menu with a three-and-a-half-hour beverage package. Make a night of it and stay at the newly refurbished Astral Tower & Residences for a discounted rate. Book your table of 8-10 guests for $169pp by contacting 02 9657 8568 or starsales@star.com.au.

Sky Terrace | Open throughout December

Celebrate the silly season at Sydney’s biggest rooftop bar, Sky Terrace and enjoy the menu of signature cocktails, mouth-watering food and sweeping views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. Open every weekend over summer, including Christmas Day and Boxing Day, guests can soak up balmy afternoons and nights with live entertainment from some of Australia’s best DJs.

The Star Christmas Shopping Night | Friday, 8 December, 6-8pm

Make Christmas shopping relaxing with The Star Christmas Shopping Night. Browse gifts galore in The Star’s fashion precinct and take advantage of discounts and special offers, available for one night only. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, complimentary sparkling wine and cheese samples from Balla, and sweet treats from Adriano Zumbo and Gelato Messina. Guests receive 20% off Star gift cards purchased from 6pm on the night at the gift card desk in the Retail Arcade. Be in the running to win one of four luxury prizes from Chanel, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Tudor Grantour. Simply spend $50 or more in a single transaction between 6pm and 7.55pm on the night at The Star's retail stores or Café Court to earn an entry into the $8,000 prize pool.

24/7 Sports Bar | Boxing Day

If you can’t make it to the MCG, catch all the 2017 Boxing Day Test live and loud on the mega screen at 24/7 Sports Bar – the ultimate place to see all the cricketing action, when Australia clash with England.

SIGNATURE DINING

BLACK Bar & Grill | Christmas Day – Lunch from 11am

Celebrate Christmas at BLACK Bar & Grill while being treated to a decadent five-course menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Dany Karam and his expert team. The festive fine-dining offering will begin with a starter of king salmon tartare in a spicy tomato broth and a choice of entrées, including fresh oysters or heirloom tomato salad with jamón ibérico, buffalo mozzarella and white balsamic dressing. For traditionalists, there will be a turkey main, complete with macadamia nut stuffing, heirloom carrots and rhubarb chutney, or opt for one of BLACK’s signature steaks with a Christmas Day twist: striploin grain fed angus MBS 3+, served with smoked potato, asparagus, Yorkshire pudding and foie gras. Finish with a light pre-dessert of summer berries and elderflower jelly, followed by a memorable chocolate delice with cherry, amaretto custard and gingerbread crumble.

Five-course menu, $175 per person. For reservations, phone 1800 700 700.

Balla | Christmas Day – Lunch from 11am

In true Italian style, gather family and friends for a festive feast at Balla, prepared by Executive Chef Gabriele Taddeucci. Designed to share, your table will be laden with antipasti, including highlights of house-cured meats served with Balla grissini, zucchini flowers stuffed with buffalo mozzarella and truffle pecorino and bass grouper ragu with organic gigli pasta, taggiasca olive and Sicilia capers. Secondi, served with rosemary roast potatoes and mixed leaves will include wood-grilled octopus with pesto trapanese, shaved celery and basil and Tuscan style porchetta, roasted suckling pig. To finish, there will be a sumptuous dolce of dark chocolate fondu, profiteroles and panettone ice cream, and wild berries.

Sharing menu, $135 per person. For reservations, phone 1800 700 700.

Sokyo | Christmas Day & Boxing Day Breakfast from 7am & Dinner from 5:30pm

For a non-traditional Christmas dinner, let Sokyo Executive Chef Chase Kojima treat you and your loved ones to a taste of Tokyo in the heart of Sydney. Sophisticated dining at its best, choose from the full à la carte menu, which draws on the finest Australian ingredients to bring extraordinary Japanese flavours to life. Complete the celebration with festive tipple, including the finest Japanese saké and whisky. Sokyo will also be open daily for breakfast, serving the full buffet and à la carte menu.

For reservations, phone 1800 700 700.

CASUAL DINING

Harvest Buffet | Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day – Lunch and dinner

Prepare your appetites for a Harvest Buffet feast with all the trimmings, throughout the Christmas period. Enjoy all your buffet favourites along with festive specials, including a nacho bar and the classic choice of ham, gourmet seafood and roast turkey with chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce. A spectacular dessert bar will welcome festive treats of fruit mince pies, warm Christmas pudding with brandy anglaise and chocolate yule log. Adults will receive a complimentary drink on arrival, and there will be unlimited soft drinks for all. For reservations, phone 1800 700 700.

Christmas Eve: $110 per adult, $40 child (12 years and under) and kids under 4 eat for free.

Christmas Day: $125 per adult, $40 per child (12 years and under) and kids under 4 eat for free.

Boxing Day: $75 per adult, $40 per child (12 years and under) and kids under 4 eat for free.

CORPORATE CHRISTMAS PACKAGES

Whether its award-winning dining, sophisticated cocktail bars or a night at 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.

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About The Star Sydney:

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