Hey-o! This is the final 5 Cool Things To Do for 2018.
We’re on the home stretch now.
I hope you got out and about in Tasmania in November. Apparently the Bicheno Wine and Food Weekend was a whole bunch of fun.
The end of year festivities are on! December is about having a good time. It’s time to paaaartaaaaay!
Hobart is a great place to be. The weather is good. The place is lively. Lots of locals are on holidays and relaxed. Tourists are in town en masse. The place is jumping!
5 Cool Things to do in Tassie in December
What: Street Eats @ Franko
When: Friday Nights (7th, 14th & 21st) 4 – 9pm
Where: Franklin Square, Hobart
Why: Start your festive season weekends off right with Tassie’s best street food, beers, ciders, wines and maybe, if the mood takes you, dance like Mr Bean to live music.
Special mention: Hobart will be in a party mood on the 21st. That is for certain. Get amongst it!
For more info: www.streeteatsfranko.com.au
What: Launceston Night Market
When: December 7
Where: Launceston Civic Square
Why: Rumour has it that Launceston is the New Cool for 2019 thanks to Mona Foma shifting north.
The emphasis of the Night Market will be more on “night” than on “market”. I like it. Launceston is getting loose! Haha.
You’re in Launceston and you’ve already visited the Natural Wonder (aka The Gorge)
What else is there to do? Hit the Night Market!
Check the website: www.launcestonnightmarket.com
What: Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
When: Dec 26 – 1 January
Where: Constitution Dock, Hobart
Why: It’s too late to enter your Dad’s dingy in the 74th Sydney to Hobart Ocean Classic, but you can make a long weekend of it and enjoy the festivities at the Hobart Race Village from December 27 until the end of the race.
Just quietly, it’s pretty awesome atmosphere when the first yacht comes in.
On NYE it’s not a bad place to party into the new year.
Official website: www.rolexsydneyhobart.com
What: The Taste of Tasmania
When: 28 December – 3 January
Where: Princes Wharf Shed No. 1, Hobart
Why: It’s “The Taste’s” 30th birthday, so come and share some metaphorical cake.
By all accounts The Taste has been refreshed and will have a new zest of life this year – it sure needed it! More stalls (hopefully more original stalls) and better organisation should lead to more enjoyment for everyone.
The NYE Party is jazzing it up with a Great Gatsby era style party – so frock up guys and gals – I will see you there! Yep, I am locked in for The Taste on NYE.
For more info and tickets: www.thetasteoftasmania.com.au
What: Falls Festival
When: 29 December – 1 January
Where: Head to Marion Bay, Tasmania
Why: Because you love your tunes under the sun and the stars! Because you know Toto will perform Africa!
Make an adventure of it all and camp out and bring in 2019 with awesome music.
For line-ups, program and tickets: www.fallsfestival.com
Be good or be good at it!
Enjoy yourself in Tasmania in December.