Kick off the festive season with Santa sightings, free live music, pop-up games and kid friendly entertainment at South Eveleigh .
Get ready to embark on a journey of holiday cheer as South Eveleigh introduces the exciting Summer Express, a unique advent-style calendar of daily holiday fun set to roll into town from Tuesday 21st November through to Saturday 23 December. The historic site of Sydney’s Locomotive Workshops will become a kaleidoscope of colour and activity for 5-weeks of free, fun events including Santa sightings, live music, pop-up games, festive food and drink offerings and family-friendly entertainment. Enter via Redfern Station and you’ll encounter a dazzling tunnel installation, featuring an arch displaying clashes of intricate patterns and vibrant colours. Hop aboard the trackless train for a whimsical adventure that will wind its way through the myriad of activity and entertainment happening on the Summer Express Stage, in Play Town, Locomotive Street and the Village Green.
The Summer Express Stage at Innovation Plaza will become the central hub of fun and celebration, hosting a lively line-up of entertainment each week, including DJ sets, Breko’s Music Bingo and live performances by Mary Heart, Declan Kelly, Old Skool Funk and more. Come Saturday, kids entertainers will hit the stage including Aussie kids band The Vegetable Plot.
Level up your fun factor at the Play Town game area. This designated fun zone at Innovation Plaza will host a range of games such as hoops, ping pong, ring toss, cornhole, and chess. Join the Game On competition from Tuesday – Friday, 12-2pm for a chance to win prizes, or free play at your own leisure any time. The games will rotate weekly providing endless entertainment for all ages.
Tuesday – Fridays the Village Green offers a grassy haven for visitors to sit back, relax, and indulge in a little down time. Have a cuddle and snuggle with a Delta Therapy dog, or relax to the sounds of Victor Valdes, his Latin harp and mariachi band, jazz and swing tunes by Cope Street Parade or the musical stylings of First Nations (Wiradjuri) musician Blanche, whose impressive range spans from alternative rock to RnB.
Each Saturday, Summer Express will offer a variety of family-friendly entertainment. With Santa visiting between 11am and 2pm, live music, face painting and pop-up performances featuring magicians, gravity-defying hula-hoopers on roller skates and much more, there’s something for everyone. For the little explorers, there’s a Kids Play Area open from 9am to 3pm with a fantastic ball pit waiting to be conquered, and a colourful soft play area that sparks their imaginations. Come 6pm BrewDog South Eveleigh will take over the entertainment, bringing DJs playing some of the best sing-along bops of the last few decades.
“We are thrilled to present Summer Express at South Eveleigh—a celebration that embodies the spirit of community, joy, and support for local businesses,’ says Jamie Toko, Portfolio Manager, South Eveleigh. ‘Inspired by Eveleigh’s locomotive past, this unique holiday journey is a testament to our commitment to creating memorable experiences for everyone who steps into our vibrant precinct.”
Summer Express will take place Tuesday to Saturday from November 21 to December 23. For more information and to view the program visit southeveleigh.com.
About South Eveleigh
Mirvac, in collaboration with its esteemed consortium partners including Mirvac Wholesale Office Fund, Australian Retirement Trust, and Centuria Property Funds, has orchestrated a remarkable transformation within South Eveleigh. This dynamic precinct, once instrumental in shaping Australia’s railway history and industrial evolution, has reemerged as a lifestyle, food and wellness mecca that welcomes, celebrates and enriches communities. With rich culinary offerings including Kylie Kwong’s Lucky Kwong and Matt Whiley’s regenerative bar Re, a number of fitness and wellness facilities and various community spaces including Australia’s first Indigenous Rooftop Garden, South Eveleigh is considered one of Sydney’s most vibrant cultural hubs.