Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Thousands of people are expected to send off yachts for the 70th consecutive year on Sydney’s harbour foreshore.
For a list of best vantage points to see the start of the annual race, click here.
The race will start at 1pm. Follow the latest developments here, with updates from our embedded reporter Nick Vindin.
Boxing Day sales
Keen to nab yourself a bargain? If you’re in for some retail therapy, this is the day for the post-Christmas shopping frenzy.
Retailers are expecting to take in more than $16 billion over the next three weeks, including $2 billion on Boxing Day alone.
Aussie captain Steve Smith. (AAP)
Boxing Day Test
From the first ever Test match in 1950 until now, cricket fans know there’s no better way to enjoy a summer’s day after the exhaustion of Christmas than watching one of Australia’s most popular sporting events.
This year’s test will see Australia take on India at the spiritual home of Australian cricket, the MCG from December 26-30.
Catch the latest flicks on the big screen
Who doesn’t love going to the pictures on Boxing Day?
From Peter Jackson’s third and final instalment of The Hobbit, Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, a modern day retelling of Annie or the comedy-drama starring Bill Murray, there’s bound to a genre for every cinephile young and old. Check your local cinema for session times.
Do nothing … or as little as possible
If you’re still recovering from your food coma as a result of your epic feasting, or nursing a hangover from all the merriment (if that’s you, check out these hangover cures) here’s a list of things you can do for free or with minimal effort:
1. Go to the beach, or do something outdoorsy
While the rest of the world (well, Northern hemisphere really) is in the midst of a cold and wintry (white) Christmas, Aussies are lucky the holiday season coincides with summer. So go on, head outside and get some vitamin D. Your endorphins will love you for it.
2. ‘Tis the season to be watching
Binge on your favourite shows, docos or podcasts from the comfort of your couch.
People say we’re going through a “golden age for television” or if you’re wondering why your colleagues are raving about Sarah Koenig’s Serial, there’s A LOT of quality and “edutaining” (yes, educational and entertaining) content to catch up on from 2014.
Not to mention SBS On Demand has 400 free movies which you can stream anytime here. Need more convincing? Here’s twelve reasons why children should watch films at Christmas.
3. Kick back and get through your #longreads
If all else fails, there’s nothing more relaxing than unwinding with your favourite beverage (iced tea anyone?), curled up in that comfy spot, engrossed in a really good book or article.
Start your summer reading today with a look back at the best stories from SBS or some of these recommendations:
Have you got a brilliant suggestion? Tell us what you’re up to in the comments below.