Celebrate Christmas in July in Sydney

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Christmas in July in Sydney is the best excuse to celebrate Christmas before Christmas has even arrived!

Snow falling softly outside, mistletoe hung from the rafters and a cosy fireplace with carols playing in the background... a white Christmas is, unfortunately, something that Australians only get to experience in movies or when travelling to the Northern Equator, that is until Christmas in July became a thing!

Where to Celebrate Christmas in July in Sydney

1. Tinseltown 

A dedicated Christmas pop-up bar is coming to Sydney this July!

Sydney's Tinseltown Christmas Pop-up Bar is coming to town to make Christmas in July ultra festive and merry.

Sydney will be taken over by elves, Christmas games, Christmas songs on repeat (All I Want For Christmas, anyone?) and a merry cocktail menu from 1 to 30 July. Grab your Christmas hats!

Where:      280 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills
When:       1-30 July 2023
Cost:         Prices start from $15 for a 90-minute session.

2. Christmas in July Markets at Berrima Vault House

Bondi Festival
Magic is in the air!

Berrima Vault House invites all to a delightful winter event on 22 July, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Indulge in a variety of fine chocolates and the warming comfort of mulled wine at their charming location in Jamberoo. Perfect for families and friends, this cozy gathering offers a sweet and cheerful escape from the winter chill.

Where:    Berrima Vault House, 11 Old Hume Highway, Berrima, NSW
When:     Saturday, 22 July, 2023, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost:       Free entry

3. Have a Cruisy Christmas in July

Christmas in July Cruise
Grab your Christmas jumpers and hit the seas on a Christmas Cruise.

Sail away on 'Christmas Day' with a three-hour Christmas in July Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour, complete with a delicious buffet of seafood and carvery and traditional Xmas pudding with coffee & tea, plus Xmas décor and bonbons, live music and the stunning Sydney Harbour backdrop. Under 5s are FREE. Wear your best (ugliest!) Christmas jumper for a chance to win great prizes. 

Where:      Sydney Harbour
When:       Saturdays throughout July 2023
Cost:         Prices start from $85.

4. Christmas in July at Parliament House

Christmas in July Sydney
Book your table for a Christmas-themed lunch at Parliament House.

Strangers' Restaurant overlooking the stunning Domain will transform into a Christmas-themed haven this July. The lunch menu will be fine-dining all the way with fresh seasonal produce and hand-selected wines to tantalise your Christmas tastebuds. 

The a la carte menu and three-course lunch special is available Mondays to Thursdays.

Where:      Strangers' Restaurant - 6 Macquarie St, Sydney
When:       Mondays to Thursdays from 3-27 July 2023
Cost:         Prices start from $90 pp.

5. Happy Christmas (in July) at The Mercantile

Christmas in July at The Mercantile
Happy Christmas (in July) at The Mercantile

The historic Mercantile in The Rocks are famous for throwing epic St Patrick's Day celebrations, so we know their Happy Christmas (in July) at The Mercantile is going to be pretty festive!

Christmas in July at The Mercantile will be held across two events on the 1st and 29th of June at Sydney's favourite Irish pub. Come along for a decadent three-course Irish feast with Christmas ham, turkey, Christmas pudding and more. 

Where:      The Mercantile Hotel, 25 George St, The Rocks 
When:       1 & 29 July 2023
Cost:         Priced from $49 pp.

6. Yulefest in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Yulefest
Yulefest in the Blue Mountains includes plenty of beautiful snow this year!

Yulefest is the annual Christmas in July celebration in the Blue Mountains that sees many of the region's most loved locations putting on special celebrations during the month of July. 

One of our favourite out-of-town family-friendly destinations is The Fairmont Resort - and it doesn't skimp on luxury for Christmas July! It transforms into a winter wonderland during their Yulefest, complete with roaring fires, storybook scenery and even occasional snowfall. A big highlight is the festive Yulefest Dinner at Jamison's View Restaurant on Saturday evenings throughout July. 

The Carrington Hotel will be pulling out all the festive stops for Yulefest at the Carrington Hotel complete with a fancy Saturday Night Yulefest Gala Dinner that even includes a special Children's Gala Menu!

One of the Blue Mountains' most elegant (and most visited lookouts!) venues is also putting on a festive Christmas soiree. Yulefest at the Hydro Majestic will include a sumptuous five-course degustation dinner from 1-29 July. 

7. Christmas in July at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay

Christmas in July in Sydney
Christmas in July at Royal Motor Yacht Club.

For a Christmas in July on the north side of town, head to the Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay.

The Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay will be serving up a smorgasbord of festive offerings at their Christmas in July event, including mulled wine, pigs in blankets, Christmas ham, turkey, and all the trimmings. Ugly Christmas jumpers are most welcome!

A special appearance by Father Christmas is on the agenda, plus welcome drinks for the big kids, a delicious set menu, kids' colouring-in, a trip to the magic Christmas Grotto, Christmas crackers, candy canes, and plenty more.

Where:      46 Prince Alfred Parade, Newport
When:       23 July 2023 from 11.30 am
Cost:         $55 per adult; $22 per child

8. Roast With all the Trimmings

Sunday Roast in Sydney
Nothing says winter or Christmas in July better than a roast with all the extras!

We love Four In Hand's $30 Sunday roast with all the trimmings. The Woolwich Pier Hotel also has a Sunday roast for $33 - $35 - pork belly and crackling with roast vegetables, pumpkin mash, apple purée, Yorkies & gravy - yum! The Tavern at The Duke of Clarence in the CBD has a much-lauded award-winning Sunday roast offering of beef, pork or lamb with the lot!

9. Christmas in July at the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury

Never too early (or too late) for a Christmas dinner! 

Prepare for a 'sea'sonal delight at the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley's Christmas in July Seafood Embrace! Set in the historic town of Windsor at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, this family-friendly event offers a perfect escape only 45 minutes from Sydney CBD. Enjoy the serenity of our 8 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens while indulging in a festive seafood feast. The event is sure to be a hit with all ages and an unforgettable winter treat.

Where:     Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, Orchard Hills
When:      Saturday, 22nd July 2023, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost:        $129pp ($89 children 4-17, Infants 0-3 Free)

10. Swing into the Festive Spirit with a Jazz-filled 'Christmas in July'

Not just a celebration but an evening filled with fun and laughter.

Gear up for an unforgettable night at the 'Christmas in July' celebration in Warriewood on the 29 of July. This festive event promises to be an evening filled with twinkling Christmas decorations, lively jazz music, and delectable food. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite (or most outrageous!) Christmas jumper, adding an extra dash of holiday cheer to the atmosphere. For just $25 at the door, attendees can indulge in a delightful three-course meal.

Where:     Pittwater Uniting Church, Warriewood, NSW 
When:      Saturday, 29 July 2023, 6:30 PM
Cost:        $25 for a three-course meal

Make everyday Christmas!

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