Christmas in July

23 June 2017

Nothing beats an Australian Christmas in the summer. However, with the cooler temperatures on the horizon, everyone after a more traditional Christmas experience now has the perfect opportunity to do so. Christmas in July is how savvy Australians get to enjoy the festive spirit an additional time every year.

Here are some events that fans of Christmas in July can attend this winter:

Bondi Winter Magic, Bondi, 30 June – 16 July

Bondi Winter Magic, Bondi

Bondi Winter Magic, Bondi

Join in the fun as Bondi Winter Magic returns to Sydney this July. Skate in front of the Bondi Pavilion with gorgeous view of iconic Bondi Beach in a winter experience like no other. This annual event features a large outdoor skating rink, a variety of entertaining ice shows, and skating lessons for children with the famous ice pal penguins.

Winterlight, Parramatta, 30 June – 16 July

Winterlight, Parramatta

Winterlight, Parramatta

Head to Prince Alfred Square for a magical winter experience perfect for the whole family. Home to Sydney’s biggest open-air rink, Winterlight also offers Sydney’s only ice slide, a kids-only ice rink and an out-of-this-world snow play area. Take a ride on the giant ferris wheel and enjoy a wide range of entertainment including live DJs, ice shows and more.

Winterfest, North Sydney, 30 June – 17 July

Winterfest, North Sydney

Winterfest, North Sydney

Get into the early Christmas spirit this year at Winterfest. Head to Luna Park to take on the park’s outdoor ice rink, enjoy German-themed street food and indulge in a delicious hot chocolate. Perfect for little ones, there will also be special appearances from the loveable Minions throughout July to celebrate the cinema release of Despicable Me 3.

Christmas in July at NSW Parliament House, City Centre, 3 – 28 July

Christmas in July at NSW Parliament House, City Centre

Christmas in July at NSW Parliament House, City Centre

NSW Parliament House will host Christmas in July for the first time this year with a special pop-up restaurant. Throughout July, a team of chefs will create a menu of classic Christmas dishes and indulgent desserts with a modern twist. Try the roast wagyu rib cap au poivre, or opt for a confit turkey ballotine with a pumpkin and potato bake.

Christmas in July Lunch Cruise, Circular Quay, 22 – 30 July

Christmas in July Lunch Cruise, Circular QuayChristmas in July Lunch Cruise, Circular Quay

Christmas in July Lunch Cruise, Circular Quay

Take to the water this July with a Christmas in July cruise on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a Christmas-themed buffet lunch made up of traditional treats such as roast turkey and ham, mince pies and seafood platters. These cruises provide live entertainment to accompany your feast, as well as stunning harbour views.