Where to Celebrate Christmas in July in Sydney 2024

By: The ellaslist Team, 10 June 2024

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.  Bottomless Christmas in July Celebration

Bottomless Christmas in July Celebration at Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach
Book your own private winter igloo at Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach!

Experience the magic of Christmas in July at Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach!

Enjoy a luxurious Festive Feast in the stunning Estate restaurant, complete with all the holiday favourites and gorgeous ocean views. Sip on specialty drinks like the Four Pillars Spiced Negroni, Festive Orange Spritz, or Spicy Margaritas. For those wanting to go all out, choose the $45 two-hour bottomless beverage package. 

Take the stage in the karaoke room and sing your favourite holiday songs all night long! Keep an eye out for a special visit from Santa Claus, who will be spreading holiday cheer and handing out festive tickets. Lucky winners will get a 1-night stay at the hotel!

Before or after your meal, unwind on the outdoor terrace, where classic Christmas movies will be playing all day. For an even cosier experience, you can rent a private Winter Wonderland Igloo!

Make a night of it or enjoy the festive spirit throughout the month with Crowne Plaza's new "Jingle in July" room packages. Merry Christmas!

Where:   Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach
When:    Saturday 13 July at 12.30 pm, 3pm & 6pm
                Saturday 20 July at 12.30 pm, 3pm & 6pm
                Sunday 21 July at 2 pm & 5 pm
Cost:      Adults (18+): $99; teens (12-17): $59; children (ages 4-12): kids' menu available; children under 4 are complimentary

The 2-hour bottomless beverage packags is $45 and includes house wine (red & white), beer and soft drinks.

Visit the website for more information and to make a booking.

2. Christmas in July at Three Blue Ducks

Three Blue Ducks
Christmas in July at Three Blue Ducks

Get ready for a festive feast like no other! Join Three Blue Ducks for a special Christmas in July celebration in Rosebery.

Indulge in a mouthwatering spread featuring all of the favourites: pigs in blankets, honey-glazed ham, turkey with stuffing, Brussels sprouts, and the classic Christmas pudding. Sip on mulled wine and cider and embrace the festive vibes. There's a kids roast on offer, too—making it the perfect Christmas in July celebration for the whole family!

Where:   Three Blue Ducks, 1/85 Dunning Ave, Roseberry
When:    Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024
Cost:      $75 per person for 3 courses| $50 per person for the main course only | Kiddos Roast $25 each

3. 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 1-31 July 2024
Cost:         Prices start from $90 pp.

4. Christmas Movies Under the Stars

Manly Open Air Cinema
Manly Open Air Cinema

What's more Christmas-y than snuggling up and watching your favourite Christmas movie?!

Manly's Open Air Cinema certainly know how to warm our hearts this July! They're screening some of our favourite Christmas movies under the stars with their July lineup, which includes essentials like Elf, and Home Alone

Tickets are just $15 but get in quick!

Where:      Manly Oval on Sydney Rd and Belgrave St, Manly
When:       5-7 July 2024
Cost:         From $15

5. Make Your Own S'Mores By the Fire

Make Your Own S'mores by the Fire
Get ready to make your own s'mores by the fire.

The Greens in North Sydney are going all out with their Christmas in July 2024 offerings, with Make Your Own S'mores By the Fire, a Winter Warmers Package, a special Christmas in July set menu and more!

What we're most excited about is their S'mores in Winter event, because, let's face it, we don't make s'mores all that often here in Australia (we really should!). For $15, patrons will get their own Campfire S'mores Box that includes cookies, marshmallows, and chocolates for two. There'll be firepits waiting for you to melt your own s'mores* - yum!

Please note: all children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Where:      The Greens, 50 Ridge St, North Sydney
When:       1 June to 31 August 2024
Cost:         From $15

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 6 July to 3 August. 

7. Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July Market

Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July Market
Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July Market

*Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. 

If you love Christmas markets, get ready to stroll through a very merry one a few months early at the Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July Market.

St Ives Showground will come alive with Chrissie in July festivities this month. This free event promises a jolly good time with a boutique retail market experience that's sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Whether you're eager to kickstart your holiday shopping, savour scrumptious Christmas delicacies from the food stalls, or simply enjoy a fun-filled day with family in the scenic St Ives Showground, the Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July Market is the place to be! 

Where:      St Ives Showground
When:       July 2024
Cost:         FREE entry

8. Christmas in July at Forrester's 

Get ready for a Forrester's feast!

Book a table at Forrester's from 1-31 July for a winter dining experience that'll warm your soul!

Forrester's are serving up a feast that's sure to delight. Dive into their specially crafted set menu featuring melt-in-your-mouth slow-cooked roast pork belly, tangy braised red cabbage, and Yorkshire puddings that are simply divine for soaking up all that flavour. Cap off your meal with a heavenly winter dessert: a golden apple strudel paired with creamy vanilla ice cream.

Trust us, you won't want to miss this culinary journey through the cosiness of winter!

Where:      336 Riley St, Surry Hills
When:       1-31 July 2024
Cost:         $79 per person

9. 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 2024
Cost:         Prices start from $85.

10. 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!

11. Dinner By The Open Fire

Gledswood Homestead & Winery
Dinner By the Open Fire at Gledswood Homestead & Winery.

On Saturday 13 July, Gledswood Homestead & Winery are serving up all the Christmas trimmings with their Dinner By the Open Fire event.

Snuggle up with your nearest and dearest and indulge in a traditional Christmas roast with warm pudding for dessert, plus, there'll be live entertainment to push the merriment up a few levels.

Where:     Gledswood Homestead & Winery, 900 Camden Valley Wy, Catherine Field
When:     13 July from 6.30 pm to 11 pm
Cost:        $55 per person

12. 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:     19-20 July 2024
Cost:        $129pp ($89 children 4-17, Infants 0-3 Free)

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