Christmas in July Events in Sydney 2024

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Sydney is easily one of the best places to celebrate Xmas in July because there are so many options including harbour cruises!

CBD Sydney | Parliament House

Turn your weekday into a celebration of Christmas with the special Christmas-themed lunch on offer at Strangers’ Restaurant in Sydney’s Parliament House. Executive chef Vanessa Harcourt and her team have devised a 3-course menu that showcases the wonderful delicacies and unique regions of New South Wales with a Christmas twist. Your lunch includes a glass of sparkling wine, or for a little extra you can add in wines specially selected to match each course. Christmas in July lunch is available from 12-3pm, with the last seating at 2pm.

3-course lunch – $78 | 3-course lunch with matching wines – $108

Bookings are essential. Visit the event website page for more information.

The Rocks | Bastille Festival

The Rocks Christmas in July village is back. Rug up and wander amongst the chalets of the French-style Christmas Village as you enjoy mulled wine and delicious French winter food. A part of the Bastille Festival, it will truly feel like a European Christmas with snowfalls machines, Christmas pines, fairy lighting and decorations, a fresh-made gingerbread house and Christmas carollers.

To see what else is happening visit the Bastille Festival website.

Penrith | Pioneer Tavern

Head along to the Pioneer Tavern and enjoy a 2-hour Christmas in July feast. The Pioneer serves up a 3-course meal with soup for entrée, a trio of roasts and traditional Christmas dessert. There’ll also be live entertainment to keep you in the festive spirit. Lunch is served from 1.30-2pm on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 19 July.

Tickets – $30

For more details or to make a booking visit the Pioneer Tavern Facebook page.

Sydney Harbour | lunch cruise

Christmas in July in Sydney

Jump on board this Vagabond cruise and enjoy a delicious 3-hour seafood and carvery lunch followed by warm Christmas pudding with custard, fruit, coffee and tea. You’ll be entertained with live jazz music and, of course, Christmas carols. You can even bust out your ugliest sweater for a shot at a prize.

Early bird rates: Adults – $85 | Concession – $75 | Children (5-14 years) – $65 | Children (0-4 years) – Free

Book your tickets on the event website page.

Bondi Liquor Co | Christmas in July events


Starting from July 2nd and running all month, guests will step into a completely transformed space upstairs at Bondi Liquor Co; halls decked with garlands that glow, trees gently sprinkled with snow. You’ll feel like you’ve just walked into a woodland Christmas wonderland where you can enjoy a full month of festivities.

This July you can experience Christmas with:

  • Christmas Classic feast
  • Gin mixology class
  • Secret Santa singles night
  • Gingerbread house building competition
  • Solve a Christmas crime with their ‘whodunnit’ experience

Find out more and make a booking here.

These Christmas events in Sydney will happen in at the end of this year. And if you are in charge of planning your work or family Christmas party and need a Sydney venue, we can help you with that too! We even know who the best Sydney Christmas party planners are!

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Janine Mergler

Janine has a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) from the Queensland University of Technology and works as an editor of the popular Families Magazine. Janine owns the Christmas in Australia website because she is a huge fan of Christmas and everything about the festive season and she wants to share it all with you! Travelling the country to find all the best Christmas experiences in Australia, she can be found celebrating Christmas in July and getting more and more excited as 25th December approaches! Join my Christmas in Australia Facebook group too!

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