Christmas in July Sydney

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Sydney is ready to transform into a winter wonderland this July with many exciting Christmas-themed events. There’s something for everyone looking to celebrate, including the following:

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.

  • Date & Time: Various dates in July, 12pm – 3pm
  • 3-course lunch – $90 | 3-course lunch with matching wines – $126

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.

Sydney Harbour | lunch cruise

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. To add a bit of fun, there’s a prize for the ugliest sweater, so don’t hesitate to bring out your tackiest Christmas attire.

  • Date & Time: Various dates in July
  • Price: From $75 per person

Book your tickets on the event website page.

Coogee Beach | Bottomless Christmas in July Celebration

Book a private winter igloo at Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach and indulge in a luxurious Festive Feast at the Estate restaurant. Enjoy holiday favourites along with gorgeous ocean views, and sip on specialty drinks like the Four Pillars Spiced Negroni or Festive Orange Spritz.

Take the stage in the karaoke room to sing your favourite holiday songs, and look out for a special visit from Santa Claus, who will be spreading holiday cheer and handing out festive tickets.

  • 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 package is $45 and includes house wine (red & white), beer, and soft drinks.

For more details, visit Estate Coogee.

Balmain | Tinseltown Christmas Pop-Up Bar

Sydney’s Tinseltown Christmas Pop-up Bar is bringing extra festive cheer to town with its Christmas in July celebration. This pop-up bar, located in Balmain, is decked out with elves, Christmas games, and a playlist full of holiday classics. Enjoy a merry cocktail menu and get into the festive spirit with themed activities and decor.

  • Where: Secret location in Balmain
  • When: 1-31 July 2024
  • Cost: Prices start from $15 for a 90-minute session

For more details, click here.

Manly | Christmas Movies Under the Stars

Snuggle up and watch your favourite Christmas movies under the stars at Manly’s Open Air Cinema. This July, the cinema will screen holiday classics such as Elf and Home Alone, creating a perfect festive atmosphere. This event is a wonderful option for those who love combining cinema and the festive season. The open-air setting adds a magical touch, making it a memorable outing for everyone.

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

To find out more, visit their website.

Blue Mountains | Yulefest

Yulefest in the Blue Mountains brings a touch of snowy magic to the region with its annual Christmas in July celebrations. This year, enjoy the picturesque settings of the Fairmont Resort, which transforms into a winter wonderland complete with roaring fires and occasional snowfall. A highlight is the festive Yulefest Dinner at Jamison’s View Restaurant on Saturday evenings throughout July.

The Carrington Hotel is another top spot, offering a fancy Saturday Night Yulefest Gala Dinner, perfect for families with a special children’s menu. For a luxurious experience, the Hydro Majestic hosts a five-course degustation dinner, set against a backdrop of stunning views.

  • When: Various dates in July

To find out more about Yulefest events, click here.

Ku-ring-gai | Christmas in July Market

If Christmas markets are a favourite, head to the Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July Market at St Ives Showground. The event promises a jolly good time with a boutique retail market experience, scrumptious Christmas delicacies from food stalls, and a fun-filled day for the family. With free entry, it’s an accessible and enjoyable way to get into the holiday spirit.

  • Where: St Ives Showground
  • When: 13-14 July 2024
  • Cost: FREE entry

Find out more here.

Surry Hills | Christmas in July at Forrester’s

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 coziness of winter!

  • When: 1st – 31st July 2024
  • Cost: $79 per person

For more information, see the website here.

Sydney | P.J. O’Brien’s Irish Pub

Enjoy some festive dining this July at P.J. O’Brien’s Sydney. With a special Christmas in July 3-course menu for lunch and dinner every Wednesday. Plus, the festive menu is available all July for group bookings of 10+.

  • Cost: Christmas in July Menu – $75pp

For more details, visit P.J. O’Brien’s.

With so many festive options, Sydney’s Christmas in July is set to be a winter wonderland extravaganza. Make sure to mark your calendars and join in on the holiday cheer!

If you want to see more, 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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