Christmas in July in Sydney 2022 is an opportunity for Sydneysiders to experience Christmas in winter in a similar style to how our European friends in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate their Christmas in December. It’s an opportunity to gather all our friends and relatives together in winter for a Christmas In July dinner Sydney, eat delicious roast turkey feasts with all the trimmings, drink mulled wine, listen to classic Christmas carols and catch up around a warming fire.
Christmas in July parties are becoming more and more popular in Sydney. Luckily there are several Christmas shops in Sydney that are open all year round enabling us to buy Christmas in July supplies such as Christmas serviettes, bonbons, ornaments and even trees to decorate our homes festively.
To make things easier for you and to inspire you with Christmas in July ideas, and help you find the best places to celebrate Christmas in July 2022 Sydney and the best Christmas in July Sydney restaurant events we have compiled this guide for you.
We will continue to update this guide regularly as more Sydney Christmas in July events are officially announced for 2022.
- Christmas In July Sydney 2022
- Christmas In July Markets
- Christmas In July In Blue Mountains 2022
- Christmas in July Hunter Valley 2022
- Christmas in July Southern Highlands 2022
- Christmas In July Beer Advent Calendar
- Frequently Asked Questions About Xmas in July Sydney
Christmas In July Sydney 2022
Christmas in July Lunch at Parliament House, Strangers’ Restaurant
Strangers’ Restaurant in Sydney’s Parliament House is hosting 3 course Christmas in July themed lunches again in 2022 from Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 3pm, 4-28 July 2022.
Strangers’ Restaurant overlooks the beautiful grounds of the Domain. Executive chef Vanessa Harcourt’s Christmas in July menu will showcase local farmers who practice ethical and sustainable farming methods. Matching wines from award winning and unique wineries across the state will also be available. The exact menu will be released at the start of July.
The cost of the Strangers’ Restaurant Christmas in July 3 course lunch is $78 per person. The cost of the 3 course lunch with matched wines, one wine per course, is $108 per person. Bookings are essential.
Christmas In July Sydney Lunch Cruises, Vagabond Cruises
Vagabond Cruises are hosting 3 hour Christmas in July cruises on Sydney Harbour every Saturday in July 2022 with a delicious seafood and carvery lunch followed by warm Christmas pudding with custard, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. Music will include live jazz, pop covers and Christmas carols.
A professional photographer will be on board to snap your photos for you and there will be an ugly Christmas sweater competition with prizes.
Christmas in July feasting combined with spectacular Sydney Harbour views is a definite winning combination!
A lunch Christmas in July Cruise Sydney costs is $85 per adult, $65 per child.
Christmas in July Show 2022 – Glen St Theatre, Belrose
A fun way to celebrate Christmas in July is with a Christmas in July musical performance. Glen St Theatre is hosting A Rocking Christmas in July Variety Show on Sunday 17 July 2022.
This Christmas in July show stars popular Australian performers Adam Scicluna, Belinda Adams and Ross Maio featuring all the songs you know and love at this special time of year. There is even a special appearance from Santa.
Christmas In July Markets
Ultimate Christmas In July Market Sydney 2022 – Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
The Ultimate Christmas In July Market is being held in the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park with 150 festive stalls on 28 August 2022 from 10am to 3pm. Entry into this one day only mega Christmas in July market is free.
Stalls will include festive food and drinks such as steaming hot chocolates and warming mulled wine, a variety of Christmas wares, homewares, fashion such as handmade winter woollies, and arts and crafts.
Address: 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
When: 28 August 2022, 10am – 3pm
Christmas In July Festival, The Rocks Sydney 2022
The Christmas in July Festival is back on in The Rocks again this year with over 60 exhibitors and 22 wooden chalets, raclette melted cheese stations, French crepes, carols, nutcrackers, French wines, twinkling Christmas lights and a mulled wine garden.
There will even be a raclette melted cheese igloo experience in a private igloo where you and up to 7 friends can indulge in melted raclette cheese with your own firepit, sip mulled wine and roast marshmallows for up to 1.5 hours at a cost of $89 per person.
If you’ve ever wanted to experience Europe at Christmas then this is the French Inspired Sydney Christmas in July market you need to visit.
*** Important update: Due to the bad weather that has hit Sydney in July, the celebrations organised in the Rocks for the Xmas in July Village & the melted cheese igloo experience have unfortunately been cancelled. The Bastille Festival on Customs House forecourt from the 14th to the 17th of July is still proceeding ***
Address: The Rocks, Sydney
When: Thursday 14/7/2022 to Sunday 17/7/2022
Thursday 14/7 12pm – 10pm; Friday 15/7 10am – 11pm; Saturday 16/7 10am – 11pm; Sunday 17/7 10am – 8pm.
Website: Christmas In July Festival
Christmas in July Market Queanbeyan 2022
Another Christmas in July market that will be filled with market stalls covered in Christmas inspired food, gourmet treats and wine, and handmade Christmas gifts is the Christmas in July Market in Queanbeyan on Saturday 9 July 2022 at Glebe Avenue, Queanbeyan.
Christmas In July In Blue Mountains 2022
Although the Blue Mountains are not strictly speaking in Sydney, they are an easy drive from Sydney and the Blue Mountains Yulefest celebrations are a favourite Christmas in July event for many Sydneysiders.
Yulefest in the Blue Mountains extends throughout the winter months of June, July and August. The Blue Mountains are reportedly where Christmas in July in Australia first began in the 1980’s and Yulefest Blue Mountains remains a major annual event with many hotels and restaurants offering traditional Christmas style celebrations with multi course gourmet feasts loaded with seasonal trimmings.
Christmas feasts, real Christmas trees, crackling log fires, steaming drinks, Christmas carol singalongs, some appearances from Santa and even the occasional snowfall are all to be expected during Christmas in July Blue Mountains celebrations. It all starts with the Winter Solstice Ball on June 18 2022 held at the Carrington Hotel and continues throughout July and August in a range of Blue Mountains hotels, restaurants and even wineries.
The Fairmont Resort and Spa have an ice rink to skate on before warming up with a hot chocolate or mulled wine before an open fire. And Katoomba celebrates with a Snowmania Festival from 18 June to 30 July 2022.
The Fairmont Resort also hosts a festive Grand Ballroom dinner buffet for Yulefest on Saturdays in July including a whisky eggnog on arrival.
The Hotel Mountain Heritage, Katomba will serve a 5 course degustation dinner in Jamison View Restaurant Friday and Saturday nights from 24 June to August 6 2022.
Not to be missed is the special five-course Yulefest degustation dinner held every Saturday night from 2 July to 30 July 2022 in the Chef Hatted Wintergarden Restaurant at the iconic Hydro Majestic Hotel.
One of the most unique Christmas in July experiences is Christmas in July at Jenolan Caves House where children get to meet Santa before dinner and receive a gift from him inside one of the famous Jenolan Caves. It is such an amazing experience they will remember forever!
Christmas in July Hunter Valley 2022
The Hunter Valley is also not in Sydney itself but is another popular excursion destination from Sydney.
The Hunter Valley Gardens at Broke Road Pokolbin will host Snow Time In The Garden from 25 June 2022 to 24 July 2022. It is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to celebrate and experience an icy adventure.
This wonderful winter celebration includes fun activities for all ages. You can build a snowman, go ice skating or even ride a toboggan down a 40 metre ice slide. Kids will enjoy the dedicated play zone with jumping castles and fair ground rides such as a carousel, ferris wheel, swing chair and 12 metre high, 35 metre long slide.
Another highlight is the 9D immersive virtual reality snow experience. Face painting, roaming entertainers and live ice sculpting demonstrations will also entertain you.
In addition to the above there are 8 kilometres of walking paths in the Hunter Valley Gardens that wind through 14 hectares of beautifully manicured gardens for you to explore including 10 individually themed gardens.
Christmas in July Southern Highlands 2022
Visiting Christmas markets is always a fun festive activity and the Moss Vale Showground Christmas in July Market is no exception. Held from Sunday 10 July to Sunday 17 July 2022 on the grounds of the Moss Vale Showground the emphasis of these markets will be Christmas themed.
The market will feature local artisans with homemade crafts, jams, soaps, candles, art and other gifts. Fresh flowers, baked treats and street food will be available. Live music will be playing all day and there will also be rides and fun activities to entertain the kids.
Christmas In July Beer Advent Calendar
Well the Beer Cartel has now created a Christmas in July Beer Advent Calendar, hand selecting 25 of the best new limited release and seasonal craft beers from around Australia to include in their Beer Advent Calendar box.
How good is indulging with a beer advent calendar in July!
Frequently Asked Questions About Xmas in July Sydney
When is Christmas in July?
The official Christmas in July date is July 25. Some say that Christmas in July dates also include the closest weekend to July 25. In reality Christmas in July has become month long with Christmas in July celebrations occurring throughout all of July.
What is Christmas in July?
Australians have a strong European and British heritage and Christmas in July in Australia is an opportunity for us Aussies to celebrate Christmas in winter in a similar style to how Europeans and Brits in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate their Christmas in December.
On our real Christmas on December 25 it is often too hot to indulge in festive roasts so we often celebrate with cold seafood instead. Christmas in July is an opportunity to celebrate with a traditional hot Christmas roast and all the accompanying trimmings.
Christmas in July doesn’t have any specific Christmas meaning but is more a fun excuse to party and feast in July.
Where did Christmas in July come from?
Christmas in July is believed to have originated in the US nearly 100 years ago. In the 1950’s US advertisers then started using Christmas in July themes to promote their mid year sales.
In Sydney Christmas In July is believed to have first been celebrated in the Blue Mountains in the 1980’s when some Irish tourists convinced a hotel there to celebrate Christmas in July. It was so successful the celebrations became an annual event and have now developed into the popular Blue Mountains Yulefest celebrations.
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Ingrid is a lover of all things Christmas who has been helping make Christmas time easier and less stressful for her family and friends all her life with Christmas tips, Christmas gift suggestions, Christmas recipe inspiration and Christmas event planning.
Ingrid now shares all this Christmas information here on her Christmas Time Made Easy website. She also shares information about the best Christmas events and activities happening in her home town of Sydney, Australia.