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Best Christmas in July Festivals & Feasts around Sydney

Christmas in July at Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach
Christmas in July at Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach

As the winter chill descends, Sydney comes alive with a festive celebration for Christmas in July! This delightful twist on the holiday season, means you and the kids can experience the magic of Christmas with a wintry backdrop. From cozy pubs in The Rocks serving up hearty Christmas feasts, to the Blue Mountains, where you can enjoy a traditional white Christmas, put on your Santa hat, grab a cup of mulled wine, and join us as we explore the joy and wonder of Christmas in July in Sydney.

Why should Christmas be limited to just one day of the year? As the cold weather sets in, it’s the perfect excuse to replicate a white Christmas experienced over the other side of the world. And the kids will love it!  Use our quicklinks below to plan your Christmas in July fun!

Christmas in July Events & Festivals:

Christmas in July Feasts:

Christmas in July Events & Festivals

A Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July

Feel like getting a little festive this Winter? Enjoy a holly-jolly market vibe at St Ives Showgrounds, with a Christmas-y boutique retail market experience! Whether you’re looking to start your gift shopping super early, chow down on a delicious Christmas feast from one of our food stalls, or just spend a day out with the family in the beautiful St Ives Showground, a Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July is the perfect event to do it!
  • When: 
    • Saturday 13 July, 4-9pm
    • Sunday 14 July, 10am – 3pm
  • Address: St Ives Showgrounds
  • Details

Tinseltown, Balmain

Tinseltown Christmas in July Sydney

The all-encompassing Christmas-themed pop-up is just the ticket to fulfilling all your festive wishes. This over 18s pop-up bar offer family-friendly sessions, just perfect for the troops.

Tinseltown is all about celebrating Christmas in July, so you can expect elves, presents, tinsel, festive tunes, and lots of winter warmer drinks, including a fabulous Christmas cocktail menu for the parents. The halls are more than fully decked with baubles, bows, hanging trees, wreaths, and just about every festive goodie ever.

You can also put your ugly Christmas sweater to good use, as there will be prizes for the ugliest sweater AND the best dressed! 

  • When: Monday 1 July – Wednesday 31 July
  • Address: Secret location in Balmain
  • Cost: From $15
  • Book

    Yulefest, Blue Mountains

    Yulefest Christmas in July Sydney

    Yulefest in the Blue Mountains is where many venues offer traditional Christmas style celebrations. While cold winds blow and the occasional snow falls, experience warm ‘Mountains’ hospitality, log fires, Christmas fare, singalongs and perhaps even Santa.

    A few highlights include:

    • Hydro Majestic Hotel – Savour a decadent six-course Christmas-themed feast at the Wintergarden Restaurant in the iconic Hydro Majestic Hotel
    • Carrington Hotel – Enjoy drinks and canapés at a gala Yulefest dinner at the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.
    • Fairmont Resort & Spa – The family-friendly Fairmont Resort & Spa also offers winter festivities, with a Yulefest Christmas buffet, a roaring fire and an ice-skating rink.

    The Greens, North Sydney

    Christmas in July

    The Greens have created a specially crafted Christmas in July package includes all the festive favourites throughout July. Simply book ahead for a table of 4 people (minimum). The table will have bon bons and Christmas theming, and you’ll get a house drink on arrival! View the menu.

    Cost: 2-course meal: $45 per person | 3-course meal: $55 per person

    Make-your-own Smores

    Make your own Smores from Wednesday to Sunday in July at The Greens in North Sydney!

    Step 1 – Order your Smore’s Box at the till and receive all the equipment.
    Step 2 – Head to their fire pits and melt the marshmallow to liking over the fire.
    Step 3 – Make a sandwich using the biscuits on the outside and the chocolate on the inside.
    Step 4 – Place the warm, gooey marshmallow in between and watch it all melt together ready for you to eat.

    Cost: Campfire S’mores Box $15 (includes cookies, marshmallows & chocolates for 2 people)

    • Address: 50 Ridge Street, North Sydney
    • More info

        Christmas in July Feasts

              Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach

              Christmas in July in Coogee

              Christmas in July in Coogee

              Sure, Christmas on the beach is fun but a lot of us miss those cosy, festive days, donning the Christmas jumpers and drinking mulled wine. So why not gather your friends and family and join Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach for the ultimate Christmas in July Celebration.

              Located in their restaurant Estate, indulge in a sumptuous Festive Feast with all the trimmings while soaking up the stunning ocean views. Sip on our special Four Pillars Spiced Negroni, Festive Orange Spritz or Spicy Margaritas or go bottomless and book the $45 two-hour beverage package. For those off the alcohol or partaking in ‘Dry July’, they have a special ‘Dry July’ drinks menu. And when you’re feeling merry enough, why not take the stage in our karaoke room and sing your favourite festive tunes all night long?

              For before or after your Christmas Feast, you and your friends can gather on our outdoor terrace where classic Christmas movies will be playing throughout the day and our Winter Wonderland Igloo will be available to hire.

              • When:
                • Saturday 13 July: 12.30pm | 3pm| 6pm
                • Saturday 20 July: 12.30pm| 3pm| 6pm
                • Sunday 21 July: 2pm | 5pm
              • Address: Estate Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Sydney, Coogee
              • Cost: Adults (18+): $99 | Teens (ages 12-17): $59 | Children (ages 4-12): Kids menu available | Children under the age of 4 are complimentary | 2-hour bottomless beverage package: $45
              • Book a table.

              Strangers’ Restaurant, Parliament House

              Christmas in July Sydney

              Strangers’ Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Domain, provides a rare opportunity for the public to experience fine dining at New South Wales Parliament House.

              Executive Chef, Karl Alarab and his passionate culinary team, have designed a Christmas in July themed menu that showcases the wonderful delicacies and unique regions of New South Wales.

              • When: 1 – 31 July, Monday – Thursday 12pm-3pm
              • Address: 6 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW
              • Cost: Three courses for $90 per person
              • Book

                Forrester’s, Surry Hills

                As the weather cools down and with end of financial year around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity for a festive feast at Forrester’s.

                Join from 1st to 31st July for a warming winter feast in this cosy pub. They’ve created a special set menu with slow cooked roast pork belly, braised red cabbage, and of course Yorkshire puddings to mop up all the deliciousness. Finish your meal with the perfect winter dessert – a golden apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.

                • When: 1 – 31 July
                • Address: Forresters, 336 Riley Street, Surry Hills
                • Cost: $79 per person (minimum 4 people)
                • Book

                P.J.O’Brien’s, Sydney

                Join in the festive fun throughout July at P.J’s Sydney when they offer their 3 course Christmas in July menu every Wednesday for Lunch and Dinner. Start with the Prawn, Avocado & Tomato Cocktail, before moving onto the Barramundi Fillet and finish off with a Warm Christmas Plum Pudding.

                • When: Monday 1 July – Sunday 28 July
                • Address: PJ Obrien’s, 57 King Street, Sydney
                • Cost: 3-course menu @ $75 per person
                • Book

                Mercantile Hotel, The Rocks

                Mercantile Christmas in July Sydney

                Enjoy Christmas in July at the Mercantile Hotel in the Rocks and feast on a very festive menu that will have your mouth watering.

                Start off with salt and pepper calamari before moving on to the more traditional turkey and ham and top it all off with a delicious sticky date pudding.

                • When: Monday 1 July – Sunday 28 July
                • Address: 25 George Street, The Rocks
                • Cost: Three courses for $55
                • Book

                Christmas in July, The Galston Club

                Join The Galston Club for a Christmas in July lunch and show with the fabulous Lisa Budin. For just $40pp you can enjoy a two course meal and show.

                • When: Tuesday 9 July 2024, 11am
                • Address: The Galston Club, 21-25 Arcadia Road, Galston
                • Cost: 2-course meal $40 per person
                • More info

                Winter Festivals around Sydney

                They may not be Christmas themed, but there are plenty of Winter Festivals happening around Sydney that will allow you to escape into the white Christmas vibes. From Bastille Festival in the Rocks and Paint It Red at St Ives Showground to Chill Fest in Campbelltown and the Darling Harbour Winter Festival, there’s plenty of places you can venture for some mulled wine!

                Winter Festivals in Sydney 2024

                Winter Festivals in regional NSW

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