Here in Australia, we might miss out on the whole ‘white Christmas’ deal, but you’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate a wintery Christmas in July instead; from hearty, Yuletide-inspired feasts, to family-friendly fundraising parties. Pull out those ugly Christmas jumpers – here’s where to celebrate Christmas in July in Sydney.
The Carrington Christmas in July
Dog-friendly pub, The Carrington, is hosting a Christmas in July dinner that you and your four-legged pal can enjoy together! Swing by on Sunday, July 23, for a traditional Christmas lunch or dinner with all the trimmings, along with a glass of mulled wine and fruit pudding, for $39 per person. There’ll also be bon bons, carols, and complimentary doggy meals up for grabs.
P.J. O'Brien's Christmas in July
Irish pub, P.J. O’Brien’s, is celebrating Christmas in July every week this month, offering a special festive menu for lunch or dinner, each Wednesday. Three delicious courses will cost you $50 per person, with mulled wine the perfect accompaniment for $8. Got a crew of ten or more? Enjoy the same menu on any other day in July, if you book and pre-order in advance.
3 Weeds
3 Weeds Christmas in July
Over in Rozelle, The 3 Weeds is celebrating Christmas in July with a lunch feast that could put even your December 25 feed to shame. Swing by on July 23 for bon bons, festive hats, and a traditional roast with all the trimmings, including fresh prawn cocktails and a rich plum pudding, courtesy of Chef Darrell Felstead. There’ll also be Christmas food specials running throughout the entire month of July.
Hotel Steyne Christmas in July
Hotel Steyne’s family-friendly Christmas in July celebrations will not only be a truckload of fun, they’ll also help raise much-needed funds for Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice. On Sunday, July 16, swing by the Manly pub for a jam-packed afternoon, complete with raffles, cake decorating, a petting zoo, Christmas food, and even an appearance from Santa himself.
The Woolwich Pier Hotel Christmas in July
Why limit yourself to just one Christmas in July feast, when you can enjoy a whole month of them? The Woolwich Pier Hotel is offering a special Yuletide-inspired menu, Mondays to Saturdays throughout July, featuring treats like slow-roasted lamb shoulder, red wine braised beef brisket, and beef wellington. All you need to do is book your table at least four days beforehand, on 9817 2204.
The Bald Rock Hotel Christmas in July
The Bald Rock Hotel is going all out for its Christmas in July festivities, gearing up for a traditional, winter-worthy shindig, on Tuesday, July 25. Pop in to celebrate with house-made mulled wine, Christmas-inspired cocktails, and a mega $49pp three-course feast, featuring the likes of roast turkey, salmon en croute, and ginger cake trifle. Be sure to wear your finest festive sweater, for the chance to win the prize for ‘best dressed’.
The Bellevue Christmas in July
The Bellevue Hotel has designed the ultimate Christmas in July menu, and it’s available to groups of five or more, every day this month. The festive three-course spread costs $75 per person, and stars the likes of smoked Tasmanian salmon, succulent free-range turkey boudin, and fruit mince pie. Give the pub a call to book your table now.
The Riverview Hotel Christmas in July
The Riverview’s sticking with tradition for its delicious Christmas in July festivities, to be held from 6pm on Thursday, July 20. Head in to feast on a classic Christmas feed of turkey, ham, and all the trimmings, while listening to carols, and keeping super cosy by the open fire. The three-course menu is $65 per person, and you can book your spot by calling the pub on 9810 1151