Celebrate a Central Coast Christmas in July
Don’t wait until December to celebrate Christmas with friends, family and loved ones
Grab your Christmas hats, crazy Santa sweaters, sparkly Christmas décor and festive lights, and celebrate Christmas in July
Having Christmas in Australia on 25 December usually means tucking into prawns around the barbie while shooing away the flies, heading to the beach to cool off for a refreshing swim or staying inside in the air conditioning. So, when the winter months come and the temperature drops, we like to celebrate Christmas in July and get those traditional Christmas feels.
Christmas in July brings a great excuse for a mid-year get together and an even better excuse to tuck into a Christmas roast and all the festive trimmings. You could easily decorate your home, play some carols, pop the oven on and cook for your nearest and dearest or, you can book a table at one of the regions many amazing restaurants and enjoy being cooked for.
Luckily you are spoilt for choice with where to go to for your holly jolly winter Christmas celebrations. From live entertainment, sipping on mulled wine, enjoying a festive sing-along, dining on festive meals to 6 course degustation's plus the possibility of meeting Santa, you really will forget it's only July! Take a look at some of our suggestions and enjoy spreading that Christmas cheer this winter.
Christmas in July Feasts
Floating Oyster Wine Bar
All aboard the Floating Oyster Wine Bar’s luxury European style scenic river floats for a floating Christmas in July! Cruise along the stunning Hawkesbury River and enjoy a glass of hot apple cider on arrival, a Christmas style buffet with fresh prawns, turkey & cranberry sauce, honey baked ham and a delicious Christmas pudding dessert! You must try their special sugar & spice and all things nice Christmas Gin too! Book your tickets for this unique experience for 9, 23 and 30 July.
The Lakes Hotel
Make your Winter merrier with a touch of Christmas cheer! Come in from the cold at The Lakes Hotel for a holly jolly Christmas feast throughout the month of July. Enjoy a mouthwatering Christmas roast with all the delicious trimmings for lunch or dinner and feel like everyday, in July, is Christmas!
Celebrate the mid year festive season at Lago Cucina in Budgewoi with a traditional Christmas feast! Set opposite the lake and with stunning modern décor, diners can enjoy a Christmas roast with all those trimming we love and plenty of festive mulled wine. Reserve your table for Sunday 9 July.
Avoca Beach Hotel
Cosy up in front of the fire and listen to live entertainment while enjoying a festive 3 course lunch at the Avoca Beach Hotel restaurant in Avoca. Get your family and friends together and book your festive table for Tuesday 11 or 25 July.
Royal Wyong Hotel
It's Christmas in July at Royal Hotel Wyong and this year you are invited to a night with Sydney's favourite piano bar man Darren Mapes. Sing all your favourite songs, sing-a-longs are encouraged! Enjoy other acts and entertainment to follow after you've filled your bellies on a delicious dinner and desert. All the fun happens on Saturday 15 July from 6pm. Booking essential.
Come along to Davistown RSL for some Winterfest shenanigans. While you are feasting on a delicious 2 course festive lunch, with unlimited tea and coffee, comedy entertainer Toni Steven and showman Joey Fimmano will be keeping you in jolly spirits. Tell your friends, get a table together and book you tickets now for Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 or Friday 21 July.
Avoca Beach House
You really will feel like it's Christmas when you enter Avoca Beach House for their Christmas in July dinner on Saturday, 22 July. Receive a welcome drink on arrival and admire the beautifully decorated table complete with bon bons! Sip on spiced mulled wine before you settle into enjoying a mouthwatering 3 course festive feast with all the trimmings. Take photos by the Christmas tree and be serenaded by singer Lily as she sings all those classic carols. Bookings are essential.
Experience the magic of Christmas in July at Hotel Gosford's ‘Winter Feast’ celebrations! Gather your friends and family for a memorable banquette filled with joy and delicious flavours. Indulge in a delightful Christmas banquet on Sunday, July 23. Enjoy a two-course feast amidst the enchanting winter wonderland decorations. Live entertainment will enhance the festive spirit, and keep your eyes peeled for a special appearance by none other than the jolly St. Nick! Booking essential.
Saddles Mt White
Indulge in festive feast and experience the magic of Christmas in July in the cosy ambience of Saddles Mt White. Receive a glass of house made mulled wine on arrival before being shown to your Christmas themed table where you will be treated with a 3 course shared Christmas spirited menu. Enjoy this specially prepared meal with friends and loved ones in the most stunning setting on Tuesday 25 July with bookings from 12pm.
Pullmans Magenta Shores
Get your friends and family together for a Christmas in July Wine and Dinner celebration at Barretts Restaurant at Pullman Magenta Shores. Enjoy a 6 course Christmas themed degustation with wine pairings by Margan Wines. Book your tickets for this festive and fancy dinner happening on Tuesday 25 July at 6pm.
On Tuesday 25 July, celebrate Drifters Wharfs 1st Christmas in July celebrations! Overlook the tranquil waters as you enjoy a traditional Christmas 2 course lunch of glazed ham and smoked turkey with all the trimmings and fig and cherry pudding for dessert. Homemade mulled wine is available too. Book your table and enjoy the festivities.
Celebrate Christmas in July at Angel Sussurri in Yarramalong for a winter lunch on Saturday 29 July. Gather your friends and loved ones and if you feel the urge pop on a tacky winter sweater because lets face it when else will you get a chance to wear it? Be entertained by Libby Keating and enjoy trivia, games and some brilliantly terrible festive jokes. Dine on a speciality three course meal with fresh produce sourced from local makers and artisan's suppliers. Booking essential.
Aromas on the Sea
Enjoy a captivating cabaret show with Shauna Jensen's Christmas in July on Saturday 29 July at Aromas on the Sea at Terrigal. Be dazzled withe a 3-course dinner and a show that combines sophistication, sassiness, and a touch of both naughtiness and niceness. This adult only show will transport viewers into a world of glitz and glamour where elegance meets playfulness, and laughter fills the air. Dinner commences from 6pm and bookings are essential.
Christmas in July Activities
Christmas Bauble workshop Burbank at Saddles
Join the team at Burbank at Saddles in Mount White on Saturday 8 July at 1pm for an enchanting Christmas Baubles Workshop, where you can design and create your very own stunning festive ornaments! All materials are provided allowing you the freedom to make some beautiful one of a kind Christmas decoration to keep for your tree or give as a gift. This is a wonderful opportunity to unleash your festive creativity. Bookings required.
Christmas in July at Terrigal Parklife
There will be so much Christmas cheer in the air at Parklife with Glass Slipper Parties on Saturday 8 July between 4-6pm at Terrigal. Wrap up warm and come for some Christmas fun! Enjoy an afternoon of Christmas themed treats with live music and dancing elves! Come and decorate some Christmas cookies and if you are really lucky there may even be an appearance from Santa himself! This is a wonderful family friendly community spirited event so don't miss out on the fun!
Create a Christmas wreath at Avoca Beach Theatre
'Tis the mid year season to make a beautiful floral and foliage Christmas wreath for your door or table centrepiece this July. Come along to the Avoca Beach Theatre on Sunday 30 July at 11:30am and create a gorgeous wreath to treasure for the festive season. You will guided through the process by an experienced and qualified florist. Enjoy a glass of bubbles while designing your creation with friends. Bookings essential.
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