Top 10 places to celebrate Christmas in July around Victoria
Thought Christmas was on December 25? Think again.
Get out the ugly festive jumper and pour the eggnog, because Christmas is upon us. Well technically, we still have six months until the official big day. But 'Christmas in July' has become a time-honoured tradition amongst Aussies who revel in the opportunity to dress warmly and snuggle by the fire like our cousins in the northern hemisphere.
So, in the spirit of Christmas, we've done a round-up of the 10 best places you can get your Christmas cheer on this winter in Victoria.
Get ready to rock around the clock in the city, because this Christmas in July event is all about the music! Featuring a live band from 8:00pm, PJ O’Brien’s in Melbourne’s Southbank region features a banquet meal (including mulled wine on arrival) and a special Christmas menu available throughout winter.
When: The main event is on Saturday 24th July at 8:00pm.
Cost: $15.00 for kids, $50.00 for adults.
An event with community spirit, this two-course Christmas dinner with a charity auction and live entertainment is to raise funds for Hepburn Regional Community Cheer, who assist with social and public welfare disadvantages. Come on down for a night of ‘winter wonder’, or book a stay and explore everything Daylesford has to offer.
When: Wednesday 21st July, 6:00pm.
Cost: $59.00 per person.
What better way to celebrate Christmas in July than being surrounded by your favourite animal friends? Head to the Lakeside Café at Melbourne Zoo for a special Christmas lunch surrounded by wildlife – just remember, no Christmas pudding for the animals! Get your tickets for a memorable Christmas amongst the animals.
When: The themed three-course lunch runs on weekdays of 19-23 and 26-30 July 2021.
Cost: $12.00 for children, $28.50 for Zoos Victoria members.
Take in the breathtaking views of the Dandenong Ranges whilst enjoying a delectable holiday feast. A Christmas luncheon with all the trimmings, SkyHigh will include all the warm winter favourites such as roast turkey and Christmas pudding against the roar of an open fire.
When: Sunday 18th July from 12:00pm-4:00pm.
Cost: $35.00 for kids, $65.00 for adults.
Artistic Director Jonathon Welch AM presents a glorious evening of song, food and fun at this festive event. Featuring the Voices of Casey and a two-course meal, this is an event the whole neighbourhood can sing along to and enjoy.
When: Saturday 24th July, 3.00pm-8:00pm.
Cost: $35.00 for kids and concession, $40.00 for adults.
As the title suggests, this event celebrates all things ‘drag’ about Christmas. Hosted by glamorous drag queens, including Ellectra Kute, the ladies are here to show you a ‘jolly good time’ at their winter wonderland. Featuring ‘a fabulous day of shows, cheeky banter and cheer,’ this round of drinks with an accompanying feast is sure to be fabulous. You could even make a night of it with a luxury stay at Cape Schanck.
When: Sunday 25th July, two sessions: 12:30pm and 4:00pm.
Cost: $35.00 for kids, $80.00 for adults.