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Written by Prianka on May 15, 2020 Share on

Celebrate Christmas in Australia for a Lifetime Experience

The festive season of Christmas brings the entire country of Australia together. The carols, festive food, beach parties, and everyone’s favorite Santa add more fun to the celebrations. You are guaranteed to have an unforgettable vacation amid the festive season.

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Here are the best places to celebrate Christmas when you are in Australia in July or December

Blue Mountains 

Though December is known for its Christmas celebrations, Blue Mountains offer a similar festive vibe during July. Many restaurants in the Blue Mountains offer Yuletide Dinner that gives a traditional food experience. The intense heat during December makes it difficult to enjoy this authentic feast. So visit the Blue Mountains in July for a traditional culinary experience complemented by a crackling fire.

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Perth is a vibrant city to celebrate Christmas in July. Wearing jumpers to celebrate Christmas is the best, and it is very close to heart for many people. You will not have a pleasant time if you wear a jumper at Christmas. But you can wear them and have fun in July. It doesn’t stop here. The pubs are also decked out with amazing lights and ornaments. Perth is the best place to experience Australian Christmas in July.


Do you want to be a part of unique Christmas celebrations that you haven’t come across? Then, you should visit Ballandean Valley in Queensland to enjoy the Sicilian themed Christmas party. The party is hosted by a winery every July with a tinge of Italian vibes. You’ll also get a chance to meet La Befana – the Italian Christmas witch. Special events include Buon Natale Show and a Christmas feast where you can taste Italian meatballs and award-winning shiraz of Golden Grove Estate winery. 

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Lord Howe Island 

For people who want to celebrate Christmas on a beautiful island, then Lord Howe Island is your place to be. Nestled on the east coast of New South Wales, you can enjoy a wide variety of traditional programs, Christmas feast, and even meet our forever favorite, Santa! You can visit the beaches to be a part of the Christmas parties and sumptuous barbeque meals.

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Geelong is famous for its stunning Waterside esplanade. During Christmas, an event called Christmas Festival of Lights is hosted. You are guaranteed to be spellbound by the magical ambiance. The city is adorned with multi-colored art displays and fairy lights. The fantasy characters, floating artworks, and shimmering bridges add more magic and wonders to the surroundings. The action rides will also keep you entertained.


The cosmopolitan city of Adelaide offers the most entertaining Santa’s Wonderland to celebrate Christmas in Australia. Many events, exciting activities and fun rides are hosted from December 6th to 24th every year. You’ll also have experiences like ice skating and tobogganing with great music and live performances. 


The capital city of Australia is no less when it comes to Australia’s Christmas celebrations. You can feel the authentic Christmas ecstasy in Canberra. Glebe Park is decorated with a giant Christmas tree forest and huge gingerbread houses. The charm of the park gets much better with the live outdoor music and Christmas movies. Doesn’t it sound interesting? 

For all the shopaholics out there, the Glebe Markets has 200 stalls during December and offers the best Christmas shopping. You can shop handicrafts, wine and traditional foodstuffs in the markets. 

Gold Coast 

Beaches offer the best place to enjoy Christmas in December in the scorching sun. You can celebrate a sunny Christmas on the shores of the Gold Coast. Plenty of beach parties and fun activities are sure to keep you entertained throughout the day and night. This is especially recommended for young couples and those who love beaches. 

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If you want some luxury and festivity blended together, stay at Hilton Hotel, Melbourne, during your stay. The rooms of the hotel will be transformed into virtual, cozy, woolen boots. The complete room is wreathed by sheepskin that brings the Christmas look and feels. You’ll also get the privilege of having a Christmas tree decorated with lights in your room. To add more ice and spice to your Christmas vacation, order slow-cooked lamb and mulled wine and indulge in a Christmas festivity from your bedroom itself.

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Make your way to Sydney to experience the oldest Boxing Day traditions and witness this rare phenomenon. The celebrations include the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on December 26th. The sand, the sun, and the race altogether is a unique experience for all visitors. The competition has been held every year since 1945. 

Wellington Square in Perth 

If you are looking to do something meaningful for Christmas, you must visit the Wellington Square in Perth. You can decorate the Wellington Square with lights and trees and help the people out there. This experience will surely stay special to your hearts forever. You can serve food and lend ornaments to people who are less fortunate to celebrate Christmas. The joy in making other people happy can’t be put into words. You’ll have volunteers to help you in this mission of making others cheerful. 

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Go on a cruise in Melbourne 

On the day of Christmas, you can enjoy a cruise in Melbourne with a delicious Christmas lunch. This would be an excellent option for people who don’t want to celebrate Christmas in the cities. You can find plenty of locals on the cruise as they don’t prefer cooking on Christmas Day. The three-hour cruise on the Yarra River with the sparkling views of the city will be a splendid experience.

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Now, what are you waiting for? Get set for your Australia vacation to celebrate your Christmas in the magical wonderland. Be it July or December, Pickyourtrail offers hand-crafted Australia tour packages. 

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