Sun, Surf and Santa…Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia
Down Under things may feel a little topsy turvy at this time of year. Christmas in Australia falls during their summer holidays and instead of traditional, snowy, wintry scenes associated with the festive season, you’ll be breaking out the Factor 50. Yes, Yuletide in Oz gets pretty hot!
Australians celebrate Christmas with gusto; it just might be on the beach rather than around a log fire. Sometimes the lyrics in Christmas Carols about snow and winter are changed to something more appropriate, with special Aussie words!
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas that’s more about the sand than the snow, why not celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in Oz?
There’s never been a better time to travel to the other side of the world with the amount of competitive flights and packages to Australia so why not plan that dream trip you’ve always promised yourself.
Wonderful celebrations take place all over the country but some of the highlights which have caught our eye are taking place in the city of Sydney.
Here’s what you could be getting up to on your festive sunshine break down under.
Christmas at Sydney Harbour
Santa’s at Sydney Harbour
**One of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours and its mighty bridge are iconic landmarks on the Sydney skyline. You could be taking in a wonderful Christmas day lunch cruise around this beautiful harbour.
The Lights of Christmas
St Mary’s Cathedral ‘Lights of Christmas’ By Beau Giles (CC BY-SA-2.0)
Take in the spectacular daily ‘The Lights of Christmas’ show at St Mary’s Catherdral Square .
New Year Celebrations at Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House, Australia
Another iconic Australian landmark and the city’s top music venue. Either take in a show or simply do the 90-minute tour that is available in several languages. You’ve seen footage on the news of the dazzling fireworks display from Sydney and you could be seeing in the new year at Sydney Opera with an unforgettable night in the heart of the action.
Bondi Beach Sydney, Australia
No visit to Sydney would be complete with some sun, sea and surf on Bondi beach. Join in the festive celebrations with the locals and throw some shrimp on a barby and really embrace Christmas by the sea.
Sydney’s Santa Spectacular
Carousel Ride at Rosehill Gardens, Australia
Throughout December, Rosehill Gardens is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Here you can enjoy fairground rides, tasty food and drink stalls and all manner of Christmas fun in the sun!
Tempted? Go on; ditch the winter woolies and head down under to Australia for a Christmas you’ll never forget.