How Christmas is celebrated in your college

Australia celebrates Christmas in July


In Australia, Christmas dinners are held in July, cookies and gingerbread are baked and friends are met on cold winter evenings at the Christmas market.

The real Christmas festival in Australia is of course also celebrated on December 24th and therefore in the middle of summer, with friends on the beach or in the garden, in any case with hot to tropical summer temperatures. Instead of mulled wine there is beer and instead of the traditional turkey there is more seafood.

Yet Australia's people still have a strong European heritage and thus still have a living tradition of celebrating Christmas in cold weather. So no month is more perfect than the coldest winter month of July to stage a Christmas party in a wintry atmosphere like in the northern hemisphere. That means hearty roasts and warm drinks in front of fireplaces and campfires.

It will be Christmas time in Sydney with the Christmas in July Village. From July 11th to 14th you can visit the Christmas market, which has already become a tradition: 25 wooden chalets, artificial snow, fairy lights, Christmas trees and traditional French and English Christmas carols invite you to take a winter walk. Not only nostalgic Christmas tree decorations are sold, but also winter delicacies such as mulled wine or hot chestnuts.

But not only in Sydney you can get something for the coldest days of the year Special come to mind. Yulefest has been celebrated in the Blue Mountains for more than a quarter of a century, and it can actually get really cold there. While an icy wind whistles outside, hearty Christmas dinners are served inside in front of crackling log fires and, if you're lucky, you can see Santa Claus roaming through town. These nostalgic scenarios are becoming increasingly popular, especially among the many European immigrants. Between June and August you can book complete weekend offers with the ultimate Christmas feeling guarantee. And when real snow falls on the peaks, which statistically is quite possible on 5 days in winter, then the Christmas happiness is perfect.