Christmas is here, and it is time to put those fairy lights and Christmas trees out! The whole country is celebrating, including Melbourne. Melburnians are big on celebrating Christmas, may it be in July or December. Keep up by knowing which events to attend and which dates you should cross out on your calendar!
Have you been wanting to ride a fancy train and eat a sumptuous meal at the same time? Then get your tickets for the Puffing Billy right now and experience a delicious Christmas in July meal while admiring the beauty of the city. The luncheon is available daily during the whole month of July. The train departs Belgrave at 12:30 PM and returns to the same spot by 3:30 PM. The carriages are specially heated and decorated for a more “Christmassy” feel. The three-course meal includes turkey breast, Christmas pudding, and antipasto. It costs $92 for adults and $82 for children.
Celebrate Christmas with your kids by taking them to Sovereign Hill! Enjoy their “Winter Wonderlights” theme this year for the whole month of July. Sing along to the Christmas carols during the day and wander through Main Street to see the colourful decorations.There are plenty of surprises and hands-on activities for the kids, a full-theatre program, and even make-believe snow to set the mood! Stay until the night and see the buildings come to life with colourful dancing lights! The admission costs $52.50 for adults and $23.80 for the children.
Sky High at Mt. Dandenong
If you are planning something with a huge group or club but you do not know where to go, then here is your solution! The Sky High at Mt. Dandenong takes bookings from large groups and clubs which comes with a main meal, dessert, plus two jugs of lemon lime bitters per table.
Spend your Christmas by getting on thrilling roller coaster rides! Luna Park’s Winter School Holidays presents all kinds of fun entertainment including face painting, make-believe snow falls, candy canes, and a whole lot more! Enjoy their free entrance while it lasts, and do not forget to get your ride tickets ahead of time to avoid getting stuck in a long line.
Go on a date with your special someone at The Boathouse, where they offer a “Winter Warmer Special”. Visit them during the mid week and enjoy 2 – 3 courses from their ala carte menu, which includes a glass of their special Boathouse wine. Make your loved one feel special by taking them to this amazing Boathouse treat!
Spend a white Christmas at the Cuckoo Restaurant anytime this month! From July 1 to the 31st, the restaurant will be decorated with snow and lights. It has this cosy feel to it, so you will definitely feel warm and at home. Who knows, Santa might even drop in during lunch!
Why wait for summer to celebrate Christmas when you have every reason to celebrate it right now? Enjoy and have a very merry one!