We have officially survived 6 months of 2018 and what a better way to celebrate than Christmas in July festivities!
We’ve taken the pain out of searching for the best events and gathered our favs for you. Read on to get the low-down.
Rock Pool Bar & Grill Christmas Lunch
7 Alfred Place, Melbourne
The popular fine dining restaurant, Rockpool Bar & Grill are hosting a pop up Christmas lunch at Alfred Place! A 4-course meal from Rockpool’s Head Chef, 4 different types of wines, communal tables and carols, could your early Christmas get any better?
You will find pigs in blankets, glazed ham with milk buns and of course the rolled turkey leg stuffed with all that wintery goodness! To finish off, indulge in a typical Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
Make sure you grab your family and friends and book ASAP as this is one not to miss.
When: Saturday 21st July from 1:30pm
Where: 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne
Munich Brauhaus Christmas Lunch Special
45 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
The Munich Brauhaus and The Bavarian have taken advantage of their roots and given Christmas in July a bit of a German twist. For one day only, these restaurants will make you feel like you’re having a European Christmas!
From the 21st of July to the 25th, you will find the Bavarian Christmas platter on their menu. For only $58 you and a friend can share a whole herb-roasted chicken, roast vegies, mash potato and even pretzel dumplings with mushroom ragout! Add their winter ale which is inspired by the flavours of fruit cake and you will be set!
An added bonus – wear your daggiest Christmas sweater and you have a chance to win a $100 bar tab on the day! The competition takes place on the 21st. To read our full review of Munich Brauhaus and their epic 1KG schnitzels, click here!
When: Saturday 21st July – Wednesday 25th July
Where: Multiple locations, refer to website
Ice Skating Along The River
Crown Riverwalk, Southbank
Make the most of this chilly Melbourne weather by grabbing your mates for some skating action.
An ice skating rink has popped up along the Yarra just in time for Christmas festivities. Every Tuesday night you could find love at frost sight with their Skate & Date special where you will be gliding under the starts to romantic tunes and sipping on $10 espresso martinis! And for your Thursday night you can skate your booty to all the greatest R&B hits from the 90s and 00s.
Could anything else get you more excited for Christmas?
Colonial Tramcar Christmas Dinner
Corner of Normanby Rd & Clarendon St, Melbourne.
Do you want to jazz up your Xmas in July lunch? We’ve got the perfect option for you
The Colonial Tramcar restaurant has a 5 course Christmas inspired menu for you! Hop on the old-style tram and travel throughout the Melbourne CBD whilst indulging in all your Christmas favourites.
Star of the show is the roast turkey and ham off the bone served with roast vegies. And a close competitor is the 2 desserts you get (yes, two!), the traditional Christmas pudding and chocolate coated Christmas tree shortbread.
Book online now for a super unique experience!
Vegan Christmas in July
147 Johnston St, Collingwood
If meat isn’t for you, we’ve found the best vegan Christmas in July party! After an extremely successful run last year, Shu Restaurant are bringing back their vegan Christmas in July party.
From 5 July-7 July you could be experiencing the unusual but incredible mix of China and Christmas. You will find smoked tofu salad, stir fried beans with green chilli and Sichuan dressing and a big bowl of noodles!
This event promises to bring holiday season vibes and present guests with some of the best vegan modern Chinese cooking. Bookings required.
By Boe Eyking