You can barely call it winter but right now is as close to a white Christmas as us Gold Coasters are gonna get!
Still, any excuse to stuff ourselves silly in the name of Santa Claus right?
Here are the five top spots to celebrate Christmas in July across the Coast. Wear your stretchy pants!
Bazaar at QT, Surfers Paradise
Prepare yourselves for the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg, the sound of jingle bells and the taste of freshly baked honey-glazed ham! Bazaar’s Christmas Banquet Feast will take you on a sensory journey and leave you in a pleasant state of nostalgia. Dinner is just $72 per adult and $29 per child from the 28th to the 30th of July.
Where: QT Surfers Paradise, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
D'Arcy Arms, Surfers Paradise
Our dear Irish friends at D'Arcy Arms serve up a mean Christmas feast throughout July. The Christmas in July $50 special menu comes with herb bread and curried pumpkin soup to start, traditional roasts (turkey, pork and ham off the bone), roasted seasonal vegetables, cranberry and apple sauce, stuffing, gravy and of course plum pudding with brandy anglaise and vanilla bean ice cream (woah mama!). Christmas banquet lunch or dinner is also available for pre-booked groups for $65 per person.
Where: 2923 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
Bungunyah Manor Resort, Mt Tamborine
Mt Tamborine is the perfect setting for an early Christmas and the place to be this July! Bugunyah Manor Resort runs their popular yearly Winter Christmas period from 1 June to 31 August boasting a delectable banquet. Enjoy a hearty feast alongside a roaring fire starting at $85 for five courses or $100 for seven.
Where: 160 Long Road, Mt Tamborine
The Bearded Dragon, Mt Tamborine
Another Mt Tamborine favourite, The Bearded Dragon hosts their Winter Christmas special throughout July! From themed table settings and a delicious banquet to free entertainment and sweet treats, you'll find it here from $59 per person. If you plan on having a drink or five, they also offer country style lodge accommodation!
Where: 2-22 Tamborine Mountain Rd, Mt Tamborine
BSKT, Nobby Beach
AVVIA, Palm Beach
Christmas in July will be in full swing at Palm Beach’s AVVIA Cafe on Thursday July 27th. With three hand-crafted courses for $55 and only $25 for children (plus $25 pp for matching wines), it’s sure to be a holly, jolly good time for the whole family! To secure a space at this twinkling Christmas dinner, bookings are essential.
Where: 1383 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach (corner of 23rd Ave)
By Louisa von Ingelheim