Top Destinations In Australia To Spend The Christmas Holidays

Temperatures around Christmas day in Australia can reach soaring heights of 36ᵒC, and are some of the hottest days all year round. In Australia, December to February are the summer months, making it the ideal getaway for those looking to escape the blustery winter weather. Australians who are staying at home for Christmas also have plenty to do and see, and there's something for the whole family. Take a look at some of the key events in the main cities of Australia.

Sydney Wonderland

Celebrate the holidays with family and friends by paying a visit to Christmas Wonderland at Sydney Showgrounds. This fair runs from mid-December until Christmas Eve, and is full of festive events such as the Christmas activity trail and the Jolly Elves Workshop. Take the kids on the super-fast ice slide or enjoy some ice skating under the fall of real festive snow. Unlimited carnival rides are on offer, including the Cup and Saucer ride and the traditional Merry-Go-Round. Alternatively, adults who prefer to spend some time in the sun at Christmas may enjoy the music and festive atmosphere on Bondi beach instead.

Canberra Christmas Cheer

Every year, Canberra offers festive events around the city, packing in plenty of traditions for adults and children alike. Take the kids to visit Santa at Canberra Outlet Centre, and take lots of photos to show your friends. The Christmas Sparkle Market offers tourists and home-grown Aussies a range of regional goodies and artisans, and is ideal for those who prefer to avoid the crowds. End the day by listening to some traditional Carols By Candlelight, or get tickets for Canberra’s international music festival. Adults who prefer to celebrate the year end by touring some of Canberra’s hotspots can find various museums and galleries surrounding Lake Burley Griffin in the centre of the city.

Take A Trip To Perth

Those who prefer to spend Christmas off the beaten path may enjoy a trip to Perth with the family. Kids can visit Santa at Karrinyup shopping centre or Lakeside Joondalup. Families can also enjoy some of the festive events at Ocean Keys shopping centre, including a carol singalong and a Christmas nativity play. Those who are staying in the city for New Year can celebrate at The Island with live music and a DJ. Those from Perth who are holidaying at home for Christmas can take bikes and cycle between the beaches on Rottnest Island or try some snorkelling with the kids to avoid some of the crowds and tourist attractions.

Whether you are holidaying at home or you're a visitor to Australia, there is plenty to see and do around Christmas time. Enjoy a Christmas beach barbeque, or take in some of the traditions at the various markets and fairs on offer around the country. Whatever your preferences, there's no shortage of festive activities to get you in the Christmas spirit.


Posted By JenniferA on 11th December 2020

Updated : 11th December 2020 | Words : 472 | Views : 154

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