Celebrating Christmas in Australia with Style

With this in mind, here’s our guide to some of the best Christmas events you could enjoy this year.

Variety Santa Fun Run

A themed fun run like no other, the Ultimate Visitor’s Guide to Sydney. The second tallest observation structure, it offers views some 260m above the ground. It’s in our Christmas guide for its Santa’s Grotto, giving the chance to meet Santa Claus high up above the Sydney skyline for an impressive festive experience. When we got in touch with the Sydney Tower Eye about the event they explained why they think this event is simply unmissable:

“From November 29 until December 24, The Sydney Tower Eye will rejoice in the magic of Christmas with Santa’s Highest Grotto in Sydney, 250 metres above street level. The Observation Deck at the Sydney Tower Eye will be transformed into an enchanted wonderland complete with a fireplace, festive music and a Christmas tree. Children can also get a free photo with Santa to take home!”

The Christmas Festivals


No Christmas holiday feels quite complete without a trip to a Christmas Festival, and this is exactly what the Melbourne Christmas Festival looks to offer in earnest. From special festive eating and drinking experiences, to the chance to purchase beautiful handcrafts that you won’t find anywhere else, it’s the perfect place to help you get into the spirit of Christmas whilst also picking up some great presents for friends and family at home. If you want to learn more about how you can enjoy Christmas at its best, click here to read a guide which has been specially created for the event.


Also looking to offer the authentic Christmas Market experience is the city of Perth. An event which has been entertaining revellers since mid-November, the Perth Christmas Market will continue to offer plenty of merriment until 4 January 2015. With beautiful Christmas lights, a chance to enjoy local foods and delicacies and the Christmas Carnival being just some of the free events on the calendar, there’s something for all types of visitor to enjoy.

Image Credit: Variety Santa Fun Run, Sydney Tower Eye, Carols by Candlelight

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