As you know, in the southern hemisphere, it is high summer during December so our Christmas is always a beach and BBQ affair. To compensate for not having cold weather during Christmas, every year in July we celebrate Christmas-in-July. As it never snows in Sydney, they make a man-made ice rink.
It is a really nice concept to have some winter fun. Every year they set up these ice skating rinks in Bondi, City and Parramatta.
You can choose to hire the boot and skate or just enjoy the food and the entertainment. The food includes lots of European cuisine along with hot dogs as well as traditional hot chocolate, mulled wine, pastries, cake, and bratwurst. They also have special skating exhibitions by Australia’s up and coming ice skating stars. When we were there, there was a ballerina performing on the ice rink and it was really awesome. There are also children’s workshops and community groups’ displays perfect for school holiday’s entertainment
They also held the Winter Wonderland Party where you can choose to wear any Winter Wonderland outfit and Variety Christmas in July where you can Ice Skate with Santa while listening to a live choir.
I think it is a really cool tradition (no pun intended) to bring white Christmas and enjoy some winter fun. The place looks really beautiful with fake snows and lighting at night.
Happy Christmas in July everyone!!!