Get into the spirit of Christmas in July

Celebrate Christmas in a properly wintry climate!
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

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Christmas in July in Ipswich

Christmas in July is a celebration that lets those in the Southern Hemisphere experience the festive season in a properly cool climate – and there are some great ways to join the fun around Ipswich this year.

Festive high tea at Wolston House

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Beautiful Wolston Farmhouse, just over the Ipswich border at Wacol, is hosting a special Christmas-themed high tea throughout July (from 10.30am-noon each day). It’s a chance to tour the historic National Trust property then enjoy tea on the terrace. Book tickets here.

 

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Christmas dinner by the fire

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Grab some friends and family and head to the fine dining restaurant, The Cottage, where chef Mark and wife Angela are running a special Christmas in July menu for groups of 10 or more throughout the month.

With heritage surrounds, open fires and modern fare on offer, this offering makes for a memorable night – and it wont break the bank at $60 per person. We’re loving the sound of lemon thyme scented turkey, serrano ham, macadamia fig loaf, smoked kipfler potatoes and cranberries. Oh, and steamed fruit pudding with wild berry compote and brandy custard. Book on 3143 2644.

Christmas in July on mountain bikes

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It’s Christmas in July for mountain bikers too! The Giant 3PLUS3 event at Hidden Vale Adventure Park offers up two courses, both operating over the two days – One for the Competitors (Racers) and the other for the Completer’s (Social). Next day they are switched. All courses will be made up of fun single track with minimal climbing making them suitable for all skill levels.
Included is a Christmas celebration, making it a true family event that will cater to all MTB enthusiasts and their families. Full details here.

 

Visit Mrs Claus & Santa

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To stock up for your own Christmas in July celebrations, go where it’s Christmas all year round – Mrs Claus and Santa next door to popular cafe/restaurant Fourthchild in the busy Top of Town stretch in the Ipswich CBD. This unique retail experience boasts an impressive range of Christmas decorations and novelties of all shapes and sizes.

 

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his bestie Milly the Wombat, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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