Where to go: Christmas in July

Do you long for a white Christmas? Never fear, Christmas in July is here. Find a Christmas in July event near you with this list of festive celebrations.

Victoria: Sovereign Hill
Sovereign Hill has been transformed for Christmas in July. Enjoy Christmas-themed activities, Christmas lights, traditional carols, gingerbread decorating, a reading from Charles Dickens and more.
Find out more www.sovereignhill.com.au/christmasinjuly

New South Wales: Blue Mountains Yulefest
Yulefest in the Blue Mountains stretches from June to August. Many venues will offer traditional Christmas-style celebrations during this time so, with the occasional flurry of snow, the log fires and warm mountain hospitality, this will be a truly lovely Christmas in July experience.
Find out more www.bluemts.com.au

Queensland: Abbey of the Roses
Enjoy a traditional turkey roast at a Christmas in July dinner at the Abbey of the Roses. These dinners will be held at various dates in July. The dinner includes three courses, drinks, a secret Santa, Christmas trivia quiz plus a possible dinner snowfall. Special dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice.
Find out more www.abbeyoftheroses.com/christmas-in-july-2014

South Australia: Glen Ewin Estate
Whether you want to enjoy a crisp northern-style Christmas, or just wish to celebrate Christmas twice in one year, Glen Ewin Estate is holding Christmas in July dinners, with canapés, sparkling wine, bonbons, mulled wine and toasted marshmallows.
Find out more www.glenewinestate.com.au

Australian Capital Territory: Canberra Railway Museum
A different way to celebrate Christmas in July, why not take a return trip aboard the heritage dinner dance train from Canberra to Goulburn? Run by the Canberra Railway Museum, this trip includes a traditional Christmas dinner, a live band in the dance car and drinks.
Find out more www.canberrarailwaymuseum.org/christmas-in-july

Tasmania: St Helens Hospital Auxiliary Ball
In the spirit of Christmas in July, this ball raises money for the St Helens Hospital Auxiliary. Enjoy great friends, great food, great wine, great music and a great excuse to dress up and dance, all for a good cause.
Find out more www.bodc.tas.gov.au 

Northern Territory: 2014 Royal Darwin Show
The Royal Agricultural Society will once again be holding the Royal Darwin Show, from 24 to 26 July 2014. You can enjoy food stalls, displays, animal shows and more.
Find out more www.darwinshow.com.au

Western Australia: Swan Valley Dinner Dance
Enjoy a Christmas in July-themed dinner dance at the Mulberry on Swan. This event includes a full Christmas buffet, live music and more.
Find out more www.swanvalley.com.au