The true spirit of Christmas isn’t about huddling together below freezing temperatures, playing around in the snow and having roast turkey and mulled wine, year in year out. Shake it up a bit this Christmas, and strip away all the conventionalities that come with the common Christmas charade and revel and jubilate on what the core of the holiday is about, spending quality time with your loved ones whilst doing fantastical things.
For your Christmas destination this year, why not travel with the family and head on to the land down under. Where the sand, surf and sea will get you right in the mood for Saint Nicholas himself. Australia, New South Wales in particular, may not have been your first destination but it certainly remixes the holiday spirit in the best of ways. With the nation going through their season of Summer, a toasty festive holiday with a glass of the nation’s finest Shiraz in one hand as you overlook the gorgeous New South Wales skyline and food, would act as an ideally unique way to ring in both Christmas and the New Years with.
An unconventional Christmas Feast
Sydney isn’t one of Australia’s most renowned cities for no reason, their food scene is constantly evolving and thriving and with Christmas around the corner, there’s a whole lot more on their platter that they are willing to serve. If it’s a little bit of ambience you’re after maybe head on over to the historic Q Station Manly, one of Australia’s most haunted sites on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Serving up a six-course degustation, based on fresh local ingredients, add a little bit of halloween spirit into your Christmas mood at the Boilerhouse Restaurant & Bar on Christmas Day.
There is also The Gantry Pier One, which offers a four-course tasting menu and wine on Christmas Day as well, located on Sydney Harbour, which overlooks the gorgeous green space of Centennial Parklands. Centennial Homestead will also be offering interactive food stations with paella, a kid’s grazing table and a cook-to-order BBQ, for those who are keen on doing away with a traditional Christmas lunch.