‘Tis the season to pretend that we’re in the Northern Hemisphere for a white Christmas…although replace ‘white’ with ‘very wet’ and we’ve got ourselves a winner. Christmas in July celebrations are rampant around the nation and Perth is no exception, so here’s our list of the best Christmas In July events around Perth this month.
1. Cannington Artisan Markets – Christmas In July Edition
On Sunday 23 July between 9:30am and 3pm, head to the Cannington Exhibition Centre for the Cannington Artisan Markets’ Christmas In July edition. Here you’ll find an array of lovely handmade goods, creatives, artisans, and gourmets showcasing their crafts and delicious nibbles, along with a range of food trucks. Word on the street is that Santa and his helpers might pop in for a visit too. The marketplace is sister to the Perth Hills Artisan Market, aka the biggest indoor artisan market in Western Australia, so the chance of finding a treasure is reasonably high.
Where: Cannington Exhibition Centre – Gate 1, Corner Albany Highway and Station St
2. Christmas In July at The Guildford Hotel
Keep it simple stupid with a hint of elegance at The Guildford Hotel’s Christmas In July experience. On Friday 14, Saturday 15, and Sunday 16 July, head to the local pub and enter their winter wonderland of frosty trees, snow, and more. The dimly lit long-table dinner will see the likes of Yorkshire pudding and full roasts, along with carefully curated festive cocktails. Bon-bons will be aplenty and candlelight will up that Christmasy ambience during a feast for the ages.
Where: 159 James St, Guildford
3. Christmas In July at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub
Due to popular demand, Durty Nelly’s will be hosting their Christmas in July celebrations across three joyous sessions for you to enjoy. On Sunday 16, 23 and 30 July from 11:30am until 11:30pm, the famed Irish pub will be counting on you to wear your ugliest Christmas jumper while you get stuck into their roast turkey and ham, Christmas pudding, mulled wine, hot toddies, Irish coffee, and of course, their pints of Guinness. The entertainment includes: live music, Irish dancers, prize draws for your ugly sweaters, and family-friendly fun with visits from Santa. It sounds like it’ll be a real belter.
Where: 397 Murray St, Perth
4. Clay & Cocktails Christmas In July with House Of Hobby
On until create five, ceramic Christmas ornaments employing the art of hand-building clay. You’ll also be treated to three of Whipper Snapper’s signature drinks accompanied with a delish grazing board.
5. Sip & Paint at The General Collective
On Friday 7 July from 6:30pm until 9:30pm, get your creative juices flowing at Sip & Paint’s Christmas In July at The General Collective in Mount Lawley. Throw on your ugly sweater that you don’t mind getting a little dirty and immerse yourself in what is going to be a relaxing art class with wine in hand. You’ll be guided step by step by a professional tutor on your artsy endeavor, with all materials supplied, grazing board nibbles supplied, and BYO vino. For this particular Paint & Sip event, you’ll be creating a beautiful (or not so) Christmas in July Cat painting – good luck.
Where: 580 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley
6. Christmas In July at The Galway Hooker
Cya later white Christmas, hello Christmas by the beach with a Guinness in hand. On Sunday 2, 9, 16, and 23 July, Scarborough’s Galway Hooker will be keepin’ the spirits high with live music throughout the days, prizes, and cheeky Santa visits. Tuck into their roast turkey and ham specials with all the trimmings, of course, or opt for the vego roast. Wash it all down with a Christmas pudding and/or trifle, mulled wine, hot toddies, and Irish coffee. Unsettling Christmas sweaters are most welcome for your change to win big.
Where: Tenancy 3/148 The Esplanade, Scarborough
7. Christmas In July at Sail & Anchor
On Friday 21 July, the Sail & Anchor in Fremantle will host their seasonal Christmas in July soiree. From 6:30pm until late, the 1900’s watering hole will put on a pot-luck-style long table dinner. On arrival, expect to receive a glass of mulled wine in hand to help warm you from the inside out. And what a better way to finish the night than with a Christmas pudding and a serving of the Sail & Anchor’s house-made eggnog. The heritage-listed pub has got you sorted for those small town, Christmas vibes.
Where: 64 South Terrace, Fremantle