Why do we celebrate Christmas in July?
In Australia it can be hot and humid during December, so Christmas is celebrated differently here compared to the northern hemisphere, where it’s the middle of winter.
At Christmas time, it is more likely Australian’s will have a beer on the beach, rather than mulled wine and markets, which is what happens in Europe. The food eaten here will also be lighter, with seafood a popular choice on Christmas day.
Because of Australia’s British heritage, there is a strong attachment to the tradition of celebrating Christmas in cold weather. That’s why there’s ‘Christmas in July’, which is also known as Yuletide in Australia.
July is the coldest month of winter, so celebrations emulate the atmosphere of the northern hemisphere winter. So that means hearty food like roasts, and warm puddings and drinks in front of fireplaces and bonfires.
Christmas in July at The Golden Ox
We would love for you to join us for a night in the “snow dome” as we celebrate Christmas in July here at The Golden Ox!
Once you walk through the doors, you will be transported and welcomed into a winter wonderland full of festivities, laughs and delicious food.
The night will start from 6.30pm with delectable canapés on arrival and main courses served from 7.30pm.
Talented head chef Peter Tzimas has put together a menu not to be missed! Enjoy roast turkey, pork loin and steamed plumb pudding while the soothing sounds of The Montego Duet entertain you.
- Roast turkey breast, sweet potato mash, roast vegetables, black currant turkey jus.
- Roast rolled pork loin, potato gratin, roast vegetables, apple mint sauce.
- Steamed plum pudding, anglaise, vanilla ice cream, cherry compote.
- Brandy snap basket, chocolate mousse, fresh strawberries and Chantilly cream.
Make sure you don’t miss out on this festive night by booking now by calling us on 3283 1833 – we would love for you to join us!
What: Christmas in July
When: Saturday 22nd July 2017 from 6.30pm
Where: The Golden Ox – 330 Oxley Avenue, on the Redcliffe Peninsula
Cost: $65.00 per person
Book NOW on 3283 1833
The Montego Duet