Christmas in July

July 14, 2010 at 8:10 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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In Sydney, Christmas is never in winter! No snow, no snowman, no turkey and no family gathering around a fireplace! It is full of colours – the colours of the beach and the bright canopies, the colours of the nature and the outdoors, the colours of a clear sky and a sparkling harbour! And it is all about a seafood feast or a barbecue, hardly turkey! Unlike other western countries, ours is always a summer Christmas.

Christmas Cruises Sydney Harbour

Though we in Sydney are lucky that we can enjoy our beautiful outdoors almost throughout the year, I have always wondered what it would be like if we had a white Christmas! What it would be like to have the whole family sit around a table for a Christmas feast when it is chilling cold outside! What it would be like to share and enjoy a traditional turkey instead of the seafood (yummy as it is!).

And come to think of it, why not have the best of both – a Christmas that is outdoors as well as indoors – for, Sydney is equally beautiful both in winter and summer! The Sydney Harbour looks absolutely fresh and incredibly pretty! Maybe a Christmas feast with family on a Sydney Harbour cruise is not a bad idea! In fact, cool! Hire a deck on a luxurious cruise, or hire the whole boat if the entire family is game, and get a Christmas lunch or dinner organised! With all the works of a white Christmas! Will have to make do without the fireplace though, but that’s no worry as the cruise interiors are temperature controlled! Besides, this is the right time for some great photography, so shall freeze the beautiful memory forever!

Well… I think I can hear the jingling bells!

Lots o’ fun in store for Christmas in Sydney!

November 28, 2009 at 5:08 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Christmas is in the air in Sydney what with folks shopping, planning and generally getting ready for Christmas. The Town Hall will be lit up for four weeks reflecting the festive mood of the season. Wattle blossoms, kookaburras, blue bottles, flying foxes and echidnas –the images of Australia will be projected in a cycle on the magnificent facade of the Town Hall for twelve days to add to the colour and the general carnival atmosphere of the city!

The giant Christmas tree (21 metres tall) will be lit up with around 58,000 LED lights and over 300 seven pointed stars spreading the joy and spirit of Christmas!

Kids’ favourite entertainment shows will be performed live, and with Santa, carols, music, jazz bands and all, the season of Christmas is a season of fun for kids in Sydney! It’s, however, not just kids that have all the fun. There are numerous events for Christmas for the young and the youthful and all the rest! The fireworks are just about everybody’s favourite and while enjoying the fireworks of Christmas, folks at Sydney gear up for the fabulous fireworks of the New Year’s Eve that Sydney is famous for! Other options are dining, dancing and cruising – all with a dash of romance, of course!

Like everything else in Sydney, Christmas celebrations , with their Australian themes and Sydney attitude, have that special tang that is unique to Sydney!

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