It Only Happens In Sydney!
Read on to find how Sydney celebrates a sunny Christmas
The Christmas season has popularly been associated with snow, building a snowman, throwing snowballs at each other, enjoying a Christmas party feast near the fireplace, and waiting for Santa to come in his reindeer sleigh bearing gifts for all. But for everyone in Australia, a ‘white Christmas’ is mere fantasy!
Being in the Southern Hemisphere, the country experiences summer during the month of December. With this unusual weather, Christmas celebrations turn out to be quite unique. Sydney, being one of the most popular cities in the continent, gets dolled up with fairy lights and glittery stars to welcome a large number of outsiders who come in to experience something different.
Numerous fun events and mouth-watering feasts are hosted at many Christmas party venues in Sydney to celebrate the joyous occasion, Sydney Christmas party cruises being the most popular. But what will mesmerise you the most are the unimaginable views you will come across as you stroll through these venues.
Be ready for these!
Santa ride on BOOMERS
The Santa gives rest to his reindeers when he is in Sydney. Thus, nobody here knows ‘Rudolph the Reindeer’ or any of the reindeer songs. Sydney, in unison, sings ‘Six White Boomers’ for Christmas – a song which tells the story of how the heat is too much for the reindeers. He rides here with his boomers (Aussie slang for a male kangaroo) to deliver the toys and even help a little joey (a baby kangaroo) find his mother.
Santa loves Shorts and Surfboards too
Santa sheds his red woollen suit when in Sydney. The juxtaposition of Santa costumes and surfer dudes may be bizarre to a lot of us, but in Australia it is an actuality. To be honest, it’s a pretty amazing sight. If you cannot spot a surfing Santa anywhere, keep an eye out for the Instagram hashtags – they will take you to the right place.
Replace SNOW with SAND
Sydneysiders are not ready to give up the idea of building a snowman. But Christmas means summer and summer means the beach. So try your luck with building a sandman. If you want to follow the conventions, give him a carrot nose and a scarf. But don’t expect the nose to be there for long, the many sea-shore birds might snaffle it away.
And with WATER
With over 100 beaches around the city, Sydneysiders find it easy to replace snow fights with water fights. And when it comes to official business, Christmas party cruises are the first idea that pops up when shortlisting corporate Christmas party venues in Sydney. Families too love spending time cruising around Sydney Harbour as most of the operators come up with impressive deals, including a delightful feast.
CRICKET, any time!
Be it anytime of the year, Sydneysiders love playing their national sport. But the breezy summer holiday forces them to get out with a bat & ball and a couple of sticks to make a rudimentary wicket. The Australian professional Twenty20 cricket league, Big Bash League, is also held in the summer and usually hosts a match on Christmas eve. The entire city gathers at the Sydney Cricket Ground cheering their team along with the tunes of Christmas carols!