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Top Christmas in July Events in Ipswich

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by Shirley Peppler (subscribe)
I enjoy writing to give other people pleasure. I love traveling, eating out, finding fabulous cultural events at home and afar. I hope you'll like and try some of my discoveries, and favourite places and experiences.
Published June 30th 2018
Tis the season to be jolly …
Christmas in July, family fun, high tea, historic houses, dinner, bike riding, shopping
Xmas in July around Ipswich, image courtesy Discover Ipswich e-news


If you're looking for a cosy, wintery "Christmas" experience, there are lots of offerings around Ipswich during July to enjoy on your own, or with family or friends.

Xmas high tea with a tour of the historic Wolston Farmhouse

Mmmm, what about indulging in an Xmas-themed high tea at Wolston Farmhouse with sweet and savoury treats and tea, coffee or a belly and soul-warming hot chocolate?

Christmas in July around Ipswich, historic houses, high tea, dinner, shopping, mountain biking
Wolston Farmhouse event, image courtesy www.eventbrite.com.au




Finish your morning with a guided tour of the historic National Trust building as you hear the stories associated with this farmhouse and enjoy the gardens and relic farming machinery on the grounds.



Wolston Farmhouse is located at 223 Grindle Road, Wacol. High tea is available any day in July between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm. The total cost of high tea and tour: $21.97 – $37.63. You can book here.

Fireside Xmas dinner @ The Cottage Restaurant

If you prefer a mouth-watering dinner of lemon thyme scented turkey, serrano ham, macadamia fig loaf, smoked kipfler potatoes and cranberries, topped off with steamed fruit pudding, wild berry compote and brandy custard, The Cottage Restaurant is offering this Xmas evening menu for groups of 10 or more throughout July at $60 per person.

Christmas in July around Ipswich, historic houses, high tea, dinner, shopping, mountain biking
The Cottage Restaurant, image courtesy thecottagerestaurant.com.au


The original bedrooms have been converted into intimate dining spaces, each with an open fire in this charming historic 1861 building in the heart of Ipswich City, where you and your group can warm up with a port or glass of red wine. You can also dine on the verandah of the beautifully restored old Queenslander.

Christmas in July around Ipswich, historic houses, high tea, dinner, shopping, mountain biking
The Cottage Restaurant, image courtesy thecottagerestaurant.com.au


The Cottage Restaurant is managed by chef Mark and his wife Angela. It is located at 108 Limestone Street‚ Ipswich. You can book your table here or by phoning 3143 2644.



Stock up on your Xmas décor with Mr & Mrs Claus

Whist in the city, why not go shopping? You can stock up on your Christmas décor at the specialist store, Mr & Mrs Claus.

Christmas in July around Ipswich, historic houses, high tea, dinner, shopping, mountain biking
Rudolph celebrates, image courtesy www.discoveripswich.com.au



You can find Mr and Mrs Claus at 130 Brisbane Street, Ipswich City. It is open for 10 months of the year. More details are available here.

Mountain Bikers Xmas in July event

Finally, mountain bike enthusiasts shouldn't miss the excitement and a little family Christmas fun on the weekend of 7th - 8th July at Hidden Vale Adventure Park, Grandchester.

Christmas in July around Ipswich, historic houses, high tea, dinner, shopping, mountain biking
Mountain Bikers Xmas in July, image courtesy www.discoveripswich.com.au


There will be races suitable for everyone from beginners to serious experienced mountain bikers all weekend at this Giant 3PLUS3 event. Two courses operate over the two days, swapping between Competitors (Racers) and Completer's (Social) on the Saturday and Sunday. Before the main race each day, the kids can have some fun on the tracks with their friends. Both are fun tracks with minimal climbing, making them suitable for all skill levels. Spot prizes will be handed out on the social course and there will be the traditional prize and medal ceremony for professionals.

Christmas in July around Ipswich, historic houses, high tea, dinner, shopping, mountain biking
Mountain Bikers July Xmas weekend.jpg image courtesy www.3plus3.com.au/about


On the Saturday night, the family can enjoy a Christmas feast and celebration. (BYO wrapped gift to the value of $10-15 if you want to participate in the Secret Santa. There will be prizes for the best Christmas costume (both on and off the track), and Christmas movies for kids and kids at heart.

Tickets start from $49. You can book and find more information here.

Christmas in July around Ipswich, historic houses, high tea, dinner, shopping, mountain biking
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I'm not sure that snow can be guaranteed around Ipswich this July, but you never know. After all, is Santa Claus real or not?
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Why? A cosy, cold, wintery “Christmas” - in July.
When: Throughout July
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Where: Ipswich and surrounds
Cost: Varies
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What a fun list of ideas! Thanks for sharing Shirley.
by Katie E (score: 2|165) 19 days ago
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