Christmas in the Park

With all the celebrations leading up to Christmas, celebrating Christmas in the Park with family and friends is a lot of fun.

At Christmas time, the weather in Sydney is usually hot and ideal for spending outdoors. There are heaps of amazing parks to choose from and most of them have children’s playgrounds.  Which will keep the children amused for hours.

Christmas in the Park is ideal for a large group of family and friends, check out the park and see what picnic shelters are available. Some large shelters need to be booked in advance through the local council. Most shelters don’t need to be booked, and you may need to organise someone to get to the park early to reserve the shelter. Another suggestion would be to find a good shade tree.  Ask everyone to bring a picnic chair or rug and organise a few portable tables. Don’t forget to take the fly nets to put over the food.

These days we all lead busy lives, and Christmas can be a stressful time of the year, and should be enjoyed by everyone. By having Christmas in the park, it takes the pressure off one person having all the costs and food preparation.

Christmas in Australia

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It brings family and friends together to celebrate the festive season.  Each year my family put up the Christmas Tree in the lounge room. Some years have been a bit of a challenge when the dogs were puppies, and they would pull the baubles off the tree. This year will be another challenge as my youngest daughter brought home a blue cattle dog who is  four months old, and the poor little fellow is deaf.

It would be lovely to have a White Christmas, but in Australia, it is hot and sometimes Christmas day can be a scorcher. Thank goodness for air conditioning, which makes cooking a traditional Christmas lunch more comfortable, such as roast pork, chicken and turkey. If you prefer a cold meal rather than hot, there is cold meats and salads, a favourite is the Christmas leg of ham. Seafood also is very popular such as prawns, oysters, lobster, crab, mussels, scallops and even the Balmain Bug.

My favourite Christmas desert is the traditional plum pudding. I use the recipe my mum gave me, which was given to her from a French lady many years ago who used to work in a French chalet. Another favourite is the pavlova and fruit platter. At Christmas, there is a wide variety of fruits in season such as peaches, plums, mangoes, cherries, watermelons, etc.

Some people may choose to have a barbeque or spend the day at the beach, Bondi Beach being very popular especially, with tourists.

Christmas would not be complete without a couple of vases filled with the New South Wales Christmas Bush. This is an Australian native plant. The tree grows to approximately 3.6 metres and has small leaves. The Christmas Bush flowers in late spring with creamy-white small clusters of flowers, around Christmas the flowers become larger and turn a brilliant red.

Christmas in Sydney

Christmas in the Park

With so many amazing parks around Sydney, it is easy to choose a park suitable for your Christmas Celebration. Most councils hold Christmas events in Parks such as Carols by Candlelight. Go to you council’s website and check out what is on in your local area.

From Parks in Sydney, we wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas.

Today’s group writing project contains the word Christmas.  Please have a look at the other posts that also  incorporate the word Christmas.


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  1. You’re not wrong about there being some amazing parks in Sydney, and with the fabulous Sydney weather there’s really no excuse to not spending at least some part of Christmas in the park.
    Jan Littlehales recently posted..Easy Christmas Cake Recipe – in Ten MinutesMy Profile (dofollow)

  2. Having Christmas in the park is a wonderful idea and as you said, it spreads out the responsibility from one person. Kids usually end up getting something they can play with outside as well so what a great opportunity for them to use their new gift.
    Jackie Stenhouse recently posted..Thanksgiving Sugar CookiesMy Profile (dofollow)

  3. Like The Parks in Sydney our parks here in Queensland are always packed on Christmas day with many people sleeping at their chosen spots on Christmas eve
    Rita Pepper recently posted..Wildlife In AustraliaMy Profile (dofollow)

  4. Hello,
    Love Christmas in the park idea. Always been more traditional with xmas at someones house. When you come from a large family this is the way to go.
    John Davis recently posted..Outdoor a Reflection of IndoorMy Profile (dofollow)

  5. Hi Kerry,

    I so love the idea of having christmas in a park in sydney :) That would be my ideal xmas lunch…getting together and bringing something to share. Love the idea of a simple Christmas.
    How funny about your xmas tree, and young dogs!! All the best with your tree decorations – having a puppy that is deaf sure would be different….how does the dog know when you want it?
    Lisa Wood recently posted..Our First Christmas Living In Our MotorhomeMy Profile (dofollow)

  6. Hi Lisa

    Having Christmas in the park means everyone can enjoy Christmas and relax. I don’t hold much hope for the Chrissie decorations this year. I really need to get his attention if I want him to come to me. I have already taught him to sit and I clap my hands when I take him outside to go to the toilet. For one week he is progressing quite well.

  7. Hi John

    I agree for a large group of people Christmas in the Park is ideal, and not just Christmas day but for any celebrations leading up to Christmas.

  8. Hi Rita

    That is keen, sleeping at the park Christmas Eve to get your favourite spot. However, if you are with a group of people it is probably a lot of fun.

  9. Hi Jackie

    With all the Christmas celebrations leading up to Christmas, you can find yourself entertaining more than once. If you have a large group of people the park is ideal and a lot of parks have amazing children’s playgrounds.

  10. Hi Jan

    Parks are great for big family get togethers at Christmas and there is a park suitable for every group.

  11. As much as you might long for a white Christmas, here in the northern hemisphere it would be great to get vacation time during the warm season. :)
    Corky Swanson recently posted..Curiosity Rover’s Electronics and Computers Face Test on MarsMy Profile (dofollow)

  12. Hi Corky

    Never thought of it that way, always took Christmas and summer holidays for granted.


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