Christmas in Australia is celebrated during our Summer Months. No snow and log fires for us, though
our Christmas Cards and traditions usually depict those of colder climates. Australia is a multicultural
country and with this, our traditions are often mingled and derived from a mixture of other countries. Yes
we have Christmas Trees, Father Christmas, Christmas Carols and gifts which are a familiar Christmas
scenario. Christmas Dinner may be a barbeque in the backyard or a picnic on a beach though.
Champagne instead of eggnog. Pavlova instead of Plum Pudding. Christmas also coincides with the
Summer Holidays and quite often families will celebrate Christmas away from home.
The big events of the Christmas season are the Carols By Candlelight. These began in Melbourne in 1937
and are outside concerts in the warm summer evening's where people sit on blankets light candles and
join together to sing Christmas Carols. Most towns have a concert and two major ones are televised
across Australia from Sydney and Melbourne. Christmas Eve wouldn't be the same without Carols