Spending Christmas 2018 in Byron Bay? First of all congratulations, you’re in for a real treat! Christmas in the Far North Coast is something special. From fresh seasonal produce and seafood to beach picnics and sunset surf sessions, summer Christmas celebrations are where it’s at. Check out a few suggestions of where to celebrate if you’re not up to cooking on Chrissy Day.
Barrio Christmas Eve Fiesta
Get all your last minute shopping done at Habitat then treat yourself and your family to an Argentinian Christmas Eve feast at Barrio Byron Bay. Head Chef Franscisco Smoje is cooking up a festive feast of canapes featuring Argentine famed favourites prepared centre stage on a traditional Parilla barbecue and fire-pit. Guests will receive a welcome cocktail by Byron’s award-winning Brookie’s Gin and should expect a few festive surprises on the night!
$65 per person | kids plate for over 3 year olds $20 | Pay on the day
Christmas Lunch at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co
12pm – 4pm
You can always count on Balcony Bar & Oyster Co to offer an exquisite Christmas menu with a keen focus on fresh seafood and all the holiday trimmings. This year is no exceptions with a four-course menu on offer plus Piper Heidsieck Champagne on arrival. The menu features Sean Connolly’s signature seafood platter, a double glazed ham, free ranged lamb shoulder, baked ocean trout and an Eton Mess to finish. Wow!
Adults $225 | Kids under 18 $95 | Kids under 5 free
Christmas Banchetto at Di Vino
First Seating: 12:00pm-3:30pm
Second Seating: 6:30pm- late
Italians celebrate Christmas with an ‘il pranzo di natale’ one of the biggest feasts of the year. During this day the families all join together for a feast with good company and wine. Join in the celebration of flavours at Di Vino in Byron Bay with an authentic experience of the Italian tradition.
$120 per person | Bookings essential
No Bones Vegan BBQ Christmas Feast
Want to celebrate the festiveness of Christmas vegan style? No worries, head to No Bones for a vegan Christmas that doesn’t lack any flair or festive flavours. From vegan prawns to their famous Calamari, chargrilled corn with spicy garlic butter, refreshing summer salads, crispy baked potatoes and more. Plus a selection of mouthwatering desserts to follow and drinks available all day.
90 per person | Includes champagne on arrival
If you don’t mind a leisurely Christmas ride in one of our air conditioned cars or shuttles, there are some great Christmas dining options just up the road in sunny Kingscliff. Make sure you call us in advance to charter a car or shuttle for your Christmas group. This will ensure there is minimum waiting time and of course premium service.
Kingscliff Beach Hotel Xmas BBQ
Nothing quite says Christmas in Australia like some prawns on the barbie, juicy steaks and a fluffy pavlova! If you haven’t been up to Kingscliff before it’s a great little beachside town just north of the shire and Kingscliff Beach Hotel is as Aussie as it gets. Right across from the beach this hotel plays host to many awesome live acts and events across the year without the crazy crowds of most Byron venues. Spend your Christmas day here with the family and kick it Kingy style.
adults $79pp | kids $29pp
Seatings available between 12-2pm
A delicious grazing station will start your experience, followed by a festive alternate drop entree and main menu of seasonal specialties including tasty turkey terrine, succulent roast beef, decadent stuffed porchetta and crispy skinned chicken, all served with poached, spiced, seasoned and roasted sides. Finish with an assiette of festive finishers to complete your perfect Christmas lunch.
Children $69 | Adults $109
Don’t leave it to the last minute to book your Christmas Transport. Head to our bookings page now to plan the designated driver of your Christmas Sleigh.