8. Figgy Pudding Busters
It isn’t Christmas without a Christmas Feast! All our favourites come out at Christmas ranging from traditional roast turkey and ham, to cold seafood platters, figgy pudding with brandy custard and everyone’s favourite pavlova.
9. Faith Matters
Christmas is built on the Christian faith and for many it’s a special time of year to share with the congregation and reflect. Nativity plays, church services, Christmas hymns and carolling play an important role in the Christian calendar. Midnight Mass is the first liturgy of Christmastide, when Christmas Eve gives way to Christmas Day. Many Christian denominations that do not regularly employ the word mass uniquely use the term "Midnight Mass" for their Christmas Eve liturgy as it includes the celebration of Holy Communion.
10. Cultural Festivities
The blend of cultural festivities adds to the charm of our city at this time of year with communities sharing their traditions and celebrations. It's a time when locals and visitors alike come together to enjoy the festive cheer, whether it's by strolling through the illuminated streets, exploring the Christmas markets, or enjoying the diverse cuisine available throughout the city.