Yulefest at The Argory

Christmas in July comes to the Byron hinterland

Christmas in July, or Yulefest as it's now known in the Blue Mountains, is said to have originated with a group of Irish immigrants holidaying in the Blue Mountains in the height of Aussie winter in the 80s. They reminisced of Christmases at home and said celebrating at the height of summer in Australia just wasn’t the same.

The idea for a Yuletide party with turkey and ham, mulled wine, and a roaring log fire was created for these homesick Irish guests and it soon became a mainstay on the Blue Mountains calendar. 

With the crisp clear days and cold nights by the fire up here in the hills, we thought, why not bring Yulefest to the Byron hinterland?

Don your Chrissy jumper and head to Nightcap Ridge for a Christmas in July lunch on July 24 at The Argory, created by Secret Chef Catering.

You can jump on our bus from Byron which is stopping at the Surf Lifesaving Club and then Bangalow, Clunes, Corndale and Dorroughby.  

Relax by the fire with mulled wine before dining on Christmas-inspired canapes, main and dessert using local produce from the Northern Rivers.

Nightcap Ridge is an eco-luxe retreat located in the Nightcap National Park in the NSW Byron hinterland. 

Fully licensed, no BYO. We are responsible servers of alcohol and have a bus available so you can enjoy a few drinks. 


Turkey arancini
Tempura prawn
Spiced pumpkin soup

Roasted Cromwell pork with apple
Venison with rosella jam
Duck fat potatoes
Asparagus with grated parmesan
Brussels with cultured cream
Yorkshire pudding

Eaton Mess

Date: Saturday 24 July
Time: Grounds open from 12 pm. Lunch from 1 - 3:30 pm.    
Price: $95 pp. Book tickets.
Transport available for $25 pp. Book Transport.