Continuing on from yesterday’s theme of Winter Wonderlands, now is the perfect time to escape for the Blue Mountain’s annual Yulefest.
Now an international event, this winter marks Yulefest’s 33rd year. Like all quirky things, Yulefest was born by accident, when a tourist, noticing the snow falling outside, asked his hotel if they could arrange some Christmas–style food and festivities that evening. That night, the hotel, Mountain Heritage, served turkey with traditional trimmings, Christmas crackers and mince pies by the fire, and Yulefest was born.
The following year the hotel declared ‘Christmas in July’ to be a permanent Mountain Heritage event and word quickly spread. Within a couple of years Yulefest had become an established winter holiday escape for Blue Mountains visitors.
So assume you’re on Santa’s good side and experience the bracing cold air of the mountains this weekend.
For more information and hotel bookings see the Yulefest website