Rug up in your Winter woollies and enjoy the magic of a Traditional “Northern Hemisphere” Christmas feast at Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms. Nestled in the picturesque village of Leura within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Bygone Beautys will celebrate Yulefest throughout the Winter months of July and August. Christmas bon bons and serviettes adorn decorated tables to create a fun festive atmosphere.
Dates: Every Monday to Friday of July & August
4-9 people: $69.50 per person
10-19 people: $65.00 per person
20+ people: $59.50 per person + complimentary “Teapot Talk”
Children under 12 years old: $29.95 per person
BYO: $2.20 corkage fee per person
Minimum of 4 people per booking.
Bookings are essential.
For menu information, please see our special Yulefest Luncheon Menu attached.
A History of Yulefest in the Blue Mountains
With the coming of Winter Solstice, Winter is a time when the Blue Mountains comes alive. ‘Yule’ is another name for this Pagan festival which celebrates the passing of the longest night of the year and the ‘re-birth of the sun’ where the days begin to get longer as they head towards Summer. This is a time to reflect on achievements of the past year and to celebrate with family and friends.
Christmas in July or Yulefest has become a particular tradition in the Blue Mountains and the story behind it dates back to 1980 and a group of Irish tourists. The group had travelled to the area in search of the Winter climate they were accustomed to back in Ireland - the same reason many people first flocked here during the late 1880’s to early 1900’s. While relaxing in front of a roaring fire, the Irish visitors saw snow flakes falling from the sky and became nostalgic for their Northern Hemisphere Christmas celebrations. With this inspiration, a traditional Christmas feast with all the trimmings was quickly organised to make them feel at home. This soon sparked much interest, with many local businesses and venues quickly becoming involved, and Yulefest in the Blue Mountains was born.
Now, every year people head up the hill to experience the unique beauty that is Winter in the Blue Mountains. And what could be more warming after a morning bush walk in the fresh air than a hearty feast prepared with all the care and detail of a homely traditional Christmas banquet. If you’re lucky, while you’re up here in the clouds, you may even spot a snow flake falling from the sky.