Our thoughts on a real Whitsunday Christmas

24 December 2016

It’s that time of year again where we all spend far too much money at the shops, fill ourselves up with delicious food and hopefully get to spend some time with family and friends. The beauty of living in the Whitsundays is the entire approach to Christmas in this part of Queensland is incredibly relaxed.

The season starts with Carols on the Beach, hosted by the local Rotary Club and a gorgeous evening for young and old to enjoy the festive season, whilst sitting under the shade of the palm trees which line our foreshore area. Various local Christmas markets are held throughout the month of December where locals and visitors can purchase unique, hand-made crafts and gifts for that special person. A host of Christmas party celebrations are held at local restaurants, on charter boats, at local beaches giving opportunity for friends and colleagues to toast the end of another successful year. Being a major tourist destination, where other parts of the country shut down over the Christmas period we in the Whitsundays are at our busiest!

The standard Christmas in the Whitsunday comprises of a buffet laden with local seafood, maybe a Christmas ham and hopefully a mango laden pavlova, very much the same as other parts of Australia. A swim in the pool, a walk on the beach or a relax on the deck all play a role in how we enjoy our Christmas celebrations.

Whilst other around the country enjoy the tradition of the Boxing Day sporting events – Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the Cricket test, spare a thought for those working in our wonderful region who are working tirelessly to put the Whitsunday on the map.

Merry Christmas from all the team at Lure, wishing you all a safe and joyful festive celebration!

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