By Adairs Bus

Winter is almost here. The winds are blowing cold, and the occasional snowfall is on the way. How about experiencing the full magical wintertime by exploring the Blue Mountains? 

What started in the early 1970s, Christmas in July, now commonly known as Yulefest, is one of the most popular winter experiences in the Blue Mountains. Many people enjoy visiting Blue Mountains to explore the beautiful sceneries and experience the comfort and warmth from the nostalgic fireplaces. 

If you like adventure, there’s no better way to celebrate winter than going to Yulefest in the Blue Mountains.

Dinner with a Christmas Theme

You’ll be spoilt by hotel choices in the Blue Mountains. The multiple hotels and restaurant options mean that you can readily find one in your budget and enjoy your dinner of choice. 

We suggest looking at Carrington Hotel, Fairmont Hotel, and Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountains. You could even have the chance to dine with Santa as you enjoy Christmas carols.

Winter Magic Festival

Every year, thousands of people including musicians and performers flock to Katoomba, heading to the Blue Mountains for the yearly winter Yulefest festivals. 

Although every celebration is unique, the festivals create an opportunity for both locals and visitors to interact and have a great time. Almost everybody in town dresses up in celebration of these yearly events. 

Expect to see a huge mix of talent entertaining you, from belly dancing, folk singing, to burlesque and busking. The festival is full of surprises, and you’ll even be able to meet musicians, vocalists, and other talented and creative people. 


Accommodation in the Blue Mountains is plenty, with almost every dining joint/hotel offering accommodation. Whether you need a single room, a double bed, a self-contained suite, motel, or even three bedrooms for your family, you’ll find something to suit your needs.

A few hotels we suggest in the Blue Mountains include Ribbon Gum Lodge and the Blue Mountains Katoomba YHA (for the young at heart!). The accommodation areas are located in quiet regions, so you don’t have to worry about excess noise from the festivals when it’s time to rest.

How to Get There

Perhaps one of your most significant worries, is how you’re going to get there. Thankfully, there are many options and the most convenient method is to travel by road

Multiple routes head to the Blue Mountains. You can use your car, a local bus, or rent a vehicle. A road trip is the best option if you want to enjoy the beautiful sceneries, natural wonders, and the local markets of the region. There is an option to travel by train, but you might want to rent a vehicle to get you closer – especially if you have kids or lots of luggage!

Hire A Self-Drive Vehicle

Transport inconvenience is the last thing you want to experience when going to the Yulefest in the Blue Mountains. Attending Yulefest with your family and finding the right transport should be top of the list to make your trip more relaxing and enjoyable.

At Adairs, we have modern and reliable vehicles to make your journey more enjoyable. Our vans and mini buses are available for short- and long-term hire, and you can even hire a professional driver to take you where you want. Get in touch with our team today to make a booking and discuss your arrangements.