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Where to Spend Christmas in Mount Isa This Year

Where to Spend Christmas in Mount Isa This Year
on 15 November 2020 in Events & Entertainment


Christmas in Mount Isa stems from an amalgamation of traditions that go back to 19th century roots. Filled with quaint customs and traditional delicacies that have been garnered from the range of nationalities that make up the city, the Mount Isa Christmas tradition forms a unique affinity with the city.

And while the city may not have been aware of the 19th century German idea of Christmas decorations and candlelight features, Mount Isa has certainly embraced this tradition with persistence despite the searing summer weather. 

The result?

A Christmas tree that is certainly big and an annual celebration at the Kruttschnitt Oval. Watch the children light up with glee as they await the presence of Santa by the big Christmas tree. And be spoiled with the delicacies of Christmas creations that stem from an influence of different nationalities leading to a buffet of culinary extravagance. A Christmas experience like this is one not to be forgotten, and better yet, there is much more Christmas spirit to come.

So buckle up your reindeer seatbelts and discover the best places to spend Christmas in Mount Isa this year.

Lake Moondarra

If you’re feeling like having a picturesque Christmas that provides for the whole family, head to Mount Isa’s beloved Lake Moondarra.

With plenty of green spaces for the kids to run around, barbecue pits to cook up a storm, and a beautiful lake for a dip or some fishing, a Christmas spent here would be nothing short of amazing for family and friends. Come by for an easy dinner with a stunning sunset view of the lake. You could even go so far as to put up some of your own decorations such as LED string lights and sacks full of presents to really set in the Christmas vibes.

And if you’re any good at fishing, you’ll be pleased to know that you could catch yourself some barramundi, perch, sleepy cod and saratoga to name a few. Plus, you could always just grill up your fresh catch for everyone with all the barbecue pits around.

Don’t forget to bring plenty of food, water, drinks, some shade umbrellas, games and eskies to keep the beers cold! 

Christmas Carols at Buchanan Park Arena

Happening on 4th of December from 6.30pm to 10pm, and hosted by the Mount Isa City Council, join in the festivities at Buchanan Park Arena. An annual event that brings the city together, watch as beautiful Christmas carols are sung in unity as the crowd gathers with uplifted spirits after a tough 2020.

Candlelight and magnificent decorations will impress, as the best of Mount Isa’s Christmas spirit is displayed through Santa hats and family gatherings. A definite must attend for those who happen to be in Mount Isa on the 4th of December 2020.

Tickets are free and will be released soon so stay tuned for further Christmas Carols announcements. 

Market Day

Happening this 20th December 2020, Market Day at Isa Square on Simpson Street is guaranteed to include plenty of Christmas themes for those last minute shopping opportunities this festive season.

Christmas Lunch Buffet at The Rodeo Bar & Grill

If you want to do Christmas lunch right, you simply must make it a point to bring the family and friends to the Rodeo Bar & Grill at the Isa Hotel.

One of the very few events that actually happens on Christmas Day, a feast at the Christmas Lunch Buffet is a feast fit for a king (or queen).

The two hour celebrations begin at 11.30am with a wide selection of cold, fresh beverages from the bar followed by a decadent spread of carvery meats containing the juiciest premium steaks, a wide array of cold platters and fresh Aussie seafood, international flavours such as sushi, and so much more.

When it comes to Christmas desserts, spoil yourself with some sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce, a traditional pavlova, and many other decadent delights that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

After all, if you’re going to be putting your heart into celebrating Christmas Day the right way, there’s no better way than to leave it to the professionals at the Rodeo Bar & Grill. Take the time to enjoy yourself with a stress-free approach to preparing for Christmas and enjoy every bit of the fun with family and friends instead of working hard in the kitchen. 

Contact the Rodeo Bar & Grill on (07) 4749 8888 to book an extravagant Christmas Lunch Buffet experience now.