Jenolan Caves

Yulefest (Christmas in July)

This year, there are 2 great ways you can savour the spirit of Christmas in July at Jenolan:

  • Book our delicious, festive Yulefest dinner (see our special menu)  for $120 per adult (age 12 and over) and $60 per child age 4 to 11. This price also includes live music by Celtic Heart, chocolates, cocktails, Santa and a small gift for each child. 

  • For a total escape, enjoy our wonderful Yulefest dinner and add an overnight stay (Friday or Saturday) with breakfast, plus experience 2 spectacular caves, to create a truly memorable Yulefest package.

Yulefest (Christmas in July) at Jenolan Caves House

We can't guarantee snow in the Jenolan Valley, but on the surrounding mountain ridges (approx. 1,350m above sea level) snow in July is always a possibility. So before your trip, it is vital to remember to check that the road is open.

Yulefest (Christmas in July) is an annual Blue Mountains tradition that began in 1980.

During Yulefest, at heritage-listed Jenolan Caves House, grownups enjoy the feeling of Christmas, and children meet Santa. Caves House guests can enjoy the log fires.

Upstairs, in the elegant Art Deco style of the Edwardian era, Chisolm’s Restaurant is part of the Jenolan Experience and a wonderful way to build lifetime memories.

We will celebrate Yulefest on:

  • Friday, July 2,
  • Saturday, July 3,
  • Friday, July 9,
  • Saturday, July 10, 
  • Friday, July 16,
  • Saturday, July 17, 
  • Friday, July 23,
  • Saturday, July 24,
  • Friday, July 30 and
  • Saturday, July 31.

Santa and his elves will be here. If your children would like to visit Santa and receive their gift from him, remember to ARRIVE 1 HOUR BEFORE YOUR BOOKED DINNER TIME.


Get ready for timeless Celtic music. Celtic Heart (Martyn Cook on harp and Rebecca Danial on Violin) will perform in Chisolm's during Yulefest, making your dinner all the more festive. This duo astound audiences wherever they play, from the Blue Mountains to Bathurst. They have a deep love for the Celtic repertoire and play with intuitive grace and sensitivity - perfect for Yulefest.

Bookings Essential

Bookings for Yulefest are absolutely essential. So, please either book Yulefest Dinner online or book an Overnight Yulefest Package online or phone 02 6359 3900 and speak to one of our reception staff.

Jenolan Caves Apps
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains NSW. Ph: 1300 76 33 11 or +61 2 6359 3911
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