The ‘real’ Christmas…

By May 17, 2019 November 30th, 2020 No Comments

We have been brought up with warm fuzzy Christmas images of snow-capped rooves with gentle smoke billowing from Santa-sized chimneys. Mistletoe, Holly, and Christmas Carols hang in the air as families snuggle around a roaring fireplace. I’m sure as you read this you can almost smell the mulled wine and eggnog!

We live in Australia… on the other side of the world, and a completely different season, but still claim this imagery as our own. And while the sun blares down from a perfect blue sky, the Christmas prawns beckon from their bowl of ice, and the kids play Marco Polo in the pool… we can still close our eyes and imagine that snowy scene… the ‘real Christmas’. Human beings are funny creatures, are we not!

But luckily, we don’t have to forsake this notion all together… enter stage left… Christmas in July! And Christmas in July at Secrets Dining on the Deck has become a bit of an institution here in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Our mouth-watering Christmas Package menus cater to families, clubs, groups and work teams… all bringing their Christmas cheer and enjoying the roasty log fire with our optional cosy knee rugs. As these groups come back year after year to enjoy the seasons best, we have come to know them as friends and welcome them into the ever-growing Secrets family. Christmas is all about the warm fuzzies… and we have them in sack-loads at Secrets Dining on the Deck.

This year is proving to be no different as we are already taking big bookings for Christmas parties in July. If you want to join in the season’s cheer and sample some of Chef Mat’s beautiful Christmas fare then drop us a line to book your favourite table. Check out the package menu online at or give our friendly team a call on 07 5478 5888 or email

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