Steenberg celebrates Christmas in July
The global phenomenon of Christmas in July has grown steadily over the past few decades. Although there was no definitive point when the phenomenon began, it is suggested that Fannie Holt originated the idea during a girls’ summer camp in 1933. Today, this mid-year festivity is celebrated worldwide as a way of getting into the Christmas spirit. This is a way for those living in the Southern Hemisphere to dream of white Christmases, cold weather, fireplaces, and snow.
Christmas in July does not replace Christmas in December, nor is it an official holiday. Despite all this, it continues to grow in popularity as many consumers love it. Numerous businesses, wine farms, and restaurants also observe this occasion by hosting a series of events. The purpose of the day is to create a sense of festivity and togetherness with those closest to you. To create a festive atmosphere, crackers and Christmas decorations such as candle holders and centrepieces on the dinner table add sparkle and elegance.
This July, Tryn Restaurant at Steenberg Farm celebrates a winter Christmas in an elegantly-styled way. Gather your nearest and dearest for a special Christmas in July feast, and pull those crackers. On the menu, patrons can indulge in amuse-bouche, baked brie, succulent cherry, and treacle glazed gammon served with cauliflower, almond and gruberg gratin, and crispy roast potatoes. Dessert will include a chocolate trifle and a selection of friandise. The ambiance at Steenberg Farm emulates warmth over the winter period with multiple fireplaces available for guests’ comfort. These can be found at the library of the hotel, in the spa, at the Manor House, in the three-bedroom villa as well as at Tryn restaurant. Tryn Restaurant will host five-course Christmas in July dinners on 27 and 28 July 2022 at R595 per person.
In the heart of South Africa’s winter, why not make the most of the warmth and ambiance emanating from the farm’s fireplaces by singing carols and pulling crackers. The restaurant will feature the soft twinkling of decorations on the beautifully adorned Christmas tree next to the fireplace.
Since pandemic restrictions were put in place at the start of 2020, most of us have not been able to gather with family and friends for a festive holiday season. Now that restrictions have been lifted, we may be even more tempted to celebrate Christmas in July this year. The opportunity to catch up with friends and family after a long absence can be a wonderful way to make up for the lost time. In light of the fact that Christmas around the world hasn’t been the same for the past two years, it’s time to celebrate unity.
Warm up at the fireplace and banish the winter blues by embracing the feeling of home-away-from-home. Book a table for dinner for family, friends, or colleagues. There will also be a special Christmas in July turndown at Steenberg Hotel & Spa for guests staying on 27 and 28 July. Rates start from R3 280 per night.