In Australia, Christmas falls in the middle of summer.  So it’s no surprise we choose to celebrate Yulefest or Christmas in July.  Yulefest is the celebration or festival of yule; a mid-winter feast.  It’s a chance to enjoy a roast dinner in front of the fire, and experience Christmas as they do in the northern hemisphere in winter.  So grab your fairy lights and join me in celebrating Yulefest.

Yulefest Christmas in July

To celebrate Yulefest, I’ve partnered with Balsam Hill Australia to show you how quick and easy Christmas in July can be.  Here’s a quick video to show you how to set up your tree and decorate it with ease.

Here’s how my room came together for the mid-winter celebration.

Yulefest Christmas in July

Setting up the tree is quick as it comes in 3 pieces and is already decorated with lights.  All you have to do is fan out the branches.  Then just add the decorations.  I also added a beautiful fur tree skirt to hide the base of the tree.

Yulefest Christmas in July

Yulefest Christmas in July

Yulefest Christmas in July

The decorations come as a boxed set.  The ornaments are all co-ordinated in silver and crystal, with just the right dose of sparkle and glitter.  There is a good mix of shapes, and being on the large size, the decorations quickly fill the tree.

I didn’t want to pull out all the Christmas decorations from storage, but I added a few candles and fairy lights for a festive touch.  The shorter days in winter mean you can enjoy the lights for longer at night.

Yulefest Christmas in July

A mid-winter festival would not be complete without a table set for a feast.  I created a table setting that echoed the fairy lights and decorations on the tree.

Yulefest Christmas in July

Yulefest Christmas in July

Yulefest Christmas in July

The star of the table setting is definitely the LED Fairy Light Ornaments from Balsam Hill.  I’ll be back next week to give you more details on how you can create a winter entertaining table setting.  In the meantime, enjoy the fairy lights at night.

Yulefest Christmas in July

Yulefest Christmas in July

Yulefest Christmas in July

Yulefest Christmas in July

Yulefest Resources:

Crystal Palace Ornament Set (on tree)

LED Fairy Light Ornaments (on table)

Noble Fir Christmas Tree

Lodge Faux Fur Tree Skirt

Balsam Hill Australia provided me with the Crystal Palace Ornament Set and LED Fairy Light Ornaments for this story.  All other products used and opinions expressed are my own.

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