Families come in droves to Christmas in July community event in Parc Menai


There were lots of Santa hats, free goodies and games, and the grand old gentleman even turned up in person when Christmas in July was celebrated at Menai on Tuesday.

More than 200 children, parents and grandchildren joined in the fun at Parc Menai on a beautiful sunny winter’s day.

The Leader’s chief photographer John Veage was on hand to capture some of the colour.


Families in the Menai area are being offered a free community event during the second week of the school holidays.

Christmas in July will be staged in Parc Menai next to the skate park on Tuesday, July 17, from midday until 4pm.

The event is being organised by Project Youth, 3Bridges and St George Community Housing, supported by Sutherland Shire Council.

A flyer said the event will include:

  • Visit from Father Christmas.
  • Free goodies.
  • Live art painting by Walk the Walls artists @Bornreadyart @groovy_man @fensone
  • Live Music
  • Spartan attack
  • Dartball
  • Connect Four Basketball