Published 4 November 2019

Here's a Christmas gift idea that EVERYONE will enjoy. Don't cook!

Yes, you read that right. Make your Christmas Lunch an easy and enjoyable one for everyone and book a festive table for your family at one of the Yarra Valley or Dandenong Ranges exceptional restaurants. It's a celebration that deserves the best food, the finest wine and a little touch of community spirit that comes for raising a glass and sitting back to a meal that someone else has prepared with love! (yes you deserve it!).
WHere are the best laid table this Christmas?  Book a lunch or dinner now that is the best of everything for everyone! (Reservations essential)

And while you have the planner out, it's time to think about New Years Eve celebrations too! Can you believe it's almost 2020?

Start the new decade with a fabulous welcoming party at a delectable restaurant, summer soiree or BBQ bash - it's all here in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.  


Festive delights on Christmas Day

Christmas Buffet Lunch at Balgownie

Enjoy a delightful festive season Buffet Lunch this Christmas lunch featuring locally sourced Yarra Valley produce, Christmas favourites and an indulgent dessert. More info 

Christmas at Chateau Yering

Celebrate Christmas in grand style at the historic Chateau Yering Hotel with magical  Christmas decorations and  a sumptuous three course lunch in the award-winning Eleonore’s Restaurant. More info 

An Australian Christmas Lunch at the Lodge

Enjoy the serenity of the Yarra Valley Lodge for a truly Australian Christmas lunch. Be treated to a buffet lunch of delicious roasted meats, fresh seafood and seasonal veg and salads. Followed by an array of delightful sweets. Kids will be kept busy with a jumping castle and a very special visit from the man in red while you eat, drink, be merry and most importantly; relax. Overnight stay options too. More info 

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

Bring the family and friends together for the famous Christmas buffet. Featuring all the Christmas favourites and all of the options include beer, wine, soft drinks, tea/coffee and standard spirits. Children under five years old eat free. Amazing views add to the Christmas spirit. More info 


New year at Chateau Yering

A delicious degustation dinner, bubbles, fireworks and lots of other surprises. What better way to welcome in 2020. Prizes on the night and accommodation options too. More info 

Glitz and Glamour at Holmesglen at Eildon

Relax and enjoy the celebrations with family and friends over a beautiful three course dinner featuring the finest local produce. ‘Eddie Rawk and The Racketeers’ will entertain with country, rock and pop. Shuttle provided. More info 

New Years Eve dinner in the Valley at Balgownie Estate

See in 2020 with a delectable New Year’s Eve Dinner at Rae’s Restaurant in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Enjoy a four-course menu specially curated by Executive Chef, Grant Flack complemented with a four-hour beverage package of Balgownie’s Black label wines, live music and a midnight surprise. More info 

New Years Gala Dinner dance at SkyHigh

There is always a buzz at SkyHigh on NYE, so if you are looking for a place with a fantastic atmosphere and views. Music playing over the front lawn and a DJ to count down the New Year. Upper and lower floor function options. More info

BBQ at Yarra Valley Lodge

Enjoy a locally sourced menu including a hand-picked charcuterie board, delicious array of gourmet smoked and grilled meats, bountiful salad buffet and a selection of desserts made in-house by expert chefs. Overnight stays option. More info 

The day after - Brunch on the deck at Holmesglen on Eildon 

Dine on the deck or dining room with spectacular views. Stay the night with special accommodation rates. Every day in Janaury. More info 

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