Christmas Day on Kangaroo Island 2023

'Tis the season to be jolly, and like many of you we are stocking up the pantry with local goodies, finalising gifts, and preparing for that well-overdue getaway. If you're planning to spend Christmas Day on Kangaroo Island, then look no further!

From leaving the Christmas cooking to someone else, planning the ultimate seafood feast or wondering where watching the sun go down on Christmas Eve, we have you covered on what to do!

Tips for planning the ultimate Christmas break on KI:

- Lunch and dinner bookings are essential, remember to book ahead
- If visiting Flinders Chase National Park, also plan to book ahead as phone service can be limited
- Check out the spectacular lights at George's Castle
- Stock up on plenty of local produce to make entertaining a breeze

...and importantly, be kind to those that are working the festive season!

Let someone else wine and dine you

Christmas Day can be the ultimate gathering with loved ones, whether cooking for yourselves, or indulging in a stress-free celebration where you let someone else do the work for you!

Below are our top picks for celebrating Christmas Day on Kangaroo Island.

Christmas at the Zone Restaurant

Lunch (Three Courses)

Adults: $129pp
Children: 13-16 years inclusive: $79, 6-12 years inclusive: $49, 5 years and under: Free

Dinner (Buffet)

Adults: $69 per person
Children: 13-16 years inclusive: $49, 6-12 years inclusive: $29, 5 years and under: Free

Bookings are essential

Christmas at The Kiosk
Christmas at the Penneshaw Pub

A annual Penneshaw tradition, with the Pub opening from 9:00am to 11:00am for bar and bottle-shop purchases.

Imagine.... pulling up to one of the many beautiful beaches of Kangaroo Island with an esky of cold drinks and a local seafood platter.

Christmas Day is the only day of the year that the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry does not run, and is a day where many businesses close to enjoy the day with family and friends.

Be sure to plan ahead before the big day and shop locally for some great produce, including award-winning beverages, condiments, seafood, honey, olives and so much more.

Indulge in a seafood feast

Order your Christmas seafood from the Oyster Farm Shop, and enjoy delicacies such as Pacific Oysters, Native oysters, Wild Marron, Abalone, Abalini, King George Whiting and more. The Oyster Farm Shop are proud to sell fresh, sustainable seafood products from the pristine waters of Kangaroo Island.

Prepare to pop the bubbles

Nothing says Christmas cheer like a glass of Dudley Bubbly, a mouth-filling sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Gris blend made by family-run Dudley Wines. If bubbles aren't your thing, Dudley's award-winning portfolio includes 14 wines, all grown and produced on Kangaroo Island.

Stock up on fragrant gifts

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery will have you (and your loved ones) covered from head to toe with gorgeous body lotions, oils, sweet treats and so much more. Emu Ridge produce 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Essential Oil from the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee, along with a range of natural products - perfect as Christmas stocking fillers.

Jazz up your platters with the sweet stuff

Honey is the perfect accompaniment for your epic Christmas platter, pairing well with almost any type of cheese! Select from a range of Island Beehive's single varietal honeys, discover the distinct influences of the local flora, or try one of their exclusive rare release honeys.

Discover more of Kangaroo Island's farm gates, cellar doors and producers here.

Enjoy your Christmas Day relaxing, unwinding and exploring

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