A seasonal stay at Uluru is a magical way to create unique and lasting memories and immerse yourself in Indigenous culture at this special time of year. Guests at Ayers Rock Resort are invited to experience traditional Christmas and New Year celebrations with a distinctive Red Centre twist.

With festive menus, Indigenous art and decor, and the best Christmas light displays you'll find anywhere - the sparkling desert sky - Uluru is the perfect place to experience the magic of the holidays in a brand-new-to-you way.

Ayers Rock Resort Holiday Events

Listen to talented musicians perform the sounds of the season throughout the resort, sample special holiday menus, and bring the whole family to enjoy fun activities that will add a little sparkle to your outback getaway. Our holiday events calendar includes something for everyone, no matter how you like to celebrate.


Christmas Eve

Arnguli GrillDesert Gardens Hotel: Indulge in a special five-course degustation menu at Arnguli, including a beverage on arrival. Arnguli is renowned for its extensive menu of quality Australian produce paired with local Indigenous flavours, and the restaurant's intimate, inviting setting is perfect for a Christmas Eve celebration.

Platter from the Arnguli Grill Menu
Platter from the Arnguli Grill Menu

Christmas Day

A Night at Field of Light: Experience Christmas light in a brand new way. Savour a gourmet holiday dinner under the stars, then stroll through Bruce Munro's acclaimed Field of Light installation.

Sounds of Silence: Spend Christmas night under the stars with a delectable Christmas dinner menu served at sunset. Start with canapes and a welcome beverage, then enjoy a three-course holiday menu paired with premium Australian wines.

Dinner by candlelight in front of Field of Light at Ayers Rock
 | Uluru Australia | Uluru Rockies | Mossmangor Indigenous TourismA group socializing with champagne outside

Ilkari Restaurant, Sails in the Desert: Mark Christmas Day in style with a Festive Feast for lunch or dinner in the stylish heart of Sails in the Desert. The menu will feature a Christmas seafood selection, summer salads, hot dishes from around the world, and an interactive chef station creating Christmas classics like roast turkey alongside outback flavours like seared kangaroo. Join us for lunch (12pm - 3pm), last seating 2pm or dinner (6:30pm - 10:30pm, last seating 9:30pm).

Mangata Bistro & Bar, Desert Gardens Hotel: Seafood lovers, make sure to add the stylish Mangata Bistro & Bar to your Christmas plans! The restaurant is offering its normal menus throughout the day with the addition of a seafood basket special.

Ilkari restaurant interior

Bough House Restaurant, Outback Hotel: Start Christmas Day with a hearty, full breakfast in a laid-back setting alongside your fellow guests. It's a fun and festive way to kick off your Christmas with good cheer.

Geckos Cafe, Town Square: Geckos Cafe is offering seafood platters on Christmas Day.


New Year's Eve

Wintjiri Wiru: Swap fireworks for drones and celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Wintjiri Wiru for an astounding Anangu cultural storytelling experience as over 1,100 drones take to the sky to tell the ancestral Mala story.

Outback Hotel & Lodge: Kick back at the Outback BBQ and Bar with live music until 9pm, then dance the night away with a DJ, a countdown, and confetti to ring in the new year.

Ilkari Restaurant, Sails in the Desert: Ring in 2024 in style with a special New Year's Eve dinner menu, including a glass of bubbles on arrival.

Walpa Lobby Bar, Sails in the Desert: Sails in the Desert's stylish lobby bar will be open well past midnight, featuring live performances by musical duo Nick and Laura to start 2024 on a fun and festive note.

Book your Red Centre Holiday

Still firming up your Christmas plans or planning ahead for next year? Join us at Ayers Rock Resort where you'll be greeted with a warm welcome, Christmas cheer, and an unforgettable getaway. Browse our current offers and treat yourself to the greatest gift of all, an Uluru holiday.