The holiday season has come early for one Northern Midlands Town.
The Church and Hall Campbell Town will get into the festive spirit by hosting three Christmas in July events this week.
Running on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the events will feature an entire festive menu replete with all the traditional Christmas trimmings.
The Church and Hall Campbell Town co-owner Nicole Graham said the events were almost sold-out.
“It’s something nice to do in the wintertime and it’s just a lovely time to get together,” she said.
“It’s also really nice to have Christmas by the fire, instead of the sweltering heat, because it’s a totally different atmosphere.”
For $49 per person, and $29 for children under 12, guests will be served a first course of chicken and leek or fish soup, a combination of roast turkey, roast pork and sweet glazed ham for the main course and a choice of pudding for dessert.
Ms Graham said a Christmas tree, open fire and Christmas carols would be on offer, along with a gift for everyone who attends.
The Christmas in July events are three of many functions the venue has hosted since opening in February.
Ms Graham said business was booming at the converted church.
“We do a lot of high teas, birthdays and we are having a Neil Diamond tribute in the church, which will be the first time the church is open,” she said.
“We just can’t believe how many people travel from around Tasmania and from interstate to come here – more people travel to go here than locals.”
Ms Graham bought the church in 2014 with her husband Graham, with the intention of opening it as a cafe.
While some difficulties delayed those plans, the couple have instead hosted events in the adjacent hall, they plan to open the cafe next year.
“We’re starting slowly with the church, but we have a few events planned,” she said.
The Christmas in July events will be Friday at noon, Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at noon.