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Aussies, are you missing yet another Christmas in Australia? Non-Aussies, are you wondering what a traditional Aussie Christmas is like? Think fresh prawns, ham, pav, booze, beach, the heat of summer ... and even some John Farnham blasting on the stereo.

With the success of our first one last year, we've been overwhelmed by the demand to put on another one. So here we are!

In partnership with Tourism Australia and Australian Consulate-General, Aussies and American mates (and other friends from other countries around the world that snuck on the invite list), will return for another ACLA held at Grandmaster Recorders on Saturday, July 16 2022. Guests will enjoy an intimate traditional Christmas lunch, washed down with Penfolds Wine, Four Pillars Gin, Gilly's Beer and more to celebrate being Australian or an Aussie Mate. A portion of the profits from the day will be donated to Australian Wildlife Conservancy. We'll also have a great surprise from our friends at Cotton On and don't forget the Christmas Gift from the ACLA Crew that really makes this event special!

Australian Wildlife Conservancy is a non-profit and the largest private owner and manager of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife across more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, Kati Thanda-Lake-Lake Eyre and the Top End.

ACLA 2022 is founded by Scott Tweedie and Jess Staats. Scott has over 12 years experience as a prime time network host on various shows, both in Australia and now in America, most recently E! News and the E! Network.  Jess Staats (Capitol Records - Senior Director, Global Streaming and Social) also holds extensive experience in the music industry and events in Australia and US. 

Last year was a HUGE success, we had over 200 people attend and raised $10k USD for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.  This year we are doing it bigger and better!!


Photos from last year's event: