Festive revellers have let loose at one of Sydney‘s most iconic bars for a Christmas Eve party – while soaking up the sunshine on a scorching summer’s day.

Party-goers flocked to The Island – the city’s first ‘floating bar’ in the harbour – for the venue’s Chrismukkah event on Saturday.  

Chrismukkah is aimed at combining both Christmas and Hanukkah for one big inclusive festive soiree.

The Island’s lavish event was hosted by local jewellery brand Emma Pills and featured music from a number of DJs, as revellers spent the day celebrating the holiday season on board the floating beach club.

Party-goers flocked to The Island - the city's first 'floating bar' in the harbour - for the venue's Chrismukkah event on Saturday

Party-goers flocked to The Island – the city’s first ‘floating bar’ in the harbour – for the venue’s Chrismukkah event on Saturday

Revellers are seen on board the floating beach club The Island on Christmas Eve

Revellers are seen on board the floating beach club The Island on Christmas Eve

Revellers donned their best outfits for the Christmas Eve event on Saturday in Sydney Harbour

Revellers donned their best outfits for the Christmas Eve event on Saturday in Sydney Harbour

The event ran over Saturday one one of the hottest days of summer this year

The event ran over Saturday one one of the hottest days of summer this year

Party-goers strutted their stuff on the floating beach club for the Chrismukkah event

Party-goers strutted their stuff on the floating beach club for the Chrismukkah event

Dozens of revellers turned out for a day of dancing and celebrating

Dozens of revellers turned out for a day of dancing and celebrating

The Island's lavish event was hosted by local jewellery brand Emma Pills, created by fashion designer Emma Pillemer (pictured right) in 2020

The Island’s lavish event was hosted by local jewellery brand Emma Pills, created by fashion designer Emma Pillemer (pictured right) in 2020

Revellers were keen to celebrate the beginning of the festive season

Revellers were keen to celebrate the beginning of the festive season

Dozens of Sydneysiders visited the iconic The Island bar on Saturday for its Chrismukkah event

Dozens of Sydneysiders visited the iconic The Island bar on Saturday for its Chrismukkah event

The floating bar was packed with festive revellers celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah at the inclusive holiday soiree

The floating bar was packed with festive revellers celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah at the inclusive holiday soiree

Most attendees dismissed festive outfits for the Chrismukkah event, hosted by Sydney socialite Emma Pills

Most attendees dismissed festive outfits for the Chrismukkah event, hosted by Sydney socialite Emma Pills

DJs JuJu and Juay were among the artists performing, pairing up under the name ‘A Pair of Jus’. 

Emma Pills was created by 20-year-old Sydney socialite and fashion designer Emma Pillemer in September 2020 during the midst of the Covid lockdown.

Ms Pillemer rocked up to the party boat wearing her brand’s famous chunky gold seashell inspired pieces – with a matching shell bikini top.

Attendees heading to the on-sea party caught water taxis from Double Bay wharf, in Sydney’s east.

Attendees partied under the summer sun to celebrate the beginning of this year's festive season

Attendees partied under the summer sun to celebrate the beginning of this year’s festive season

Many revellers enjoyed the Sydney sun after suffering through the wettest year ever recorded

Many revellers enjoyed the Sydney sun after suffering through the wettest year ever recorded

Most attendees opted for breezy clothes to help escape the heat

Other party goers chose bold colours that helped them stand out in the crowd

Most attendees opted for breezy clothes to help escape the heat while other chose bold colours that helped them stand out in the crowd

Party goers danced the evening away on board Sydney's first floating bar while looking out at the city skyline

Party goers danced the evening away on board Sydney’s first floating bar while looking out at the city skyline

The Island is Sydney first floating bar and offers attendees the chance to experience Sydney's nightlife from its iconic waters

The Island is Sydney first floating bar and offers attendees the chance to experience Sydney’s nightlife from its iconic waters 

Revellers enjoyed the ocean views and Sydney Harbour from The Island's railings during its event on Saturday

Revellers enjoyed the ocean views and Sydney Harbour from The Island’s railings during its event on Saturday

The party kicked off at 2pm and ran until sunset with clear weather giving revellers the perfect view of Sydney’s skyline. 

The party boat looked out at the Harbour Bridge while guests downed drinks and celebrated the festive season. 

Some revellers got up and danced the sunny afternoon away while others sat and enjoyed a glass of champagne with mates.

Many used the iconic harbour and great weather as a photo opportunity with several attendees spotted snapping selfies from the boat’s railings. 

The crowd largely steered clear of festive fashion with only the occasional person spotted wearing holiday headgear.

Revellers are seen dancing the afternoon away on The Island - Sydney's iconic floating bar

Revellers are seen dancing the afternoon away on The Island – Sydney’s iconic floating bar

Some revellers chose to dance while other sat down to chat during The Island's Chrismukkah event

Some revellers chose to dance while other sat down to chat during The Island’s Chrismukkah event

Friends celebrated Chrismukkah together on Saturday to mark the beginning of the festive season

Friends celebrated Chrismukkah together on Saturday to mark the beginning of the festive season

Some attendees chose to mark the festive occasion with holiday headwear

Some attendees chose to mark the festive occasion with holiday headwear

Instead, the majority of partiers opted for breezy outfits to beat the summer heat. 

Temperatures in the harbour city cracked a whopping 29.6C at 3.48pm leaving revellers grateful for the sea breeze.

The hot weather was a pleasant change for Sydneysiders who have suffered through the wettest year ever recorded. 

Many attendees took a chance to enjoy the sun from the boat’s bow before heading home after the event wrapped up at 8pm.

The Island’s next major event will be for New Year’s Eve with attendees offered the chance to watch the Harbour Bridge’s annual fireworks show just 500m from the Opera House. 

Ms Pillemer is seen enjoying a quick photoshoot while out on the floating bar in Sydney

Ms Pillemer is seen enjoying a quick photoshoot while out on the floating bar in Sydney

Two mates are seen having a ball while at The Island's Chrismukkah event on Christmas Eve

Two mates are seen having a ball while at The Island’s Chrismukkah event on Christmas Eve

Friends celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah partied together at The Island's Chrismukkah event

Friends celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah partied together at The Island’s Chrismukkah event 

Many attendees enjoyed the sunshine from the boat's bow and used the city skyline as a photo opportunity

Many attendees enjoyed the sunshine from the boat’s bow and used the city skyline as a photo opportunity

Party goers cooled off by sipping on icy drinks

Revellers took advantage of the stunning harbour views by snapping selfies

Revellers took advantage of the stunning harbour views by snapping selfies while others drank to the summer sun

Sydneysiders have been loving The Island - Sydney's first floating bar that offers spectacular harbour views

Sydneysiders have been loving The Island – Sydney’s first floating bar that offers spectacular harbour views

The Island's Chrismukkah event offered friends celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah the chance the celebrate the festive season together

The Island’s Chrismukkah event offered friends celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah the chance the celebrate the festive season together

Floating bar The Island Chrismukkah attendees got to sing and dance from 2pm to sunset

Floating bar The Island Chrismukkah attendees got to sing and dance from 2pm to sunset

Revellers enjoyed the clear view of Sydney's iconic skyline while sipping away on beverages

Revellers enjoyed the clear view of Sydney’s iconic skyline while sipping away on beverages



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