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Le Jolly Market: Bringing the magic of French Christmas nights to Sydney Customs House

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Start:Fri 16 Dec 2022
End:Wed 21 Dec 2022
Christmas is that time of the year when love, food and joy are the protagonists. This year, you can experience all these things and much more, plunging into a French-European holiday!

After the success of the Christmas edition of Bastille Festival in December 2021 and the Christmas in July Festival, the team has decided to come back. This time, with a reloaded version adapting the event into a fully-fledged Christmas market running over 6 enchanting nights.

Enjoy a night out with a chic and French-inspired celebration of Christmas in the heart of the city. Authentic wood huts, lights, candles, snow falling, jazz music, and all the magic you expect to experience a white Christmas...

Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be a hassle, it can be a pleasure!

While feasting on your favorite food, make sure to wander around the magical Christmas market and shop to your heart’s content. Le Jolly Market has curated a selection of artisans, offering a great selection of gifts you don’t find in your usual big shopping centers. With locally sourced products, Jewelry, Children toys, Christmas snow globes, Clothes, Organic tea, and Gourmet products – find the perfect gift or simply treat yourself.

Discover Canberra Distillery award-winning handcraft spirits and the beautiful Christmas snow globes from Houseworx or check out Parisian's women Favorite jewelries brand Zag Bijoux. For the gourmand and the gourmet, some high-quality French gourmet products like salad dressings, truffle oils, Terrines and artisan jam from A Taste of Paris will be available, through a selection of iconic recipes as well as unexpected flavors with a modern contemporary design.

CHEERS: sip on a glass of Champagne and celebrate the holidays!

You will have the chance to come for an after-work drink or raise your glass of bubbly Champagne wine with your loved ones. From Ice cold rosé of Provence to Pinot Noir from South Australia, this Christmas, Le Jolly Market want to have the best of both worlds and to support great Australian local wine makers. On offer a selection of French and local Australian wines curated by The Drink Hive.

INDULGE YOURSELF WITH FOOD: sweet or savoury, everyone will find their grove

Food is one of the essential components of a successful holiday season, that is why Le Jolly Market wanted to make sure that they brought a unique food offering from different countries: Fondue, cheese, crêpes, macarons, and Crème brûlée from France, Portuguese tarts, ice-cream from Italy, and much more.

Discover the cheese fondue in a Cobb with Emmental, Comté, Beaufort and white wine, coming directly from the French alps and indulge on some fresh oysters with Champagne sauce. Also, you can try Pistou’s authentic French double smoked sausages served with onion confit and seasonal pickles.

Go French this summer and try the traditional snails filled with plenty of garlic butter sauce from The Escargots Brothers. And from the Brittany region in France, arrives the crêpes: try savoury with ham and cheese, or sweet with Nutella or lemon whilst pairing with Sydney’s finest brewery cider.

Finally, for the sweet tooth, homemade macaron directly from Melbourne at Macaron de Paris is offered. Also, Carnival Gelato will be presenting 100% Italian ice cream.

Weather forecast: Snow expected this summer!

Each night at 8pm, in front of the giant Christmas tree, listen to classic Christmas jazz music (with some tunes in French), sing, dance under the snow falling, find the perfect Christmas presents or delight yourself with fresh oysters paired with Champagne.

Vincent Hernandez, event founder adds: “We are really excited to bring the spirit of a European Christmas night market, with a French-touch of elegancy, some great products you can bring home to celebrate Christmas, some gourmet food to indulge on and some extraordinary French and Australian boutique wines. Definitely not your usual Christmas shopping experience”.

Let’s not forget the mistletoe! Each entry arch of the event will be covered with mistletoe: kiss and share the Christmas cheer. Are you ready to live an enchanting French-European Christmas night?
Customs House (Square)
Situated near Circular Quay Station,
Sydney 2000
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