Christmas is around the corner and Sydney is teeming with lights, festivals and markets. Not one to be left behind, Circular Quay is gearing up to host its own French-inspired Christmas village. Complete with cosy wood huts, lights, candles, snow flurries and jazz music, you’ll feel transported to Europe right here at home. The market comes to town courtesy of the team behind the hugely popular Bastille Festival, so you know it’s no ordinary event. Christened Le Jolly Market, you can expect all the French-European Christmas vibes, wine and food this December.
Le Jolly Market
Set to take over Customs House, this fully-fledged night market is dishing out excellent holiday treats and all the twinkly Christmas vibes.
Find a festive market on-site with locally sourced artisan products including jewellery, toys, distillery, Christmas snow globes, clothing, organic tea, and French gourmet goods.
While you fill your bags, cool down by grabbing a drink at the many drink stalls available at the market. There’s handcrafted spirits by The Canberra Distillery, fresh rosé, Pinot Noir from South Australia and multiple European and local wines curated by The Drink Hives.
And what’s a French market without French delicacies? Luckily for us, there’s heaps of options to dig into. Dig into delicious fondue, cheese, crepes, macaroons, and crème brulé from France and Portuguese tarts and ice cream from Italy. Plus there’s Pistou’s authentic French double-smoked sausages, fresh oysters with champagne sauce and cheese fondue in a cobb for some truly indulgent feasting. If you’re adventurous with your food, you can also try traditional snails packed with garlic sauce from The Escargots Brothers.
In true festive fashion, avid punters can look forward to falling snow, a giant Christmas tree and jazz music complete with French tunes. Each entry arch of the event will also be covered with mistletoe for some cheeky Christmas cheer.
It sounds pretty dreamy to us. Find this enchanting new Christmas spot in the CBD for six days only this December.