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French Christmas Nights
Shop, wine and dine your way around this magical market that will transport you to the other side of the world with its French-European vibes. Authentic wood hut chalets will grace the forecourt of Customs House and come aglow at night with Christmas lights and candles, amidst falling snow and the sounds of jazz music.

Le Jolly Market, Sydney
The European vibes are aplenty here

Start your night by walking through one of the beautiful entry arches and sharing a kiss under the mistletoe with your loved one. This timeless tradition is just one part of an evening to remember.

Peruse the specially curated items in this beautiful setting and turn your Christmas shopping into pleasure. If you're out of inspiration when it comes to gifts, decorating your home or food for your Christmas feasts, then look no further as you're sure to find something different at this market that will surprise you.

Artisan-sourced products include fashion-ware from Stellino, Parisian fashion-inspired jewellery by Zag Bijoux, hand-crafted items from The Leather Trading Co., Christmas snow globes from Houseworx, organic tea from Neo, eco-friendly fragrant candles from Lucian Candles, gourmet products from A Taste of Paris that will elevate your meals, and premium handcrafted spirits from The Canberra Distillery. Other huts will sell the likes of art and craft, children's toys and so much more.

Le Jolly Market, Sydney
Lots of lovely Christmas items to add to your home decor or give as gifts

With shopping done, celebrate the festive season sipping on a selection of beverages at the Jolly Bars. From premium French and Australian boutique wines to beers, curated by The Drink Hives, you won't go thirsty. Raise a glass with imported French champagne paired with fresh oysters at the Oyster Bar or cheer the night away with some rosť from Provence, a Pinot Noir from South Australia or a craft beer sourced locally.

Le Jolly Market Oyster Bar, Sydney
A refreshing summer combo

On the dining side, apart from oysters, there's melting cheese stations where you can enjoy a fondue in a cob with Emmental, Comte or Beaufort cheeses and white wine from the French Alps, or perhaps you prefer a French double-smoked saucisson from Newtown's Pistou Restaurant.

Le Jolly Market, melting cheese stations, Sydney
For lovers of cheese, the French cob loaf will fill you up

Take a leap and try traditional French snails with garlic sauce from The Escargots Brothers or Arancini balls and gnocchi from That Arancini Guy. For a taste of Spain, you can't go past Sofrito Paella, and for an original German hot dog, look no further than Berlin Bangers with ze best wurst.

Le Jolly Market, Italian arancini, French snails, Sydney
For something a bit different, try Italian arancini and French snails

If you're after some sweet heaven, then go Greek with Mr Puff Loukoumades and his fried vegan doughnut balls with toppings, Portuguese with authentic custard tarts from Natas & Co, Dutch with hot caramel stroopwafels and ice cream sandwiches from StroopBros, Italian with ice cream from Carnival Gelato, French with crepes from French Kiss Creperie and Australian with macarons from Melbourne's Macaron de Paris.

Le Jolly Market, European desserts, Sydney
Sweet heaven - stroopwafels, macarons and loukoumades

Over 6 enchanted nights, the giant Christmas tree and fairy lights will dazzle, along with decor that includes giant candy canes and nutcrackers. Santa is coming to town too, so grab a selfie and make some memories as snowflakes drizzle from above.

From 7pm each night, sing or dance to your heart's content as you listen to live jazz musicians performing classic Christmas tunes (with some in French) in front of the Christmas tree. They'll surely get the grumpiest of Grinches in the joyful spirit of Yuletide.

Le Jolly Market, jazz music, Sydney
Jazz music with Friends of the La Perouse Museum

So treat and immerse yourself in a dreamy night out, with this reloaded version of past French Christmas festivals, that has all the necessary ingredients of charm and chic style for you to experience a festive white Christmas.
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When: 16/12 - 4pm-11pm, 17/12 - Noon-11pm, 18/12 - Noon-10pm, 19-21/12 - 4pm-10pm
Phone: 0476 986 305
Where: 31 Alfred St, Sydney
Cost: Free entry
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Gosh that takes me back to Christmases spent in Europe ....
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