Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm, will be the biggest ever Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market with over 140 carefully positioned hand-picked stalls. As Christmas nears, Swing into Summer with the fabulous Kalamunda Youth Swing Band leading an afternoon and evening of foot tapping fun.
How to get there
Turn onto the Brookton Highway, off Albany Highway Kelmscott, and you pass through one of the nicest valleys in the Perth Hills to the Roleystone Markets, situated in Cross Park. Turn off at Holden road and follow the signs to the market location situated along Jarrah Road between Wygonda and Heather Road, just 30 kilometres south east of Perth.
Roleystone Markets take advantage of their excellent position at Cross Park, situated on a huge oval, with space for the kids to play ball, or run themselves ragged. Surrounded by Shady trees the large grassed area provides a spacious and protective bushland setting to enjoy the day.
Stalls are hand-picked to ensure they provide variety (no more than three stalls selling the same primary product), quality (always) and where possible handmade and artisan (no generic imports) products. This attention to detail and the picky attitude of their Stall Coordinators ensure Roleystone Markets stand out from the rest and maintain their reputation for being a 'Destination Market' with a genuine difference. Moreover, it's right on your doorstep.
Swing into Summer on the main stage
3:15pm – 3:55pm: Kalamunda Youth Swing Band
4:00pm – 4:15pm: Roleystone Community Garden official opening
4:20pm – 5:00pm: Kalamunda Youth Swing Band returns
Then a visit from Santa for young and old
5:45pm: Good Vibrations, a new band will take the stage
7:15pm – 8:00pm: Victoria Corcoran will bring a real touch of Christmas
Kalamunda Youth Swing Band
Formed in 1989 in the Hills area of Perth, the Kalamunda Youth Swing Band has developed an excellent reputation in Perth and beyond for its commitment to nurture and develop professional musical skills in young musicians.
The fabulous Kalamunda Youth Swing Band will keep you moving.
The band offers exposure to and provides the opportunity to perform Big Band music of all styles and from all eras from an early age. Now in its 29th year, the Kalamunda Youth Swing Band continues to delight audiences with its winning combination of youth, talent, dedication, and professionalism.
Victoria Corcoran, buskers, dancers and more
Bendigo Buskers will be performing around the Market when there is no Band on the Stage and the Market's very own songstress Victoria Corcoran will be bringing her beautiful brand of music. Not to forget the choirs bringing that Christmas spirit.
The fabulous Victoria Corcoran, Petra's dancers, buskers and more.
The official opening of the Roleystone Community Garden at 4:00pm will celebrate their new permanent home, moving after five years at the old primary school site. The gardeners would love to meet their supporters and encourage more gardeners to join them each week. No experience or knowledge required, to share their vision of the future of a true gardening hub in the centre of the Village.
The Kids Market
With the support of the City of Armadale, Roleystone Markets are once again able to sponsor some of the children's entertainment including Old McDonald's petting farm and face painting, which will be free and subsidising the very popular ArtyBrellas, a great hit at the last Christmas Market. Look out for the Girl Guides who will be offering sand art cards for a gold coin.
Close up and personal with the animals at Old McDonalds Farm.
Hey kids, have a ride on the new cool dinosaur train (if you dare). The popular camel rides return giving young and old a great view above the crowd. Cross Park boasts an excellent skate park for kids (big and small), playground and public amenities.
Roleystone Men's Community Shed will be there as always with their unique twists on repurposing anything they can get their hands on This is the perfect time to pick up some unique handmade Christmas presents. These friendly blokes, are always keen for a chat, and to discuss the benefits of the Men's Shed concept in general, and the Roleystone Men's Shed in particular. Moreover, all the funds raised go towards the building of their new Men's Shed. New members are welcome.
Wherever you turn, there is something new complimenting the many regulars. Choose from woodwork chopping boards, glass platters, bowls, light panels, local pottery, jams, sweets, olives, cards, exotic soap products, unique jewellery, glittering crystals, distinctive candles and handbags.
Pick up one of these handy bags at $5.00 each to support the community and help the environment.
Among the mouth-watering offerings you will experience are over 16 food stalls and three coffee vans, you will find Bona Pizza Mobile Woodfired Catering, Perk Up With Me - Mobile Coffee and Gem Pies. It's worth the trip to the Market just to check out the mega variety of foodies on show.
Hand-picked, quirky, unique, variety and quality
The reputation of the Roleystone Markets is spreading, with stall holders keen to display their wares (some fabulous new stalls), and as always, each one has been hand-picked to ensure variety, quality and the uniqueness or sometimes quirkiness that the Market is becoming known for.
Top Left: Unique Crazy Thongz and Thingz, Top Right: Back 'N' Chime, Bottom Left: Hats by Barbee and Bottom Right: Juju Dolls.
With the focus on locally sourced (with most locally made) products, often with the artist on hand, and a handmade/no imports philosophy, Roleystone Markets attract many unique vendors. Hats by Barbee (handmade, aprons and other accessories), Juju Dolls (each doll is a handmade one-off design), Back 'N' Chime (recycled unique items out of Antiqua metal and timber) and Unique Crazy Thongz and Thingz (Footwear with a difference), are a great example of the offerings available.
A community market
Formed as a sub-committee of the Roleystone Community Garden and with sponsorship and support of the local Community Bank – Bendigo Bank, the Roleystone Markets Committee coordinate quarterly markets that are a fixture in the Perth market scene and now a 'can't miss destination', for not only the local community but the Perth community. Come and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed.
A variety Not for Profit groups providing activities ensure Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market 2018 is a great family day out.
The Roleystone Markets website is the place to check for all the general news. The latest information (and to see if your favourite vendor has posted), Roleystone Markets Facebook page and Instagram are your ports of call.
Vendors, take a peek here
If you are a vendor attending the Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market 2018, then use the comments section below, or keep your 'followers' informed by linking this article to your Facebook page.
Important parking information
To ensure a hassle-free day and easy parking for everyone there will be a road closure around the Market to facilitate additional car parking and hopefully take the pressure of the local streets. Traffic management will be in place with plenty of signage around the area, but half of Jarrah Road from the Wygonda/Jarrah roundabout up to the Senior Citizen Centre will be closed off to parking.
"A distinctive mix of quality art, craft, provisions and produce"