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Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016

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You can just taste the fun

On Sunday, December 11, Roleystone Twilight Christmas Market once again sponsors two regular favourites for the children, as a BIG THANK YOU to the community for its support over the last four years. No doubt due to maintaining its original concept of a market by the community for the community. Old McDonalds Farm and face painting are FREE for all the young and not so young visitors.

The local Bendigo Community Bank proudly sponsors a new children's activity, Sand Art Cards. Call into the Bendigo Bank tent and let your children have fun, get creative with sand and enjoy making a great card to take home.

As you wander among the stalls, with that little extra cash scoring some great Christmas presents, the children enjoy many free activities.

With over one hundred and twenty hand-picked stalls, finding unique gifts for Christmas will be a pleasure. Many new stallholders (along with some old favourites), plenty of food outlets, free activities, rides and a concert make it a market for everyone. As usual a special guest will drop by around 5.00pm to say 'ho ho ho'. Hint: Look for the man in the red suit.

A great drive to start a great day

Turning onto the Brookton Highway, off Albany Highway Kelmscott, takes you through rolling 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.

Activities galore

A regular at the markets, Old McDonalds Farm, is always a great hit with the kids. Who can resist having a free cuddle with the cute farmyard animals?

Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016 and face painting
Face, hands, clothes, what is a bit of paint between friends when it is free?

Arty Brellas provides a fantastic opportunity for some creative fun, and you get to take away an umbrella. Add the usual fare of bouncy castles, Camel Train, plus Bungee Run, a new fun ride for the older children, and other activities complete the fun. What better ways to keep the children occupied while you browse the stalls and enjoy the entertainment.

Take your pick

Handpicked carefully positioned stalls offer a great range of excellent quality home grown and handmade products. Roleystone Markets keep up the variety by only allowing a few of the same types of vendors to trade on the day. The focus is on handmade, handcrafted arts, crafts and produce. Gift something handcrafted locally rather than mass-produced overseas. Food vendors and Not for Profit groups providing activities ensure Roleystone Christmas Market is a great family day out.

Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016 and E&V Gardens
A great selection of gifts from E & V Gardens.

Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016 and Glynis
Check out this amazing selection of home made bags and purses, by Glynis.

Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016 and Handmade by Olga
Pick up some Christmas flower decorations, handmade by Olga.

Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016 and Hobby McHorses
Hobby McHorses, unique handmade hobby horses by Shazz McHarry.

Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016 and Meri Bakery
Cupcakes, cakes, slices, biscuits, Christmas cakes, gingerbread and many other Christmas products from Stephanie Chhina of Meri Bakery.

Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016 and the Wreath Hut
Stop by The Wreath Hut and discuss your needs for all occasions with Karen Clarke.

Free gift-wrapping and pay it forward

Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016 and Gosnells Women's Refuge
Free gift-wrapping while you support those in need.

Support a local lady who volunteers every year to collect donations for the local Women and Children's Refuge in Gosnells. Pay it forward, bring a gift and receive it wrapped free.

She will be a collection point for donations (non-consumables) and offer free gift-wrapping for those gifts to the Refuge.

For a gold coin donation she will gift-wrap any other gifts with all the funds raised going to the Refuge.

Taste the world on a plate

Of the 120 amazing stalls, with many new ones complimenting the regulars; the real standout being the huge variety of food vendors, an opportunity to taste the world right here in Roleystone. Below is just a taste of the selection available

Anton's Bratwurst, Bona Pizza Mobile Woodfired Pizza (always a favourite), Georges Shishkobab offering traditional Greek Souvlaki, Grilled to the Mac, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Josie's Baked Potatoes, traditional Spanish Paella from Kamal's Quarter Catering, Meast Middle Eastern Street Food are back with their fabulous falafel, Arabic rice and chicken wraps.

On The Frog and Toad, Scone Crazy, Ubuntu Real Food Co., Zab Salad & Thai's Supermarket adds to the eclectic mix of food. The Turkish Saj return with extremely tasty gozlemas, and new to the market is the Rare Flower, promising the flavours of Hungary melted into recipes of international cuisine. Add WA Spit Roast, Scone Crazy, Zab Salad & Thai's Supermarket and you truly can taste the world at the Roleystone Christmas Market.

What would summer be without the Yeahman the Icecream van and the Lolly Bus for the children's Christmas sweet treats, plus bagels from Sweet Dream Foods, and great coffee from Mr Cuppa?

Roleystone Musicians Club and 'Concert in the Park'

The Roleystone Musicians Club, a great supporter of the Roleystone Markets will again provide entertainment from 3.00pm until at 8.30pm, with a special visitor arriving at 5.00pm.

Roleystone Community College Choir
Christmas Carols
Roleystone Community College Student Aydee Bull
Piano Recital
Blissful Balance
Yoga Demonstration
Rhoda's Dancers
RMC Kids "The Freestones" Jasper de Boer & Felix Lehman
Jazz Improvisations
Santa Arrives
Roleystone Musicians Concert
Casual Acquaintance
Roleystone Musicians Concert
Game of Tones
Roleystone Musicians Concert
The Redeemers
Event End

The Roleystone Markets take advantage of their position at Cross Park, situated on a huge oval, with space for the children to play ball or run themselves ragged. Trees surround the large grassed area providing a spacious country environment to enjoy the day. Bring your picnic rug, stay for the concert and have your tea cooked for you as you enjoy the concert.

The Shedders

The Roleystone Men's Community Shed always have some innovative handmade goods, recycling with a difference, terrific unique Christmas presents. New members are welcome, check out their website or have a chat with the blokes from the Shed.

The Gardeners

The Roleystone Community Garden will have a fabulous array of plants; frangipani plants small to large and getting ready to bloom, strawberry plants which should produce the most luscious strawberries and some veggies. An integral part of the Roleystone Markets, they welcome new members, so check out their website and see how easy it is to grow your own produce in a friendly environment.

A real 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 Market Committee coordinate quarterly markets that are fast becoming a fixture in the Perth market scene and a "can't miss destination", for not only the local community but the Perth community as a whole.

Keep in the loop

To keep up with all the news, check out the Roleystone Market website. For all the latest information and stallholders, regularly check Roleystone Markets Facebook page.

With around 120 stalls there is 'no space to mention all', therefore, if you are a vendor attending the Roleystone Christmas Market, pen a note in the comments section below, or keep your 'followers' informed by linking this article to your Facebook page.

Roleystone Christmas Twilight Market and Concert 2016 logo
"A distinctive mix of quality art, craft, provisions and produce"

Photographs and Logos are courtesy of Roleystone Markets. Photos of performers are courtesy of the Roleystone Musicians Club. Image of 'Balloons Floating With Thank You', is courtesy of Stuart Miles at Image of 'Kids Fun Represents Free Time And Enjoy', is courtesy of Stuart Miles at Image 'Girl Showing Colorful Hands to Camera', is courtesy of stock images at Artwork and composites are by John F.
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Why? The community market for everyone, especially the children
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 3.00pm to 8.00pm. Concert finishes at 8.30pm
Phone: The best way to contact the markets for general enquiries: OR for specific areas!contact-us/c13w
Where: Cross Park, Corner of Jarrah & Wygonda Roads, Roleystone.
Cost: Free to enter and many activities for the children are free
Your Comment
Hi John,
After reading your article we attended the Rollystone Christmas market and it did not disappoint. Thank you for the detailed write up. It was a perfect afternoon out for our family.
by Stay (score: 0|2) 1342 days ago
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