The Rocks Christmas in July Markets

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People at a night market.
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Time Out says

Head to this merry four-day market for festive trinkets and gourmet treats

This is the winter market for anyone who loves a good tinsel theme. The folks behind the Bastille Festival will again be shipping in a contingent of traditional French chalets from the mother country to give the Rocks a Parisian makeover and transport market-goers to the mountains for the holiday season.

Last year there were only 12 wooden structures, which resulted in long line havoc, but this winter it’ll feel more like a village with 22 pop-up chalets. They’ll be dishing out winter treats like gingerbread, freshly fried crêpes and waffles, Christmas pud, hot choccy and hot mulled wine, plus other festive surprises.

You can visit this Christmas-themed set-up and the rest of the Bastille Day celebrations down at Circular Quay from July 11-14. Be sure to make one trip an evening affair and catch the moment when the fairy lights get their twinkle on. When you’ve had enough carolling and other festive celebrations, head to Le Mulled Wine Cinema to watch French films and sip hot spicy booze on the Tallawoladah Lawn under the stars.


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