Hankering for a visit to Europe this year, but don't have the cash? Skip the plane trip and head along to The Rocks' French-inspired Christmas in July Markets, set to coincide with Circular Quay's Bastille Festival. The market will take over Argyle Street for four days and nights, from Thursday, July 12 until Sunday, July 15.
To make it feel as authentic as possible, twelve wooden chalets will be shipped in from France. These little shacks will be set up around the area, with vendors serving up heart-warming snacks, mulled wine and Christmasy creations.
The markets will open at 11am each day, but it's when the sun goes down that things will really get magical. With the obvious absence of snow, the markets will get European with a blanket of fairy lights and a soundtrack of English and French Christmas carols.
The Christmas in July Markets will take place over four nights, from from 11am–10pm each night except Sunday, which will wrap up at 6.30pm. If you can't wait till then, then visit the regular Friday Foodie Markets that take place in the Rocks every week from 9am–3pm.