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The Rocks Christmas in July Village 2019

The laneways of The Rocks will be transformed into a fairy-lit French-style winter market for four days this July.
By Jasmine Crittenden
April 09, 2019
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The Rocks Christmas in July Village 2019

The laneways of The Rocks will be transformed into a fairy-lit French-style winter market for four days this July.
By Jasmine Crittenden
April 09, 2019
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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 Village, set to coincide with Circular Quay's Bastille Festival. The market will take over Argyle Street for four days and nights, from Thursday, July 11 until Sunday, July 14.

To make it feel as authentic as possible, 25 wooden chalets (more than twice as many as last year) 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, freshly roasted chestnuts, a gingerbread house and Christmasy creations.

The markets will open at 10am each day, but it's when the sun goes down that things will really get magical. Snow will be falling from the skies, all thanks to snowfall machines — and it'll pair perfectly with a very European blanket of fairy lights, Christmas pines, and a soundtrack of English and French Christmas carols.

Expect a Club Med ski village vibe, too, with old ski racks dusted with snow, a pop-up ice skating rink for kids, and a Christmas-themed pop-up bar for adults (only) complete with cocktails and karaoke.

The Christmas in July Village will take place over four nights, from from 10am–11pm each night except Sunday, which will wrap up at 9pm. 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.

Updated May 19.

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