As the sun sets over Circular Quay, Sydney prepares to embrace the magic of the holiday season with the much-anticipated Christmas night market, Le Jolly Market 2023. Returning for its second annual celebration of festive spirit from tonight, this enchanting market promises to transform the iconic backdrop of Customs House into a winter wonderland.
Running for eight consecutive nights, from tonight, December 15th to 22nd, Le Jolly Market invites both locals and tourists to immerse themselves in the Christmas ambience amidst wooden huts, artisanal products, delectable food, exquisite wines, and live music.
Le Jolly Market 2023: A Curated Christmas Shopping Experience
Drawing inspiration from Europe’s most beautiful Christmas markets, Le Jolly Market curates a diverse selection of artists and artisans, offering handcrafted products ideal for unique gift shopping. The market also features gourmet products, and local distilleries and wineries will be selling their goods directly to visitors.
Le Jolly Market 2023 focuses on highlighting the best of Sydney and its surrounding regions, with each stall showcasing a curated collection of products, some priced under $20. Vincent Hernandez, the event director, emphasises the importance of supporting local businesses and offering affordable options to visitors, in his decision “to curate a selection of vendors who shine by the quality of their products and who can offer affordable options for our visitors!”
Le Jolly Market 2023: Festive Atmosphere with fairy lights, live music, and gourmet delights
Le Jolly Market truly offers a unique Christmas night experience. Visitors can gather at Circular Quay with friends and family to share an enchanting night together. Live music performances take place each night in front of a stunning giant Christmas tree, creating a magical ambiance. The combination of festive tunes and twinkling lights will transport guests into the true essence of Christmas.
Hernandez declares “Le Jolly Market is a celebration of all things Christmas. We wanted to create an unforgettable experience for our visitors by providing them with the opportunity to Shop, Wine & Dine in a festive atmosphere. The market has something for everyone, from delicious food and refreshing wines to live music that will truly get you into the Christmas spirit.”
Wine Bars and Foodie Christmas Feast
Le Jolly Market invites visitors to sip on Champagne, indulge in ice-cold Rosé, and savour delicious food from curated vendors. With specialties ranging from lobster rolls and fresh Sydney rock oysters to freshly baked gingerbread and grilled scallops, melted cheese delicacies, pasta in a cheese wheel, the market promises a foodie Christmas feast. Five wine bars and 40 food specialties ensure that visitors are in for a great night out.
Open from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each night, Le Jolly Market encourages visitors to explore the various huts, engage with sellers, and take their time enjoying the festive atmosphere. The central location at Customs House ensures that everyone can easily access and revel in the joyous spirit of this magical Christmas event. Le Jolly Market is not just a market; it’s a celebration of joy, community, and the enchanting spirit of Christmas.
KEY INFO FOR LE JOLLY MARKET 2023:
WHAT: An European style Christmas market
WHERE: In front of Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney
WHEN: 5 – 10pm, 15th – 22nd December 2023
HOW: Just go along!
HOW MUCH: It’s free!
Have you ever been to a European Christmas market before?
For more events with links to France and the Francophonie, check out our What’s on in December
And you can’t have Christmas without the Bûche de Noël – find out where to buy yours here