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Sat 19th & Sun 20th November 2022
8am - 5pm (both days)

French Christmas Market • marché de Noël •

Price:

Free entry

Le Festival's French Christmas Market

Noël, Noël…. is not far away!

Prepare yourself for French festive frivolity once again, as Le Festival’s French Christmas Market is on its way back to Brisbane for another round! You spoke, and we have delivered. Keep reading…

Le Festival’s “Marché de Noël” will be ‘decking the halls’ – and ‘decking the lawns’ – on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November! That’s right: for two days, we will transform West Village into an enchanting Marché de Noël, illuminated in festive ‘bleu-blanc-rouge’, plus a little bit extra!

This festive market has been specially curated for you to embrace the festive spirit ‘a la française’ with a wide array of creators and businesses with a french connection with a French bar, melodious entertainment, and our own merchandise stall, among others. We hope to create a warm, joyful atmosphere, and enjoy being able to celebrate together again. 

We are incredibly excited to see you all again and come together in this perfect way to embrace the festive spirit – in more ways than one!

Event info

What:  French Christmas Market 
Who: Everyone
When: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July 2022, from 8am – 5pm both days 
Where: West Village, West End (get there now)
What to expect:
French Market with a festive theme “a la française”!  An array of specially selected French or French-inspired stalls, artists and artisans, a French bar, a raffle, entertainment, Le Festival merchandise, and more!

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Marché De Noël: two-day overview

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MARKET STALLS

Stalls are what make a market, a market! The main area of our Marché de Noël will comprise a specially selected array of xx stalls, showcasing unique talent and quality French or French-inspired products from local creators and from France. There will also be a dedicated area for eight French or French-inspired artists and artisans to share their craft. 

Discover French-inspired creativity and find the perfect Christmas gift you were looking for. 

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French Bar

A French Christmas market is never without some sort of mulled wine; at least in France. But not in Australia.

Our French bar will offer a selection of refreshing French red and white wines, Champagnes, Rose Sparkling, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages for you to enjoy after shopping as you embrace the ambience. 

Make sure you find some time to stop by the bar so we can wish you a “Joyeux Noël“!

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le festival's featured artists and artisans

Our Marché de Noël will also have a dedicated artists’ corner. This will be an area to showcase creativity and illuminate originality at its best. 

The artist’s corner will offer a chance to both explore and immerse yourself in a little bit of French Christmas culture. 

All of these will also be local creators. At Le Festival, we very much support local businesses, so we are giving their talent a chance to shine. 

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festive entertainment

A Christmas Market is also not the same without some festive melodies! Entertainment and music are what create that warm atmosphere we love. 

We will have a two groups of choirs and performers to provide festive cheer for you will you shop. With their harmonious talents and joyous tunes, they will really make it feel like Christmas!

Getting There

  • 'Green Travel': Cycling, eScooters, and Walking

    Victoria Park/Barrambin has several pedestrian and cycling paths from the northside and the city. The park is accessible by a range of on- and off-road bikeways and shared pathways. Bike parking is available in various locations throughout the park.
    Plan your journey to and from the venue using the Cycling Brisbane bikeway map

  • Public Transport

    The Herston Bus Station is a short 630m / 8 min walk to the event site. The Herston Bus Station is on the Northern Busway which connects Victoria Park from the City to Chermside.

    Visit the Translink website to find your route. 

  • Driving (and Parking)

    Driving is also an option, of course. Victoria Park / Barrambin has free onsite parking via Gilchrist Avenue.

    There are a number of conveniently located multi-story car parks surrounding Victoria Park / Barrambin including:

    • Cornerstone Parking – Herston Road Car Park (650m / 8 min walk from the event)

    • QUT Kelvin Grove (950m / 12 min walk from the event)

  • Click here to view the Victoria Park Parking Map

  • Taxi and Rideshare

    Sharing a ride with friends is also a fantastic alternative. View the Ride Share Drop-off / Pick-up on the Victoria Park Parking Map or at any one of the streets named, or refer to the Google Map to help you get plan your trip. 

  • Travel safe and we cannot wait to see you at Victoria Park/Barrambin very soon! A bientôt!

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