Christmas in July

Published : July 24, 2017

​Sunday 23 July

This winter, we'll be celebrating Christmas in July! For one day only, Dandenong Market will become a Christmas Winter wonderland.

Indulge in delicious Christmas fare, meet Santa, sing along with carollers and more!

See below for more details.



Event information

What: Christmas in July
Day: Sunday 23 July 2016
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: Market Square, Dandenong Market, Corner Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong
Cost: Free.
Parking: Parking is free for the event.



Christmas carollers

Traditional Christmas carollers will be spreading cheer and joy to all with performances throughout the day: 10am - 10:40am, 11am - 11:40am, 12pm - 12:40pm, 1pm - 1:40pm, 2pm - 2:40pm.


Santa and Elf

Take a selfie with Santa and his Elf who will be available to meet all day, between 10am - 3pm


Christmas face painting

Our talented face painter will be available from 10am - 3pm, creating beautiful Christmas-themed designs!


Christmas balloon art

Meet our talented balloon artist who will be creating awesome Christmas-themed balloon all day for kids (10am - 3pm)


Meet the Fox FM Street Team

Come and meet the Fox FM Street Team, 12pm - 1pm at Dandenong Market!  The Street team will be joining our Christmas in July celebrations and will be handing out delicious FREE food samples! You can find the Street team in Market Square.



Limited edition Christmas in July menu

We have a sumptuous and hearty menu planned for our Christmas in July celebrations! Check out what our traders have planned with these limited edition dishes, available just for our Christmas in July celebrations!


Roast turkey meal ($12)

Roast turkey with baked potatoes, baked pumpkin, peas and cranberry sauce. From Hot Pouch Bar & Dining (The Terrace).
Dairy free.


Leg of ham and Leg of pork ($8.50)

Delicious Christmas lunch from Dandelicious Café (The Pantry) featuring your choice of leg of ham or pork with Christmas tree potatoes, carrots, broccoli and parsnip.
Dairy free, gluten free.


Mulled wine ($5 a glass)

Mulled wine with wine, orange, apple and spices (cinnamon, cloves, star anise) from Hot Pouch Bar & Dining (The Terrace).


The Grinch Burger ($10)

This spicy burger features jalapeños, green chilli sauce, chimichurri mayonnaise and a green bun. From The Grill (Market Square). 


Turkey and cranberry pizza ($2.90 a slice or $16 for a family pizza)

Think pizza isn't a Christmas dish? Don Piero Pizzeria (Market Square) are about to change your mind! This sumptuous pizza features cheese, turkey and cranberry.
Halal and gluten-free option available.


Turkey koththu rotti ($12)

From PiqNiq Hut (Market Square), featuring turkey, cranberries, eggs, leeks, carrots, green chilli and curry gravy.


Christmas sushi platter ($9)

How gorgeous is this platter from Osaka Kitchen (Market Square)? Featuring sushi rice, seaweed salad, carrot, salmon, egg, okura, cucumber, red capsicum, tokiko and tomato.


Falafel Christmas platter ($12)

Gorgeous Christmas platter from King of Falafel (Market Square): falafel, kibbie, potato, carrots and rice.
Dairy free, halal, vegan, vegetarian.


Seafood kebab ($15)

What would Christmas in July be without a seafood dish? TaZa (Meat, Fish and Deli Hall) offer a market spin on the traditional Christmas seafood platter with the seafood kebab  featuring salmon, prawn and lamb kebabs, with traditional Afghani bread.


Churros Platter ($10)

Enjoy these deliciously warm Spanish donuts from 18 Grams (Market Square), with a festive spin. Choose from three chocolate filled or original churros, with chocolate sauce and sprinkles.


Chocolate Christmas pudding ($4)

Scrumptious chocolate Christmas pudding from Melina’s Bakery and Larder (Meat Fish & Deli Hall).


Sticky date pudding ($5)

Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce from Hot Pouch Bar & Dining (The Terrace).


Traditional New Zealand lolly cake ($4 a slice)

Did you know this was a traditional New Zealand dessert at Christmas time? We Aussies need to adopt lolly cake STAT. From NZ Street Food (Meat, Fish & Deli Hall). Ingredients: lollies, malt biscuits, condensed milk, butter and coconut.


Ice-cream dumpling ($5)

Traditional dessert from San San's Dumpling House (Market Square) with your choice of chocolate or strawberry topping.


Apple cinnamon bread ($2 a slice or $5 a loaf)

Apple cinnamon bread from Baker Boys (The Pantry)


Santa crunch ($5 a tub) and Christmas popcorn ($4 a tub or $5 a bag)

Santa Crunch from Golden Popcorn (Market Square) is for sweet tooths: popcorn, M&Ms and white chocolate. Whilst Christmas Popcorn is for salty fans.
The Santa Crunch is vegetarian.
The Christmas Popcorn is vegetarian and halal.


Gingerbread latte with gingerbread man ($5)

The ultimate Christmas coffee from Dandy Burek (Market Square) featuring one espresso shot, milk, gingerbread syrup, whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkles.


Candy cane juice ($5)

From Saccha Cane Juice (Market Square). Featuring cane juice, cinnamon, cumquat, ginger, lime.
No caffeine, dairy free, halal, vegan, vegetarian.


The SANTAello Milkshake ($6)

Indulgent Christmas milkshake from Perfect Coffee (Market Square), with milk, Nutella, icecream, whipped cream, cinnamon and a candy cane.


Nutellachino ($4)

For Christmas in July, we've upped our hot chocolate game with this Nutella hot chocolate from Perfect Coffee (Market Square) featuring Nutella and milk.


Roasted chestnuts ($5)

Hotly roasted chestnuts from Peanut Market (The Pantry).


Ham off the bone ($12.99 a kilo)

Gluten-free ham off the bone from Nesh's Corner Deli (Meat, Fish & Deli Hall).


Market map for limited edition Christmas in July dishes

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