Christmas in July

Published : July 16, 2018

​Sunday 22 July 2018

This winter, we'll be celebrating Christmas in July!

For one day only, Dandenong Market will become a Christmas Winter wonderland with live Christmas carollers, free kids activities and limited edition Christmas dishes.

We have a sumptuous and hearty menu planned for our Christmas in July celebrations! From delicious ham roasts to mulled wine and chocolate Christmas pudding, we have a delicious Christmas feast planned!

Check out everything we have planned, below.


Christmas carollers

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


Christmas face painting

Our talented face painter will be available from 11am - 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 (10:30am- 12:30pm and 1pm-3pm)


Christmas craft

We'll be running a Christmas craft workshop from 11am – 3pm where kids can create Christmas craft. 


Free Christmas hair makeovers

Themed elf hair hairdos with bells on! 10am - 12-pm and 1pm - 3pm.


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!

Mulled wine ($5 a glass)

Mulled wine with wine, sugar, orange, lemons, limes, clementines, apple and spices (cinnamon, cloves, star anise) from Market Tavern (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). 


Christmas chicken dumplings (3 pieces for $5.50)

Santa would love these! Delicious chicken dumplings from San San Dumpling House (Market Square)


Chocolate Christmas pudding ($2.50)

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


Santa's satay burger ($10)

From Sataylicious (Meat, Fish and Deli) featuring a red rice bun with chicken satay burger, pickled carrot, cucumber and their special satay sauce and served with prawn cracker chips.


Nutella Pizza ($8) 

Think pizza isn't a Christmas dish? Dandy Pizza (Market Square) are about to change your mind! This sumptuous pizza features Nutella, strawberries and a dash of icing sugar. Gluten-free option available for an extra $5.


Sticky date pudding ($5)

Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce from Market Tavern (The Terrace).


Roast pork or roast beef with vegetables ($8.50)

Delicious Christmas lunch from Dandelicious Café (The Pantry) featuring your choice of Roast pork or roast beef with a medly of vegetables. Dairy free.


Roast turkey meal ($12)

Roast turkey with baked potatoes, baked pumpkin, peas and cranberry sauce. From Market Tavern (The Terrace). Dairy free.


Turkey kothu roti ($14)

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


Falafel Christmas platter ($12)

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


Roasted chestnuts ($6)

Freshly roasted chestnuts from Peanut Market (The Pantry).


Christmas Inspired Ice-cream donut ($9.50)

Sink your teeth into this festive Ice cream donut from Cafe Valentina. Enjoy a Nutella, jam or custard donut, with three scoops of ice-cream, marshmallows,  strawberry syrup and mouth crunching popping candy.


Traditional New Zealand lolly cake ($4.50 a slice)

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


Christmas apple slice ($3)

Decadent apple slice from Baker Boys Bakery (The Pantry).


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.


Christmas popcorn ($4 a tub or $5 a bag)

The colours of Christmas! Scrumptious colour dyed popcorn for the sweet tooths from Golden Popcorn (Market Square). Vegetarian and halal.


Santa chocolate crunch ($6.50 a tub)

Santa Crunch from Golden Popcorn (Market Square) is for sweet tooths: popcorn with a mix of white and milk chocolate. Vegetarian.


Frosty the Oreo frappe ($7)

The ultimate Christmas frappe from Dandy Burek (Market Square) featuring milk, oreo biscuits, vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream, ice and chocolate syrup. Vegetarian.


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.


The SANTAello Milkshake ($6)

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


Cranberry Cane Juice (sm: $4.50 / med: $6.50 / lge: $8.50)

Quench your thirst at Saccha Cane Juice (Market Square). Featuring cane juice, and a splash of cranberry juice. No caffeine, dairy free, halal, vegan, vegetarian.


Market map for limited edition Christmas in July dishes and free entertainment

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