2015 FRENCH Xmas Market

Save the date! 
Sat 05  & Sun 06 Dec 2015 , 10am to 5pm


Come and enjoy a French weekend at the one and only Alliance Française de Melbourne’s Eildon Mansion in St Kilda! This two-day FREE event is family friendly and an ideal destination for young and old.

The market will showcase French products, food, wine, music and offer a range of free and 'gold coin donation' activities for adults and children: children games, facepainting, balloon twisting, photo booth, cocktail demonstrations, French second hand books, free French trial classes and level assessments, singing, theatre etc. and some special workshops: French spirit masterclass (cognac/armagnac/calvados), jewellery making, badge making. For full program click here.

Check out the fabulous stalls on offer during the weekend. From home products to jewellery, food, wine and more!


Event Partner:

* ENROL IN A FRENCH CLASS OVER THE WEEK-END AND WIN A LUCKY DIP!



* ENTER our FREE competition! 
For your chance to win great prizes, simply fill in a coupon and place it in the urn in the foyer of our main building during the weekend.
Competition partners: Sofitel Melbourne, Melody Nelson, Petit Cochon, Intext Book Co, Le Panier and  Discovervin as well as double passes to the 2016 AF French Film Festival!



JOIN the fight for a cure!

Myopathy or Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic degenerative condition affecting millions throughout the world.

The French Association against Myopathies (AFM) organises every year a mediatised fundraising event to raise awareness and collect funds for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy.
All funds collected are dedicated to state-of-the art Research for a cure.
Adopt the AFM motto   'Refuse, resist, cure' and JOIN the fight against Myopathies with your donations.

Rendez-vous at the Alliance Française Christmas Market, Sat 5 December, 10am to 5pm.



FRENCH XMAS MARKET - 2015 PROGRAMME

Saturday 5 December

Time Activity Location
10am to 5pm Badge/magnet/keyring making ($4ea.) workshop for all conducted by the Ecole Francaise de Melbourne Annexe building
Room #B
10.30am, 11.15am, 12pm, 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm and 4pm 30-min French trial class (free) Main building foyer
(AF stall)
10.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 4.30pm

French language oral level assessments (free)

Main building foyer
(AF stall)
11am to 3pm Children's Games (gold coin donation) Front car park
Balloon Twisting (free) Front car park
Face Painting ($5 ea) Front car park
Photo booth (all ages) (gold coin donation) Front car park
12pm to 1pm Masterclass by Spirits of France:
French Spirits: Cognac, Calvados and Armagnac
Cost: $30(*) (to be deducted from any purchase over $100 at the Spirits of France stall on the day, plus 10% off to the Masterclass participants on the whole range of products at the Spirits of France on the Spot). Click here for full details and booking.
(*) Booking fee applies.
Main building - basement room
2pm Song by the students from the CE1 class
of the Ecole Francaise de Melbourne
Back garden
2.30pm Short Theatre performance in French "La classe d'animaux"
(8 students of the Ecole Francaise de Melbourne)
Main building - basement room
3pm to 3.30pm Cocktail Demonstration by Spirits of France (free) Back garden

Sunday 6 December

Time Description Location
10am to 5pm Badge/magnet/keyring making ($4ea.) workshop for all conducted by the Ecole Francaise de Melbourne Annexe building
Room #B
10.30am to 11am Jewellery workshop for children by Sarah's Creations, $25/child
Maximum of 10 - online booking
Annexe building
Room #B
10.30am, 11.15am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm 30-min French trial class (free) Main building foyer
(AF stall)
10.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 4.30pm French language oral level assessments (free) Main building foyer
(AF stall)
11am to 3pm Children's Games (gold coin donation) Front car park
Balloon Twisting (free) Front car park
Face Painting ($5 ea) Front car park
Photo booth (all ages) (gold coin donation) Front car park
11am - 11.15am Short theatre performance in French "adaptation of Gruffalo"
(by 10 students of the Ecole Francaise de Melbourne) (free)
Main building -
basement room
11.30am Song by 30 students  from the CE2 class Ecole Francaise de Melbourne Back garden
12pm to 12.15pm Short theatre performance in French "adaptation of Gruffalo"
(by 10 students of the Ecole Francaise de Melbourne) (free)
Main building -
basement room
12.30pm to 1.30pm The Stilt Divas will come and entertain market visitors as a show of support to France! Merci to the Stilt Divas! Outdoor
1.30pm to 2pm Jewellery workshop for children by Sarah's Creations, $25/child
Maximum of 10 - online booking 
Annexe building
Room #B
3pm to 3.30pm Cocktail demonstration by Spirits of France (free) Back garden
3.30pm to 4pm Jewellery workshop for adults by Sarah's Creations, $25/person
Maximum of 10 - online booking
Annexe building
Room #B


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Call for volunteers: part of the success of our market is the fabulous contribution from our team of volunteers.
If you want to participate as a volunteer for a great French weekend, email us at info@afmelbourne.com.au.
Here is the volunteer application form that you have to fill in.
 



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Tel : 03 9525 3463
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