Xmas Market 2014 & OPEN DAY

06 & 07 December 2014, 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: French trial language classes, level assessments, face painting, balloon twisting, film screening, children games, photo booth, cooking and cocktail demonstrations.


Weekend program:

10.45am to 11.15amFrench language trial classes (free)
11amChildren’s film screening (*) (free)
11am to 11.30amVerrine cooking demonstration by Sebastien Boiron from AtelierSB
11am to 12pmOral assessment (free)
11am to 3pmFace painting, balloon twisting & children’s games, photo booth
11.30am to 12pmFrench language trial classes (free)
12pm to 1pmOral assessment (free)
12.15pm to 12.45pmFrench language trial classes (free)
1.45pm to 2.15pmFrench language trial classes (free)
2pm to 3 pmOral assessment (free)
2.30pm to 3pmFrench language trial classes (free)
3pm to 3.30pmCocktail demonstration by Spirits of France
3pm to 4pmOral assessment (free)
3.15pm to 3.45pmFrench language trial classes (free)
4pm to 4.30pmFrench language trial classes (free)
(*) in French with English subtitles

Grand Raffle: Fly in style to PARIS with Malaysia Airlines! 

1st Prize: 2 x return economy class tickets Melbourne-Paris valid until 15 June 2015 (prize exclude government taxes approx. $180 per person) and a visit of the Champagne Vranken-Pommery Cellars for two and Lots of other prizes to be won!

Check out all prizes and buy tickets here

With the support of:


Market stallholder information:

The aim of this market is to promote French products sold or made by French designers living in Australia. A small number of ready-to-eat food stalls (with a French flavour) will be accepted. Hot food stalls will be exclusively outdoors . No alcohol or soft drinks can be sold in glass containers by stall holders. Applications are now opened (see link below) and will be accepted until Friday 31st October 2014 (note: the advertising package for stallholders closes on 10 Oct).

At the Market you will find French products as special foods & drinks: cheese, Tarte Flambées, French crepes, mustard, spirits, Champagne & French wines... Homemade products as jewellery, clothes, bags, soaps, Eiffel towers....and lots more! 

Check out all the list of Stallholders

Volunteers needed !

Do you want to spend a day or two packed with fun, meet new people and get a chance to improve your French (or English?)
We are recruiting volunteers to help us out with our Xmas Market's organisation. If interested, please fill out this application closed.

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At the Alliance Française, St Kilda

Thanks for sharing! / Merci pour le partage!


St Kilda branch:
51 Grey Street, ST KILDA
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064
E-mail: info@afmelbourne.com.au

Postal Address:
PO Box 2042,

St Kilda branch opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am to 7pm (switchboard/reception: 9.30am to 6.30pm)
Sat: 9am to 6pm (switchboard/reception: 9am to 5.30pm)

How to find us:
Trams: 16, 96, Fitzroy Street
3, 5, 64, 67 St Kilda Junction (3, 64, 67 Alma Road)
Car park available
Wheelchair access

City branch:
Level 13, 55 Swanston St, MELBOURNE
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064
E-mail: info@afmelbourne.com.au

City branch opening hours:
Mon - Thurs 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6.30pm
Fri - Sat: 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 6pm

How to find us:
Trams: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 42, 48, 64, 67, 72, 109
& 112 running down Swanston St (stop: Collins St/Swanston St)
Trains: Flinders St Station is 1 block away