We’re truly fortunate to experience Christmas in the summer here in Australia, basking in the warmth of the sun. However, there’s an undeniable charm to a snug, traditional winter Christmas that captures our hearts. Even with the frosty temperatures in July, it presents a wonderful opportunity to create amazing memories with a delightful Christmas in July gathering at home. Or you can just enjoy the comforting deliciousness of a roasted chestnut or two.

On December 25th, as most of the world revels in winter’s festivities, we Australians indulge in a unique Christmas lunch that embraces the essence of our sunny climate. The table is adorned with an abundance of fresh seafood, delicious, glazed ham, and vibrant, light salads that perfectly complement the warmth of the season. And let’s not forget the iconic Australian desserts like pavlovas, offering a delectable and sweet touch to our celebrations.

However, Christmas in July presents a great opportunity for us to experience the flip side of Christmas food. As the chilly temperatures envelop us, we embrace heartwarming dishes that are rich with spices and flavours, providing the ultimate comfort in the midst of winter.

At Market, we take pride in offering an abundant selection of fresh and seasonal foods available from our wonderful stallholders. With such a diverse range of ingredients, you can easily prepare for your ultimate Christmas in July feast and create a delightful culinary experience to cherish with your loved ones.

So, here’s your shopping list to get in the Christmas spirit:

  • Traditional Christmas leg ham or roast pork from Wagga Free Range Pork.
  • Delicious roast chicken or duck from Canowindra Farms.
  • Traditional German treats from Unter den Linden Artisan Patisserie. They will be creating an extensive range of Christmas treats, including different types of gingerbread and shortbread, plus gift boxes.
  • Make your Christmas feast extra special with in-season truffles – find them at La Truffiere, Turalla Truffles or Terra Preta Truffles.
  • A delightful Christmas in July tea! Lift the grey of winter with Windellema Organic‘s s Christmas in July tea. They’ve blended organic Earl Grey, aromatic rose petals, lemongrass, cloves and a touch of vanilla bean to make a delicious, celebratory brew.
  • Freshly roasted chestnuts from Featherdale Chestnuts or choose new season citrus to create those citrusy Christmas treats.
  • What’s a Christmas without a sticky date? Find delicious sticky date loaf at Bush Breads Australia and enjoy with delicious Tilba Real Dairy cream for the perfect wintery Christmas dessert.
  • And of course, all your favourite winter vegetables to create the Christmas meal of your dreams.

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