Christmas in July – Grab a Beanie and Explore Rozelle



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Rozelle’s high street is turning it on for Christmas in July with a festive feast of local dining, shopping and yuletide experiences on offer.


More information on the  Rozelle Christmas in July festivities will become available via Rozelle Fest Facebook posts and on the events section of this website.

The Bean Christmas in July


Leichhardt Council has thrown its weight behind the annual celebrations which are even more important this year for the suburb with local businesses still recovering from the Sept 2014 Darling Street explosion.


Our Christmas in July 2015 festivities are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the special warmth of our community and support some amazing local businesses.


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We have a surprising number of ‘destination’ businesses such as Belle Fleur Chocolates, The Essential Ingredient, Herbies Spices and more.  We also have a main street filled with award winning  small and charming boutiques, cafes and bars with unique and special offerings who’ve been recognized widely in blogs and media features.  And of course, we have several great pubs, made all the more interesting with our Christmas in July theme.


Belle Fleur Golden Handmade Chocolates


Herbies Mulled Wine Spices

Herbies Mulled Wine Spices


Award Winning Bellingen Gelato




Thanks to Leichhardt Council, the festive lights are out  and Rozelle Square is looking light and bright!   It’s the perfect opportunity to make the most of the cold weather and have a Cool Yule in Rozelle while taking advantage of some fabulous deals and sales with Christmas being about giving.

There’s already amazing support for our Rozelle Pass it On cards which help spread the traditional kindness and care of Christmas.   Rozelle Rosella beanies are available from Tali Gallery for just $20 with proceeds helping to fund the local Christmas in July celebrations – 667 Darling Street, near Victoria Road on the peninsular side, near Rozelle markets/Rozelle Public School.  You can pick up some Pass it On cards  when you collect your beanie!


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Come and join in the Christmas in July festivities including:


  • An incredible 24th July Christmas Italian Fiesta at Osteria on Darling with prosecco on arrival, a 5 course dinner and Christmas surprises for $80 per person (bookings on 9555 5418)   There are other great Feasting opportunities throughout Rozelle during July – they’re not entirely traditional anglo saxon – we’re a bit adventurous here – we love our food!


  • Winter Warmth Christmas in July at Penny Lane with kids eating free every evening from Wednesday to Saturday – but don’t think it’s just spaghetti bolognese – how does oven roasted rack of lamb and char grilled spatchcock sound?   And they have a very impressive and vast wine list!

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  • Divine Sticky Date Pudding Chocolates and flowing hot, rich, dark molten drinking chocolate at Belle Fleur


  • A cornucopia of delights at Piccolo’s Café incuding white hot chocolate, Rudolf cup cakes and Christmas rocky road, as well as a lucky dip of little prizes for the kids.



  • The opportunity to win a set of spectacular Ayala Bar earrings with every purchase from Bella Emporio during July going into the draw.  Other boutiques also have giveaways with purchases or also offer opportunities for prizes. Keep an eye on Facebook and the Events page!



  • Snowflake Facepainting and Balloon Twisting on the highlight Christmas weekend of 24th – 26th July – and watch out for some cheeky elves!  Our carollers will be coming out too!   And I’ve heard there might be some free popcorn!

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More detailed information on the  Rozelle Christmas in July festivities with specific dates and times will become available via Rozelle Fest Facebook posts and on the events section of this website.


We’re a multi-cultural and diverse community so our offerings will extend to specialised menu offerings from our Thai, Indian and other restaurants too!    Of course, it’s also Bastille Day on the 14th.  The Essential Ingredient Rozelle is having a special event on July 7, and La Grande Bouffe has a special dinner on July 14.


Festive Nutella Pizza from Lipari


Nithiks Indian Cuisine

Piping hot Volcano Soup from Rozelle Thai

La Grande Bouffe July Bastille Day


No excuses – we’ve got all bases covered!!!!   LOL





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Rozelle Art Fest – Celebrating Creativity in Rozelle

Leichhardt Council has created another LOST Art Trail for 2015 as an exciting annual event that is growing in our community and across the municipality.  LOST signed up for Art Month Sydney registration as well as in Spectrum Now.

Rozelle Fest also signed up to Spectrum Now and committed to support LOST and local artists and businesses, connecting them and hoping it will lead to future collaborations to keep our community vibrant and strong – and of course creative!

Please see the Events page of this website for happenings in our community over the month of March –  and also the Gallery section of the website to view photographs of the excitement!

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Cindy Kennedy from McGrath is also generously sponsoring the first proposed annual Rozelle Art Fest Art Competition open to Amateur Artists !

Open subject matter and for artists from all over!

Please click on the image for further information:


Rozelle Art Fest Art Competition Poster


Shop in Rozelle and Win the Ultimate Picnic – Napa Valley USA




Each time you spend over $20 in a participating business in Rozelle, you will be eligible for an entry in the draw for travel and picnicking in the Napa Valley, USA.

Great prizes sponsored by Leichhardt Council and Bendigo Bank – and it’s easy – just collect your ticket, register the code number on line and the draw will happen in late November and be announced at the Rozelle Village Fair on November 30th.

There are also prizes for runners up!

Time to get shopping local!






Melbourne Cup Day in Rozelle

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Lots on offer for Melbourne Cup Day in Rozelle on November 4th – this Tuesday!

Penny Lane, La Grande Bouffe, the pubs – The Sackville, The Welcome, The Three Weeds and the Gary Owen Hotel are all putting on special events.


C’est Bon and About Life also offer catering!

Easy to have fun on this landmark racing day!



If you need a hat, fascinator or a wonderful hair adornment – Embellish on Victoria Road is THE PLACE to go – and while you’re there – try Mint Condition for a Spring Racing Frock!


Our boutiques also have some great new outfits in which would be just the ticket!   See the Directory on this Website – Shopping, clothes!


We also have several great hairdressers to choose from to coiffe your locks and even wonderful HoneyTusk to attend to your brows!      You can get it all in Rozelle!







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Over 100 businesses are gearing up for Trick or Treat on Darling Street on 31st October with decorations and treats for the children!

Children can Trick or Treat their way along the street from 5.30 to 6.30pm.

Quirkee Birds will hand out lolly pops to children who tell them a joke.

Dr. Hauschka Discovery Centre will have a Tinti table and free samples to give out to visitors to their space.


A Dog Parade will be held with assembly at 5.15pm outside Tali Gallery in Rozelle with prizes kindly donated by local Balmain Veterinary Clinic located in Rozelle.

Moggie owners can photograph their felines in Rozelloween regalia for prizes also kindly donated by the Balmain Veterinary Clinic located in Rozelle.


Adults can find everything they need to look the part from our various boutiques and shops on the strip; and have dinner and fun afterwards at the bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes in our Rozelle!

Look at the Events Page on this website for further information – or keep up with what’s happening on the Rozelle Fest Facebook Page!





Rozelle Rocks T-Shirts

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Hand Gesture for I love you








Do you have a Rozelle Rocks T-Shirt and an I Heart Rozelle Cap?


They’re available from some retailers in Rozelle and they’ll also be available from the Street Fair on 30th November.


Did you know what the three finger signal means? (It’s quite difficult to do!)

“This is one of the really nice hand gestures which means to say “I love you.” It combines the sign language letters ‘I’, ‘L’, and ‘Y’ by extending the thumb, index finger with the little finger while, at the same time, the middle and ring fingers are touching the palm of the hand.”


The TShirt was designed by local Marketer and Brand Strategist, Jennifer Sheahan. If you study the design you ll notice 3 angel wings, 3 handprints, a rosella, and the postcode.