Even though I’m firmly a believer in a sunny Christmas, having experience both kinds I have to admit there’s still something truly magical about a white Christmas. Something even more magic still about wandering through a European Christmas market, all rugged up while the snow falls overhead.
Obviously, there’s none of that this year — even if we could travel internationally, many famous Chrissie markets around Europe have closed due to Covid — Sydney is about to get the next best thing.
On Sunday, December 2o, the Eastern European Christmas Market is coming to the Polish Club in Ashfield, and it’s dedicated to the traditional Polish Xmas feast, Wigilia.
Eastern European Christmas Treat Market | 20 DECEMBER 2020 – https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=4a9cfc435dc766bb41d7a5143&id=6b6d532aa0
Every Christmas Eve in Poland, locals feast all night on classic dishes. The most important part, of course, and what you’ll find most of at the market, are traditional baked goods and sweet treats. Think sernik (cheesecake), ciasta (a type of Polish cake), makowiec (a type of poppy seed roll), pączki (Polish doughnuts), piernik (Polish gingerbread) and many, many more.
Personally, I’m a fan of embracing all cultures, especially when it involves relish foods that’ll satisfy my sweet tooth.
Of course, no Polish-themed event is complete without pan-fried pierogi (Polish dumplings), and this market will have both sweet and savoury options. Nom nom nom.
The Polish Club is “strongly encouraging” everyone to pre-order their treats, otherwise you run the risk of missing out, which would be the cherry on top of a very crap 2020. You can find more detail on their Facebook page, or order by calling 0421 048 655 or email [email protected]