Sixth Annual Marché de Noël – French-Style Christmas market on Dec. 8

Dallas, TX – Alliance Française de Dallas and Dallas International School will hold the Sixth Annual Marché de Noël. The French-Style market hosted by Dallas International School will be held Sunday, December 8​, 2019 at this address: 17811 Waterview Parkway, Dallas, TX 75252 from 10am to 4pm.

Admission is free and open to the public (activities fees may apply).

The 2019 sponsors​ will be La Madeleine French Bakery & Café, Dallas Child Magazine; Lone Star Circus; Lavendou Bistro Provençal; Cadot Restaurant; Anne-Sophie Photography.

The Marché de Noël mission​ is to foster cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange by providing a friendly, multicultural, and family-oriented environment. This special event encourages participants to rediscover the holiday magic with a French flair. This past year, Alliance Française de Dallas and DIS gathered more than 3000 visitors.

This unique market showcases local French and American performers, businesses, and artisans that sell high-quality French and French-inspired products, including food & beverages, jewelry, art, pottery, clothing, accessories, and services.

Bring your entire family!​ Activities for children include photo opportunities with Santa Claus and his elves, a petting zoo from Ewe Pet Petting Zoo and Pony Rides Parties, performances from the Lone Star Circus, face-painting, holiday arts and crafts, and a mailbox to Santa.

For more information on the Christmas Market of Dallas, visit the facebook page: @christmasmarketdallas or email mdn2019@afdallas.org​.

This year the Marche de Noel is proud to support Make A wish and Camp IHope missions.

“Do not underestimate the power of A Wish”. The Make A Wish Foundation is an amazing organization that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

The mission of Camp IHope is to enrich the lives of children with cancer and their siblings through a week filled with exciting new adventures in a medically safe, supportive, joyful environment that instills hope and gives every camper the opportunity to grow in independence and self-esteem while creating a lifetime of memories!

About Dallas International School

Dallas International School currently has over 700 students from 50 nationalities in grades Pre- K through 12th grade. The school offers the only multilingual immersion curriculum in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex which focuses on early childhood mastery of foreign languages, advanced science, and math.

Preschool children attend classes in French and English, supplemented by Spanish or Mandarin. In 6th grade, students have the choice to continue with Spanish, Mandarin, or German as their third language.

High school students can follow the French Baccalaureate Diploma Program or the Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The school is located on two campuses. The lower school is at 6039 Churchill Way, and the upper school at 17811 Waterview Parkway, adjacent to the University of Texas at Dallas.

About Alliance Française de Dallas

The Alliance Française is a worldwide non-profit, cultural, and educational center that was founded in Paris in 1883. Alliance Française has a network of over 850 chapters in 137 countries with 109 locations in the United States. The Dallas Alliance, founded in 1972, is located at 10830 N. Central Expwy Suite 252, Dallas, Texas.

The Alliance Française de Dallas offers and supports continuous learning both in and out of the classroom. All classes are taught by experienced native French- speaking instructors. The Alliance Française de Dallas makes learning French convenient by offering classes throughout the year during days, evenings, and weekends.

AF Dallas is also the only certified French examination center in Texas and accommodates all levels, from beginners to experts. AF Dallas offers a variety of cultural and social events to its 300+ members and the general public. Events include art exhibits, theatre shows, concerts, film screenings, a book club, conferences, happy hours, gastronomic events, and traditional French celebrations.

AF Dallas also has a library with books, magazines, and movies that is available free to all members.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Justine Silvestre – Marketing & Cultural Events Manager – Alliance Française de Dallas justine@afdallas.org

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