The Christmas Markets You Need To Hit This December

Markets are a must during Christmas time

Whether you celebrate Christmas tongs in hand by the BBQ, or going to visit family in your rusty Holden Ute. It’s no doubt that Christmas time is beaut! Because Christmas in Australia is unique, with much of the world celebrating a white Christmas during their Winter. But not us! We get to spend it by the pool, at the beach with a coldie, celebrating under the sun with Family.

The line-up for Australian markets this December will have you doing just that! It’s time for a market haul to kick off the Christmas season. So, here are our picks for Christmas Markets this December! Is your city on the list?

Queensland

Stones Corner Christmas Market
3 December – Free Entry – Logan Road at Stones Corner, Brisbane

Stones Corner are bringing Santa to town! First of all, you’ll be in Christmas gift haven with plenty to choose from at this market, there’s something for everyone. With over 100 stalls, even your family dog can enjoy the afternoon with specialty pet food treats on sale.

For more information head to
https://www.facebook.com/StonesCornerMarket/

South Bank’s Christmas Village
15-23 December – Free Entry – South Bank, Brisbane

Brace yourselves Brisbane, South Bank Parklands will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland for 9 days of festive celebrations. This event of the year will feature different sections including a gift market, village beats and carols by twilight, village train, holly jolly kids and even a beach cinema – featuring only the best Christmas movies of all time!

For more information head to
http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/south-bank/whats-on/free/south-banks-christmas-village?sc_lang=en-au

Photo Credit - Visit Brisbane

New South Wales

Moonee Food Truck Christmas Festival  
9 December – Free Entry – Moonee Beach Tavern

Taste Coffs Coast are giving you the opportunity to indulge in some locals eats from food trucks and food stalls. Surrounded by market stalls, live music and Christmas carols, you’ll be sure to enjoy this one with your loved ones! The night will finish off with the Australian Eagles Show. So go on down, enjoy some craft beer, wine, and delicious local foods. Seems like this is what dreams are made of!

For more information head to
https://www.facebook.com/tastecoffscoast/

Chatswood Mall Christmas Market
9-22 December (excluding Wednesday 13 December) – Free Entry – Chatswood Mall Sydney

Visited by more than 30,000 people daily, Chatswood is a bustling mall precinct that will become a Christmas hub. Consequently full of delectable freshly prepared food from around the globe, high quality arts, crafts, fashion, and exciting musical entertainment. Let Chatswood Mall take you around the world with their touch of International culture!

For more information head to
https://www.facebook.com/ChatswoodMallMarket

Photo Credit - Chatswood Mall Market

Victoria

Night at the Nicholas: Summer Edition
7 December – Free Entry (Pick up an event map and a cup of mulled wine on your way in for a small donation) – Nicholas Building, Melbourne

This is a unique one that you simply cannot miss! A pop-up night market across nine storeys of artists, boutique retail, milliners, jewellers, illustrators, galleries, architects, tech design innovators, fashion, tarot, and craft. The Nicholas Building will open the doors to its beautifully preserved art deco for you to explore their winding corridors, and discover the hidden gems not regularly open to the public.

For more information head to
http://nicholasbuilding.org.au/#event

Piccadilly Christmas Market
3 December – Adults: $2 Kids: Free – Deakin University Waterfront campus, Geelong

You’re bound to finish your Christmas shopping here, with over 100 stallholders at the market. Shop handmade jewellery, crafts, homemade chutneys, teas, and many other perfect gift ideas!

For more information head to
http://www.piccadillymarket.com.au/

Photo Credit - Piccadilly Market

Tasmania

Niche Christmas Market (‘Nichemas’)
2 December – Free Entry – Launceston

Launceston is being blessed with a European style artisan Christmas market! St. Giles have promised a once in a life time, gorgeous, shopping experience not to be missed. You’re sure to find presents for even those hard to buy for family and friends.

For more information head to
http://www.stgiles.org.au/events

Photo Credit - Discover Tasmania

South Australia

Christkindlmarkt
15-17 December – Free Entry - Hahndorf

The German town of Hahndorf will be hosting a German style Christmas market. It will capture the essence of community, celebration, fun, laughter and family, just like in many cities in Europe over the Christmas period, but in a warm Aussie setting. Indulge in festive food, drinks, and shopping throughout over 50 stalls.

For more information head to
http://christkindlmarkt.com.au/

Carclew Dusk Arts Market
7 December – Gold coin donation – Carclew, North Adelaide

Carclew’s beautiful house and grounds will play host to a bustling festive market. After devouring dinner from a selection of food trucks, shop for bespoke Christmas gifts from stalls featuring visual art, jewellery, and fashion by a variety of emerging and established South Australian artists. The main stage will feature many live music and entertainment acts!

For more information head to
http://carclew.com.au/

Twilight market in Adelaide
Photo Credit - What's On for Adelaide families

Northern Territory

Christmas Carnival
1 December – Free Entry – Alice Springs

The red centre in the heart of Australia will be bustling with festive fun and Christmas cheer. The city will come alive with buskers and performers to entertain a night under the stars. Shop Christmas gifts galore throughout the plethora of market stalls at the carnival.

For more information head to
http://www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au/events/christmas-carnival

Territory Wildlife Park Christmas Market
3 December – Free Entry – Territory Wildlife Park

Not far from Darwin, The Territory Wildlife Park will be hosting their 5th annual Christmas Market! Don’t miss a chance to meet Santa, and peruse the variety of market stalls!

For more information head to
http://www.territorywildlifepark.com.au/

Photo Credit - Alice Springs.nt.gov

Western Australia

Bazaar
1-3 December – Adults: $2 Kids: Free – Fremantle

Established in 1979, Bazaar is Western Australia’s best Christmas Market. Known for its three-day shopping extravaganza, you can shop from more than 50 local artisans showcasing their wares. This is where you will score unique WA-designed gifts for your loved ones!

For more information head to
https://www.facebook.com/fremantleartscentre

Kent Street Stalls – Christmas Event
10 December – Free Entry – Rockingham

Kent Street Stalls are a local Rockingham indoor market. They will be holding their Christmas event for you to browse their unique stalls, and get that Christmas shopping down pat!

For more information head to
http://rockingham.wa.gov.au/Events/2017/December/Kent-Street-Stalls-Christmas-Event 

Photo Credit - George Frizzle
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