Embrace the festive season this summer thanks to these joyous Christmas markets in Australia!
If you gift giving, supporting local artists and markets that come to life every weekend, read on through as we’ve found the best Christmas markets in Australia for 2022.
Christmas markets: they’re the perfect occasion where we can celebrate traditions, come together as a community and, shop until we drop! Thankfully, just in time for the festive season, all around Australia there will be handfuls of Christmas markets popping up where the magic and spirit of Christmas is just bursting to be shared.
So, to build your excitement for Christmas and to hopefully tick off all of your shopping, read on through our list of the best Christmas markets in Australia of 2022!
The Best Christmas Markets in Sydney:
The Rocks Christmas Markets
If you’re needing to start on some Christmas shopping, find everything you need thanks to The Rocks Christmas Markets. Held over two weeks every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, George Street and Playfair Street will have up to 60 stallholders take centre stage allowing visitors to discover a unique range of gifts sourced by locals for locals. With everything from handmade jewellery to eyecatching art, skincare, homewares, clothing and food; filling up Christmas stockings is made easy thanks to this Christmas market.
Carriageworks Christmas Twilight Market
For one night only, Carriageworks in Eveleigh will be transforming for its annual Christmas Twilight Market. Running from 4pm to 9pm, Carriageworks will be filled with over 80 stalls from some of New South Wales best growers, farmers and artists. Creating a one-stop-shop for all things Christmas, visitors will be able to shop for fresh produce, food related gifts and festive feasting essentials. With the likes of Bondi Oysters, Pepe Saya, The Fungi, Flour and Stone, Archie Rose and Splendid Wren Ceramics, Sydney, Carriageworks’ Christmas markets is a must visit this festive season!
The Best Christmas Markets in Melbourne:
String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market
For three nights only Melbourne’s famed landmark, Queen Victoria Markets, will be hosting its String Bean Alley Christmas Night Markets once more. With laneways decorated in fairy lights, this family-friendly Christmas market in Melbourne will have plenty of festive fare to go around. Pick up locally made gifts and unique Christmas trinkets, indulge in delicious street food from some of Melbourne’s best food trucks and carts and, if you’re feeling extra jolly, singalong with the Christmas carollers before you snap a picture with a giant gingerbread man and even Santa. Plus, did we mention that there’ll be fake snow?
The Best Christmas Markets in Canberra:
Super Christmas Sunday
Every Sunday in the lead up to Christmas Day, Old Bus Depot Markets in Canberra will be hosting one of the best Christmas markets in Australia for yet another year! Filled with plenty of stalls to explore, here visitors will find a range of specialty items including high-quality holiday themed handcrafts and, most importantly, a vibrant market atmosphere. Perfect for all ages, Old Bus Depot Markets is all about embracing the season of giving and showcasing some of the best gifts local artists can produce!
The Best Christmas Markets in Adelaide:
Gathered Christmas Design Market
For one weekend in December, Hahndorf in South Australia will transform into a German Christmas village for the Gathered Christmas Design Market. With over 60 stallholders, visitors will be able to browse, shop and support South Australian designers, artisans and small businesses. Celebrating the spirit of Christmas, Gathered Christmas Design Market will have everything from homewares to candles, flowers, jewellery, art, clothing, skincare and more. With a $2 entry for adults, there will be lots of food and drink to choose from and, best of all, all entrance proceeds will be donated to the Love Out Loud Christmas Appeal!
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