2021 has been a rollercoaster of a year to say the least and a lot of uncertainties still remain but we’re hopeful that families and friends can still come together and enjoy a safe and joy-filled Christmas. As of writing, these are some of the popular Christmas markets here in Oz to help bring some seasonal cheer into your lives!
The Rocks Christmas Markets (Sydney)
WHEN: Every weekend before Christmas
Drop into this lively harbourside hub and experience all the holiday cheer on offer at The Rocks Christmas markets. With live music and DJ's, mouth-watering street food, unique Christmas gifts from a host of local artisans and producers and 10 foot tall elves on stilts, prepare for your Christmas vibe-o-meter to go off the charts! Did someone say an outdoor cinema under the stars? It’s all there! If you can’t feel all sorts of seasonal happiness at this market, we’re not sure what more we can do!
Bastille Special Edition: French Christmas Market
WHEN: 17th - 20th Dec
A Christmas celebration with a French twist! With more than 50 pop-up art & craft and wine & food stalls, it sounds like a place that you need to come to knowing that you’re about to feast. Comfortable, flexible pants sound like a must, so we’re suggesting you check out our joggers! All jokes aside, we love when markets switch things up and give a taste of something a bit different. It sounds like the French Christmas Market crew are doing just that and we’re all about it.
Christmas Festival In Stadium Park (Perth)
WHEN: Sundays from 28 Nov - 19 Dec
Food trucks, market stalls, movie screening, festival bar, live DJ, kids entertainment + giant lawn games. Need we say any more? Everyone will have a good time at this one! You’re looking at a festive wonderland packed with all the Christmas goodies you’d expect in Stadium Park.
Fremantle Arts Centre’s Bazaar (Perth)
WHEN: 3rd - 5th Dec
Much more than your typical Christmas market, Fremantle Arts Centre’s Bazaar is packed with handmade crafts showing off the work of 50 local designers. Created with care and finished to the highest of quality, these trinkets will certainly spark the interest of anyone looking to pick up some thoughtful gifts for their loved ones. And most importantly, there’s a wide variety of delicious food options and live music to keep you entertained throughout your whole shopping escape!
String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market at Queen Victoria Market (Melbourne)
WHEN: 6th, 13th + 20th Dec
The String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market offers visitors a chance to experience the best street food in the city as well as locally-made gifts that are going to tie up all your Kris Kringle needs! Get into the Christmas spirit under the starry lights of one of Melbourne’s favourite laneways for a special night market series filled with festive fare and great shopping. Elves, carolers and even Santa himself will be popping by to bring the cheer, make sure to pay a visit if you’re in the area.
Artisan Christmas Market on Bay Street (Melbourne)
WHEN: 4th Dec
Port’s Artisan Christmas Market is the perfect one stop shop for a range of unique Christmas presents. With over a 100 artisan’s offerings to browse through, you’re definitely in the right place to snap up any last-minute presents (or start your journey at least, it’s only Dec 4th!). Bring your pals, your pets and whoever you want and enjoy browning the stalls safe in the knowledge that you’re supporting local businesses!