Best Christmas markets 2021

There’s nothing quite like a Christmas market to get you in the holiday spirit. If you’re stuck for gift ideas, have a hankering for some delicious treats or just want to enjoy a festive atmosphere, why not try one of these markets?

Ebenezer Night Market

Sunday 5 and Sunday 19 December
Ebenezer Place, Adelaide, South Australia

Poised to open just in time to help South Australians out with the Christmas shopping, stalls will offer food, clothing, crafts and jewellery, and align with the required COVID safety measures.

WA’s Best Christmas Maker’s Market

4-6 December
Fremantle Art Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Western Australia

If you’re near Fremantle today or tomorrow, be sure to visit the Fremantle Arts Centre’s Bazaar, where 50 of the state’s favourite artisans are selling art, jewellery, ceramics, jewellery, clothes, textiles, sculptures, and more. Along with the unique gifts, the market offers food trucks and a bar. Entrance costs $2 per person.

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Mosman Market

Thursday 9 December, 4:30-9pm
Village Green and Mosman Square, Spit Junction, Mosman, New South Wales

A quality art and craft market located in the heart of one of Sydney’s finest shopping precincts. More than 130 art and craft stalls, with gourmet food, ambient music and a lively atmosphere.

The Rocks Christmas Markets

Friday 3rd – Sunday 19th December
Playfair Street and George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales

Drop in to this bustling harbourside hub and you’ll find elves on stilts, light up angels, live music and DJs and, of course, delicious holiday-themed gourmet street food.

Discover unique gifts from local makers or just indulge in the festive atmosphere as you wander through the laneways.

Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-8pm, Sundays, 10am-5pm, 24 December, 11am-6pm.

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Coorparoo Christmas Markets

Sunday 12 December, 9am-1pm
Coorparoo Square, (park at 26 Holdsworth Street), Brisbane, Queensland

The markets will feature more than 40 assorted small independent businesses offering ceramics, pots, handmade clothing, skincare, eco products, accessories, honey and more. You can even bring the whole family as dogs are welcome too.

Redcliffe Christmas Twilight Market

Saturday 11 December, 4-9pm
Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe Queensland

Redcliffe Parade will be transformed once again into a Christmas Wonderland, so get ready to rock on down and pick up some Christmas treats.

There will be music, gourmet eats, kid’s festive fun, fireworks and a one-of-a-kind local,
outdoor shopping experience packed with festive cheer.

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Hobart Twilight Market

Friday 10 December, 4:30-9pm
17 Beach Rd, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

Tasmania is renowned for its quality products, and that’s what you’ll find at this market: a diverse range of food and locally crafted small batch drinks and many design stalls.

The passionate stallholders will happily share their stories with you as you peruse. With live music from local talent, the scene is set for a wonderful Friday night.

Christmas Market at Queen Victoria Market

Monday 6, 13 and 20 December, 5-10pm
Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria

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. The String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market will be filled with locally made toys and jewellery, scented delights, books, vintage fashion, chocolate treats, authentic Australian-made wares and much more.

The District Makers Market – Christmas Edition

Friday 17 December, 4-9pm
440 Docklands Drive, Docklands, Victoria

Enjoy live entertainment and creative, colourful market stalls showcasing a variety of art, craft, jewellery, homewares, gifts and artisanal produce. Being an undercover market, it runs rain, hail or shine.

The District is a pet-friendly precinct, so bring along your furry friends.

Are you heading to any Christmas markets this festive season? Do you make it a tradition to go every year? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Written by Ellie Baxter