Sydney’s boutique Christmas markets are on again. And they start this week! We’ve compiled a list of Sydney’s best Christmas markets. You’ll find beautifully unique gift ideas and the freshest produce to make your Christmas a special and delicious affair.
Make your Christmas shopping a joy
There really isn’t any reason to battle the big department stores or shopping centres when you’re looking for gift ideas this year.
With great food, live music and activities for the kids, Sydney’s Christmas markets are joy to be at while you tick off your gift list. Many are twilight events, so you can enjoy a drink after work on a balmy night as you shop.
Every gift you find will be unique - made with love by one of Sydney’s talented designers. And don’t forget the farmers markets for local produce and culinary delights in the week before Christmas.
We’ve made a list of the best markets so all you need to do is decide how many you want to go to. Let’s get started!
Hand crafted gift ideas
This is a yearly market that’s always a favourite, and it’s on this Thursday. Head to the historic Lindesay house on Sydney Harbour to get your Christmas shopping off to a great start and take a tour of the house and gardens while you’re there.
The creative makers of the Blue Mountains are hosting their annual series of Christmas markets again. Peruse beautiful handmade work that would otherwise only be available online, such as art, fashion, jewellery, kids clothes, toys and homewares.
Held once a season, the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability is getting ready for their Christmas special. Nestled in a pocket of bushland on the Harbour at Waverton, this is a great one for families. Come for unique handmade art, fashion and homewares.
Take the ferry to Watsons Bay to be part of this boutique market, either next weekend or at their Twilight Market in December. There’s an even bigger selection of stalls this year, so plan to come home with a bounty of handmade gifts, fashion, homewares, jewellery, art, beauty products and kidswear.
2 & 3 December
With an emphasis on showcasing emerging designers, these special Christmas events from Sydney Boutique Markets are a great option for ticking items off your gift list. Expect unique art, homewares, fashion and accessories, plus live music and much more up in The Hills.
Bundle up the whole family, drive up to the Central Coast and stay for the day - you won’t be disappointed. Over 150 stallholders will help take care of your gift-buying and Christmas meal planning, and the kids will be happy with a play area, free activities, rides and games.
Mosman Twilight Market
Experience the Mosman market at twilight and find some treasures at this special annual event. There’ll be a festive feel with live music and plenty to eat as you take in the offerings from over 150 stalls in one of Sydney’s classiest shopping spots.
Another twilight market as the nights grow long and hot. This event is known for delicious food and boutique bars, but this year there will also be a selection of food-related gift stalls, carefully selected by the Australian Design Centre. Perfect for gifts and for your spread on the day.
16 & 17 December
This two day summer series of the Market Tales is the place to be in 2017. Among the twisting laneways of Precinct 75 in Sydney’s inner west, the boutique stall holders will have something a little different if you’re looking for special gift ideas.
Fresh Christmas Trees
Northside Produce Market
Thanks to 1st North Sydney Scout Group, pick up your freshly cut Christmas tree
Fresh produce for the big day
Naturally, Sydney’s produce markets will be bustling in the week before Christmas. If you want the freshest and most delicious ingredients in the days before Christmas, we’ve chosen a few for everything you’ll need.
On the Friday before Christmas, head to Warriewood for fresh produce, preserves, sauces, sweet treats and more.
23 & 24 December
We all know where to get the freshest seafood. Retailers will be open for 36 hours straight, starting at 5am on the Saturday.
Nothing could be fresher than organic produce freshly harvested and sold on Christmas Eve. French Forest and Marrickville are trading on Sunday 24th so you can stock up and get ready to cook a sensational meal.
Sydney’s markets have everything you need for a special, meaningful and delicious Christmas season. Make your Christmas unique this year by supporting local growers and designers.