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.
Organic Food Markets are proud to be trading right up to Christmas Eve, giving shoppers the opportunity to buy the freshest of local produce for their celebrations and last minute gift items too.
Applications open for: Marrickville Organic Food Market & Frenchs Forest Organic Food Market
St John’s Gordon Christmas Twilight Market will be held on Friday, 1 December 2017 from 4pm to 9pm.
Currently seeking artisan stalls selling handmade and locally crafted Christmas gifts.
The market will be held in the grounds of the historic church at 754 Pacific Highway, Gordon.
The Christmas market will feature a variety of stalls selling homemade cakes and jams, arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, Christmas decorations, and stocking fillers.
Please forward your enquiries to: [email protected]
Applications now open for two Christmas Markets, hosted by Cambridge Markets.
Sunday 26th November – 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 20th December – 4pm to 9pm
How to celebrate Christmas 2016 at your local market.
Christmas markets are a wonderful tradition and we don’t have to miss out just because we’re in sunny Sydney. Our local Aussie Christmas markets might not be all snow, gingerbread, twinkling lights and mulled wine like they are in Europe, but they do heat up with amazing goodies and treats for all your Christmas needs.
Many markets are on in November meaning you can get in early and take the stress out of Christmas, knowing your gift shopping is sorted. Plus, shopping at the markets means you’ll avoid the chaos of the busy shopping centres.
From unique handmade gifts to delicious food, you’re also supporting small local businesses, craftspeople, producers and your local community by shopping at the markets.
So here are our top picks for making this year a market Christmas:
1. Lindesay House Christmas Fair
Tour this historic house and gardens in Sydney’s Darling Point and grab a bite to eat while doing your Christmas shopping for unique gifts like antiques, clothes and accessories.
2. Etsy Sydney Made
If it’s creative and unique handmade gifts you’re after this is the market for you – and you can meet the local crafters, collectors, artisans and designers who sell their gorgeous wares on Etsy.com.
3. Henry Deane Christmas Market
24 November, 1, 8 and 15 December
Make the most of the long summer nights after work and enjoy this European style twilight Christmas market near the CBD, complete with Christmas carols. Stock up on Christmas puddings, table and tree decorations, unique bonbons, cards and wrapping paper and christmas presents.
4. Cambridge Christmas Market
With something for all ages, this family friendly market in the Eastern Suburbs has rides and activities to keep the kids entertained while you shop at over 85 stalls selling affordable gifts, fashion, accessories, homewares and gourmet food.
5. Central Coast Christmas Fair
It’s worth driving north of Sydney for this huge market, now in its 9th year. With free entry and free parking and over 150 stalls there is something for everyone: from cooking demos, local artisan gifts and fresh produce, to international food stalls, music and face painting.
6. Mosman Twilight Markets
Another twilight market in the suburbs, with a great variety of food and unique artisan gifts for Christmas at over 140 stalls, topped off by live music, carols and a visit from Santa.
7. The Beaches Christmas Market
Great for food and last minute gifts, it’s also a good excuse to spend a lazy afternoon at the beach once you’ve shopped at the Christmas themed stalls and enjoyed the kids entertainment including a petting zoo and rides.
8. Carriageworks Christmas Twilight Market
If you’ve left your Christmas shopping until the last minute this is the perfect solution: With locally designed and made gifts, plus amazing gourmet food and produce from the regular Eveleigh Farmers’ Market, you’ll get Christmas sorted in just one evening.
Check out our full list of Markets at Local Market Guide and have yourself a very merry markets Christmas!
Are you a maker of handmade ceramics, glassware, socks and jocks, Christmas cards, clothing and children’s gifts?
We are looking for giftware stallholders to join the Christmas Twilight Market on FRI 23 DEC, 4-9PM.
To register your interest, please contact [email protected]
IT’S ON AGAIN! Cambridge Christmas Markets, Vaucluse Public School
Sunday 27 November from 9am to 3pm.
Call out to businesses. Become a stallholder!
Following on from the huge success of The Cambridge Christmas Markets held in December of 2015 and the Cambridge Winter Markets held at the end of July this year, the Cambridge Christmas Markets for 2016 are set to be even bigger and brighter yet.
With 400 school families alone and approximately 9,000 local residents, this years Cambridge Christmas Markets in Vaucluse will tap into this instant audience as well as the surrounding local area.
Vaucluse is one of Sydney’s largest and most prestigious suburbs within the Eastern Suburbs district. It is also one of Sydney’s most influential and affluent demographics, a discerning group interested in purchasing quality and unique gifts for family and friends in a relaxed local environment.
Organisers are looking for premium stalls to suit Christmas shoppers. You could be a local business, a fair trader, an artisan craftsman, an online company wanting a face-to -face presence or even a supplier of specialist Christmas goods.
We are also looking for quality food vendors providing a selection of food fares for breakfast and lunch. Patrons will come to shop but will also make a day of it.
VPS is renowned for it’s stunning open grounds which includes a bush walk track
and their prized Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.
Be part of the community spirit and tap into this lucrative niche market.
Hurry, don’t miss out. Spots are limited!
$175 FOR REGULAR STALLS (inc GST)
$225 FOR HOT FOOD (inc GST )
(an extra $20 for electricity, if needed)
$120 FOR TABLES (must bring own table)
*All stallholders must have 3×3 white tent
FOR APPLICATION FORMS AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS PLEASE GO TO WWW.CAMBRIDGEMARKETS.COM.AU
For further details please contact Madelienne Anderson on 04111 70008 or
Rebecca Fox on 0468910558 or email [email protected]