Christmas Markets Adelaide 2023

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With the festive season just around the corner, we shine the spotlight on some cracking Christmas markets in and around Adelaide. From stunning, original artwork and home wear gifts, to mulled wine, decorative baubles and doggie bow ties, you can pick up a vast array of thoughtful gifts that will definitely get a smile on Christmas morning. 

From the inner suburbs to the outer suburbs, we have a selection of big and small markets, daytime markets and nighttime markets and markets that will not break the bank.  Xmas markets are a great place to find just the right present for even the fussiest of people.

Bowerbird Design Market 2023

Bowerbird Design Market is Adelaide’s much-loved event that brings together a curated selection of products from 200+ Australian creatives. Enjoy three days of great art, design, artisan food and craft beverages, with brands across a wide range of products such as accessories, skincare, stationery, clothing, art, homewares, jewellery, kids’ toys and pantry treats. Meet the talented Australian designers and makers from around the country, share their passion and stories and enjoy a great day out.

Where: Adelaide Showgrounds

Date: Friday 17 – Sunday 19 November

Time: Friday 4 – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

You can find more information on Bowerbird Design Market here.

Campbelltown Moonlight Markets 2023

This family friendly, outdoor market features 90 artisan craft and fashion stalls, food and wine, music and roving entertainment, free craft activities and a large playground for the children. Held in the picturesque Thorndon Park, Paradise. Go along to discover hidden treasures, try new food and wine experiences, sit back and enjoy the night!

Where: Thorndon Park

Date: Friday 1st December

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

You can find more information on the Campbelltown Moonlight Market here

Ebenezer Night Market 2023

With the aid of outdoor lighting, casual dining areas and smooth tunes, the Ebenezer Night Markets illuminate the natural beauty of the street and provide an opportunity for some of Adelaide’s most creative artisans and foodies to create an outdoor shopping experience to remember.

Featuring fashion, jewellery, delicious food, beverages from the Market Bar and all sorts of unique artistic creations! Listen to the live DJ play some groovy tunes whilst enjoying the amazing East End atmosphere.

Where: Ebenezer Place

Date: Saturday 16 December

Time: 5:30 – 10pm

You can find more details about Ebenezer Night Market here.

Gathered Design Market 2023

This December, Gathered Design Market heads up the Hill once again to the German Village of Hahndorf for a special Christmas Edition, as people gather together to shop and support local SA designers, artisans + small businesses.

Join in all the festivities to celebrate the excitement + spirit of Christmas and shop up a storm for yourself and your loved ones with over 60 stalls including homewares, candles, flowers, jewellery, kids, art, clothing, garden, skincare and more.

Where: Thiele House, 102 Main Street, Hahndorf

Date: Friday 8 – Sunday 10 December

Time: 4 – 10pm

You can find all of the details of Gathered Design Markets here.

Gawler Apex Community Christmas Markets 2023

Finish your Christmas shopping and enjoy a fun family day out, at the Gawler Christmas Markets and Sidewalk Sale. There will be an abundance of festive treats and specials on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, unique gifts and stocking fillers which are sure to make the perfect present. Fun for the whole family. You may even spot Santa’s Elves looking for a bargain and be able to snap a photo with Santa himself!

Where: Apex Park, Julian Tce, Gawler

Date: Saturday 18 November

Time: 12 – 7:30pm

There are more details on Gawler Apex Community Christmas Markets here.

Glenelg Sunset Markets 2023

Everyone’s favourite beachside marketplace returns this Summer! Located on the forshore at the iconic Glenelg Beach, the market hosts over 60 traders, live music and just good beach vibes! Head on down to Colley Reserve, for another awesome summer of sunsets, markets and fun!

Where: Colley Reserve

Date: Sunday 10 December

Time: 3:30 – 8:30pm

Find more details on Glenelg Sunset Markets here.

Gilles Present the Gift Bizaar 2023

Gilles Street Market originated in 2008 in the heart of the city, Adelaide at the historic, Gilles Street Primary School. Heralded as Adelaide’s original fashion and design marketplace, Gilles Street has provided a platform for emerging and established designers to showcase their work, whilst also encouraging an ethical environment for pre-loved/vintage sellers. They proudly support the reuse, recycle and re-love concepts to minimise waste impact on the environment. This December they are hosting a 2 day gift bazaar.

Where: Brick Dairy Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground

Date: 2 & 3 December, 2023

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm

You can find the details of It’s Gilles Christmas here.

Plant 4 Bowden Christmas Gift Market 2023

This market will be filled to the brim with local Adelaide makers who spin, weave, grow, create and construct excellent handmade gifts, perfect for all ages! If you are just looking for a fun day out, enjoy the combination of great music, shiny objects and the choice of MANY delicious food options with plenty of indoor + outdoor seating Fit for the kiddies too, the kidzone will be in full swing & for the more ‘mature’, the Plant 4 Bar will be open serving SA wine, local craft beer, cold pressed juice + kombucha on-tap and spirits/cocktails featuring Adelaide’s finest distilleries.

Where: Plant 4 Bowden, Third Street, Bowden

Date: Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 December

Time: 9am – 3pm

There is more information about Plant 4 Bowden Christmas Gift Market here.

Salisbury Community Christmas Market 2023

The Mawson Centre is holding its annual Christmas Market! With over 70 market stalls, you will be spoilt for choice! Look forward to face painting, balloon animals, jumping castle, local performers and food stalls. Stallholders will be selling a range of items suitable for everyone, including:

  • Christmas gifts
  • Wooden toys
  • Plants and kokodamas
  • Candles
  • Crystals
  • Leathercraft
  • Kid’s and women’s clothes
  • Soaps
  • Artwork

Where: The Mawson Centre

Date: Saturday 9 December

Time: 4:30am – 7:30pm

You can find more information on Salisbury Community Christmas Market here.

South Adelaide Christmas Market 2023

South Adelaide Panthers FC is excited to be hosting the FIRST South Adelaide Christmas Market on behalf of the O’Sullivan Beach Sports and Community Centre! With a variety of quality stalls, face painting, mini golf and games this event will be fun for the whole family. While your here check out the senior men‘s football teams battle it out on the main pitch as part of their pre season preparations for another year in the states top football competition. 

Where: O’Sullivan Beach Sports and Community Centre

Date: 2 December

Time: 3pm – 8pm

There is more information about South Adelaide Christmas Market here.

The Makers and Shakers Christmas Gift Market 2023

The Makers & Shakers Market returns to the Inner West for a very special Christmas Gift Market at Seaworks Maritime Precinct. The two-day market will feature a curated lineup of 100+ craft/handmade stalls including homewares, slow fashion + tasty food and drinks. The Makers and Shakers is an official event partner of the Australian Made Campaign so they’ve made it easy to buy Australian made gifts that will suit everyone!

Where: Seaworks Maritime Precinct

Date: Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 December

Time: 10am – 4pm

There are more details about The Makers and Shakers Christmas Gift Market here.

Christkindlmarkt 2023

A European-style Christmas market based in the German town of Hahndorf, Christkindlmarkt is organised and run by C3 Church Adelaide Hills. The market captures the essence of community, celebration, fun, laughter & family enjoying time together, such as is found in many cities in Europe over the Christmas period. Heralded as the largest market event for Adelaide over the December Christmas period, the Bazaar extends out onto South Boulevard to include a street style market, plus over 100 stalls inside the iconic brick dairy.

Where: Corner Main Street and Auricht Road, Hahndorf

Date: Friday 14 – Sunday 17 December

Time: 3 – 10pm each day

Find more information about Christkindlmarkt here

Vergeside Markets 2023

The Vergeside Markets returns with their Twilight Christmas Market, December 16th 1pm until 9pm on the Foreshore at Largs Bay. They have an absolutely huge range of 70+ stalls, including our children’s market (where young entrepreneurs will showcase their products), Delicious Food, Coffee, Bars, Live music and a DJ, entertainment for the children and a visit from SANTA.

This free community event is for everyone, so gather your friends and family (fur babies included) and head to the foreshore for a great evening and to pick up some of those last minute pressies or spoil just yourself.

Shop Local, Eat Local, Drink Local and most of all Support Local.

Where: Largs Bay Foreshore, Adelaide

Date: Saturday 16 December

Time: 12:30 – 8:30pm

You can see more about Vergeside Markets here.

Best Christmas markets Adelaide

The holiday season is simply not complete without a visit to a Christmas market, a steaming cup of hot chocolate in your hands, festive tunes in your ears, and an abundance of shopping opportunities for everyone on your list.  We have put the list together for you so you can make the most of this beautiful time of year.  So put on your comfy shoes, slop on a hat and get out there. Buy local and find a bargain! Merry Christmas.

Check out our other Christmas events in Adelaide here, find Christmas carols in Adelaide or plan your Christmas Day lunch in Adelaide here. If you are looking for a real Christmas tree in Adelaide, we know that too!

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Regina Gleeson

Regina is a fan of all things Christmas! As the Listings Editor of the popular Families Magazine she was instrumental in putting together the Christmas content in the print publication and on their website since its inception in 2013. She is extremely community-minded and makes it her personal mission to contribute content that is low cost (or free!) and suitable for families. This thirst for knowledge and desire to experience the things she writes about makes her an irreplaceable member of the team.

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