The Best Christmas Markets Adelaide Has to Offer in 2021

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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.

Bonjour Adelaide French Market

Have a thing for all things French?  So do we! Bonjour Adelaide French Market offers an opportunity for lovers of France, French style and culture to fill their baskets with French-inspired gourmet produce and goodies for festive celebrations and Christmas gifts. The Market is a colourful family affair, with popular French music and entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities and much more!

Where: Unley Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens, Corner Unley Road and Thomas Street, Unley

Date: tbc for 2021

Time: 10am – 8pm

Find more information on Bonjour Adelaide French Market here.

Bowerbird Design Market

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 11th – Sunday 13th December

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

You can find more information on Bowerbird Design Market here.

Christkindlmarkt

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: Cancelled for 2020

Time: 9am – 3pm

Find more information about Christkindlmarkt here.

Ebenezer Night Market

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 19th December

Time: 5:30 – 10:30pm

You can find more details about Ebenezer Night Market here.

Gathered Design Market

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 11th – Sunday 13th December

Time: 4 – 10pm

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

Gawler Apex Community Christmas Markets

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 12th December

Time: 3:30 – 8:30pm

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

Glenelg Sunset Markets

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 Jimmy Melrose Park, the lawns in front of the Stamford Grand, for another awesome summer of sunsets, markets and fun!

Where: Jimmy Melrose Park

Date: Sunday 13th December

Time: 4 – 8pm

Find more details on Glenelg Sunset Markets here.

It’s Gilles Christmas

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.

Where: Brick Dairy Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground

Date: Friday 20th December

Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm

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

Plant 4 Bowden Christmas Gift Market

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 12th December

Time: 9am – 3pm

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

The Makers and Shakers Christmas Gift Market

The market will feature 60+ stalls of handmade gift ideas, delicious gourmet food and drinks and fun entertainment. Shoppers can meet some of Adelaide’s best makers and support emerging new talent. This event is an excellent opportunity to buy quality, locally made Christmas gifts.

There will be gf, vegan and vegetarian food options, with plenty of socially distanced seating. The market is dog friendly, but they must be on a leash at all times.

Where: 88 O’Connell St, North Adelaide

Date: Friday 18th & Saturday 19th December

Time: 4 – 9pm

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

Twilight Christmas Farmers’ Market

The market will feature everything from freshly picked cherries to pesticide free vegetables and sustainably grown salad greens. Buy fresh oysters, freshly baked artisanal bread, farmhouse cheeses, locally caught fish and 100% South Australian free-range meat and smallgoods. We love that feeling of knowing you are supporting local at Christmas and you can certainly do that at these markets.

Where: Adelaide Showground

Date: Wednesday 23rd December

Time: 5 -9pm

There is more information about Twilight Christmas Farmers’ Market here.

Two-day Christmas Twilight Market

A fun 2-day Christmas Gift Market in the heart of the City! You can support local South Australian makers on December 4th and 5th in Victoria Square under the Giant Christmas Tree. Over 40 stalls including jewellery, art, vintage clothes, homewares and more! With Free Entry, Foodtrucks and live entertainment this a unique shopping experience. Meet the makers and support local Adelaide business this Christmas. Proudly supported by Artisans of Adelaide and City of Adelaide as part of Adelaide’s Christmas festival.

Where: Victoria Square Fountain

Date: Friday 4th & Saturday 5th December

Time: 4 – 10pm

You can find more information on Two-day Christmas Twilight Market here.

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.

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