Brisbane is the perfect place to visit this Christmas – stylish shopping, superb eating and drinking and a jam-packed Christmas events programme against a city centre backdrop of glittering festive lights. The city is not the only place to have the best Christmas markets; the suburbs are full of them as well.
There is a fantastic variety of Christmas markets where you are sure to find the right Christmas gift for your loved ones and maybe something extra for yourself. We have round up the best family friendly Xmas markets with a variety of big markets, small markets, markets that are on during the day and some Christmas night markets as well.
Brisbane Eco Living Christmas Market
Support small business and grab your gifts at the Brisbane Christmas Market – this outdoor (undercover) marketplace will be buzzing with the perfect gifts and latest in the eco industry. There is the Night Market on Saturday with food trucks and live music, eco Market Stallholders, live Music from locals & schools, free workshops and seminars and prizes and giveaways. This local Christmas market might be the best place to pick up a Secret Santa gift too!
Where: RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Date: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December
Time: Saturday 12 – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm
Find more detail about Brisbane Eco Living Christmas Market here.
Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market
Escape crowded shopping malls and online click frenzies in favour of a more local experience – one where you get to meet the person who crafted your gifts. You know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get from giving a gift? It’s even warmer and fuzzier when you know the gift has been made ethically. The annual Fair Trade Christmas Market takes place out at QSAC stadium, where products have been sourced from as far as Palestine, Nepal and Cambodia.
Where: Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, Nathan
Date: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November
Time: 8am – 3pm
Find more details about Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market here.
BrisStyle Brisbane Twilight Market
Wander through the variety of stalls showcasing the best of locally-based designers. Admire artisanal hand-crafted goods underneath the gorgeous glow of City Hall. Expect unique ranges of summer clothing, inspiring artworks to adorn your walls, cleverly crafted ceramics and so much more! It’s the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping done in one swoop! There’ll be food stalls to keep your tummy satisfied with yummy treats alongside live musical entertainment.
Where: King George Square, Brisbane City
Date: Saturday 28th November
Time: 4 – 9pm
Find the detail of BrisStyle Brisbane Twilight Market here.
Coorparoo Christmas Markets
Pop down to Coorparoo Square for a coffee, brunch or lunch and browse the stalls spread out across the precinct from 9am – 1pm. The markets will feature an assortment of over 40 small independent businesses offering ceramics, pots, handmade clothing, skincare, eco products, accessories, honey and more! You can even take the hairiest member of your family – dogs are welcome!
Where: Coorparoo Square, park at 26 Holdsworth Street
Date: Sunday 20th December
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
There is more information about Coorparoo Christmas Markets here.
Gasworks Christmas Markets
Skip the shopping centre and shop small this festive season – the perfect December night to finish up your local Christmas shopping! Join in for the final 2020 monthly design market hosted by The Market Folk at Gasworks Plaza’s Gasometer. Shop fashion, art, vintage, homewares, plants, pots, ceramics, children’s, skincare and more!
Where: Gasworks Plaza
Date: Friday 11th December
Time: 5 – 9pm
Find more details about Gasworks Christmas Markets here.
Jingle All the Bay
Join in to celebrate Christmas on the Sandgate Bayside with a Festive Street Party and Christmas Parade. Proudly presented by the Sandgate and Districts Chamber of Commerce, at this years markets there will be:
- stages of entertainment,
- meet and greet with Santa,
- Winter Wonderland Laneway,
- food and Christmas Markets,
- Whoville themed area with entertainment,
- amusement rides and
- an animal farm and so much more.
Don’t miss the Christmas street parade at 7pm! There will be plenty of street parking within walking distance.
Where: Einbunpin Lagoon, Sandgate
Date: Friday 4th December
Time: 6 – 9pm
There is more information about Jingle All the Bay here.
Nundah Christmas Twilight Market
Make a list, check it twice and hurry down the chimney to Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets on December 5th. From 4pm ’til 10pm they’ll be slinging gourmet eats and drinks, stuffing your Christmas stockings with unique, handmade gifts, shimmying to live music and tiring the kids out with elf-approved fun! There will be eats and drinks, pop-up bars, photos with Santa and plenty of entertainment.
Where: Station Street, Nundah
Date: Saturday 5th December
Time: 4 – 10pm
There are more details about Nundah Christmas Twilight Market here.
QAGOMA Christmas Design Market
Treat yourself and those you love to a handmade gift this Christmas. The QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Market is Brisbane’s favourite market, carefully curated to include only the best makers in Queensland. Stop by and meet some local artisans, enjoy their diverse offerings and take the stress out of Christmas this year! This is one of our favourite locations in Brisbane – take the time to relax in South Bank after you have finished shopping!
Where: Gallery of Modern Art Forecourt, South Brisbane
Date: Saturday 5th December
Time: 9am – 4pm
You can more information on QAGOMA Christmas Design Market here.
Redcliffe Christmas Twilight Market
‘Tis the season to SPARKLE, and Redcliffe Markets annual pop-up Christmas Twilight Markets will be doing just that… and SO much more! Get ready to #sleigh your pre-Christmas on Saturday November the 21st with shoulder-shimmying music, gourmet eats and treats, kid’s festive fun and a one-of-a-kind local, outdoor shopping experience sprinkled with tonnes of festive cheer!
Where: Redcliffe Parade
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 4 – 9pm
There are more details about Redcliffe Christmas Twilight Market here.
The Collective Markets Christmas Edition
The Collective Markets will return to their home on Little Stanley Street and Stanley Street Plaza, showcasing a wealth of Christmas gifts and bites by independent retailers, unique to South Bank. Get your shopping done under twinkling lights while surrounded by real (not plastic) Christmas trees. The Christmas Markets are a unique opportunity for some of Australia’s best artisans to display and sell their Christmas wares within an iconic hub of South Bank Parklands.
Where: Little Stanley Street and Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
Date: Friday 18th – Wednesday 23rd December
Time: 10am – 10pm
Find more details about The Collective Markets Christmas Edition here.
Victoria Point Christmas Market
Victoria Point Markets are a boutique market selling Arts & Crafts, Handmade Items, Vintage & Pre-Loved clothes, toys, household items and supporting Local small Business and the Community. The bayside location is the perfect relaxed atmosphere at this hot time of year! There is always a breeze.
Where: Faith College Senior Campus
Date: Sunday 6th December
Time: 8am – 1pm
Find out more about Victoria Point Christmas Market here.
So there you have it! The best of Christmas market shopping in Brisbane. The weather is hot, so be prepared with hats, sun cream and water! One of the best things about local markets is that you can find a bargain or spend a bit more if you want. You may even find the perfect Christmas gift for your child’s teacher. Lots of Brisbane Christmas carols can be found at markets too!
If you are heading south this year, why not check out the Christmas markets on the Gold Coast too? No matter where you are celebrating, we hope you enjoy the whole experience – Merry Christmas!
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