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.
Disclaimer: We are in the process of updating this article! All entries with 2023 listed beside them have been updated for this year. Those with TBC are to be confirm for this year.
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.
BrisStyle Brisbane Twilight Market 2023
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: Friday 15 December
Time: 4 – 9pm
Carseldine Christmas Twilight Markets 2023
This 18th of November, defrost your cold heart with a cup of Christmas cheer at Brisbane’s beloved Christmas market, Carseldine Christmas Twilight Market!
Strive for your Santa bod with gourmet eats and sweets and get those stockings stocked with the goods from bespoke makers. Get ready to rock the night away with festive entertainment and live music.
Where: Old QUT Campus
Date: Saturday 18 November
Time: 4 – 9pm
Fish Lane Christmas Markets 2023
Fish Lane Markets are returning this December for a festive local shopping event at Town Square, South Brisbane.
They are shutting down the road between Hope and Grey Street featuring an array of independent local makers and designers selling the likes of ceramics, art, accessories, plants, dog accessories, natural skincare and more.
Where: Between Hope and Grey Streets, South Brisbane
Date: Saturday 16 December
Time: 9am – 1pm
Portside Christmas Markets 2023
Celebrate Christmas at Portside Wharf. The Market Folk join the Northshore Santa Boat Parade! Enjoy over 50 market stalls offering flowers, plants, ceramics, jewellery, skincare, decor and more. There will be a live band on the wharf and delicious food trucks too
Where: Portside Wharf
Date: Sunday 3 December
Time: 3 – 7pm
The Handmade Christmas Markets
Join in at the BrisStyle Handmade Markets, where creativity and craftsmanship take centre stage! Held in the iconic Queensland Museum Whale Mall on the first Saturday of each month, this vibrant market brings together the finest local artisans, designers, and makers for a day of inspiration and discovery.
Browse through the bustling stalls and connect with the passionate creators behind each masterpiece. Witness the love and dedication that goes into every stitch, brushstroke, and hammer strike. With a strong focus on locally sourced materials and sustainable practices, the BrisStyle Handmade Markets are a testament to the thriving creative community in Queensland.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a special gift, searching for a new addition to your home, or simply seeking creative inspiration, the markets offer something for everyone. Discover hidden gems, indulge in unique designs, and support local artists who pour their heart and soul into their craft.
Where: Queensland Musuem, 71 Grey St, South Brisbane
Date: 2 December
Time: 9am – 3pm
Gasworks Christmas Markets 2023
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 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: Saturday 9 December
Time: 5 – 9pm
Jingle All the Bay 2023
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: Saturday 2 December
Time: 3pm – 9pm
Nundah Christmas Twilight Market 2023
Make a list, check it twice and hurry down the chimney to Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets on December 2nd. 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 2 December
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Redcliffe Christmas Twilight Market 2023
‘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 December the 10th 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 9 December
Time: 4 – 9pm
The Collective Markets Christmas Edition 2023
The Collective Markets along Little Stanley Street get a holly, jolly makeover with stallholders offering a veritable Santa’s Workshop of gifting delights from 10am until 9pm daily.
Snap up the perfect office Kris Kringle offering and last-minute gift or treat yourself to the extensive range of crafts, homewares, collectibles, handcrafted jewellery and local designer fashion.
Where: Little Stanley Street and Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
Date: Friday 15 – Saturday 23 December
Time: 10am – 9pm
QAGOMA Christmas Design Market 2023
TThe QAGOMA Christmas Design Market is back and bigger than ever, with more than 50 of Brisbane’s best local independent artisans. Treat yourself and those you love to a handmade gift from their diverse selection of handmade ceramics, jewelry, homewares, textiles and clothing, and maybe even pop in to GOMA to check out their latest exhibition,
When: Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 December
Redlands Coast Christmas and Santa Paws Markets 2023
Redlands Coast Collective Markets are a boutique market selling Arts & Crafts, Handmade Items, Vintage & Pre-Loved fashion, toys, household items and supporting local small creative Business, stall holders and the Redlands Coast Community.
Held at the Faith Lutheran College Redlands these Markets are the largest on the Redlands Coast and are the perfect place to pick up a beautiful unique gift, shop for a new outfit or amazing Market find and support local business.
Shop boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art, craft and design, scour the pre-loved Rack Sales and grab yourself a morning bite to eat and a coffee as you enjoy the beautiful Redlands Coast.
SANTA PAWS MINI MARKET – Bring your best mate along and spoil them rotten!! They will have a Dog Wash, Santa Photos with your Pup and lots of specialty puppy stalls!!
Where: Faith Lutheran College Redlands, 1-15 Beveridge Rd, Thornlands
When: Sunday 10 December
Time: 8am – 1pm
Christmas Markets Brisbane
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!
Check out our Christmas Events in Brisbane here and if you are planning on eating out for Christmas Day, check out our Brisbane Christmas Day dining guide. We also know where to get a real live Christmas tree in Brisbane! If you dont find what you are looking for at the markets we have listed, why not check out these awesome Christmas shops around Brisbane!
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