The Best Christmas Markets Gold Coast Has to Offer in 2021

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Christmas on the Gold Coast calls for markets brimming with enthusiastic energies! The Gold Coast is an amazing venue for Christmas celebrations where you can find dazzling Christmas Markets that are all decked with lights, decor and everything nice.

Xmas markets on the Gold Coast give you extensive choices for purchasing Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Not just gifts, they will also bring you delish food, music and entertainment and some even offer you the chance to get your photo take with Santa!

In this article, we have put together a list of the best Christmas markets on the Gold Coast with a mixture of day and night markets, big city markets and local suburban markets. You can be assured that they are all family friendly. Some even include Christmas carols on the Gold Coast. Enjoy!

Beard Dragon Twilight Markets

This market encompasses all that the country is and promotes the beautiful region, art, talents, local crafted beer, wine as well as great family fun. There will be live music on the Main Stage, pony rides, Santa’s Elf Workshop with kids activities and letters to Santa. Support the Local Tamborine Rural Fire Brigade and Wildlife Charities and many local small businesses, artists and crafts people who really need your support.

Where: 2 Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine

Date: Friday 27th November

Time: 4 – 9pm

There is more information on Beard Dragon Twilight Markets here.

Bundall Farmers’ Market

Bundall Farmers’ Market is a hive of activity with local farmers bringing their just-picked produce to the market for residents and visitors alike.   The Bundall Farmers’ Market is packed with produce and gourmet foods to delight your senses.

There are so many different types of stalls at the markets from fresh organic, bio-dynamic and conventionally grown produce, freshly squeezed orange drinks, cold pressed fruit and vegetables juices and smoothies, locally grown coffee and cakes and slices to die for.  

Nuts and seeds, olives and tasty tapenades, herbs and just-caught seafood, freshly baked bread and creamy cheeses are amongst the variety of exotic and yummy foods to sample and buy. Plus, there’s live music played for you by local musicians.

Where: HOTA, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Date: Wednesday 23rd December

Time: 6 – 11:30am

There are more details on Bundall Farmers’ Market here.

Community Christmas Markets

The Markeri Food Centre comes alive with that night market vibe at the Community Christmas Markets presented by Yuen’s. You may not be able to travel around the world, but your taste buds can! Enjoy a wide range of international cuisines plus market stalls and entertainment.

Buy gifts for Christmas from local businesses and craftspeople. Sample food from the food stalls or sit down and enjoy divine menus from one of the 6 established restaurants – Project Tokyo, Journal Cafe, Saigon Vietnamese, Easy House Yum Cha, Lucky Bao and Woodfire Pizza. What a great line up!

Take the family down from 4pm and let the kids jump for joy on the jumping castle and get their faces painted.

Where: 90 Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters

Date: Saturday 12th & 19th December

Time: 4 – 10pm

The details for Community Christmas Markets are here.

December Coomera Country Market

If you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere after the hustle and bustle at this time of year, then this is the market for you. Friendly relaxed market with stalls that have something for everyone. Food, handcrafts, clothing, fishing lures and so much more.  There is nothing like getting back to the country!

Where: Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera

Date: Sunday 13th December

Time: 8am – 1pm

Find the details for December Coomera Country Market here.

Hide & Seek Children’s Market

The Historic Rivermill is the best kid friendly place the Gold Coast hinterland has to offer. You’ll find hundreds of turtles in the creek, alpacas and deer to feed and pet, Pepper the Pig, great food & coffee AND plenty of space to picnic.

This market will showcase quality goods that come directly from local designers and makers who are right there in their stalls for all your questions and praise. You will find the perfect Christmas gifts for all the children in your lives PLUS have an amazing day out with the kids enjoying everything the Historic Rivermill has to offer.

Where: The Historic Rivermill, Mount Nathan

Date: Friday 18th December

Time: 9am – 1pm

You can find more details on Hide & Seek Children’s Market here.

Ho Ho Ho Handmade at Surfers Paradise

It’s time to get into the festive spirit and treat yourself, by heading down to the beachside to enjoy a range of local handmade gifts, terrific tunes, sweets and treats, entertainment for Santa’s little helpers, and to have a unique, unforgettable outdoor shopping experience in paradise.

You’ll find sand and market stalls…not snow along The Esplanade in Surfers Paradise from 4pm ‘til 9pm. It’s time to fill those Christmas stockings, or those empty spaces under the tree, because with over 100 stalls you’ll find it pretty hard not to treat yourself.

Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Date: Saturday 19th December

Time: 4 – 9pm

Find more details about Ho Ho Ho Handmade at Surfers Paradise here.

Kingscliff Night Markets

The Kingscliff Night Markets are the perfect seaside location to pick up a unique Christmas gift. The kids can look forward to a generous collection of entertaining activities, including a petting zoo, face painting, live entertainment, and so much more.  Escape the heat but still be outdoors and enjoy a Queensland summer night while ticking items off your Christmas list!

Where: 22A Marine Parade Kingscliff, Australia

Date: Saturday 19th December

Time: 8am – 2pm

Find more information on Kingscliff Night Markets here.

Palm Beach Farmers’ Market

Head along on Christmas Eve and stock up ahead of the holiday festivities with this special seasonal edition of Palm Beach Farmers’ Market. All your favourite stallholders will be there, as well as special guest, Santa Claus! You’ll find Santa strolling through the market from 7am-10.30am. Pick up the last-minute bits on your list and you will be inspired into the Christmas spirit just in time for your Santa duties!

Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach

Date: Thursday 24th December

Time: 6 – 11:30am

You can find the details of Palm Beach Farmers’ Market here.

Robina Christmas Markets

Shop handmade jewellery, boutique candles & one-off wares, plus gourmet foods & florals. The scene is set for Robina Pavilion‘s first community Christmas Markets – packed full of good gifts, made locally. Held over Saturday the 19th & Sunday the 20th of December from 6am-12pm, locals will be able to shop a beautiful selection of handmade jewellery, boutique candles, and one-off wares along with gourmet foods and florals.

Located Parkside at Robina Pavilion (in front of main entrance), over 20 Gold Coast makers have locked in their spots ready to meet, mingle and market their goods to the community.

Where: Robina Pavilion, 227 Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina

Date: Saturday 19th December

Time: 6am – 12pm

There is more information about Robina Christmas Markets here.

The Handmade Expo Christmas Market

The Handmade Expo is set to hit the Gold Coast, with over 100 beautiful handmade stalls, lining the Street at Westfield Helensvale, Millaroo Drive, Helensvale. Held in the Staff Car Park. This is a gorgeous handmade event that you will not want to miss. Handmade, home-grown, home-baked. All made in Australia. An entire street, Millaroo Drive of the best of the best in handmade.

Where: Westfield, Helensvale

Date: Saturday 21st December

Time: 9am – 1pm

You can find more information on The Handmade Expo Christmas Market here.

The Village Markets

The Gold Coasts favourite boutique market and community for creative small businesses would love you to come and spend your Sunday morning with them! You’ll find boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, street food stalls and pre-loved Rack Sales. Pick up your re-useable Good Vibes market bag and Market Picnic Pack from the TVM info tent.

Where: Burleigh Heads High School, Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Date: Sunday 20th December

Time: 8:30am – 1pm

There are more detail of The Village Markets here.

Twilight Christmas Markets

Pick up the freshest food for Christmas and grab any of those last-minute gifts! The stallholders will have the best range of seasonal produce on offer, there will be Christmas activities and festive entertainment. You do not want to miss out on this holiday fun! Bonus: you can bring your pooch along so no one is left out of the festivities.

Where: Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise

Date: Wednesday 23rd December

Time: 3 – 7pm

You can find the details of Twilight Christmas Markets here.

So there you have it.  We have found the best Christmas markets that the Gold Coast has to offer.  Gather you shopping buddies, write your lists and hit the ground running.  You are sure to find a bargain and some very unique gifts for your loved ones.

If you are planning on eating out for Christmas Day, check out our Gold Coast Christmas Day dining guide.

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