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.
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.
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!
Psst… if you don’t find what you are looking for at these Gold Coast Christmas markets, check out these Gold Coast Christmas shops for more options!
Christmas Markets GC 2023
Take the stress out of Christmas with friends and family and enjoy a relaxing stroll through a menagerie of unique gifts, taste the delectable Yuletide treats and tantalize the senses with the essence of real Christmas trees.
Nestled among an enchanting display of shimmering lights the Christmas Markets GC will set the scene for couples and families alike, whether it be a romantic wander for two or a fun-filled night out with the family.
Where: Broadwater Parklands
Date: 15 – 17 December
Time: 4 – 10pm
Surfers Paradise Christmas Twilight Market 2023
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: 9 December
Time: 4 – 9pm
The Village Markets 2023
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: 17 December
Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm
Christmas Twilight Markets 2023
Make sure you start the magical season off with some family fun.
They will have an amazing petting zoo with a donkey, FREE jumping castle, face painting, hair braiding, cooking, crafting, games, food trucks, market stalls, carols and photos with Father Christmas. What more could you ask for?
Where: The Well – 58 Highland Way, Upper Coomera
Date: 11 November
Time: 4- 7pm
Gold Coast Potters Association Christmas Art & Crafters Market 2023
Head to the Benowa studio to enjoy a wonderful array of hand crafted goodness — ceramics, jewellery, and art — as well as delicious food stalls and pottery throwing demonstrations. It is the perfect opportunity to buy unique handmade Christmas gifts. There will be live music. Social distancing will be in place.
Where: Gold Coast Potters Association, Benowa
Date: 10 December
Time: 8am – 1pm
Tamborine Twilight Christmas Country Market 2023
Join in for an enchanting evening at the Bearded Dragon Hotel’s Twilight Christmas Country Markets! Tamborine’s BIGGEST Christmas Market: Discover unique gifts, festive decorations, and so much more from the carefully curated local vendors. Get your Christmas shopping done early while enjoying the warm, festive atmosphere! Letters to Santa: Bring the kids and let them send their heartfelt wishes straight to the North Pole! Santa is eagerly awaiting their letters. There will be live mucic and even donkeys to have your photo taken with!
Where: Bearded Dragon Hotel, 20 Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine
Date: 24 November
Time: 5 – 9pm
HOTA Farmers’ & Artisan Market 2023
Get jingly with it GC! The HOTA Markets are bringing you an evening of festive folly to send you into Christmas with jolly vibes and GREAT gifts. Make your Christmas hotter at HOTA with the region’s best gourmet street eats, decadent desserts, bespoke boutiques, and one of a kind gift finds, all under twinkling festoon lights! Wind your way through the Market lanes to the sweet serenades of stunning live music, spot roving performers, snap a selfie with an elfie… or meet the big man himself – SANTA will be visiting to add Christmas magic to the market.
Where: HOTA, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise
Date: 16 December
Time: 4 – 9pm
Christmas at Frascott Market 2023
What a wonderful way to celebrate the festive season. Warm up your voices so that you can join in the Christmas carols. The children can enjoy a Santa express train ride or play in the Snow Zone. There will also be market stalls, food trucks, a visit from Santa and the night will finish up with a live laser show.
Where: Frascott Park, Mattocks Road, Varstiy Lakes
Date: 2 December
Time: 4 – 8pm
Christmas Market at Runaway Bay 2023
You can join the Runaway Bay Soccer Club for their 2nd Christmas Market. After the huge success of their first market, they thought, why not do another one!!
This year they are excited to have Santa photos, live music and an array of fantastic stalls to get the Christmas vibe really going!
Where: Runaway Soccer Club, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay
Date: 25 November
Time: 3 – 7pm
Christmas Markets Gold Coast
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.
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