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 2021

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 26 November, 2021

Time: 4 – 9pm

There is more information on Beard Dragon Twilight Markets here.

December Coomera Country Market 2021

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: 12 December, 2021

Time: 8am – 1pm

Find the details for December Coomera Country Market here.

Surfers Paradise Christmas Twilight Market 2021

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 11 December, 2021

Time: 4 – 9pm

Find more details about Surfers Paradise Christmas Twilight Market here.

The Village Markets 2021

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: 5 & 19 December, 2021

Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm

There are more detail of The Village Markets here.

Palm Beach Farmers’ Market 2021

Head along this year on Friday 24th December 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 6am-11.30am. 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: Friday 24th December

Time: 6.00am – 11.30am

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

Gold Coast Potters Association Christmas Art & Crafters Market 2021

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. Live music by k2Duo. Social distancing will be in place.

Where: Gold Coast Potters Association, Benowa

Date: Sunday 5th December

Time: 8am – 1pm

There is more information about Gold Coast Potters Association Christmas Art & Crafters Market here.

on on The Handmade Expo Christmas Market here.

Racecourse Markets Twilight Christmas Markets 2021

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 22 December 2021

Time: 3pm – 7pm

You can find the details of Twilight Christmas Markets here.

HOTA Farmers’ & Artisan Market 2021

HOTA Farmers’ & Artisan 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: Every Sunday (Sunday before Christmas)

Time: 6.00am – 11.30am

There are more details on Farmers’ Market here.

Hide & Seek Children’s Market 2021

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: Location to be annouced

Date: 12th December 2021

Time: 8am – 1pm

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

Best 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.

If you are planning on eating out for Christmas Day, check out our Gold Coast Christmas Day dining guide. If you are looking for a REAL Christmas tree on the Gold Coast this year, we know that too!

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