Whether you want to get your Christmas shopping done, or you are looking to buy festive treats and Christmas decorations, Melbourne’s many Christmas markets and fairs are the place to be. Below are details of the best of Melbourne’s Xmas markets. We have found something to suit everyone – markets on during the day and night, markets that showcase handmade, markets in the city as well as the suburbs. Make a list and check it twice!
Alphington Christmas Farmers Market
Pop the date in your diary, and swing by to grab all your fresh food and pantry items for the Christmas table and festive season. Here you will find all your favourite Sunday stallholders and staples, plus some special festive extras. They are challenging you to buy all your food from the farmers markets this Christmas.
Where: Melbourne Innovation Centre, 2 Wingrove Street, Alphington
Date: Wednesday 23rd December
Time: 2 – 6pm
Find the details of Alphington Christmas Farmers Market here.
Artisan Christmas Market on Bay Street
This Christmas embrace the festive spirit and celebrate restrictions easing with Port Melbourne’s Artisan Christmas Market. Consisting of around 100 different and unique selection of artisan’s offerings for you to browse through, the Port’s Artisan Christmas Market will feature a range of handmade, homemade, locally produced gifts, art pieces, designs, jewellery and more – there is even something for your four-legged friends!
Offering something for everyone, Port’s Artisan Christmas Market is the perfect one stop shop for a range of unique Christmas presents – for those guilty of last-minute Christmas shopping (we have all been there!) so you can shop knowing you are supporting local businesses.
Where: Bay Street Port Melbourne
Date: Saturday 12th December
Time: 11am – 5pm
Find more information on Artisan Christmas Market on Bay Street here.
Arts Centre Melbourne Saturday Christmas Market
Stallholders at the Sunday Market are selected based on the originality and quality of their wares – so there is plenty to capture your imagination, such as scarves, jewellery, photography, accessories, clothing, gourmet goodies and more. You will be sure to find a unique gift or treat for yourself, meet the makers and artists and learn all about their products and what inspires their work. By purchasing direct from the makers, you will be supporting their work this Christmas.
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, Lawn
Date: Each Saturday in December
Time: 10am – 4pm
Find all the details of Arts Centre Melbourne Saturday Christmas Market here.
Canine Christmas Market
This Big Day Out For Dogs will showcase a wide variety of breeds, clubs and dog activities to the public, plus it is a great opportunity to spoil our canine friends at the Canine Christmas Market and shop for last minute Christmas gifts. Pamper your pooch this Christmas, you know they deserve it!
Where: KCC Park (State Dog Centre), 655 Westernport Highway, Skye
Date: Sunday 6th December
Time: 9am – 3pm
There more details on Canine Christmas Market here.
Christmas Market at Queen Victoria Market
Market stallholders have curated a roundup of the best gifts; from quirky Kris Kringle finds to locally made toys and jewellery, scented delights, books, vintage fashion, chocolate treats, authentic Australian-made wares and much more. Get your menu for Christmas day in order with pre-orders for festive fare like hams, turkeys, seafood, and other fresh produce which are available.
Where: Queen Victoria Market
Date: Thursday 17th – Thursday 24th December
Time: 9am – 4pm
Find the details for Christmas Market at Queen Victoria Market here.
Enjoy a French weekend at the Alliance Française de Melbourne’s Eildon Mansion in St Kilda! This two-day FREE event is family friendly and an ideal destination for young and old. The 10th Annual French Market will showcase French products sold or made by French designers living in Australia and offers a range of free activities. To mark our 10thanniversary, they have also introduced a few exciting innovations including a welcome drink, theatre/cabaret performances, food and wine, plus activities for children.
Where: Alliance Française de Melbourne, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda
There is more information about French Xmas Market and Open Day here.
Heide Christmas Market
Heide Market is a collaboration between two well-loved Melbourne institutions – Heide Museum of Modern Art and The Rose St. Artists’ Market. Set in the picturesque surrounds of the Heide Museum of Modern Art sculpture park, Heide Market is the perfect place to shop for beautifully handmade work whilst chatting directly to the makers. You will find an eclectic mix of art, design, handcrafted goods and tasty treats all made with skill by the fabulous stallholders – so get inspired and plan your visit to the Heide Market today.
Where: Heide Museum of Contemporary Art sculpture park, Como House and Rippon Lea Estate
Date: Saturday 23rd December
Time: 10am – 3pm
Find more details on Heide Christmas Market here.
River Studios and Friends Christmas Markets
River Studios and friends are hosting a Christmas market at The Pavilion in Fitzroy Gardens, next to the Tudor Village and Fairies Tree. The market features works of art and artisanal crafts by many current and former River Studios artists and their colleagues, including members of Creativity Cluster. The market stalls will include ceramics, sustainable handmade jewellery, wall sculptures, textile collage, vintage paper collage, fine leather goods, mosaics, greeting cards and Christmas decorations, as well as a wide range of artworks. Several artists will be exhibiting their larger works in an adjacent exhibition area.
Where: The Pavilion Fitzroy Gardens
Date: Friday 11th – Sunday 13th December
Time: 10am – 3pm
Find more information on River Studios and Friends Christmas Markets here.
Seddon Makers Market
Each market is carefully curated to make sure they highlight and showcase the diverse range of talented makers who work so hard to craft their unique pieces – ranging from jewellery, clothing, accessories, homeware, textiles, art, natural skin and body care to kids wear and toys as well as delicious food and freshly brewed coffee!
The best part is that you will get to meet the makers on the day and they’re always happy to have a chat about their love of handmade. There is plenty for you, your friends and family to do so make a day of it in beautiful, vibrant, inner west Seddon!
Where: Seddon Uniting Church Hall
Find the details for Seddon Makers Market here
The District Makers Market – Christmas Edition
Enjoy live entertainment and creative, colourful market stalls showcasing a variety of art, craft, jewellery, homewares, gifts and artisanal produce. Being an undercover market, it runs rain, hail or shine.
Where: District Docklands
Date: Sunday 13th & 20th December
Time: 11am – 4pm
Find all the details of The District Makers Market – Christmas Edition here.
Twilight Christmas Market
Find all your Christmas presents at these makers markets, where everything sold is handmade, homemade, or home grown. Dining options are aplenty with street food vendors serving up delicious take away food. Relax on the lawn and enjoy live music while you tuck in. When the market is over, the town’s boutique shops, and coastal pleasures completes a great day’s outing.
Where: Mornington Racecourse, 320 Racecourse Road
Date: Friday 11th December
Time: 3 – 8pm
Find all the details of Twilight Christmas Market here.
Ok, now is the time to get to it! We have done the hard work for you. You just need to plan which market to visit first. Do not forget the umbrella, jumpers, hats, and sunscreen – after all, it is Melbourne! You are sure to find some special Xmas presents for family and friends to fit your budget.
Have a lovely Christmas!
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