Christmas Markets Melbourne 2023

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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. You might find the perfect gift for an artist or perhaps a teacher gift. 

Boho Luxe Market – Christmas Edition

Boho Luxe Market

Just in time for all your Christmas shopping they are super excited to showcase their exclusive Boho Luxe brands not readily available at other markets! They have the best curated selection of makers and designers that will cover everyone on your Christmas list!

Shop their luxe bohemian market and see the work of some of Melbourne’s most talented jewellers, fashion designers, illustrators, artists and makers and shakers. Enjoy creative workshops and psychic readings throughout the day!

Boho Luxe Market has become a much-loved event on the Melburnian calendar always creating a beautiful vibe and memorable experience for our visitors.

Where: The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne.

Date: Sunday 10 December 2023

Time: 10am – 4pm

Find out more about these markets on their Facebook event page.

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: Sunday 3 December

Time: 10am – 4pm

Find more information on Artisan Christmas Market on Bay Street 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: 9 & 10 December

Time: 10am – 3pm

Find more details on Heide Christmas Market here.

Eltham Twilight Christmas Market

The Eltham Twilight Market is a community event that is not to be missed! Working closely with Eltham Town Chamber of Commerce to bring local traders, artisan market stalls and the wider community together to celebrate the Christmas season. They look forward to welcoming you to this event! 

When: 26 November from 9am – 2pm

Where: Eltham Town Square

There are more details about Eltham Twilight Christmas Market here.

The Vegan Christmas Market

Just in time for all your Christmas shopping The Vegan Christmas Market will be showcasing everything ethical, sustainable, upcycled and 100% vegan in Edge – Federation Square.

Support the amazing vegan exhibitors and buy ethical this Christmas including vegan food, yoga wear, ethical fashion accessories or some vegan skincare.

Remember to bring your own shopping bags as they endeavour to encourage cutting out the use of ALL plastic bags!

Where: Deakin Edge, Fed Square

Dates: 10 December

Time: 10am – 4pm

Find more information on The Vegan Christmas Market here.

Knox Historical Society: Christmas Craft Market

Knox Historical Society is having a Twilight Christmas Craft Market at ‘Ambleside’ homestead and museum in Ferntree Gully, on Saturday. Entry to the ‘Ambleside’ grounds will be free. The museum gardens will host craft and gift stalls, book sales, Christmas music, face painting, a sausage sizzle, a food and drinks van, and free children’s games and activities. Take a stroll to Chestnut Avenue to see the Christmas lights. There’ll also be a special visitor arriving at 7 pm.

Where: Ambleside Park & Gardens

Date: 9 December

Time: 1 – 6pm

Find all the details of Knox Historical Society: Christmas Craft Market here.

Good Food and Wine Show Christmas Market

The Good Food & Wine Show Christmas Market will be serving up an array of tasty festive treats and foodie delights. With a curated line up of 100+ small producers offering the best of artisan food & wine, curated products for gifting & styling and an abundance of ideas, the new GFWS Christmas Market is set to become the must attend Christmas event for any food and wine lover.

Where: Royal Exhibition Centre

Date: 25 – 27 November

Time: Friday 4 – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Find all of the details about The Good Food & Wine Show Christmas Market here.

Bay Street Christmas Market

The Port’s Artisan Christmas Market are supported by local community groups, businesses, Rotary and city of Port Phillip – is the perfect way to help the Port community get back on their feet after another hard year. Consisting of around 150 different and unique artisan offerings for you to browse, Port’s Artisan Christmas Market will feature a range of handmade, locally produced gifts, art pieces, designs, jewellery and more!

Where: Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Date: Saturday 2 December

Time: 11am – 5pm

Find out more about Bay Street Christmas Market here.

St James Xmas Market

Shop for beautifully made art, jewellery, accessories, clothing and more right in the heart of the city.

Taking place in the St James arcade, you’ll find a great mix of makers with products just perfect for last minute gifts.

Where: St James, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Date: 6 December

Time: 10am – 3pm

Find all the details of Port’s Artisan Christmas Market here.

German Christmas Market

A German Christmas Market organised by Deutsche Schule Melbourne, a German English Bilingual School in Fitzroy North, Melbourne. They invite everyone to go along and join in. The entire DSM school community gets actively involved in organising the Christmas Market to create a real highlight of the festive season. The DSM parents have already started to prepare for the big night, including baking traditional Christmas biscuits and gingerbread houses, organising kids’ activities and connecting with local artists and artisans. 

Where: Deutsche Schule Melbourne 

Date: Friday 24 November

Time: 5 – 9pm

Read more about German 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. You can also grab a Melbourne Santa photo at the market. Santa will pull up his sleigh and visit the Market, roaming the historic sheds with his trusty elf friend to wish market-goers a happy Christmas. Bring the kids along to say hi and put in their final wish lists.

Where: Queen Victoria Market

Dates and time:

  • Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December, 10am – 2pm
  • Sunday 24 December, 9.30 – 1pm

Find the details for Christmas Market at Queen Victoria Market here.

The District Christmas Makers Market

Get ready for a festive treat at The District Makers Market’s special Christmas edition! Imagine enjoying live entertainment while exploring a vibrant array of market stalls. These stalls are a treasure trove of art, craft, jewellery, fashion, homewares, unique gifts, and mouthwatering homemade and homegrown goodies.

What’s more, this special edition welcomes your furry friends with open arms! The District is a pet-friendly place, and you’ll discover stalls filled with treats, accessories, and even stylish outfits for your four-legged pals.

So, grab your coffee, take a leisurely stroll through the open-air laneways, and indulge in some delightful shopping. It’s the perfect way to soak in the holiday spirit and discover one-of-a-kind treasures.

Where: The District Docklands

Date: 17 December

Time: 11am – 4pm

Read more about The District Christmas Makers Market here.

The Best Christmas Markets in Melbourne

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.

If you fancy some Yuletide singing, check out these Christmas carols events in Melbourne. Also take a look at our Christmas events in Melbourne here and if you are planning on eating out for Christmas Day, check out our Melbourne Christmas Day dining guide.

If you would like to know where to buy a REAL Christmas tree in Melbourne this year, we know that too! If you didn’t find what you were looking for at the markets we have listed, why not try these Christmas shops around Melbourne.

Have a lovely Christmas!

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Regina Gleeson

Regina is a fan of all things Christmas! As the Listings Editor of the popular Families Magazine she was instrumental in putting together the Christmas content in the print publication and on their website since its inception in 2013. She is extremely community-minded and makes it her personal mission to contribute content that is low cost (or free!) and suitable for families. This thirst for knowledge and desire to experience the things she writes about makes her an irreplaceable member of the team.

3 thoughts on “Christmas Markets Melbourne 2023”

  1. I am from Europe originally. I left my home a long time ago and every time I spend the Christmas season in Australia (Melboirne) I find it hard to feel that it is Christmas and get into the spirit.

    I know that many Europeans share the same feeling, and I would like to find a place where people who share my experience and background get together, or a place that recreates for us at least some of the elements of the Christmas spirit and atmosphere that we remember from growing up in a European home.

    Is there a place like this?

    Many thanks

    • Christmas is certainly different here. Ive had Christmas here and in Europe, its just different and will change as time goes on. Probably what you should be looking for is the Christmas fete at the German school in Brunswick. Not sure if it has been on since Covid though. My guess is the queen vic market would be the closest I felt in Germany out of the ones on the list here

  2. There is a Scandinavian/Swedish market in Toorak and French markets at Alliance Francaise in St Kilda. You would have to do some research post Covid if back on. But this is Australia and customs are different that’s why it feels weird and a little strange to Europeans trying to recreate the same feelings of their former life.


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