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.
Artisan Christmas Market on Bay Street
TBC for 2022: 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 4th December
Time: 11am – 6pm
Find more information on Artisan Christmas Market on Bay Street here.
Christmas Market at Queen Victoria Market
TBC for 2022: 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.
Where: Queen Victoria Market
Date: Monday 6th ,13th and 20th December
Time: 5 – 10pm
Find the details for Christmas Market at Queen Victoria Market here.
Heide Christmas Market
TBC for 2022: 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
Dates: 13 November & 11 December
Time: 10am – 3pm
Find more details on Heide Christmas Market here.
River Studios and Friends Christmas Markets
TBC for 2022: 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
Time: 10am – 3pm
Find more information on River Studios and Friends Christmas Markets here.
The District Makers Market – Christmas Edition
TBC for 2022: 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: Friday 17th December
Time: 4pm – 9pm
Find all the details of The District Makers Market – Christmas Edition here.
Alphington Christmas Twilight Market
TBC for 2022: 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: Thursday 23 December
Time: 5.00pm – 8.30pm
Find the details of Alphington Christmas Farmers Market here.
Canine Christmas Market
TBC for 2022: 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
There more details on Canine Christmas Market here.
String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market
TBC for 2022: Kick-off the festive season at the String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market on Monday nights in December at Queen Victoria Market. Get into the Christmas spirit under the starry lights of one of Melbourne’s favourite laneways for a special night market series filled with festive fare and great shopping. There will be Christmas carollers, fake snow, a giant gingerbread man to snap a picture with and even a special visit from Santa.
Where: String Bean Alley, Queen Victoria Market
Date: 6, 13 & 20 December – 5pm – 10pm
More details on their website.
Bay Street Christmas Market
TBC for 2022: 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: 4 December = 12pm – 7pm
Find out more here.
Arts Centre Melbourne Saturday Christmas Market
TBC for 2022: 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: From 13 November to 19 December, every Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10am – 4pm
Find all the details of Arts Centre Melbourne Saturday Christmas 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.
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Have a lovely Christmas!
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