Sydney has a Christmas market or craft fair for every taste and everyone on your list this season. Whether you enjoy big, busy markets or smaller and more intimate markets, Sydney has something for you. There are Christmas night markets, weekday, and weekend Xmas markets, so you should be able to find something to fit in with your schedule.
We love a good market, especially one with the word ‘Christmas’ attached! We have taken a giant red sack in search of the jolliest Christmas markets in Sydney. We have found plenty of family friendly markets that have shopping, food, entertainment and sometimes even a visit from the big man himself – Santa! A local Christmas market might be the best place to pick up a Secret Santa gift too! The suburbs are full of local markets or you can travel into the CBD for a great selection.
Keep your eyes peeled for Christmas carols at the markets, sometimes these are combined!
Artisans Market Glebe Christmas Market
Meet the makers. A community market for relaxed Christmas shopping, friendly stallholders in a beautiful outdoor setting. Handmade by local artisans, there is a huge range of gifts for your family and friends. As they are a nonprofit market and distribute funds to local charities and schools, you will not only be supporting local business but also the local community.
Where: Dr HJ Foley Rest Park, 140 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Date: Saturday 2 December, 2023
Time: 8am – 1pm
The Cambridge Markets group organises market events across Sydney throughout the year. Under its umbrella are the EQ biweekly markets and Ryde Wharf markets. Its seasonal offerings start from mid-November in the form of the EQ Ultimate Christmas Market, The Shire Christmas Market and Watson’s Bay Christmas Market. If you are looking for a unique gift that you won’t find on the shelves at your local shopping centre, then these are the markets for you.
Dates: Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 November (Cronulla Market), Sunday 3 December (Ultimate Christmas Market), Saturday 9 December (Pittwater Christmas Market), Sunday 10 December (Ryde Market)
Time: See website for times of each market
Croydon Markets and Carols
At 2pm, markets with local vendors will kick off. Whether you want some iced-coffee or a to grab a last-minute Christmas gift – there will be fun to enjoy for every age. Join them for some Finksa or facepainting while enjoying live music from Inner West musos. The fun continues into the evening with a free BBQ dinner. Bring a picnic rug and a friend for Carols starting at 6pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
Address: St James Green – Corner of Liverpool Rd & Edwin St
Date: Saturday 9 December
Time: Christmas Markets and Live Music from 2pm, Carols from 6pm
Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Market
Featuring independent art, design, and food stalls, go along and join the conscious shopping revolution. Meet the makers and invest back into the community by shopping small and local this Christmas. These markets are massively popular, so head along and find out what the fuss is about! Food trucks and live music set the scene, so there will be no shortage of entertainment or sustenance to get you through the 200 stalls.
Where: The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve 1 Merriman St, Barangaroo
Date: Friday 8 – Sunday 10 December
Time: Friday 4 – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm
Tramsheds Growers Christmas Markets
The Tramsheds will be having two days of festive fun, we urge you to go and see for yourself. A carefully chosen selection of crafts/handmade vendors, including home goods, eco- friendly clothing, delectable food and beverage, will be present at the two day market
You can also get a bite to eat from the many amazing restaurants and Cafè available at the Tramshed.
Where: 1 Dalgal way, Forest Lodge
Date: Thursday 7 & Saturday 9 December
Time: Thursday – 3:30 – 9pm, Saturday – 9am – 3pm
The Kirribilli Markets were first held on January 21st 1976 in the back yard of the then newly opened Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre. Today, The Kirribilli Markets is one of Sydney’s oldest and most popular Markets. Featuring over 220 stalls selling, New and recycled fashion and accessories, Emerging local Fashion Designers, Home and Gift wares, Arts and Craft, Jewellery, Plants, Gourmet foods and a whole lot more!
Where: Alfred Street South, Milson’s Point
Date: Sunday 10 December
Time: 8:30am – 3pm
Mosman Christmas Night Markets
A quality art and craft market located in the heart of one of Sydney’s finest shopping precincts! Over 130 art and craft stalls, with gourmet food, ambient music, and a lively atmosphere. During Christmas, Mosman’s standard weekend market is transformed into a festive feast for the senses. There may even be a visit from Santa!
Where: Mosman Square and Village Green, Spit Junction
Date: Thursday 7 December
Time: 4:30 – 9:00pm
Sydney Fish Market’s 36-hour seafood marathon
Sydney Fish Market’s annual 36-Hour Seafood Marathon is on again. Retailers will be open for 36 hours from 5am on the 23 December right through to 5pm Christmas Eve. They will have everything you need this festive season, including fresh seafood, premium meats, fresh fruit and veg, gourmet deli produce, last minute kitchenware gifts and so much more. Plus, the retailers have a variety of home delivery options, for added convenience.
Where: Sydney Fish Market, Bank Street, Pyrmont
Date: 5am Saturday 23 December to 5pm Sunday 24 December
Time: 5am – 5pm
The Cannery Christmas Markets
Get your hands dirty at these markets at the Cannery, Rosebery’s revived warehouse space filled with providores, restaurants, bars, and producers. More than 40 stallholders will be setting up shop on the day, with workshops and cooking classes for both kids and adults, plus artisanal food and handmade crafts and gifts to take home.
Where: 61 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery
Date: Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 December, 2023
Time: Saturday – 9am – 3pm Sunday – 9am – 3pm
Find out more about The Cannery Christmas Markets here.
Good Food & Wine Show Christmas Market
From the team behind Australia’s longest running consumer food & wine show, the Christmas Market will take place at Carriageworks in Eveleigh from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 November.
With more than 150 food and drink stalls, gourmet food trucks, festive tunes and a lively atmosphere, there’ll be no shortage of entertainment or foodie bites to get you through the stalls. Everything you need for your Christmas table, gifts and stocking fillers from wines to whiskies, seafood to cheeses! Save that last minute dash to the shops and pick up far more exciting and unique alternatives that you just can’t find at your local supermarket. The Christmas Market is perfectly timed to place orders with exhibitors for deliveries to your door early in December in plenty of time for Christmas.
Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Date: Friday 17 November
Saturday 18 November
Sunday 19 November
Time: Friday 4 – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
RELATED: Looking for other Christmas shopping options? Check out our list of the best Christmas shops in Sydney here.
Christmas Markets Sydney 2023
Whether you are looking for festive food, traditional decorations, cutting edge arts and crafts or just shopping for a last-minute present, we have wrapped the best of Sydney’s markets for you to check out. Be sure to check the relevant websites or Facebook pages before heading out in case of any last-minute changes. You do not need a lot of cash to splash, there is always a great bargain to be found at every Christmas Market. You may even find the perfect Christmas gift for your child’s teacher. Enjoy! And Merry Christmas.
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