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. Covid approved market with QR code.
Where: Dr HJ Foley Rest Park, 140 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Date: Saturday 12th December
Time: 10am – 3pm
The details for Artisans Market Glebe Christmas Market are here.
A Sydney Made Christmas
Sydney Made is excited to announce, ‘A Sydney Made Christmas’, your go-to online gift guide showcasing some of Sydney’s most outstanding artisans and creative talent. This guide like no other, is your one stop shop for Christmas shopping, showcasing unique and meaningful gifts from homewares and kids’ products to art, ceramics, jewellery and fashion, all from talented makers who are truly passionate about high-quality, handmade products.
Date: Monday 14th – Monday 28th December
Time: All day
Find details for A Sydney Made Christmas here.
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.
Where: See website for locations
Date: Sunday 29th November (EQ Christmas Market), Saturday 21st -Sunday 22nd November (The Shire Christmas Market), TBC (Watsons Bay Christmas Market)
Time: See website for times of each market
Find out more about Cambridge Markets here.
Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Markets
Carriageworks will be holding a special Twilight Farmers Market, just two days before Christmas. The market will feature a curated line-up of over 70 NSW growers, farmers, and artisans, providing the freshest seasonal produce, meats, seafood, cheeses, preserves, confectionery, baked goodies and festive tipples. Please note, this is a produce market – there will be no ready-to-eat food or drink, or giftware available on the night.
Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Date: Wednesday 23rd December
Time: 4 – 8pm
Find the details of Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Markets here.
Chai Walli Xmas Warehouse Market
If you are a fan of chai, spices, tea and Chai Walli like us, or have friends and family that are, our Christmas Warehouse Market is for you. It will be the ultimate place to indulge your senses, tantalise your tastebuds and pick up some perfect gifts for Christmas!
Set in Chai Walli’s headquarters in Sydney’s Summer Hill, you will be immersed in the full Chai Walli range, including some limited edition and sale items only available on the day! So go along to enjoy a chai, discover the chai-inspired treats (soap! chocolate! candles! body scrub!), check out the newest products (lemongrass chai! vegan sticky chai!), pick up your favourite teas for home and make the tough call of just which Chai Kits will make the perfect gifts for loved ones this year.
Where: Chai Walli, 44 Edward St, Summer Hill
Date: Sunday 13th December
Time: 9am – 3pm
There are more details of Chai Walli Xmas Warehouse Market here.
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 11th – Sunday 13th December
Time: 10am – 5pm
Find out more about Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Market here.
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 6th, Sunday 13th and Saturday 19th December
Time: 8:30am – 3pm
Find more information on Kirribilli Markets here.
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 10th December
Time: 4:30 – 9:30pm
There is more information on Mosman Christmas Night Markets here.
Sydney Fish Market’s 36-hour seafood marathon
Sydney Fish Market’s annual 36-Hour Seafood Marathon is on again in 2020. Retailers will be open for 36 hours from 5am, Wednesday 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 Wednesday 23rd December to 5pm Thursday 24th December
Time: 5am – 5pm
Find more details about Sydney Fish Market’s 36-hour seafood marathon here.
The Big Design Market Sydney
Shopping at a market in your pjs sounds like the perfect experience to us! The Big Design Market’s iconic Christmas shopping event is coming direct to you online this year, with over 200 of Australia’s most popular independent designers. There will be an interactive Christmas Shopping Catalogue featuring thousands of ethical gifts created by local designers and makers, special offers on selected products, daily Showbag Giveaways (valued at $300-$800), a Subscriber Prize to be won and free Online Activities for all ages.
Date: Wednesday 18th – Monday 29th November
Time: All day
Find more information on The Big Design Market Sydney here.
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 12th – Sunday 13th December
Time: 10am – 3pm
Find out more about The Cannery Christmas Markets here.
The Rocks Christmas Markets
The Rocks’ cobbled streets and heritage spaces are coming alive with Christmas festivities! Go and discover delicious treats and unique gifts at The Rocks Christmas markets. To help get you into a festive mood, The Rocks will be hosting musicians throughout the precinct, including Christmas DJs on Fridays and Saturdays, live bands and curated buskers playing a mix of mashups and Christmas covers.
Where: George Street, Playfair Street and Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks
Date: Friday 4th -Thursday 24th December
Time: Fridays and Saturdays at 10am-8pm, Sundays at 10am-5pm, 24th December at 11am-6pm
Find out more about The Rocks Christmas Markets here.
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.
Check out our Christmas Events in Sydney here and if you are planning on eating out for Christmas Day, check out our Sydney Christmas Day dining guide. Want to get Christmas photos with your furry friend this Christmas? We know where to go in Sydney!
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