From a French Christmas market to a treasure hunt of sustainable gifts through the inner west, here are 8 markets to get excited about this Christmas.
Bastille French Christmas market
Bastille Festival is the annual French celebration usually held in July. Due to the Sydney lockdown, this year the date has shifted which means that we get to celebrate right before Christmas instead – the perfect time for a cheese and wine overload. With more than 50 pop-up art, craft, wine and food stalls, don’t miss the debut of this authentic French Christmas market.
Customs House Forecourt
Friday 17 December to Monday 20 December
The Rocks Christmas markets
Meander up cobblestoned lanes as you browse through unique finds and food in The Rocks. Discover decorations, toys and gifts as the air comes alive with festive sights, scents and sounds. You’ll find elves on stilts, lit-up angels, live music and delicious holiday-themed, gourmet street food.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December
Find Christmas gifts made by local makers and designers. These markets highlight the best emerging and established local makers from the inner west and beyond.
New Centre, Marrickville
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December
Makers Frontyard Market Trail
Part market, part treasure hunt – join the trail of handmade businesses who will be selling in their front yards throughout the inner west. If you’re keen to shop sustainably this year, discover the perfect place to find unique, eco-friendly, locally made gifts.
Saturday 11 December
UNSEEN Christmas markets
UNSEEN is a project raising awareness of the hidden experiences of women facing homelessness and housing insecurity. All funds raised at the market will go directly to the women that are part of the project. You’ll find paintings, handmade crafts and vintage clothes.
Circular Quay Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December
Tramsheds Growers Markets
Find products from the very best producers, providores, chefs and local talent from across Greater Sydney – the ideal place to buy your Christmas feast.
Tramsheds Harold Park
The Cannery Rosebery Christmas market
The Cannery Rosebery brings together the best providores, restaurants, bars, artisan food and design. Head to its Christmas market for all this and more festive treats, including live music and a guest appearance from Santa.
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December
Willoughby Fairtrade Christmas market
From jewellery made from bombs dropped in the Vietnam war to hammocks and plastic-free kitchenware, you’ll find unique and ethical gifts at this lower north shore market.
The Concourse, Chatswood
Saturday 4 December