Saturday 26 November from 11am to 8pm Sunday 27 November from 11am to 8pm Thursday 1 December from 11am to 8pm Friday 2 December from 11am to 8pm Saturday 3 December from 11am to 8pm Thursday 8 December from 11am to 8pm Friday 9 December from 11am to 8pm Saturday 10 December from 11am to 8pm Thursday 15 December from 11am to 8pm Friday 16 December from 11am to 8pm Saturday 17 December from 11am to 8pm Thursday 22 December from 11am to 8pm Friday 23 December from 11am to 8pm Saturday 24 December from 9am to 3pm
The centre of Sydney will come alive with festive cheer this year when the Martin Place Christmas Markets launch on November 26.
The markets, supported by City of Sydney and operated by Cambridge Markets, will run until Christmas Eve in the pedestrian boulevard of Martin Place in Sydney’s central business district. It will be a mixed market offering all manner of goods from fashion, food, gifts, homewares, candles, festive products and plenty more.
The markets will run on the Saturday and Sunday of November 26-27, then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December until Christmas Eve, from 11am-8pm.
“This market will bring a lot of Christmas joy to the heart of Sydney,” said Cambridge Markets spokesman Paul Johnson. “People will be able to drop in during work hours or after work to do a bit of shopping, get something delicious to eat, or just to socialise and check out what our stallholders have to offer.”
Stallholders attending this market will change daily, but confirmed stalls include 3b Designs, Kikinoki zen products, Nakheel premium bedding, Berliner Bakery donuts, Thicc Cookies, Natas and Co, Cora, Ayre, Alrok and Savannah Estate winery. The food on offer will include Mexican, Japanese, Israeli, gourmet tacos and more. There will be tea, honey, Christmas puddings, gingerbread, and gifts that range from jewellery to candles to Christmas wreaths. With a large assortment of stalls rotating through the market, there will be something new every night.
“We have worked very hard to curate a really interesting mix of stalls to bring some truly unique vendors to the city,” Johnson said. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase our micro retailers to people who work and live in the city. Our vendors are thrilled to have the opportunity to reach a new audience right in the middle of Sydney. And we think the market will bring a very festive feel to the city centre after a few difficult years for the CBD.”
The launch of the market will coincide with Martin Place being transformed into a festive wonderland on Saturday and Sunday November 26-27, with Martin Place hosting roving performers, carollers and decorations as well as the new markets.
Saturday’s festivities will culminate with the lighting of the Martin Place Christmas tree by Santa and spectacular fireworks from city rooftops.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the event would demonstrate that Sydney is ready to celebrate the festive season in style once again.
“For the last couple of years, we haven’t been able to celebrate Christmas the way we’d like to – but this year Christmas will return to the city with a bang,” the Lord Mayor said.
“The pandemic had a significant impact on the city, with many working from home, venues closed and travel grinding to a halt. This Christmas we’re excited to welcome everyone back to soak up the festive spirit, with a month-long program of free events to festivities celebrating the unique joy of Christmas in the southern hemisphere.”