Source unique Christmas gifts at pop-up designer markets and special shopping experiences this Christmas.
Blak Markets: Christmas edition
Explore open-air markets at Barangaroo Reserve. You won’t be able to resist buying artworks, handmade beauty products, one-of-a-kind homewares, and jewellery for everyone on your list at The Blak Markets. The best part? 100% of the profits go back into Aboriginal communities.
Sunday 3 December
Object Shop Christmas shopping event
Take an after-work stroll down to Australian Design Centre to pick up gifts from 60 local makers. Object Shop’s after-hours Christmas shopping event includes drinks, gift-wrapping and the chance to meet the makers. Afterwards, join Art Night Walk East Sydney to explore 10 nearby galleries.
Wednesday 6 December
The Loft Market: Christmas Edition
The Strand Arcade is a gorgeous space at any time of the year, and especially so at Christmas. The Loft Market is set in an airy space on Level 4 – a world away from the busy mall below. Got someone tricky to buy for? Choose a luxury gift box filled with Australian-made gifts.
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The Finders Keepers Market
The Finders Keepers Market happens twice a year, and its popularity grows every time. From exquisite hand-knitted kids’ toys to house plants, homewares and fashion, get your loved ones a gift that shows you put some thought into it.
Friday 8 December to Sunday 10 December
Super Furry Festive Market
Don’t forget your BFF (best furry friend)! Take your pup to Super Furry Festive Market and treat them to doggie gingerbread treats, photos with Santa Paws and gifts.
Saturday 9 December
Pick up produce for your Christmas dinner, gifts for foodie friends…or just treat yourself. Sydney Living Museum’s Christmas Fare returns for one magical evening in December.
Thursday 14 December
A Very Surry Hills Christmas
Not a market per se, but for 1day-only, get free artist-designed gift wrapping when you shop in Surry Hills. Plus, there’ll be DIY Christmas gifts at free workshops and take home Santa photos with a twist at A Very Surry Hills Christmas.
Saturday 16 December
Glebe Artisans Market
Keep it close to home at Glebe Artisans Market. You can rest easy knowing your gifts were all lovingly and locally handmade.
Saturday 16 December
107 Objects Makers Market
Put some locally-made art and design under the tree this year. Redfern’s 107 Objects is running a Makers Market for two days only.
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December
Sydney Fish Market 36 Hour Seafood Marathon
Nothing says Aussie Christmas like fresh-caught seafood. Luckily, Sydney Fish Market has you covered with a 36 hour seafood marathon. Every year, the market opens at 5am on 23 December and stays open right through to 5pm on Christmas Eve.
Saturday 23 December to Sunday 24 December
Sydney Opera House Online Shop
Need a quintessential Sydney gift? Sydney Opera House has just opened an online shop stocking a whole range of quirky homewares, toys and games featuring the famous sails. Our pick? The Collector’s Edition Sydney Opera House Monopoly set.