check out these upcoming christmas markets
Nab some stocking stuffers and other gifty bits from local makers.
Ho, ho, ho, frankie friends – it’s time to get your gift-giving hat on! Lucky for you, the arty-crafty Christmas markets are rolling into town, and they’re stocked with heaps of rad pressies. Shopping at markets is not only a sweet way to score one-of-a-kind goodies, but gives local makers a much-needed boost, too. It’s been a hard year for small businesses all round, so why not show your favourite artists, crafters and designers how much you love them?snap of PALS pop-up shop
SHOP SMALL – CHRISTMAS POP-UP
Brunswick creative studio and event space Small Matters is running a little shop featuring locally made and designed gifts. Pop over to their Instagram @shopsmallpopup to take a peek at their line-up (spoiler alert: nice homewares and small-batch food and drink products await).
Now until Dec 23rd
1 Tripovich Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Tuesday – Sunday, from 10am – 4pm (with extra Christmas hours to be announced)
More details here
VIRTUAL ETHICAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS
If you can’t be bothered dealing with crowds, stop by Ethical Night Market’s online initiative. To shop, simply grab the discount code over here and take your time browsing the market’s curated list of local artists and makers. You’ll find homewares, fashion, beauty products, food and more.
Now until November 30th
THE BIG DESIGN MARKET
With COVID throwing the events calendar out of whack, The Big Design market has opted for an online shopping experience this Chrissie. You might miss saying hi to makers in the flesh, but you’ll still be able to nab special discounts and find a huge range of gifts from independent designers online.
Online now until November 29th
Shop the interactive catalogue over here
PALS POP-UP SHOP
Swing by this Melbourne pop-up to pick up some goodies from frankie favourites including Togetherness, Variety Hour, Bon Lux and Aacute. You’ll find ceramics, jewellery, clothing, homewares, art and more from over 20 independent designers and makers. See more on Instagram @palspopup.
November 27th – December 24th
Neon Parlour, 791 High Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Wednesday – Sunday, from 11 – 5pm, and every day in the two weeks leading up to Christmas.
More details here
Handmade Canberra has been running online markets all throughout November, and their final event for the year is happening this Saturday. Grab a cuppa and make yourself comfortable – there’ll be heaps of art, craft and design to take in. You can also preview the line-up over here.
November 28th, 9am – 9pm
CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE ANNUAL MAKERS MARKET
Showcasing artwork, ceramics and jewellery from Western Sydney artists, the annual makers market at Campbelltown Art Centre also features events including a Christmas napkin printing workshop and little walk through the Japanese gardens. Why not make a day of it?
November 28th, 4pm – 7pm
1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown, NSW
More details here
You’ll definitely need some comfy shoes for this one. Perth's Upmarket features over 180 stalls selling arts, crafts, gourmet foods and everything in between. Preview the list of makers over here.
November 29th, 10am – 4pm
University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall
Facebook event here
ROSE STREET MARKET POP-UPS
Fitzroy’s famous Rose Street market has a truckload of events planned in the lead-up to Christmas, and they’re happening all around Melbourne. In an excellent northside-southside collab, they’ve even opened up a shop at Como House and are taking over the grounds of Rippon Lea estate for a day. Expect food, fun and heaps of art, craft and jewellery stalls. See the full list of market locations here.
Markets start from November 29th
More details here.
QAGOMA CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Brissie locals will get a chance to check out a diverse line-up of art and design products when the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) holds its annual Christmas market. Keep your eyes on @qagomastore to see the line-up of makers.
December 5th 9am – 4pm
QAGOMA, Melbourne St, South Brisbane, Queensland
THE MARKET FOLK
The Market Folk hold small-scale events all around Brisbane throughout the year. There’s always music, workshops, good food, and of course, the chance to peruse a whole range of goodies from creative businesses.
December 5th, 9am – 1pm
148 Logan Road, Woolloongabba
See the full line-up of upcoming market dates here