Best Christmas Markets In Melbourne

By: Ayesha Khan, ellaslist 

If you love giving unique and handmade gifts over the festive season – markets are a great way to start your shopping spree.  Here’s the best of the Christmas Markets around Melbourne this season.

1) Nunawading Christmas Twilight Market 

On top of our list of Christmas markets is the ever popular Nunawading Market, the make it — bake it — grow it market! There are over 100 stalls selling everything from quality craft & produce to gourmet foods. There are artisan crafts, gifts, jewellery and homeware products to choose from. Load up on Christmas gifts for everyone in the family. 

What you need to know 

Where: Whitehorse Civic Centre, Whitehorse Road, Nunawading

When: 10 December (1pm - 5pm)

This is a FREE event 

2) The Mornington Design & Makers Market - Christmas Edition 

JUST in time for Christmas, find that something special for your loved one or even yourself!! The Mermaid Sorority are bringing the regions most sought-after brands of handmade, grown, made and artisan designers, artists and creators.

With Free Entry and Free Parking - bring your family to shop, dine enjoying Live Music & Food Trucks.

Pop in here to shop and support local for your Christmas presents or even your perfect outfit to wear on Christmas Day!

What you need to know

Where: 1051 Nepean Hwy  Mornington

When: 17 December (9 am - 2 pm) 

This is a FREE event 

3)  Vintage Retro & Nostalgia Christmas Fair 

The annual Retro Nostalgia and Collectables Christmas Fair could be your answer. For something a little bit different give a collectable, it’s the ideal gift that will be treasured for year’s to come and passed down from generation to generation.

Look out for novelty items such as pottery, Coca-Cola memorabilia, militaria, medals, badges, comics, books, stamps, coins, movie and music items.

What you need to know 

Where:  1251 High Street,  Malvern East 3144

When: 12 November (9am - 3pm) 

This is a FREE event 

4) German Christmas Market 

This one-day only event will feature a wide range of Christmas gifts ideas and tempting German food stalls. The bustling atmosphere will be an array of sweet and savoury German delights, including genuine German chocolates; Freshly baked Brezels and bread; Homemade cakes and tortes, Biergarten; professionally made coffee and much more.

There will also be a wide variety of artisan arts and crafts including hand crafted Christmas decorations, exquisite candles, handmadeGerman-stylee wooden decorations and Santa stockings
For the kids there will be a dedicated entertainment area with a Basteln (craft stall).

What you need to know 

Where:  31-41 Elizabeth Street  Bayswater

When: 19 November (10am - 2pm) 

5) Christmas Shopping Night At Sovereign Hill - Ballarat Central

Spread some old-fashioned joy with a traditional Christmas at Sovereign Hill. For a shopping night that evokes a Christmas of times passed, bring your family and friends to Sovereign Hill and browse Sovereign Hill's traditional Christmas gifts, including their famous raspberry drops and traditional hard-boiled sweets, Christmas puddings, homemade candles, wooden toys, jewellery and more

Main Street will come alive with entertainment from a pipe band, carollers singing favourite Christmas carols, Ballarat Highland Dancers, face painting, and a very special visit from Santa. Entry to Sovereign Hill is free for this one-off shopping night.

What you need to know 

Where: 3 Bradshaw Street, Ballarat central
Where: 4 Dec 

This is a FREE event 

6) The Big Design Market

Go Christmas Loco at 3 days of Christmas shopping with 230 stallholders, designer showbags, delicious food and drinks, creative workshops and free kids activities. There are also free creative workshops for the adults, covering crafts such as knitted Christmas ornament making and terrarium making.

What you need to know

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlto

When: 1 Dec (10am - 9pm), 2 Dec (10am - 7pm) and 3 Dec (10am - 5pm)

Entry is $2. 









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