The Most Festive Christmas Markets in Melbourne for 2023

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Discover the charm and magic of the most festive Christmas markets in Melbourne for 2023. There's something truly special about finding unique and handmade gifts for Christmas, and Melbourne's holiday markets are bursting with locally crafted treasures.

As the festive season approaches, explore these markets to find one-of-a-kind gifts and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Here's a roundup of the top spots you won't want to miss.

The Most Festive Christmas Markets in Melbourne for 2023

1. The Big Design Market

Big Design Market
A designer's paradise for ethical & unique Christmas finds.


The Big Design Market, Australia's ultimate festive season shopping destination, is held over three days in December and is one of the best Christmas markets in Melbourne to visit in 2023.

It delivers an exceptional line-up of the most unique curated offerings of ethical and independent designer gifts. Homewares, fashion, jewellery, art prints, books, ceramics, tech accessories, stationery, and kids' toys are just some of the designer goods on offer from over 200 stalls.

Where:  Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton
When:   1-3 December 2023

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2. Nunawading Christmas Market

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A festive fusion of crafts, produce, and gourmet delights.

The first Christmas markets cab off the rank is the ever-popular Nunawading Christmas Market - the make it, bake it, grow it market!

There are over 100 stalls selling everything from quality craft and produce to gourmet foods. There are artisan crafts, gifts, jewellery, and homeware products to choose from, so load up on Christmas gifts for everyone in the family (even the dogs, which are welcome outside the stalls).

Where:   Whitehorse Civic Centre, Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
When:    10 December 2023

3. Sunday Market, Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne
Artisanal gifts and crafts at Melbourne's creative core.

This Christmas, rather than scouring catalogues or shuffling through brightly-lit aisles, find a gift for your loved one that’s unique, beautifully crafted, and locally made.

Winding along St Kilda Road between Hamer Hall and the Spire building is Arts Centre Melbourne’s Sunday Market. A showcase of genuine talent, this weekly market is the perfect spot for those looking for a one-of-a-kind gift this Christmas.

Where:  100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
When:   Every Sunday, 10am-4pm

4. German Christmas Market

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A German-Aussie Christmas blend of culture and craftsmanship.


The Deutsche Schule Melbourne German Christmas Market is a mix of Australian and German Christmas market traditions in North Fitzroy.

It's a fantastic community event run by parents at the Deutsche Schule Melbourne, a bilingual German-English primary school. Expect plenty of stalls selling handmade cards, wooden toys, jewellery, natural cosmetics, leather goods, Christmas decorations, clothing, and-authored books. Food-wise, get ready to feast on an array of sweet and savoury options.

Where:  96 Barkly Street, Fitzroy North
When:   24 November 2023

5. The Alliance Française Xmas Market 

The Alliance Francaise Xmas MarketĀ 
Chic celebrations and French flair this festive season.

Get ready to say "Bonjour" to the most chic Christmas markets in Melbourne! Alliance Francaise de Melbourne is bringing back their fabulous French Christmas Market & Open Day, offering a slice of France right here in the city.

Imagine wandering through stalls of stylish fashion, sampling mouth-watering French cuisine, sipping on fine wine, while enjoying enchanting music and art. Plus, it's a family fiesta with heaps of kids' activities and fun French trial classes on offer. Don't miss this chance to experience a French-style festive day! For all the fab details, just click your way over to the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne's website.

Where:   51 Grey Street, St Kilda
When:    1-3 December 2023

6. The Makers and Shakers Market

The Makers and Shakers Market
Curated Christmas gifts from local Makers and Shakers.


The festive season in Melbourne is about to get a whole lot more exciting with the Makers and Shakers Market special Christmas Gift Market.

This is your chance to explore a wonderland of over 100 creatively curated stalls. Dive into an array of sustainable fashion, unique homewares, scrumptious food, and refreshing drinks. Perfect for finding that special gift or just treating yourself, this market is a must-visit for anyone looking to add a touch of homemade charm to their Christmas. Don't miss out on this festive extravaganza!

Where:    82 Nelson Pl, Williamstown 
When:     11-12 November 2023

7. ‘That’s Mine’ Makers & Farmer’s Christmas Market

That's Mine Markets
A family festive fair with local produce and handmade gifts.


Make your way to Werribee Racecourse for an unforgettable family day out at the Makers & Farmers Christmas Market.

With over 100 stalls brimming with locally crafted treasures, it's a haven for those who love unique, handcrafted goodies. While you're there, savor the delicious offerings from a variety of food trucks, and let the little ones delight in fun activities like face painting and a charming petting zoo. This is a festive experience not to be missed, offering something special for every member of the family!

Where:   2-10 Bulban Rd, Werribee
When:   19 November 2023 

8. Forrest Green Christmas Market 

Forrest Green Christmas Trees
Greenery and gaiety amongst the Christmas trees.

Get yourself and your family into the festive spirit at the Forrest Green Christmas Tree Market, nestled within the Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm.

This vibrant green wonderland is home to over 60 market stalls, offering an array of unique finds. It's a perfect spot for Christmas shopping while enjoying the enchanting atmosphere. Don't miss the chance to meet Santa and indulge in an array of kid-friendly activities, making it a magical experience for the entire family at one of the most festive Christmas markets in Melbourne!

Where: 319 Leakes Rd, Plumpton
When:  25-26 November and 2-3 December 2023

9. Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market
Vintage finds and cafty creations in a Christmas special.

Step into a world of nostalgic charm at Queen Vintage, where you can uncover hidden vintage treasures.

In addition, don't miss the special Christmas edition of CRFT* WRK, a haven for those seeking unique art, homewares, jewellery, and more. This delightful market stands out as one of the most festive Christmas markets in Melbourne, offering a delightful journey through time and creativity, perfect for finding those special festive gifts.

Where:  Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
When:   9 & 16 December 2023

10. Port Melbourne Artisan Christmas Market on Bay Street

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Artisanal wonders and unique finds on Bay Street.

The Port Melbourne Christmas Markets are a treasure trove of unique finds, showcasing over 150 local artisans.

This festive Christmas market in Melbourne is a highlight among the city's festive offerings, showcasing an array of unique gifts for everyone. Whether you're searching for handcrafted jewellery, bespoke homewares, or artisanal delights, this market has it all, making it a must-visit for those seeking special, one-of-a-kind festive treasures.

Where:   Bay Street, Port Melbourne 
When:    2 December 2023

11. Boho Luxe Market: Christmas Edition

Boho Luxe Market
Bohemian Rhapsody: A Christmas Edition with a Stylish Twist.

Step into the Boho Luxe Market, a standout among the most festive Christmas markets in Melbourne, where a curated selection of makers and designers awaits.

This market is a haven for those seeking unique and thoughtful gifts, ranging from indulgent vegan chocolate to chic vintage fashion. It's the perfect destination for anyone looking to find a special present that caters to all tastes and preferences, ensuring you'll find something for everyone on your list.

Where:   Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St
When:    10 December 2023

12. St Kilda Esplanade Christmas Market

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Beachside bliss and unique Christmas treats.

At the St Kilda Esplanade Christmas Market, you'll discover a uniquely Aussie holiday shopping experience with the stunning St Kilda Beach as your backdrop.

This vibrant market is quintessentially Australian, offering a blend of unique local goods perfect for special Christmas gifts. Here, amidst the ocean breeze, you can enjoy a festive atmosphere filled with the sights and sounds of an Aussie Christmas. Adding to the charm, Santa and his Elf make special appearances! 

Where:  The Esplanade, St Kilda 
When:   10 December 2023

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