Sydney's Best Winter Markets

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Heading outdoors when the temperatures start to plummet sounds like a strange concept, but Sydney’s winter markets are too fabulous to miss! Whether you’re a fan of a good old Christmas in July celebration, if weekly fresh produce calls your name, or if your winter isn’t complete without seeing a magical wintery wonderland, Sydney has just the right winter market this year to blow your woollen socks off.

Here’s our pick of the best winter markets in Sydney the whole family will enjoy.

German Christmas Market

Who does Christmas better than the Germans?! No one! Enjoy the magic of a German Winter Christmas Market featuring lantern walks, marshmallow roasting, a magical Winter Wonderland, puppet theatre and an array of market & food stalls including a Glühwein Hut. Join the festivities in Terrey Hills on Friday 16-17 August 2019. For more information see the website.


Chinatown Night Markets

An institution on the Sydney winter line-up, the Chinatown Night Market is the place to be on a Friday night from 17 May to 3 April 2020. One of Sydney’s favourite multicultural community markets dazzles Sydneysiders every year with a smorgasbord of colours, Asian cuisines and an energetic atmosphere that could be nabbed right out of Shanghai. Bring the kids along to the main strip of Chinatown along Dixon Street and wander through the many buzzing stalls while you sample some of the yummiest Asian flavours you’ve ever had.

For more information, visit the website.


The Rocks Christmas In July Market

If you’re a fan of Christmas in July, you’ll want to make a beeline for the Rocks this July! The cobblestoned streets of the Rocks will be transformed into a quaint French village for 4 culture-filled nights from Thursday 11 July to Sunday 14 July to celebrate winter and the Bastille Festival. All things French and Christmas will be splashed about Argyle Street with wooden chalets, Christmas lights, French mulled wine, and delicious imported produce. There will be a pop-up ice-skating rink for the kids and a Christmas-themed pop-up bar with creative cocktails for the adults. The winters markets will be open from 10 am to 11 pm every night except Sunday when the event will wrap up at 9 pm.

For more information, visit the website.

Carriageworks Winter Seasonal Market

Saturday 19th June 2021

Another one-night-only extravaganza that should not be missed is the Carriageworks Winter Seasonal Market. Everyone’s favourite after-dark foodie adventure is back for another year and this time around we’ll be spoilt with the culinary genius of Biota’s James Vile and his stellar line-up of Australian chefs and producers. On Friday 19 July, the iconic Carriageworks arena will be chockfull of stalls celebrating this year’s WILD theme of home-grown, sustainable and seasonal produce. OzHarvest, CWA Sydney City, and Two Good Co. will also be in attendance to echo the theme of community and the environment.  


Aussie Night Markets Penrith

Penrith’s favourite weekly winter market, Aussie Night Markets Penrith is a fun night out for the whole family. Running from 15 May all throughout winter, come and witness a vibrant cacophony of music, food, market stalls and entertainment. Aussie Night Markets Penrith has become a Penrith institution due to its support of local producers. From the delicately crafted clothing to the handmade cuisines and local musicians, everything at Aussie Night Markets Penrith is homemade. Bring the kids along to Mulgoa Road (near the Aqua Golf) to enjoy the kid-friendly food, jumping castles and other weekly entertainment.

For more information, visit the website.

Winter Wonderland Wholefood Night Markets

The Grounds of Alexandria never ceases to amaze our eyes and our taste buds, and this winter they’ve teamed up with healthy food delivery service, GoodnessMeBox to deliver another winter market that’s geared up to be even better than last years. The Winter Wonderland Wholefood Night Market in June promises to be more than just a mouthful to say!

For one night only, the Grounds will host an extravaganza of fresh food, organic mulled wines, garden-fresh produce, and even alcohol-free gin! Bring the kids along to enjoy the amazing snow-covered arena and vegan s’mores, while parents can treat their tastebuds with a mug from the colourful superfood latte fountain. Tickets are now on sale but they’re sure to sell out fast!

For more information, visit the website.    

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