Sydney❜s Best Christmas Markets 2019

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If you love giving unique and handmade gifts over the festive season – markets are a great way to start your shopping spree. Here are the best of the Christmas Markets around Sydney this 2019 season.

Paddy’s Christmas Markets Pop-Ups

Wednesday 11th until Sunday 22th December 2019, Paddy's Haymarket

Go old school this Christmas at Paddy's Market! They will have your Christmas shopping sorted with a sackful of new and exciting visiting traders popping into their Christmas Markets Pop-Ups. There will also be a visit from the Big Man himself as Santa and his elves roam through the Markets spreading Christmas cheer. Be sure to snap a s-elfie!

French Christmas Market

Saturday 7th December 2019, 10am-4pm, The International French School of Sydney, Maroubra

Experience a little bit of  European hospitality at this unique French Christmas Market. For one day only, peruse 40 quality stalls offering the best French-inspired products and do a spot of Christmas shopping for unique gifts, foods and homewares. Feast on French delicacies such as viennoiseries, quiches, crêpes, raclette, cheese, charcuterie and great wine. Ooh la la! Get into the spirit with live music and performances from the students and activities for the little ones such as workshops, face painting, trampoline and Santa photos. There's also a Christmas Tree where you can donate a wrapped new toy for children at the Sydney Children’s Hospital. 

Cambridge Cronulla Christmas Markets

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019, 10am-4pm, Don Lucas Reserve, Wanda Beach, Cronulla

This bustling, beachside market will host a whopping 150 stalls on both days with everything you could want for Christmas! The Cambridge Cronulla Christmas Market will be bursting with fashion, toys, gifts, homewares, fine art, ceramics, jewellery, pet accessories, leather goods and a bounty of festive fare and goods, including trees and Christmas baubles. There will be gourmet food including cakes, paella, gelato, pho and burgers and live music and rides for the kids!  Santa will make an appearance plus, for the first time there will be a beachside bar! 

Darling Harbour Christmas Markets

Darling Harbour, Monday 2nd – Sunday 22nd December 2019, 10am-6pm, Darling Quarter Civic Connector, Darling Harbour

If you're on the lookout for some stocking-sized gifts, then look no further. The Darling Harbour Christmas Markets are filled with all kinds of decorations, trinkets, and smaller festive gifts to suit the whole family. While you're there drop into the free Christmas craft workshops for the kids, they can decorate a Christmas bauble and take it home to hang on your tree, create papercraft decorations and write special Christmas messages for your loved ones. Make a night of it with the free outdoor cinema at Darling Quarter.

The Rocks Christmas Markets

Thursday 5th - Sunday 22nd December; Thursday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday, 10am-5pm. The Rocks

Against the illuminated Sydney Harbour Bridge backdrop, roam the quaint cobbled streets of this historic precinct for all your festive goods at The Rocks Christmas Market. Among all the entertainment, art installations and yummy food, there'll be artisanal gifts galore - from wooden toys and handcrafted jewellery to locally made Christmas decorations and more. There are also lovely tinsel-adorned stores to visit!

The Finders Keepers Spring Summer Market 

Friday 6th December; 12-9pm, Saturday 7th December; 10am-7pm, Sunday 8th December; 10am - 5pm. The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road.

Filled with handcrafted goods from local artists and designers, the Finders Keepers Market is all about fine art and good taste. You can chat directly to the talented creators for an insight into their craft, and to add something a little special to your gift. There is so much to love at this amazing design market. Entry is $5, kids under 12 are free. 

Glebe Artisans Christmas Market

Saturday 14th December 2019; 10am-3pm. Dr H J Foley Rest Park, 140 Glebe Point Road, Glebe.  

The Glebe Artisans Market has a reputation for being one of the best markets in Sydney. Now in its third year, 60 stallholders will have their original works for sale. They include lots of interesting ceramics, fashion, clothing, blankets and throws, knitted and wooden toys for babies and children, amazing jewellery, funky plants and handmade useful wooden household objects. All items are unique and lovingly made by local designers and artists.

Christmas Night Market at Tramsheds

Wednesday 11th December 2019; 3:30-9:30pm. The Tramsheds, Forest Lodge

The Artisan Lane will come alive at the Tramsheds, the restored tram depot, for the Tramsheds Christmas Night Market just in time for Christmas! It's a family-friendly celebration where you can pick up some gorgeous gifts from a curated selection of colourful and creative products. Snack on some tasty treats, try the kids Gingerbread Decorating Workshop and enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the 11 restaurants.

Green Square Christmas Fair

Saturday 14th December 2019; 6-10pm. Green Square plaza, 355 Botany Road, Zetland 

Paint the town red at Green Square this Christmas when it is transformed into a market wonderland for the very first time. Celebrating the new village precinct, Green Square Christmas Fair will have Christmas lights, DJ's and 30 market stalls full of unique, locally crafted Christmas treats. Grab a bite from the cool food trucks or a drink at the licensed bar! Santa will make a special guest appearance and stockings jam-packed with goodies will be on sale with all proceeds going to charity. Don't miss the fireworks display that will close out the event.

Paddington Christmas Night Market

Thursday 19th December 2019, 4pm– 9pm. Paddington Markets, 395 Oxford St, Paddington.

Sydney's original designer market has been going strong for over 40 years and the Paddington Christmas Night Market is a fun, festive night not to be missed. Soak up the atmosphere while you browse a range of locally designed products and find original Christmas gifts! Plus there will be live performances and delicious food so you can make a night of it!

The Grounds Markets

Every Saturday and Sunday; 9am-3:30pm. The Grounds of Alexandria, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria

Once again, The Grounds of Alexandria have created an unbelievable, bespoke fantasy land to celebrate Christmas, and this year's Enchanted Forest will make the perfect festive backdrop for their weekend artisan market. Find unique and innovative goodies from local makers, bakers and creators at The Grounds Market.

Chatswood Mall Christmas Market

Thursday 12th - Monday 23rd December 2019; 9am-6pm. Chatswood Mall Precinct. 

The daily Chatswood Mall Christmas Market in the centre of the bustling Chatswood Mall precinct will get you into the spirit! Market stalls provide the highest quality arts, crafts, fashion and fresh produce, as well as delectable, freshly prepared food from around the globe to tantalise your taste buds. The Christmas Market will also feature exciting musical entertainment each day to bring in the festive season. Sit back, relax and enjoy tunes from around the world. 

Christmas Night Market, Mosman

Thursday 12th December 2019, 4:30pm-9pm. Mosman Square & Village Green, Spit Junction.

A quality art and craft market located in the heart of one of Sydney’s finest shopping precincts, Mosman's Christmas Night Market boasts 150 art and craft stalls, with gourmet food, musical entertainment, and a lively, yuletide atmosphere.

Kirribilli General Market

Saturday 14th & 21st December 2019, 8.30am-3pm. Burton Street Tunnel and Bradfield Park Bowling Green.
With approximately 220 stalls of new, second-hand fashion, antiques and collectables, bric-a-brac and homewares you will find pretty much anything at this market! With an extra market just before Christmas, Kirribilli General Market is a great place to find those last-minute gifts at any budget.

Carriageworks Christmas Market

21st December 2019, 8am-2pm. Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Left all of your Christmas prep ’til the last minute? Carriageworks to the rescue! Just three days before Santa’s annual visit, the Carriageworks Christmas Market is taking place - offering you the perfect chance to stock up on premium festive goodies and gifts. Set to be double the size of the regular Farmers Market, the Christmas market will feature more than 115 producers and providores peddling their wares across the Carriageworks outdoor space.

Etsy Made Local Markets At Town Hall

Saturday 23rd November 2019, 9:30am-5:30pm, Sydney Town Hall

Get inspired by the talent and creativity of local makers at the Etsy Made Local Markets at it's beautiful new Town Hall location. These cool curated markets, exclusively for Etsy sellers will bring you gorgeous and unique Christmas gifts ranging from homewares and jewellery to fashion and food! Entry required a gold coin donation.

Cambridge Ultimate Christmas Market EQ 

Saturday 24th November, 10am-4pm, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

With a diverse range of local produce, boutique gifts, homewares, high-end fashion and activities for the entire family, Cambridge Ultimate Christmas Market EQ brings together more than 150 high-quality small and artisan local retailers for a day of exceptional Christmas shopping. Find everything you need to stuff those stockings while enjoying a day of live music and delicious food. These festive markets will offer everyone an enjoyable day of Christmas shopping and community-friendly fun. 

Randwick's Best Gift Christmas Markets

Sunday 17th November 2019; 9am-3pm. Alison Park, Randwick

The Randwick Best Gift Market showcases the best locally-made and environmentally friendly gifts - just in time for you to complete your Christmas shopping. Get sustainable and ethical gifts surrounded by a festive atmosphere with live music, multicultural food stalls, native Christmas trees, Santa visits and more.

Christmas Fare at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

No market this year due to renovation. Queens Square, Macquarie Street.

For just a gold coin donation you can delight in the festive atmosphere of a heritage-listed museum with scrumptious food, a pop-up boutique bar, home-grown live entertainment and complimentary museum entry. You can shop for unique pressies with a line-up of 40+ stalls featuring Sydney’s finest artisan producers, makers and ready-to-eat gourmet food vendors. For one night only, so don't miss it!

Eryldene Christmas Fair, Gordon

Saturday 223rd & Sunday 24th November 2019, 10am-4pm. Eryldene Historic House & Garden.

As the jacarandas flower, experience the personal attention of over 50 stallholders at the Eryldene Christmas Fair, showcasing their Christmas gift products, amongst the beauty of Eryldene and its late spring garden. 

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