Sydney's Best Christmas Markets 2018

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By: the ellaslist team
Nov 19, 2018 

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 2018 season.

French Christmas Market, International French School, Maroubra

Saturday 1st of December 2018, from 10am to 4pm, The International French School of Sydney, Maroubra  

It's a fact the Europeans know how to do Christmas better than us Aussies. So why not experience a little bit of French hospitality at this unique Christmas event. 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. Expect to say ooh la la as you feast on French delicacies such as viennoiseries, quiches, crêpes, raclette, cheese, charcuterie and great wine. Get into the spirit with live music and performances from the students and activities for the little ones such as kapla workshops, face painting, trampolines and Santa photos. There's also a Christmas Tree where you can donate a wrapped new toy for those children less fortunate at the Sydney Children’s Hospital. More info here.


Watsons Bay Christmas Twilight Market

Christmas Markets will be on Friday December 7, 2018; from 3pm-9pm.  
Selling everything from fashion, toys, gifts, homewares, fine art, ceramics, jewellery, pet accessories, leathergoods and more to goumet food including cakes, paella, gelato, pho and burgers. There will also be live music and rides for the kids! More info here.

Cambridge Markets EQ 

Saturday 15th December, 8am-5pm, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.
With a diverse range of local produce, boutique gifts, homewares, high end fashion and activities for the entire family. These festive markets will offer everyone an enjoyable day of Christmas shopping and community friendly fun. Find out more here.

Darling Harbour Christmas Markets

Darling Harbour, 10– 14 December 2018, 9:30-5:30

If you're on the look out 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. And make a night of it with the free outdoor cinema at Darling Quarter. More info here


The Rocks Christmas Markets

Friday-Sunday, 7-23 December 2018; 9am-9pm Fridays, 10am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays. 

Come here for the GIANT SNOW GLOBE and the Harbour Bridge backdrop! And then roam the cobbled streets and tinsel-adorned stores for all your Christmas goods.  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. More info here. 

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Randwick's Best Gift Christmas Markets

Alison Park, Randwick. Sunday 25 November 2018; 10am-4pm. 
The first ever Randwick 'Best Gift Market' showcases the best locally-made and environmentally friendly gifts, music, food & activities - just in time for you to complete your Christmas shopping. There will also be live music, food trucks, native Christmas trees, Santa visits and more. More info here. 

Christmas Fare at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Queens Square, Macquarie Street. Thursday 13 December 2018; 4pm- 9pm.
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! More info here.

Etsy Made Local Markets At Brewery Yard 

Chippendale Free, O'Connor Street, Sydney.  Saturday 24 November 2018, 10am-5pm
There will be lots to see and do at these cool curated markets, with over 75 Etsy sellers bringing you cool and unique Christmas gifts ranging from homewares to jewellery, to incense! There will be live music and food stalls throughout the day. More info here. 

The Finders Keepers Spring Summer Market 

Friday 30 November; 12-9pm, Saturday 1 December; 10am-7pm, Sunday 2 December; 10am - 5pm. The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road. 
Filled with handcrafted goods from local artists and designers, this market is all about art and good taste. You can chat directly to the creators for an insight into their craft, and to add something a little special to your gift. Entry is $5, kids under 12 are free. More info here. 

Kurnell Christmas Market

Christmas Markets will be on Sunday 25 November 2018; from 10am-4pm.  
For the first year ever the Cambridge Christmas markets will head to the Sutherland Shire! Enjoy up to 120 top quality stalls selling everything from gifts, gourmet food, homewares, fashion and jewellery with entertainment and rides for the kids. More info here. 

Glebe Artisans Christmas Market

Saturday 15 December 2018; 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. More info here. 

Chatswood Mall Christmas Market

Monday 10 to Sunday 23 December 2018. Chatswood Mall Precinct. 
These Chrissy markets will be held in the centre of the bustling Chatswood Mall precinct, which is visited by more than 30,000 people daily. 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. More info here. 

Eryldene Christmas Fair, Gordon

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018. Eryldene Historic House & Garden.
As the jacarandas flower, experience the personal attention of over 50 stallholders showcasing their Christmas gift products, amongst the beauty of Eryldene and its late spring garden. More info here. 

Twilight Christmas Market, Mosman

6 December 2018, 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! 150 art and craft stalls, with gourmet food, musical entertainment, and a lively atmosphere. More info here. 

Kirribilli General Market

Saturday 15 & 22 December 2018, 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! This is a great Market to find those last minute Christmas gifts. More info here. 

Carriageworks Christmas Market

22 December 2018, 8am-1pm. 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. More information here.

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