The Most Festive Christmas Markets in Brisbane for 2023

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As we bulldoze into the festive season, we have to admit—we love that Brisbane is being loaded up with tinsel and fairy lights. One of the best things about Christmas in Brisbane is the amazing selection of Christmas markets on offer. 

Christmas markets in Brisbane are a wonderful place to soak up the festive spirit, smash through your Christmas shopping, and support local makers and artisans at the same time. Check out our selection of the best Christmas markets in Brisbane.

The Most Festive Christmas Markets in Brisbane for 2023

1. The Made Local Christmas Market

The Made Local Christmas Market
The Made Local Christmas Market

We’re all addicted to the Etsy experience online, so don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of it IRL!

The Brisbane Made Local Market is home to Brisbane’s best makers and creators, selling their locally made wares. Snack on food truck treats and listen to live music while you search for unique Christmas gifts. This mega-market will host more than 140 different stalls, making it a great destination to get all of your Christmas shopping in one fell swoop! 

Where:   Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
When:    Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November 2023

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2. The Handmade Markets

The Handmade Markets Brisbane
The Handmade Markets at Queensland Museum promise plenty of festive fun!

Get ready for BrisStyle's Handmade Markets returning to South Bank's Whale Mall.

One of the best Christmas markets in Brisbane showcases incredible handmade creations, and is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind gifts. The best part? You can turn it into a full day of fun by exploring the enchanting Fairytale exhibition at GOMA. It's a must-try celebration of creativity and craftsmanship in a setting unlike any other.

Where:   Queensland Museum Whale Mall, South Bank
When:    Saturday 2 December 2023

3. QAGOMA Christmas Design Market

QAGOMA's Christmas Design Market
QAGOMA's Christmas Design Market is an awesome Christmas market in Brisbane.

If you are looking for the most perfect gift for your art-loving friend or relative, then you can’t go past the QAGOMA Christmas Design Market.

Here you’ll find fabulous local jewellery, ceramics, art, and homeware. And you can feel all the warm and fuzzies as you will also be spending your Christmas dollars in support of local artists!

Where:   QAGOMA, South Brisbane
When:    Saturday 9 December 2023

4. BrisStyleTwilight Markets

The best Christmas markets in Brisbane
BrisStyle Twilight Markets

The King George Square BrisStyle Twilight Market is one of the best Christmas markets in Brisbane to hit up during the festive season.

Bring the kids and soak up the festive spirit with Brisbane’s biggest Christmas tree, Santa on his throne, and a fantastic array of market stalls for Christmas shopping for all tastes and budgets. 

Where:   King George Square, CBD
When:    Friday 10 November and Friday 15 December 2023

5. Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets

The best Christmas markets in Brisbane
Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets

The funky suburban hub of Nundah will be transforming into a winter wonderland this December with their lively Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets.

Don’t miss this sunset event with festive eats and treats, kids' activities, market stalls, and live entertainment.

Where:  Station Street, Nundah 
When:   Saturday 2 December 2023

6. The Collective Markets’ Christmas Edition 

The Collective Markets Southbank
The Collective Markets are a must-visit Christmas market in Brisbane this year. 

Southbank will be putting on a fabulously festive show this Christmas when they roll out The Collective Markets’ Christmas Edition

You’ll find perfect gifts for all your friends and family, even if you’re doing it last minute. And of course, don’t miss Santa when he makes a special appearance!

Where:   Little Stanley Street & Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
When:    5 pm to 9 pm Friday 15 December, then run daily from 10 am to 9 pm from Saturday 16 to Saturday 23 December

7. Gasworks Plaza Christmas Markets

Gasworks Plaza Christmas Markets
Gasworks Plaza Christmas Markets

The Gasworks Christmas Market is set to sparkle this December—making it an occasion worth marking in your calendar.

With some of Brisbane's finest dining options at your fingertips, it's a perfect blend of local flavours and shopping delights. From fashion and art to homewares, skincare, plants, ceramics, and more, these markets have something for everyone. Get ready for a memorable evening of exploration, delicious bites, and fantastic finds. Don't miss out on this festive shopping and dining experience!

Where:   Gasworks Plaza, 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead
When:    Saturday 9 December 2023

8. West End Christmas Twilight Market

West End Christmas Twilight Markets
West End Christmas Twilight Markets

A holly, jolly Christmas extravaganza awaits at the West End Christmas Twilight Markets this year, and you definitely don't want to miss it!

Round up the kids and rally your friends, because the West End Twilight Market is the place to be for an unforgettable evening of festive cheer. Discover unique homemade stocking stuffers, sample dishes from Brisbane's local gourmet chefs, and dance the night away to festive tunes aplenty. And don't worry, there's plenty of fun in store for the little ones too, with Christmas entertainment, activities, and even a special visit from Santa himself. 

Where:   Davies Park, Montague Road, West End
When:    Saturday 9 December 2023

9. Milton Christmas Twilight Markets

The best Christmas markets in Brisbane
Christmas markets in Brisbane.

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's ready to strike a pose with you and the kids at the Milton Christmas Twilight Markets.

Get ready for a feast of gourmet delights and delicious drinks, groove to incredible live entertainment, and toast to the festive season with a pop-up bar. And if you're looking for unique and handmade gifts, you're in luck! Explore a wide range of artisan treasures, ensuring you'll have all your Christmas shopping wrapped up well before December comes around. As far as Christmas markets in Brisbane go, this one's a no-brainer. 

Where:   Cribb Street, Milton
When:    Saturday 25 November 2023

10. Makers on the River

The best Christmas markets in Brisbane
Makers on the River is a treasure-filled Christmas market in Brisbane.

Makers On The River returns to light up Morningside's Rivermakers precinct with a Christmas extravaganza this November!

With 50 specialty vendors on board, including talented local artisans, bakers, chefs, and creators, you're bound to discover the perfect stocking stuffers and more.

If you've got little ones in tow, you won't want to miss the fireworks, classic children's rides, and circus performers. And for the grown-ups, dance the night away to live music, sip on drinks from the pop-up bars, and savour delicious treats from the food stalls. 

Where:  Rivermakers Brisbane, 82 Colmslie Road, Morningside
When:   Saturday 11 November 2023

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