Turn the task of gift buying into a fantastic community experience by visiting one of the many Christmas Markets that will be popping up on the North Shore and further afield in the next few weeks.
Christmas Artisans Market, The Coal Loader Waverton – Sunday 24 November, 4pm-9pm
If a sustainable Christmas is a high priority, then this should be your go-to event. The quarterly Coal Loader Artisans Markets have a been a great hit with the community and this special festive version looks to being us more of the same. You can pick up ethical and sustainable gifts and get involved in the kids’ craft. Opening hours are extended until 9pm for a relaxed market experience and to enjoy the stunning harbour twilight.
Eryldene Christmas Markets, Gordon – Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, 10am – 4pm
The picturesque gardens of historic Eryldene House offer the perfect setting for the annual Christmas markets. Set over two days it’s a great chance to pick up a unique present from one of the many stallholders or just simply soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings.
Christmas Fair Trade Market, Chatswood – Saturday 7 December, 10am – 4pm
Make a difference this Christmas by doing your shopping at Willoughby City Council’s Fair Trade Christmas Market on Saturday 7 December 2019 from 10am to 4pm in Chatswood Mall. Featuring ethically sourced handcrafted items with an inspirational story, the vibrant market is the perfect place to find gifts that give back to the person who made them, with money going to support economically disadvantaged artisans, farmers and producers. Check out the wide range of fashion accessories, toys, homewares, beauty products, jewellery, cards and lots more – gifts for the whole family and of course, yourself! Quality goods from fair trade businesses include Colombian bags and tagua jewellery from Koguis, Panama hats and hammocks from the Toucan Shop, embroidered cushion covers from Global Conduct, summer fashion from Stitch’d, Sri Lankan toys from Apsara, beautiful woven baskets from Bozy, silver jewellery from Eden Ministries and block printed quilts from Kalai. https://www.facebook.com/events/2292080101120332/
Xmas in Paris, Willoughby – Sunday 8 December, 9am-2pm
Bringing some French flair to the lower north, the group behind the popular Bastille Markets at Club Willoughby are turning their hand to Christmas Markets. There’ll be more than 50 pop up stalls filled with great Christmas gift ideas, traditional French food and French singer to serenade market-goers with festive tunes.
Christmas Night Market, Mosman – Thursday 12 December, 4.30pm – 8pm
We love a Christmas market that extends into the evening and Mosman Christmas Night Market is set to deliver a great experience. There’ll food and beverage tasting, an appearance from Santa and live music. It’s sure to be a fantastic festive event.
Chatswood Mall Christmas Market Thursday 12 – Monday 23 December
A daily market right before Christmas to get you shopping and to treat yourself
This festive season, don’t miss the Chatswood Mall Christmas Market featuring arts, crafts, fashion and fresh produce for unique Christmas gifts. The market also offers a delicious range of international food and live music to bring in the festive cheer. There’s also musical entertainment each day to bring in the festive season. Sit back, relax and enjoy tunes from around the world.
9am-6pm, Sunday to Wednesday
9am-9pm, Thursday to Saturday
Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Northside Produce Market, North Sydney – Saturday 21 December, 8am-12pm
The north shore’s premier gourmet market will be in full Christmas spirit on this Saturday before the big day. Bring your baskets and fill them festive food and stop by for your last chance to pick up a Christmas tree provided by the local Scouts.
Kirribilli Markets – Saturday 21 December, 8.30am – 3pm
Kirribilli Markets are fantastic at any time of year but around Christmas time offer a great opportunity to pick up some last minute gifts. There’ll be the usual mix of local artists, second hand fashion and collectibles but expect a festive atmosphere as locals count down to the big day.
Makers Nest Design Market, Glebe – Sunday 15 December
If you’re looking to gift someone a unique and beautiful present, then look no further than this market in Glebe. It’s held twice a year and showcases Australian design all under one roof. There’ll be jewellery, ceramics, art and much more and you can also participate in one of popular making and crafting workshops.
Carriageworks Christmas Markets, Redfern – Saturday 21 December
The Carriageworks in Redfern certainly know how to put on a spectacular Christmas event. Just four days before Christmas you can buy fresh seasonal produce such as hams, turkeys, seafood and the all important cherries. And you can feel good that you are supporting small regional NSW producers who’ve faced another tough year in 2019.