Browse through Australia’s best markets to find the Christmas presents your family and friends won’t soon forget!

Christmas shopping can be quite a stressful activity, but with Australia’s many markets, it can turn oddly therapeutic. Shopping locally lets you connect with the Australian community and support local farmers, artists, and designers as you purchase not just local produce but incredibly unique gifts for your loved ones during the holiday season. Here are our top picks for the best markets in each Australian region!

  • Finders Keepers Markets, Sydney

    Dubbed Australia’s leading design market, you are sure to find a unique gift here! Flinders Keepers aims in showcasing community, conscious shopping and mindful making, creating an indie design art fair, which offers clothes, artwork, gourmet food, skincare, and much more! Get lost in the 200 stalls scattered about on the first week of December and refuel at one of the many local food shops!

  • The Big Design Market, Melbourne

    It is one of Australia’s top independent designer shopping events, setting up in Melbourne during the Christmas time. Held at the Royal Exhibition Building, the Big Design Market will operate for a weekend from the 6th of December until the 8th. Check out more than 260 stallholders, selling an assortment of designer jewellery, unique fashion, homewares, and a stack load of other bits and bobs. All these goodies are truly unique items, with these independent designers offering homemade, exclusive, and limited edition stock. Unique show bags are also thrown into the mix, so you can even get a little gift for yourself as well as your friends and family. Once you are burnt out from your shopping adventure, head to the gourmet foods section and discover why Melbourne is dubbed the food capital of Australia.

  • Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets, Queensland

    Pop-up bars, mouth-watering meals, unique Christmas gifts, what more could you want in a market? Make the most of Queensland‘s renowned tropic weather as you spend a Saturday afternoon at the outdoor Nundah Twilight Markets. There are over 150 stalls to choose from here, so it’s pretty easy to fill up your Christmas stockings this year.

  • French Market, Adelaide

    If you are craving a visit to France, but you can’t afford the flights, why not enjoy something just as good right at your doorstep! Visit Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens at the end of November and join in on the fun French-style market, letting you choose an array of gifts, with a mix of both French and Adelaide charm.

  • Bazaar WA’s Best Christmas Market, Perth

    Enjoy three full days of retail heaven, with fifty of Western Australia’s most talented designers and creators coming together to form this amazing market. This market is held completely outdoors, giving guests a picture-perfect scenery of the lovely surrounds, complete with stalls, gardens, a bar, and even a DJ. The market stays open well after sunset on Friday, letting you grab dinner, drink, and gifts while you stroll under the stars.

  • Salamanca Market, Tasmania

    While this market is on year-round, the Salamanca Market is perfect for Christmas presents, as it operates until the 23rd of December. So, you don’t even need to wait for the holiday season to purchase all your Christmas gifts! The market is jam-packed with around 300 stalls all offering a range of handcrafted gifts.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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