Best Christmas Markets in Sydney for Kids 2022

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Is there anything better than a festive Christmas market? Families can stroll amongst the colourful decorations and unique stalls, while enjoying some delicious food and live music – it’s a simple experience that’s effortless to enjoy.

Lucky for Sydney, NSW families, the city has no shortage of entertaining Christmas markets to choose from, whether they’re in the heart of the city or the surrounding suburbs. Plus, with free entry typically on offer, the experience doesn’t have to break the bank.

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Best Christmas markets in Sydney for families

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Eager to spread some Christmas cheer with a visit to your local Christmas markets? Here’s a list of the best Christmas markets for kids in Sydney.

Please note that due to COVID-19, some markets may not be running, check the website for more details.

The Rocks Christmas Markets – TBC for 2022

The Rocks Christmas Markets area popular festive event, running from early to mid December. Families could wander among the decorated laneways while browsing the stalls for handmade gifts and tasting the flavoursome treats. 

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December

Where: George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

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Chatswood Mall Christmas Market – TBC for 2022

Also running throughout December are the Chatswood Mall Christmas Markets, located within the Chatswood Mall Precinct. Parents and children could stroll among the many market stalls, offering fresh produce, crafts, fashion, and an assortment of festive foods. Live music will also be available. 

When: 4 December

Where: Chatswood Mall Precinct

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Big Design Market – TBC for 2022

Offering a huge assortment of stalls to browse across, it’s no wonder the Big Design Market is a popular choice for Sydney families. Parents and children can shop for various goods, including clothes and gifts, alongside an assortment of food options to help recharge from all the excitement. For potential updates of Big Design Market around Christmas time, head to the website.

When: TBC

Where: Royal Hall Of Industries, Moore Park

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The Ultimate Christmas Market – TBC for 2022

The Cambridge Markets visiting Moore Park and will be offering over 120 stalls for families to browse. Parents and kids could shop for gifts, fashion, jewellery, and more, with food also available. Entertainment and activities were also offered to keep the kids entertained.

When: 5th December

Where: 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park

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Blak Markets Christmas Festival – TBC for 2022

The Blak Markets will be hosted on Bare Island and is a great chance to buy unique gifts knowing that 100% of the profits are going back into Aboriginal communities. This Blak markets features Aboriginal stallholders selling Arts, Crafts and bushfoods including Native Plants, award winning Jewellery and Pure Silk Scarves. The Blak Markets will kick off with a welcome to country and performances by the legendary Bidjigal elder and singer Vic Simms and Traditional Aboriginal Cultural group Ngambaa Dhalaay.

When: 5th December

Where: Bare Island, NSW

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Kirribilli General Market – TBC for 2022

With a massive amount of stalls on offer (over 200!), the Kirribilli General Market is a popular spot for families to pick up a unique Christmas gift.  Otherwise, regular events are planned from September to November with Christmas kicking into gear in December. Score!

When: 18th December

Where: 68 Alfred Street, Kirribilli, New South Wales 2061

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The Argyle Affair Summer Christmas Market – TBC for 2022

This year, the Affair Summer Christmas Market will run from the 31st of November to the 1st of December, at the AH&I Hall. The 2017 Argyle Affair Summer Christmas Market was held in the Camden Hall, with plenty of entertaining stalls to browse across. With the variety on offer, picking up a unique Christmas gift couldn’t have been easier. For more information and updates on the Argyle Affair Summer Christmas Market, head to the website.

When: TBC

Where: AH&I Hall. Camden, Sydney, New South Wales

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The Grounds Christmas Market – TBC for 2022

The Grounds Christmas Market held their event up until Christmas Eve, at the Grounds of Alexandria. Families had plenty of stalls to browse amongst, featuring natural skincare, jewellery, handbags, and wicker hand baskets – just to name a few. For potential announcements of Grounds Christmas Market, see the Grounds Of Alexandria website. There are SO MANY family friendly events going on at The Grounds, you’d have to be a grinch to miss out. 

When: TBC

Where: Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria, New South Wales

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Etsy Made Local Markets, Brewery Yard – TBC for 2022

Plenty of quality, handcrafted goods can be found at the Etsy Made Local Markets of the Brewery Yard, with the event featuring up to 75 stalls for families to browse. Parents and kids could sit back and enjoy the live music and delicious food, or pick up a last-minute Christmas gift. For potential announcements or updates regarding Etsy Made Local Market at Brewery Yard, head to the City Of Sydney website.

When: TBC

Where: Chippendale Green, O’Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia

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Christmas Twilight Market, Watsons Bay – TBC for 2022

Clothes, homewares, toys, ceramics, and leather goods were merely a handful of the items on offer at the Christmas Twilight Market of Watsons Bay. Parents could browse over 120 markets while digging into some delicious gourmet foods, while the kids could enjoy a collection of rides and activities.

When: 20th December

Where: Robertson Park, Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030, Australia

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Mount Annan Botanic Gardens – TBC for 2022

The 2017 Mount Annan Botanic Gardens had an impressive range of Christmas stalls for families to browse. Plus, kids could look forward to carols, workshops, and more. Head over to the Australian Botanic website for potential announcements of Mount Annan Botanic Garden Christmas market.

When: 21 December

Where: 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, New South Wales, 2567

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Twilight Christmas Market, Mosman – TBC for 2022

Mosman’s Twilight Christmas Market will run from 4:30 pm to 9 pm, with more than 150 arts and craft stalls for families to enjoy. Alongside this large number of stalls was live music and delicious gourmet foods for parents and children to enjoy.

When: 9th December

Where: Mosman Sq, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

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Carriageworks Christmas Markets – TBC for 2022

Hosted only a few days before the big day, the Carriageworks Christmas Markets will offer over 115 stalls for families to browse across. The markets are a foodie’s dream, making it the perfect place to prep for Christmas Day lunch – with turkey, cheeses, ham, and more on offer. To top it off, free entry was also on offer last year.

When: 22nd December

Where: 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

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Darling Harbour Christmas Markets – TBC for 2022

The Darling Harbour Christmas Markets ran over 4 days in early December, comprised of stalls, decorations, and more for the whole family. Craft workshops were available to entertain the little ones, while parents could browse through the stalls to pick up a unique last-minute Christmas gift. Plus, with an outdoor cinema also available, the night was all the more memorable. For possible updates or announcements of Darling Harbour Christmas Market, head to the City Of Sydney website.

When: TBC

Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales

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Glebe Artisans Christmas Markets – TBC for 2022

The Glebe Artisans Christmas Markets has more than 60 stalls available to browse across. The selection included plenty of unique Christmas gift ideas, including clothes, blankets, ceramics, homewares, toys, and plenty more – all created by local artists. Free entry has also been available in the past.

When: 18 December

Where: 140 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia

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Christmas At Vaucluse House – TBC for 2022

Ring in the festive season in the picturesque grounds of Vaucluse House. You’re invited to delight in the celebrations with live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, talks, and food and gift stalls. A perfect afternoon out for families with so much to do!

When: 12th December

Where: Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, NSW

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Eryldene Christmas Fair – TBC for 2022

The Eryldene Christmas Fair hosts more than 50 stalls in late November, with plenty of options for families hoping to pick up a last-minute Christmas gift. This year, the Christmas Fair is set to take place from the 23rd to the 24th of November. Amongst the vibrant historical gardens, families can sit back, relax, enjoy festive treats, and browse the many markets. Entry is only $5 for adults, while children can enter free of charge. Free parking is available nearby.

When: 23rd and 24th November

Where: 17 McIntosh St, Gordon NSW 2072

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Finders Keepers – TBC for 2022

The Finders Keepers Spring Summer Market ran over 3 days, with a delightful range of handcrafted goods for families to admire. With an overwhelming variety on offer, picking up a unique Christmas gift was made easy. Kids under 12 could enter for free, while adults were $5 each. This year, the event is set to take place from the 6th to the 8th of December, with plenty of food stalls, workshops, and more for kids to enjoy. Live entertainment will also be available. For more information or potential updates for the Finders Keepers Spring Summer Market, head to the website.

When: TBC

Where: The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road, Barangaroo, New South Wales, 2000

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Best Christmas Markets in Sydney for Kids

Sydney families have a large range of Christmas markets to choose from, whether they’re in the heart of the city or the surrounding suburbs. Parents and children can look forward to browsing the array of handcrafted markets and picking up a last-minute Christmas gift, or sitting and relaxing with live music and some festive flavours to accompany.

If you’re looking for some entertaining Sydney Christmas markets, keep your ears to the ground for some possible 2022 announcements for these events as the holiday season draws closer.

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