Best Christmas Markets in Sydney for Kids 2021

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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.

French Christmas Market, Maroubra

Located within the International French School Of Sydney, the French Christmas Markets of Morouba offer a slight European twist for families to enjoy. Parents and children can wander among the 40 stalls, including unique gifts, workshops, live music, and delicious French treats. Plus, kids can even look forward to photos with Santa. For possible announcements of a 2019 French Christmas Market, head to the Lycée Condorcet Sydney website.

When: December 2019

Where: The International French School Of Sydney, 758 Anzac Parade, Maroubra NSW 2035

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Cambridge Markets EQ

The Cambridge Markets have a little something for every member of the family to enjoy, including a countless assortment of market stalls featuring gifts, produce, homewares, and plenty more. The 2018 markets ran all day, from 8 am to 5 pm. Keep an eye out for potential announcements of a 2019 Cambridge Markets at the Entertainment Quarter.

When: December 2019

Where: The Entertainment Quarter, 220, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021

The Rocks Christmas Markets

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: December 2019

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

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Chatswood Mall Christmas Market

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: December 2019

Where: Chatswood Mall Precinct

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Big Design Market

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 a 2019 Big Design Market around Christmas time, head to the website.

When: December 2019

Where: Royal Hall Of Industries, Moore Park

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Kurnell Christmas Market

The Cambridge Markets visited the Sutherland Shire for the first time in November of 2018 – 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. For potential announcements of a 2019 Kurnell Christmas Market, see the Cambridge Markets Facebook page.

When: November 2019

Where: Prince Charles Pde, Kurnell, New South Wales 2231

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Blak Markets

In 2017, the Blak Markets were hosted at the Barangaroo Reserve, with over 30 stalls containing indigenous crafts to admire. This included handmade beauty products, artworks, jewellery, homewares, and heaps more, with profits going towards the aboriginal communities. Live cooking demonstrations made the experience all the more memorable. For potential announcements or updates of a 2019 Blak Christmas Market, head over to the City Of Sydney website.

When: December 2019

Where: Stargazer Lawn, Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

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Kirribilli General Market

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: November and December 2019

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

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The Argyle Affair Summer Christmas Market

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 2019 Argyle Affair Summer Christmas Market, head to the website.

When: November and December 2019

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

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The Grounds Christmas Market

In 2017, 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 a 2019 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: December 2019

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

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Etsy Made Local Markets, Brewery Yard

Plenty of quality, handcrafted goods can be found at the Etsy Made Local Markets of the Brewery Yard, with the 2018 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 a 2019 Etsy Made Local Market at Brewery Yard, head to the City Of Sydney website.

When: November 2019

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

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Christmas Twilight Market, Watsons Bay

Clothes, homewares, toys, ceramics, and leather goods were merely a handful of the items on offer at the 2018 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. For possible announcements or updates regarding a 2019 Christmas Twilight Market of Watsons Bay, head to the City Of Sydney website.

When: December 2019

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

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Mount Annan Botanic Gardens

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 a 2019 Mount Annan Botanic Garden Christmas market.

When: December 2019

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

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Twilight Christmas Market, Mosman

Mosman’s 2018 Twilight Christmas Market ran 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. The 2019 Twilight Christmas Market is set to take place on the 12th of December – head to the Mosman Council website for possible updates.

When: 12 December 2019

Where: Mosman Sq, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

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Carriageworks Christmas Markets

Hosted only a few days before the big day, the 2018 Carriageworks Christmas Markets offered 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. For possible announcements of a 2019 Carriageworks Christmas Market, head to the market’s Facebook page.

When: December 2019

Where: 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

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Darling Harbour Christmas Markets

In 2018, 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 a 2019 Darling Harbour Christmas Market, head to the City Of Sydney website.

When: December 2019

Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales

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Glebe Artisans Christmas Markets

2018 marked the third year for the Glebe Artisans Christmas Markets, with 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. For possible announcements of a 2019 Glebe Artisans Christmas Market, see the City Of Sydney website.

When: December 2019

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

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Christmas Fare At Hyde Park

Food, entertainment, markets, and more – the 2018 Christmas Fare At Hyde Park had it all. Parents and children could enjoy the energetic, festive atmosphere of the Barracks Museum, with delicious food and over 40 stalls to browse across – all for only a gold coin donation. Head to the Sydney Living Museum’s website for potential announcements or updates of a 2019 Christmas Fare At Hyde Park.

When: December 2019

Where: Barracks Museum, Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales

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Eryldene Christmas Fair

The Eryldene Christmas Fair of 2018 hosted 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. For updates and announcements for the 2019 Eryldene Christmas Fair, head to the website.

When: November 2019

Where: 17 McIntosh St, Gordon NSW 2072

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Finders Keepers

In 2018, 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 2019 Finders Keepers Spring Summer Market, head to the website.

When: December 2019

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 2021 announcements for these events as the holiday season draws closer.

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