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
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 Tramsheds 2023
Join in the festive celebrations at The Tramsheds with two days of joyous fun. Located at 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, NSW, 2037, this event will showcase a thoughtfully curated selection of crafts and handmade vendors offering home goods, eco-friendly clothing, and delightful food and beverages.
The market will take place on the 7th of December from 3:30 pm to 9 pm and on the 9th of December from 9 am to 3 pm. In addition to exploring the market stalls, visitors can indulge in a variety of culinary delights from the numerous fantastic restaurants and cafes within The Tramsheds. Don’t miss out on the festive atmosphere and unique finds.
For more information, visit the website here.
Double Bay Christmas Fair 2023
Double Bay is gearing up for an unmissable Christmas event on December 9th at Guilfoyle Park. Hosted by the Bay Street Initiative, the inaugural Double Bay Christmas Fair promises a day filled with quality food markets, festive tunes, family entertainment (think petting zoos and face painting), and possibly a special visit from Santa.
With corporate sponsorship and local council support, this event is set to become one of Sydney’s coolest Christmas celebrations, attracting crowds from all over East Sydney. Stay tuned for a day of holiday cheer and community spirit in the heart of Double Bay!
Good Food & Wine Show Christmas Market 2023
Get ready for a festive feast at the Good Food & Wine Show Christmas Market at Carriageworks from November 17th to 19th, 2023. Organized by the team behind Australia’s longest-running food and wine show, the event features over 150 food and drink stalls, gourmet food trucks, and lively tunes.
Located at 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, the market offers a unique selection of Christmas delights, from wines to whiskies, seafood to cheeses. With an entry fee of $15, it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on holiday treats and gifts. Don’t miss out on this culinary extravaganza!
The Rocks Christmas Markets 2023
The Rocks Christmas Markets area popular festive event, running from early to mid December. Families can wander among the decorated laneways while browsing the stalls for handmade gifts and tasting the flavoursome treats. Filling Christmas stockings is hungry work so take a moment to sample the market’s delicious fare.
When: Saturdays and Sundays from 2 – 24 December
Where: George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000
Website: The Rocks Christmas Markets
Le Jolly Market 2023
Authentic wood hut chalets, Christmas lights, snow falling, fresh oysters and melted cheese stations… Immerse yourself in the French-European Christmas night market vibes while you shop, wine & dine in front of Customs House, during the French Christmas Nights at Le Jolly Market. Each night at 7.00 PM at the bottom of the giant Christmas tree, groove on classic Christmas jazz music under the falling snow! Free entry.
When: 15 – 22 December
Where: 31 Alfred Street, Sydney, NSW 200
Website: Le Jolly Market
Sydney Fish Market’s 36-hour seafood marathon 2023
Sydney Fish Market’s annual 36-Hour Seafood Marathon is on again. Retailers will be open for 36 hours from 5am, Friday 23 December right through to 5pm Christmas Eve. They will have everything you need this festive season, including fresh seafood, premium meats, fresh fruit and veg, gourmet deli produce, last minute kitchenware gifts and so much more. Plus, the retailers have a variety of home delivery options, for added convenience.
Time: 5am – 5pm
When: 23 – 24 December
Where: Sydney Fish Market, Bank Street, Pyrmont
Website: Click here
Martin Place Christmas Market 2023
The markets, supported by City of Sydney and operated by Cambridge Markets, will run until Christmas Eve in the pedestrian boulevard of Martin Place in Sydney’s central business district. It will be a mixed market offering all manner of goods from fashion, food, gifts, homewares, candles, festive products and plenty more.
The markets will run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December until December 23, from 11am-8pm. The launch of the market will coincide with Martin Place being transformed into a festive wonderland on Saturday and Sunday November 24-25, with Martin Place hosting roving performers, carollers and decorations as well as the new markets.
When: 24th November – 23rd December
Where: 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Website: Martin Place Christmas Market
Blak Markets Christmas Festival 2023
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: 3rd December
Where: Bare Island, NSW
Website: Blak Markets Christmas Festival
Kirribilli Art Design & Fashion Market 2023
Lots of art, unique pieces, and great discoveries to be made. This market has a vibrant atmosphere, fantastic stalls, with great live music and international food. The Burton St tunnel exclusively features Artisan-made products; while the bowling green and gravel areas feature Fashion stalls and much more.
When: 3rd December
Where: St Mary’s Road, Sydney New South Wales 2000
Elanora Heights Village Christmas Markets 2023
Elanora Heights shopping village will be holding over 50 stalls for it’s first ever Christmas markets. Amazing gifts food and live music and kids entertainment.
When: 26th November
Where: 63b Kalang Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Artisans Market Glebe Christmas Market 2023
Meet the makers at this community market—a place for stress-free Christmas shopping with friendly stallholders set against a beautiful outdoor backdrop. Guests can peruse a diverse selection of gifts handmade by local artisans. Supporting local businesses takes on added meaning here, as this nonprofit market channels funds to benefit local charities and schools, contributing to the well-being of the community.
Where: Dr HJ Foley Rest Park, 140 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Date: Saturday 2 December, 2023
Time: 8am – 1pm
Cambridge Markets 2023
The Cambridge Markets group orchestrates various market events across Sydney annually. Among its notable markets are the EQ biweekly markets and Ryde Wharf markets. The seasonal lineup kicks off from mid-November, featuring standout events such as the EQ Ultimate Christmas Market, The Shire Christmas Market, and Watson’s Bay Christmas Market. For those in search of distinctive gifts beyond the typical shopping center offerings, these markets present an ideal destination.
Dates: Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 November (Cronulla Market), Sunday 3 December (Ultimate Christmas Market), Saturday 9 December (Pittwater Christmas Market), Sunday 10 December (Ryde Market)
Time: See website for times of each market
Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Market 2023
Highlighting independent art, design, and food stalls, attendees are invited to participate in the conscious shopping revolution. Engage with the creators and contribute to the community by embracing small and local businesses this Christmas. With their widespread popularity, these markets are a must-visit—experience the buzz for yourself! Food trucks and live music create a vibrant atmosphere, ensuring ample entertainment and sustenance as you explore the array of 200 stalls.
Where: The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve 1 Merriman St, Barangaroo
Date: Friday 8 – Sunday 10 December
Time: Friday 4 – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm
Tramsheds Growers Christmas Markets
Experience two days of festive fun at the Tramsheds! Explore a thoughtfully curated selection of crafts and handmade vendors offering a variety of items, from home goods to eco-friendly clothing. Indulge in delectable food and beverages as you peruse the market’s offerings. Additionally, satisfy your culinary cravings by grabbing a bite to eat from the diverse and fantastic restaurants and cafes available at the Tramsheds. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a unique blend of shopping, dining, and holiday cheer!
Where: 1 Dalgal way, Forest Lodge
Date: Thursday 7 & Saturday 9 December
Time: Thursday – 3:30 – 9pm, Saturday – 9am – 3pm
The Cannery Christmas Markets 2023
Get your hands dirty at these markets at the Cannery, Rosebery’s revived warehouse space filled with providores, restaurants, bars, and producers. More than 40 stallholders will be setting up shop on the day, with workshops and cooking classes for both kids and adults, plus artisanal food and handmade crafts and gifts to take home.
Where: 61 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery
Date: Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 December, 2023
Time: Saturday – 9am – 3pm Sunday – 9am – 3pm
Find out more about The Cannery Christmas Markets here.
Twilight Christmas Market, Mosman 2023
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: 7th December
Where: Mosman Sq, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
Website: Click here
Good Food & Wine Show Christmas Market 2023
Brought to you by the team behind Australia’s longest-running consumer food and wine show, the Christmas Market is set to unfold at Carriageworks in Eveleigh from Friday, November 17, to Sunday, November 19.
Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with over 150 food and drink stalls, gourmet food trucks, lively tunes, and a vibrant atmosphere. The market promises a delightful blend of entertainment and culinary delights. Discover everything you need for your Christmas table, from gifts to stocking fillers, including a diverse range of wines, whiskies, seafood, and cheeses!
Avoid the last-minute rush to the shops and opt for more exciting and unique alternatives not found in your local supermarket. The Christmas Market provides the perfect opportunity to place orders with exhibitors for early December deliveries to your door, ensuring you have everything in time for a joyous Christmas celebration.
Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Date: Friday 17 November
Saturday 18 November
Sunday 19 November
Time: Friday 4 – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
Finders Keepers 2023
The Finders Keepers Spring Summer Market will run 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 is made easy. Kids under 12 can enter for free, while adults are $5 each. T
his year, the event is set to take place from the 8th to the 10th 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: 8th – 10th December
Where: The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road, Barangaroo, New South Wales, 2000
Website: Finders Keepers
Carriageworks Christmas Markets 2023
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.
When: Every Saturday 8am – 1pm
Where: 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Website: Carriageworks Christmas Markets
Pittwater Christmas Markets 2023
From Pittwater to Cronulla, Christmas markets will be the places to shop this year when Cambridge Markets brings four major events to Sydney this festive season. Pittwater Christmas Markets will feature high-quality stallholders selling goods as diverse as fashion, toys, gifts, candles, pet accessories, fragrance, soap, homewares, ceramics, photography, art, jewellery, hats, sunglasses, shoes, swimwear, towels and plants.
Shoppers will also find beautiful festive goods ranging from wrapping paper and Christmas cards to puddings, Christmas cakes, trees, ornaments, wreaths, ribbons, decorations, table settings, crackers and plenty more.
When: 9 December
Where: Mona St, Mona Vale NSW 2103, Australia
Website: Click here
Glebe Artisans Christmas Markets 2023
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: 2 December
Where: Dr Foley Rest Park, Glebe, Cnr Bridge & Glebe Point Roads, Glebe
Website: Glebe Artisans Christmas Markets
Ryde Wharf Markets
The Ryde Wharf Market, held in conjunction with City of Ryde, will now be on the second and fourth Sundays of every month, from 9am-2pm. It is a fabulous market with plenty of gourmet produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, pantry items and a great sprinkling of market-friendly stalls for the home or self, including candles, clothes and gifts. There’s also fabulous international food, ranging from gozleme to dumplings.
When: 10th December
Where: 1 Rothesay Ave, Ryde NSW 2112, Australia
Website: Ryde Wharf Markets
Wentworth Point Markets – TBC
Wentworth Point will come alive from 9am-3pm with the monthly markets. The Wentworth Point Market takes place at the blocked-off Wentworth Place and the new Town Square opposite Marina Square, Wentworth Point, with all manner of goods on offer, from delicious international food stalls to food products to plants and homewares, pet accessories (bring your furry friends along) coffee, cake, bread, beautiful things for the home, and, of course, delicious brunch and lunch fare.
Website: Click here
Wylie’s Christmas Markets – TBC
To celebrate the Christmas cheer, Wylie’s Baths will be hosting Christmas Market. This is a community event focused on bringing people together to #shoplocal this Christmas. They will have buskers there on the night to serenade your shopping – don’t forget to bring some cash for them! Additionally the Wylie’s kiosk will be selling food, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
Website: Click here
Best Christmas Markets in Sydney for Kids 2023
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 2023 announcements for these events as the holiday season draws closer.
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