Is there anything better than a Christmas market? Simply walking among the vibrant decorations is all that it takes to boost your Christmas spirit. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to browse the unique handmade goods, indulge in some festive flavours, and soak in the Christmas vibes. And luckily for Gold Coast families, there’s no shortage of markets to choose from.

Best Christmas Markets on the Gold Coast for Families

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If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the festive season in style, here is a list of the best Christmas markets on the Gold Coast for kids.

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

Christmas Twilight Markets, Upper Coomera

Christmas Twilight Markets arehosted in the Upper Coomera Centre, offering families over 50 stalls to browse amongst. Not to mention, with live music, entertaining activities, and an impressive hamper up for grabs, both parents and kids could appreciate the venture. Definitely one of our top Christmas markets on the Gold Coast with kids! Keep an eye out for potential updates for a 2019 Christmas Twilight Markets in Upper Coomera.

When: November 2019

Address: 90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera

Burleigh Market

For those hoping to stock up on fresh produce leading up to Christmas Day, the Burleigh Night Market is worth a visit. The stalls are typically open from 7 am to 12 pm, offering visitors an impressive collection of delicious treats to satisfy the entire family. Not to mention, there’s live music and craft stalls for the kids to enjoy. See the Burleigh Markets Facebook page for potential updates on a 2019 Burleigh Night Market.

When: November 2019

Address: Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 4220

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Christmas Markets GC, Broadwater Parklands

Christmas Markets GC REheld in the Broadwater Parklands, with a generous mix of activities and entertainment for families to enjoy. Kids could look forward to a free Christmas movie, food trucks, entertaining activities, and the arrival of Santa in a helicopter. Free entry and free Santa photos were also available. See the Christmas Markets GC Facebook page for further updates.

When: 20-22nd December 2019

Address: Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215

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Valley Vibe Twilight Market, Tallebudgera

Situated within the Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall was the 2018 Valley Vibe Twilight Market – offering families a variety of stalls to browse and treats to taste. Parents could also bring along a picnic blanket and listen to live music. Keep an eye out for possible announcements regarding the 2019 Valley Vibe Twilight Market.

When: December 2019

Address: 611 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera Valley

Cooly Christmas Festival And Markets

The Cooly Christmas Festival And Markets are always an entertaining day out the entire family canenjoy. Parents and kids can browse through the extensive maze of markets or lounge on a picnic blanket and listen to the live music. Plus, with a collection of food and drink stalls located nearby, the venture isall the more enjoyable. For possible announcements of a 2019 Cooly Christmas Festival And Markets, see the Design Collective Markets Facebook page.

When: December 2019

Address: Stapylton Street, Coolangatta, Queensland, 4225 Australia

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Beachside Christmas Concert, Coolangatta

Gold Coast families eager to get in the Christmas spirit with the help of carols could swing by the Beachside Christmas Concert of Coolangatta in 2018. Hosted in Queen Elizabeth Park, the event was free of charge and was hosted alongside a collection of Christmas markets and food stalls for parents and children to enjoy. Keep an eye out for possible announcements of a 2019 Beachside Christmas Concert in Coolangatta.

When: December, 2019

Address: Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia

Tweed Festive Twilight Market

Located on the Jack Evens Boat Harbour, the 2018 Tweed Festive Twilight Market was the perfect spot for local families to tick off some items on their Christmas shopping list. After browsing through the labyrinth of stalls, parents and children could sit back, relax, and enjoy the delicious food and fairy lights while talented local musicians performed. For potential announcements of a 2019 Tweed Festive Twilight Market, head to the Makers And Finder’s Facebook page.

When: December 2019

Address: Tweed Heads, New South Wales.

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The Goddess Gathering Pop-Up Market, Currumbin

The Goddess Gathering Pop-Up Market was first hosted in 2018, offering local families the chance to browse through its extensive list of stalls for all sorts of handmade goods. With the variety on offer, picking up a unique gift was as simple as ever. This is a fantastic option when hunting for the best Christmas markets on the Gold Coast with kids. For possible announcements or updates for a 2019 Goddess Gathering Pop-Up Market in Currumbin, see the Goddess Gathering Facebook page.

When: November 2019

Address: 1/ 37 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin, Queensland, Australia, 4223.

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Sanctuary Markets, Currumbin

Last year, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sanctuary Markets teamed up to host their own Christmas markets in Currumbin, offering an array of activities for families to enjoy. This included an arts and craft market for parents and children, photo ops with various wildlife creatures, Christmas shows, carollers, food stalls, and more, with free entry also available. Head over to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Facebook page for potential announcements of a 2019 Sanctuary Christmas Market.

When: December 2019

Address: 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

Kingscliff Night Markets

The Kingscliff Night Markets are the perfect seaside location to pick up a unique Christmas gift. The kids canlook forward to a generous collection of entertaining activities, including a petting zoo, face painting, live entertainment, and so much more. There was even an international food precinct for families to refuel from all the excitement. For possible further announcements of a 2019 Kingscliff Night Market, head over to the Kingscliff Night Market Facebook page.

When: December 2018

Address: 22A Marine Parade Kingscliff, Australia

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Hide And Seek Market, Miami

Hosted at the Miami State High School, the 2018 Hide And Seek Markets runfrom 9 am to 1 pm, offering an array of enticing elements for families to enjoy. This includes an assortment of stalls for parents and kids to pick up the perfect gift, as well as various children’s activities, food trucks, and heaps more. Head over to the Hide And Seek Market Facebook page for potential updates or announcements of a 2019 Hide And Seek Market.

When: November 2019 (fortnightly)

Address: 2137-2205 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami QLD 4220

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GCGIB Christmas Markets, Southport

In 2018, the Gold Coast Girls In Business held their first-ever Christmas market, with over 40 local market stalls, food trucks, and more, with free entry also on offer. For the kids, face painting, a kid’s zone, karate demonstrations, and more were available. Head over to the Gold Coast Girls In Business website for potential announcements or updates of a 2019 Christmas Market.

When: December 2019

Address: Olsen & Musgrave Avenue, Southport, Queensland 4210, Australia

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Robina Community Carols And Twilight Markets

The Robina Community Carols And Twilight Markets took place at the Robina State School in 2018, offering families a wide assortment of markets to browse. Alongside the markets were plenty of other enticing activities and attractions for kids to enjoy, including food stalls, festive carols, exciting raffles, and heaps more. Head to the Robina State School Facebook page for potential announcements of a 2019 Robina Community Carols And Twilight Market.

When: December 2019

Address: 1-13 Killarney Avenue, Robina

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Christmas In The Park, Pacific Pines

The 2018 Christmas In The Park in Pacific Pines had plenty of attractions for the entire family to enjoy. This included free rides, an appearance from Santa, food trucks, fireworks, and a collection of market stalls to browse. For possible announcements of a 2019 Christmas In The Park, head to the event’s Facebook page.

When: December 2019

Address: Central Park, Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines

Beard Dragon Twilight Markets

The Twilight Markets by the Tamborine Mammoth Country Market were hosted in the Beard Dragon Hotel in 2018, with plenty of activities for the family to enjoy. Parents could browse among the array of market stalls while kids could appreciate the playground, delicious treats, entertainment, and more. Kids meals were also available for only $5. The 2019 Twilight Markets are set to take over the Bearded Dragon again in late November. Head to the Tamborine Mammoth Country Market Facebook page for more information.

When: 3 pm to 8 pm – 29 November 2019

Address:2 Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine, Queensland

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The Village Markets, Burleigh

Located within the Burleigh Heads State School was the 2018 Village Markets – a popular spot for Gold Coast families to snag a unique gift for the holiday season. The event included a blend of elements both parents and children could easily enjoy, including a wide array of stalls to browse, food trucks, and heaps more. Head to the Village Markets website for more information on a potential 2019 Village Markets.

When: December 2019

Address: Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 4220

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Mount Tamborine Christmas Market

The 2018 Mount Tamborine Christmas Market had plenty of attractions to entertain both parents and children. Not only could families browse the wide array of markets, but face painting and live music were also on offer. For potential announcements and updates of a 2019 Market On The Mountain, see the Tamborine Mountain State School Markets Facebook page.

When: November 2019

Address: 67-87 Holt Road, North Tamborine, Queensland, Australia

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The Green Marquee Xmas Twilight Market

The Green Marquee Xmas Twilight Market is hosted in the Eco Village, with an array of market stalls, food trucks, and live music for both parents and kids to enjoy. With the generous offering available, it’s the perfect spot to grab a unique Christmas gift. Head over to the Green Marquee Market website for potential announcements of a 2019 market event.

When: December 2018

Address: The Eco Village, 2 Village Way, Currumbin Valley

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Pottsville Street Food Fiesta And Family Fun Night

In 2018, the Pottsville Street Food Fiesta And Family Fun Night ran from 4 pm to 8 pm, offering families an entertaining mix of activities to enjoy together. Parents could bring along a picnic blanket, sit back, and enjoy live music alongside some delicious food. The event was hosted by the Design Collective Markets – head to the Facebook page for potential announcements of a 2019 Pottsville Street Food Fiesta And Family Fun Night.

When: December 2019

Address: Charles Street, Pottsville, Queensland, Australia

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Pimpama Christmas Market

The 2018 Pimpama Christmas Markets were hosted at the Pimpama Uniting Church, with over 60 locals stalls for families to browse, including arts, gifts, crafts, and more. Plus, kids could enjoy live entertainment as well as delicious foods and drinks. Keep an eye out for potential updates of a 2019 Pimpama Christmas Market.

When: December 2019

Address: 246 Creek Street, Pimpama

Christmas Art And Crafter’s Market

Hosted by the Gold Coast Potter’s Association, the 2018 Christmas Art And Crafter’s Market had a variety of features for families to enjoy, including demonstrations from local artists, live music, kids activities, delicious food, and more. Plus, it was the perfect spot to pick up a local, handmade gift. For possible announcements of a 2019 Christmas Art And Crafter’s Market, head to the Gold Coast Potters Association’s Facebook page.

When: November 2019

Address: 173 Ashmore Rd, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217

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Best Christmas Markets on the Gold Coast for Kids

The Gold Coast is home to an extensive list of festive markets, helping to get families in the spirit for the festive season. Both parents and children can stroll among the vibrant decorations, browsing the wide array of stalls while uncovering some perfect gift options for those hard-to-buy-for family members. Otherwise, families can take a step back and relax while listening to live music and enjoying some delicious food. If you’re looking for some entertaining Gold Coast Christmas markets, keep your ears to the ground for some possible 2019 announcements of these events as the holiday season draws closer.