'Tis the season to go Christmas shopping. But mainly, 'tis the season to stuff your face. So what better way to do both than hit up all the Christmas markets Brisbane has to offer in November and December?
From boho luxe trinkets to twilight sessions to even one aimed at our canine companions, here are all the Christmas-themed markets you need to stroll through this December.
Christmas Design Market
If you’re shopping for someone who is the ultimate art lover, you have to check out the Christmas Design Market at QAGOMA this year. Support local artists and gift something truly beautiful and unique by shopping for gorgeous local designs, jewellery, homewares, ceramics and artworks.When: 9am—4pm, Saturday 30 November Where: QAGOMA, South Brisbane For more information, click here.
A Very Laneway Christmas
Word on the street is that The Laneways in Fortitude Valley are banding together once again to create their legendary Xmas market, A Very Laneway Christmas. This year, they will be playing host to a selection of high quality, carefully screened stallholders with original vintage and second-hand goods, curated by L’il J’s Vintage.When: 9am—2pm, Saturday 16 November Where: The Laneways, Fortitude Valley For more information, click here.
Brisbane Etsy Made Local Christmas Market
Another market mastering the locally made goods this holiday season is the Etsy Market. Stop by to browse through the wares of Brisbane’s best makers and creators as they sell their Christmassy creations alongside food trucks, live music, workshops, and drinks aplenty.When: 9am—6pm, Saturday 30 November and 9am—3pm, Sunday 1 December Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills Find out more here.
The BrisStyle Twilight Markets
The BrisStyle Handmade Markets are at it again this year, and this time they’re bigger and better than ever before. 80 local designers will be lit up by the solar-powered Christmas tree outside City Hall, with food trucks, gift wrapping stations, live music and even workshops where you can make your own Christmas decorations.When: 4pm—9pm, Saturday 30 November Where: King George Square, Brisbane CBD Find out more here.
Christmas On Cribb
ICYMI, Christmas on Cribb may be Brisbane’s most iconic Christmas market to date. The Milton Markets will be completely taking over Cribb Street on the first Friday of December with sleigh bells a-ringing. On top of the usual suspects such as live entertainment, Christmassy food and Artisan gifts they will also be boasting specialty pop-ups serving up all manner of holiday spirits—see what we did there?When: 4pm—10pm, Saturday 30 November Where: Cribb Street, Milton Find out more here.
Boho Luxe Market
Prepare to unleash your inner flower child, Melbourne’s hugely popular Boho Luxe Market is heading to Brisbane just in time for the festive season. Think Byron Bay meets Splendour but with a festive vibe, as well as plenty of flower crowns, dreamcatchers, crystals and all of the boho goodness in between. And what proper boho market would be complete without vegan food stalls, flower crown workshops and kombi vans.When: 5pm—9pm, Friday 6, 9am—8pm, Saturday 7 and 9am—3pm, Sunday 8 December Where: The Old Museum, Bowen Hills Find out more here.
Carseldine Twilight Christmas Markets
Yule be sorry if you miss this one. Step into a Christmas fantasy at the Carseldine Markets, where there will be gourmet food, live entertainment, handmade gifts and a whole lot of festive cheer. Round up your family and friends, buckle in for a good time and maybe even tick off some Christmas shopping on the way.When: 6.30pm—10pm, Friday 29 November Where: 532 Beams Road, Carseldine Find out more here.
Coorparoo Christmas Market
Shop small this Christmas at the Coorparoo Markets, where over 30 creative business will be offering ceramics, pots, handmade clothing, skincare, candles, artwork, reusable gift bags, accessories, honey and more. There will also be preloved rack sales where you can snap up a bargain and keep clothing out of landfill—win-win.When: 10am—2pm, Sunday 17 November Where: Coorparoo Square Apartments, Coorparoo Find out more here.
The heritage listed Gasometre and Gasworks are being taken over by an entire weekend of boutique market stalls, artisan workshops, pre-loved rack sales, live music and more. Stop by to shop ‘til you drop before making the most of the precinct's delicious bars and eateries.When: 5pm—8pm, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 and 10am—2pm, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December Where: Gasworks Plaza, Newstead Find out more here.
Nundah Christmas Twilight Markets
Pop-up bars, gourmet eats, fresh Chrissy produce and artisan products—what more could you want in a Christmas market (other than some snow)? Make the most of a balmy Saturday afternoon outdoors at the Nundah Twilight Markets, where over 150 stalls will ready and waiting to fill up your stockings this year.When: 4pm—10pm, Saturday 7 December Where: Station Street, Nundah Find out more here.
Festive Flavours at Brisbane Night Markets
If you’re one of the 90% of people who forget they have to buy Christmas presents, then rest assured, the Brisbane Night Market has got your back this year. Every Friday evening until Christmas week, drop into Brisbane’s most iconic market for an entire lane dedicated to crafty presents along with seafood and cheese platters, carol singers and plenty of festive cheer.When: Fridays in December Where: Brisbane Markets, Rocklea Find out more here.
Beenleigh Christmas Twilight Markets
Get those stockings ready to stuff full of gourmet food, handmade goodies, seasonal produce and some good ol' fashioned Christmas cheer at the Beenleigh Christmas Twilight Markets. Here you'll find plenty of artisan stalls, produce and provisions to get your Christmas shopping out of the way, as well as live music, entertainment, workshops and most importantly, plenty to eat and drink.
When: 5pm—9pm, Friday 15 November
Where: Beenleigh Town Square, Beenleigh
Find out more here.
Kuraby Christmas Twilight Markets
You'll have a holly jolly time at Kuraby Markets, where boogie-worthy live music, entertainment and workshops will set the mood for an evening of shopping and eating. Try not to only buy presents for yourself with the huge array of gourmet food, gifts and provisions that will be on offer—you know Santa's watching.
When: 5pm—9pm, Friday 22 November
Where: 1342 Beenleigh Rd, Kuraby
Find out more here.
Santa Paws Christmas Market
As the name suggests, this is a Christmas market for you and your four-legged friend. Hosted by the Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital, you’ll be able to shop for pet treats and accessories to spoil your furry bestie. Food options for both pooches and their humans will also be available on the day, plus you can both get a photo with Santa Paws himself.When: 7.30am—11.30am, Sunday 8 December Where: John Scott Park, Samford Village Find out more here.
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