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13 Brisbane Christmas Markets You Need To Hit Up This Festive Season

By Constance Allan
21st Oct 2021

‘All I want for Christmas is’…permission to shop. Well, you’re in luck, because we hereby grant you permission to spend your Christmas bonus (and let’s be real, your ‘savings’) on homemade local goodies under the Brisbane sun and stars. And what better way to do that than hit up all the Christmas markets Brisbane has to offer in November and December?

From boho luxe trinkets to twilight sessions, here are all the Christmas-themed markets you need to stroll through this December.

Fish Lane Christmas Markets

Attention folks far and wide, Fish Lane is once again hosting their beloved Christmas Markets this year. Fish Lane has had its own little makeover of late, sporting new spots and more space. And you know what more space means for the markets? More vendors of course. Plus, they’ll be shutting down the road between Hope and Grey Street to feature over 40 stalls. Keep your eyes peeled for the vendor line-up that’s to be announced very soon.

When: 9am–1pm, Sunday 19 December
Where: Fish Lane, South Brisbane
Find out more details here.

Gasworks Christmas Market

Under the iconic metal structure of Newstead’s social hub will live the Gasworks Christmas Market this December. Surrounded by some of Brisbane’s greatest foodie spots, this will be a Friday night to have circled in the calendar with local dining and shopping at the helm. With stalls offering up fashion, art, homewares, skincare, plants and ceramics (just to name a few), it’s sure not to disappoint.

When: 5pm–9pm, Friday 10 December
Where: Gasworks, Newstead
Find out more here.

Everton Plaza Christmas Markets 

One of the north side’s tastiest precincts is bringing the Christmas vibes this year, with Everton Plaza turning into a festive market for one day only. The Market Folk will be taking over the lanes, bringing along their signature line up of local stallholders hawking art, fashion, homewares, plants, ceramics, children’s goods, beauty products and so much more, with over 40 stalls to shop from. While you browse, you’ll be serenaded by folk-pop singer Jess Irvine, and you can grab a snap in front of the flower wall by Florals By Blush. 

When: 9am–1pm, Saturday 18 December 
Where: Everton Plaza, Everton Park 
Find out more here

Coorparoo Christmas Market

Back for another year, Coorparoo Markets will occupy Brisbane’s beloved Coorparoo Square for a day of showcasing independent businesses. With over 45 local vendors to browse, you can indulge in shopping without the fears of feeding the commercialisation of Christmas (thanks capitalism), because you’ll be supporting hard working, passionate local creatives. Plus, for breakfast fiends, there are plenty of stalls to pick up your Sunday morning coffee and brunch fix. 

When: 9am–1pm, Sunday 12 December 
Where: Coorparoo Square
Find out more here

QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Market 

One day of shopping not enough for you? Well the QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Market is running for a whole weekend, so you’ve got plenty of time to browse some of Brisbane’s best local independent makers and their handmade goods. There’ll be a diverse selection of handmade ceramics, jewellery, homewares, textiles and clothing on offer, and best of all, you can make a day of it and check out the amazing Asia Pacific Triennial exhibition showing across the galleries while you’re there. 

When: 9am–4pm, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December 
Where: Outside GOMA, South Brisbane 
Find out more here.

A Very Valley Market Christmas 

Jingle all the way into the Valley for this Christmas market trail, which is taking over all the laneways as well as the Brunswick Street Mall and the Institute of Modern art. Each area will have something different to explore—the mall will be full of handmade artisan gifts while you can catch a dog show and a bite to eat in Bakery Lane. Winn Lane will have the sweet treats covered, not to mention the local designer shopping, and in California Lane you can get a photo with Santa and a morning mimosa at Duke’s on Brunswick (you know you’ll need it). Finally, IMA is transforming their foyer and forecourt into a handmade market where you’ll no doubt find a quirky gift for those hard to buy for family members. 

When: 9am–2pm, Saturday 20 November 
Where: Brunswick Street Mall, Bakery Lane, Winn Lane, California Lane and IMA, Fortitude Valley
Find out more here.  

Portside Christmas Markets

Is there a better way to market browse than on the waterfront? Answer: obviously not. Portside Wharf welcomes The Market Folk with a pop-up market that will showcase local businesses and live music to set the mood while you browse and shop. Located in the heart of the eclectic Northside urban village, you can catch a meal or grab a feed before launching into your Christmas shopping.

When: 12pm–4pm, Saturday 20 November
Where: Portside, Hamilton 
Find out more here.

Plant Empire Christmas Market

As the year comes to an end and your annual work leave rolls around, you’re likely to have some time up your sleeve. This means more time to finally become the plant parent of your dreams—go on, back yourself to not let yet another plant die. Yeerongpilly’s Plant Empire Christmas Market is your one-stop shop to fulfil this Christmas miracle. Plus, if you’re sick of buying your rellies cookbooks for the fifth year in a row, why not gift them with a cactus instead?

When: 9am–1pm, Sunday 5 December
Where: Plant Empire, Yeerongpilly 
Find out more here.

Nundah Christmas Market

Nothing says Christmas quite like fairy lights and evening ambience. The Nundah Christmas Market is bringing the vibes and kitchen sink to the table this silly season. Featuring bulk street eats, you’ll be able to stock up for Christmas stockings with gourmet sweets curated by bespoke makers. A boozy market, there will also be multiple pop-up bars and live music to accompany you as you cruise through your Christmas shopping.

When: 4pm–10pm, Saturday 4 December
Where: Station Street, Nundah 
Find out more here

Vend Christmas Markets

VEND Marketplace is going all out this festive season and really, could we expect anything less of Brisbane’s renowned marketplace spot? With over 150 vendors to browse from, you’re guaranteed to find something you love. Did someone say indoor greenhouse? Plus, there are food stalls of course, boozy spots for the grown-ups, and face painting for the kids.

When: 5pm–9pm, Saturday 27 November
Where: VEND Marketplace, Virginia 
Find out more here.

South City Square Christmas Markets

South City Square has an unmissable line-up of vendors for their Christmas Pop-Up Market. Watch Woolloongabba’s dining precinct transform into a cinema scene with food trucks, live music and a plethora of stalls. There will be the classic vendors selling homewares, plants, art, and fashion, but notably, they’ll also have multiple stalls selling eco and zero waste products. So you can shop and buy all the tools you need to stay green this summertime.

When: 9am–1pm, Sunday 5 December
Where: South City Square, Woolloongabba 
Find out more here.

Carseldine Christmas Twilight Markets

Making a (shopping) list, checking it twice! Carseldine Christmas Markets have all the fixings to ensure this is a twilight you won’t forget. So it’s time to be a little (s)elfish and treat yourself to an evening of delectable feeds and spectacular Christmas cheer. With all your favourite seasonal bops blaring (Wham! obviously), you can indulge in a plethora of stalls sporting handmade gifts. 

When: 4pm–9pm, Saturday 20 November
Where: 133 Dorville Road, Carseldine
Find out more here.

Milton Christmas Twilight Markets 

Santa Claus is coming to Milton! And snaps are up for grabs with him for you and the kids at Milton’s Christmas Twilight Markets. Plus there will be countless gourmet eats and drinks, incredible live entertainment and a pop-up bar from Stone & Wood to see you into the silly season. There will also be an extensive range of artisan handmade gifts that you won’t find just anywhere, so you can sort out all your Christmas gifts before December even rolls around. 

When: 4pm–10pm, Saturday 27 November 
Time: Cribb Street, Milton 
Find out more here.

Looking for more Christmas fun? Check out this Christmas themed putt putt. 

Image credit: Laura Battiato/Getty

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