The fairy light untangling has begun and you’ve cut down the pine tree in your mate’s backyard while he was out of town. Now, the only thing left to do is buy a truck-load of gifts for your nearest and dearest.
Alright, we just felt your heart-rate increase. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Instead of fighting the shopping centre crowds, calmly wander around our favourite local markets and pick up thoughtful gifts.
Here are all of the best Christmas markets on the Gold Coast to check out this silly season.
Twilight Markets | November 22
Upper Coomera Centre
If you’re a northern Gold Coaster on the hunt for unique gift ideas, we’ve got the best Christmas market for you. Better yet, you could win yourself a ripper hamper with their epic raffle. With live music, fun activities and over 50 stalls to peruse, it’s safe to say your halls will be well and truly decked. Head to Coomera’s Twilight Markets from 2pm and stick around until 7pm.
Hide And Seek Market | November 24
Miami State High School
Do you have a special little person in your life to gift for this Christmas? Then look no further than the ever-adorable Hide and Seek Market. Apart from being the most Insta-worthy market going, H&S host all day kids activities, offer stalls with tiny handmade pressies and food trucks with all the trimmings. Stroll by between 9am and 1pm.
The Goddess Gathering Pop-Up Market | November 24
Don’t leave buying your Christmas gifts to the last minute like last year. It was a stressful time. So, The Goddess Gathering’s first ever Pop-Up Market is just the place to ensure you get the award for best present giver. Get in early for handmade goodies lovingly made by local creatives. Bespoke home decor, vegan skincare, one of a kind jewellery and more. Zip in between 8am and noon.
Burleigh Night Market | November 24
Burleigh Heads State School
If you’re anything like us, the lead up to Christmas can involve more entertaining than the day itself...boozy lunches with relos and squeezing in last minute friend catch ups. So sometimes it’s near impossible to avoid hosting a night or two at your place. Luckily, Burleigh Market has all of your fresh produce sorted. Stop by between 6am and noon to load up on showstopping fruit platter spreads and a couple of home-made chutneys you can pass off as your own.
GCGIB Christmas Markets | December 2
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with local boss babes. Gold Coast Girls in Business are hosting their first ever Christmas Market filled to the brim with local Chrissy gift options. Pack your sleigh from 1030 am ‘til 330pm and leave with an entire Christmas haul. Not a checkout line meltdown in sight!
Christmas Markets GC | December 14-16
Don’t you just hate it when you see a gift, ‘yeah-nah’ it and then regret not biting the bullet and buying it? Luckily for you, this year’s Christmas Markets GC is held over three big pet-parade-filled days. After peeking at over 100 market stalls, make a visit to the petting zoo, take a casual pony ride or settle in for a free Christmas movie on the big screen. ‘Tis the season to kick back under the stars and watch Santa arrive by helicopter. Yes, really. Swing by between 4pm and 10pm for three seriously impressive Christmas markets on the Gold Coast.
The Village Markets | December 16
Burleigh Heads State School
What do you get that person who has everything? One of a kind knick knacks from The Village Markets, of course! Join these local legends for their end of year Christmas market from 8:30 am ‘til 1pm. With live tunes to groove you through the stalls, epic food trucks and seriously trendy threads - you’re bound to leave with armfuls of thoughtful gifts. Plus, it’s the perfect place to #treatyoself. You deserve it.
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