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Slip Into The Festive Spirit With These Gold Coast Christmas Markets

By Urban List Writers
9th Dec 2020

a christmas market stall filled with christmas toys and ornaments

The festive season is upon us and while the thoughts of Christmas movies, baking gingerbread men, putting up Christmas trees and driving around to look at all the beautifully decorated houses makes you feel warm and fuzzy, the stress of buying gifts for all your nearest and dearest is not so much fun. 

Instead of sweating through the shopping centre crowds, how about this year you vow to purchase all your presents from local stalls at markets. Not only does this mean you’ll be consciously consuming, you’ll also be shopping small, supporting local creative and artisans,  enabling them to keep doing what they love. Read on for all of the best Gold Coast Christmas markets, so you can spread the Christmas cheer this year. 

Ho Ho Ho Handmade at Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise

You’ll find sand (not snow) and market stalls along The Esplanade this Saturday 12 December, where you’ll be able to score a sweet deal on a range of local homemade gifts. You’ll find it hard not to treat yo’ elf with artisan handmade gifts and spectacular Christmas decorations from over 100 stalls. Grab your little helpers because there will be live tunes, kids activities and sweets and treats!

When: 12 December, 4pm-9pm
Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
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Bundall Farmers’ Market


Ho, ho, ho, a special edition of Bundall Farmers’ Market is treating us to a range of Christmas themed goodies on December 23. All your favourite stallholders will be there as well as special guest Santa making a visit for all kids, naughty and nice. 

When: 23 December, 6am-11:30am
Where: HOTA,
135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise
For more information, click here.

Christmas Twilight Market


Embrace the Christmas spirit this festive season and wander the Mudgeeraba Country Markets under magical twilight lights. Handcrafted items and Christmas treats under the stars? Sign us up.

When: 19 December, 3pm-8pm
Where: 115 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba
For more information, click here.

Robina Christmas Markets


Head to the Robina Pavilion to shop local gifts include beautiful handmade jewellery, boutique candles, gourmet food, stunning florals. Pick up last minute presents, followed by lunch and a cold one on the deck. We’ll cheers to that. Markets will include Lady Jet Jewellery, Natures Bakers, Silver Hawk Candle Co, Harper and Harlow Flora, Baby Luxe and Co, Luna Belle Pet Products and more.

When: 19 December, 6am-12pm
Where: Robina Pavilion, 227 Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina
For more information, click

Community Christmas Markets

Mermaid Waters

Enjoy delish snacks from local favs like Project Tokyo, Saigon Vietnames, Lucky Bao, Woodfire Pizza and more at the Mermaid Waters Community Christmas Markets. Santa’s little helpers will have a ball with a jumping castle and face painting while you keep entertained with live music. 

When: 12 and 19 December, 4pm
Where: 90 Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters
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Twilight Christmas Market

Surfers Paradise

Markets in the Meadow is hosting an exclusive Twilight Christmas Market this festive season, perfect for grabbing those last minute gifts. All the usual stallholders will be offering the best seasonal produce and get in the Christmas spirit with Christmas activities and live entertainment. Bonus: you can bring your pooch along so no one is left out of the festivities.

When: 23 December, 3pm-7pm
Where: Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise
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December Coomera Country Market


Hit up the friendly and relaxed Coomera Country Market and browse a huge array of stalls that’ll have something for everyone. Food, handcrafted items, clothing, and loads more await, so grab your Christmas list and your wallet and make tracks.

When: 13 December, 8am
Where: Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera
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Palm Beach Farmers’ Market

Palm Beach

Christmas is coming at full speed to Palm Beach Farmers’ Market this Christmas Eve with a Pre-Christmas market for all you thrill-seeking, last-minute shoppers. So grab your baskets, bags and buggies and stock up on all the last-minute gifts you can carry.

When: 24 December, 6am-11:30am
Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach
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The Village Markets 


Join the local legends at The Village Markets for their end of year Christmas market at Burleigh Heads State School. With live tunes from Lily Budiasa to groove you through the stalls, epic food trucks and seriously trendy threads and heartthrob homewares; it’s also the perfect place to cross everyone off your list. This is THE market to discover new local brands that you can’t help but purchase. Supporting the community feels good, doesn’t it? 

When: 20 December, 8:30am-1pm
Where: Burleigh Heads High School, Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
For more information, click here.

Haven't sorted Christmas Day lunch yet? Check out our round up of the best restaurants open on Christmas Day so you don't have to cook. 

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