Markets & Food Events

12 Markets To Check Out In Melbourne This December

By Cassie Deegan
2nd Dec 2019


Tis the season for everything in Melbourne to kick into festive gear. All of your favourite markets are getting a jolly spin to launch you into the silly season.

Make the most of all the Christmas markets this month and get your Chrissy shopping done early (I’m looking at you 34 hour Chadstone shoppers). Buy everything from handmade Christmas cards, tree decorations, trinkets and gin - because there’s no reason the big kids can’t have something to look forward to on Christmas morning, right?

Boho Luxe Christmas Market


Glitter up and get transported to all things boho and Byron Bay at the Boho Luxe Christmas Market. This year the event is split into two; Fed Square’s Atrium will bring us all of Boho Luxe’s usual offering (think psychic readings, henna, kaftans and ceramics) and Deakin’s Edge will house 100% vegan products, from ethical activewear to delicious vegan treats.

Where: Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
When: Sunday December 1, 10am - 4pm
For more info, click

Queen Victoria Night Market


The Queen Victoria Markets are once again opening their doors after hours so you can make the most of these beautiful summer nights. Every Wednesday you’ll find rows and rows of food vendors, to tickle every taste bud as well as fashion, art and the new Palm Spring pop-up bar.

Where: Queen Victoria Markets, Elizabeth St & Therry St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
When: Every Wednesday night from December 4, 5pm
For more info, click

Robert Connor Dawes Foundation Christmas Market


The beautiful one-off gifts are not the most special thing about this market - with every gift purchased proceeds will go towards Brain Matters. Set your Christmas pressies apart this year and know that you’ve helped fund research and technology developments to brain cancer. You’ll be able to find everything from handmade Christmas cards, decorations, trinkets and a Silent Auction on the day.

Where: 39 Royal Avenue, Sandringham, VIC 3191
When: Thursday December 5, 9am - 8pm

Pop-Up Market At Urban Square


This community market at the soon-to-be State Library Station location is bringing together arts, crafts and food. There will be free workshops, gift ideas, music and let’s not forget delicious bao from Wonderbao themselves.

Where: A’beckett Urban Square, 22-46 A’beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
When: Thursday December 5, 4pm - 8pm
For more info, click

The Big Design Market


One of Melbourne’s top independent design markets is back just in time to get a headstart on all your Chrissy shopping. Over 3 days 250 vendors will offer something for everyone, with a range of ceramics, jewellery, fashion, homewares and textiles. Our favourite coffee St Ali, along with many other gourmet food stalls will be there to help you through the massive market.

Where: Royal Melbourne Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
When: Friday December 6 10am - 9pm, Saturday December 7 10am - 7pm, Sunday December 8 10am - 5pm
For more info, click

Punt Road Wine Christmas Market

Set in the beautiful Yarra Valley the Punt Road Wine Xmas Market brings together almost 100 local makers that offer everything from handmade art to fashion and jewellery—and of course some amazing wine! So bring a picnic and make a day out of exploring the vineyard and enjoying some live music.

Where: Punt Road Makers Market, 10 St Huberts Road, Coldstream, VIC 3770
When: Saturday December 7, 10am - 3pm

Christmas Gin Market


This is one for the adults, so save your family outings for any of the other markets on this list. The guys at The Craft & Co are serious about gin, and have brought out a Gingerbread Gin just in time for the silly season. Alongside The Craft & Co, many other distilleries will be handing out samples and teaching you more about their individual gins.

Where: The Craft & Co, 390 Smith St, Collingwood, VIC 3066
When: Saturday December 7 & Sunday December 8 - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm sessions
For more info and to buy tickets, click

Docklands Christmas Twilight Market


Docklands’ usual Sunday Market is transforming into a Winter Wonderland on the second Sunday of the month. With all-day festive music, Santa sightings, mischievous elves and a 50-person choir this promises to be a wonderful way for you and your family to launch into the festive season.

Where: NewQuay Promenade, Docklands, VIC 3008
When: Sunday December 8, 10am - 8pm
For more info, click

Melbourne Museum Handmade Christmas Market


Make the most of your family outing to the Melbourne Museum and get some of your Christmas shopping done too! Beautiful gifts handmade by passionate vendors will range from natural bath products to quirky homewares.

Where: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, VIC 3053
When: Saturday December 14, 10am - 3pm
For more info, click

Vegan Christmas Market


If the classic Christmas ham, turkey or roast chicken doesn’t interest you, The Melbourne Collective is holding a Vegan Christmas Market to provide some relief. Beyond just food, the market’s vendors will be selling jewellery, beauty products, linen towels and clothing.

Where: Federation Square - The Atrium, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
When: Sunday December 15, 10am - 4pm
For more info, click

St Kilda Esplanade Market

St Kilda

This iconic Melbourne market really swings into action as we get into the hotter months. Running along St Kilda beach between Luna Park and The Espy there is a massive range of stalls selling every bit and bob imaginable. 

Where: The Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC 3182
When: Every Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Melbourne Farmers Markets

At Melbourne Farmers Markets, there's nothing processed about this process. You can get good food straight from Victorian farmers, that you know has been cultivated with sincerity and love of the product. You can find these markets all around Melbourne.

Here's the list:

  • Carlton Farmers Market: First and third Saturday of the month, 8 am - 1 pm
  • Coburg Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 8 am–1 pm
  • Collingwood Children’s Farm: Second Saturday of the month, 8 am–1 pm
  • Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park: Third Saturday of the month, 8 am–1 pm
  • Alphington Famers Market: Every Sunday, 9 am-1 pm
  • Fairfield Primary School: Third Saturday of every month, 8 am–1 pm
  • Abbotsford Convent Farmers Market: Fourth Saturday of the month, 8 am-1 pm
  • The University of Melbourne: Every Wednesday during the semester, 10:30 am–2:30 pm

For more info, click here.

Strapped for cash? Here are a bunch of free things to do in Melbourne this month.

Image credit: supplied 

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