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Auckland’s Best Christmas Markets To Visit This Festive Season

By Kathryn Steane
8th Dec 2022

Someone picks up a Christmas decoration.

We love a good market, especially one with the word 'Christmas' attached. So hop in the car, crank up the Bublé (your secret's safe with us) and head along to one of these incredible Christmas markets coming to Auckland this holiday season.

Here are the best Christmas markets to hit up in Tāmaki Makaurau in 2022.

Christmas Craft Harvest Market

Jubilee Hall, Parnell | Every Saturday Until 17 December

Parnell’s Craft Harvest is going festive with the return of its yearly Christmas markets. Located in the historic Jubilee Hall, you'll be treated to wares from some of the city's most talented crafters across five glorious weeks—think knitwear, hand-carved stamps, candles, stationery, decorations, and more.

A lovely Christmas-themed decoration at General Collective - One of the best Christmas markets in Auckland.Makers Christmas Market

Matakana Hall, Matakana | Saturday 10 December

Make ready your sleigh and head north to the Makers Christmas Market, where you'll find unique handmade goodies in the form of pottery, crafts, and art that even Santa himself can't compete with. We know this is a fair way for some of you to fly, even with the fittest of reindeer, so best tag on lunch and a wander around the township while you're here.

 

 

 

 

The Clay Centre Handmade Maker's Market

The Clay Centre, Ellerslie | Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December

Ceramics are taking centre stage at The Clay Centre's Handmade Maker's Market, which will feature beautiful creations from more than 40 emerging and established potters and ceramicists. From sculptural pieces to jewellery and tableware, there'll be a tonne of unique Christmas gifts up for grabs (and perhaps even a few gifts for yourself).

Glasshouse Christmas Market

Glasshouse, Morningside | Sunday 11 December

Christmas shopping can be kinda stressful, so keep things relaxed with a visit to the idyllic holiday market happening over at Glasshouse. With its many windows and gorgeous foliage, this serene venue located inside the Morningside Precinct is as far from the sterile lights of a shopping mall as you can get; and with a range of beautiful products again on offer from General Collective, you're sure to make it through your gift list in no time.

Auckland Polish Christmas Market

Auckland Polish Association, Morningside | Sunday 11 December

Another Christmas market you absolutely must add to the list this year is this goodie, hosted by The Auckland Polish Association. Grab yourself some authentic Polish goodness (including traditional Polish food and artwork), and experience the spirit of a true European Christmas.

Holiday Night Market

Catalina Bay Farmers Market, Hobsonville | Thursday 15 December

A Christmas night market is the perfect excuse for a sojourn around Catalina Bay. Come expecting a selection of beautiful boutique stalls, as well as some of Auckland's finest food trucks and live music and entertainment to keep things festive.

Mercatino Di Natale—Italian Christmas Market

Freeman's Bay Community Centre, Freeman's Bay | Saturday 17 December

You'll be livin' la dolce vita as you wander the stalls at this fabulous Italian Christmas market, held every December in Freeman's Bay. You'll find only the finest pressies here, darling, especially when it comes to those of the edible variety—think panettone, Prosecco, and pandoro. Bellisimo!

Toi Tū Presents TAPAC Maker's Market

TAPAC, Western Springs | Saturday 17 December

Get your hands across even more unique handmade goodies at this second market of the season from Studio One Toi Tū, this time held at TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre). We're talking ceramics, crafts, bespoke artworks—basically everything you could ever need to stuff a stocking.

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Image credit: General Collective.

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