Who says you need to be rugged up, sipping on mulled wine and ice-skating around the snow to enjoy the spirit of Christmas markets? Perth’s turning it on with plenty of fantastic markets this festive season, so you have no excuse not to get in the spirit and do a little (or a lot) of Christmas shopping.
Here are some of the best Christmas markets in Perth to hit up this year.
Leighton Beach Christmas Markets
Saturday 27 November
What better way to tick off some of your Christmas shopping than by pairing it with a dip at the beach. Leighton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club will be hosting some top-notch local stall-holders on the grass area and inside so you can go straight from the ocean to the shops.
Sunday 28 November
Get a head start on your Christmas gift shopping and check out this festive instalment of the Perth Upmarket. With such a huge range of incredible paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewellery by so many talented local designers and artists, you’ll have no problems finding the perfect gifts for your family and friends—and even yourself. Once you're done shopping, be sure to grab a well-deserved gourmet goodie from one of the amazing food stalls. Christmas shoppers with a sweet tooth will definitely want to get their hands on a refreshing scoop of SubZero gelato.
Christmas Festival In Stadium Park
Sundays From 28 November To 19 December
Perhaps the biggest Christmas market you'll find is this beauty running every Sunday at Optus Stadium. It's basically a festive wonderland, with market stalls packed with awesome gifts, free Christmas movie screenings, tasty food trucks and even a festival bar if all that shopping makes you thirsty. Everyone will have a good time at this one!
Port Coogee Christmas Festival
Friday 3 December
Soak up the marina vibes and cool breeze at Port Coogee's annual Christmas Festival on Friday 3 December. There'll be market stalls galore for you to mosey through, plus food trucks, games and a Christmas choir to keep spirits high.
Fremantle Arts Centre’s Bazaar
Friday 3 To Sunday 5 December
If you want to do your Christmas shopping with some lush gardens as the backdrop, there’s no better place than Fremantle Arts Centre’s Christmas Bazaar. Running all weekend, the FAC grounds will be packed with 50 of the very best local market stalls selling the highest quality handcrafted goods, from woodwork and textiles to sculptures and ceramics. Consider your office secret santa sorted.
Maylands Christmas Markets
Saturday 4 December
Prepare to spend all your Chrissy shopping money at these awesome community Christmas markets on the picture-perfect Maylands foreshore. They've booked a stunning lineup of local stall-holders, selling all sorts of goodies, crafts and homemade wares that will be perfect for your secret santa. Plus, there'll be entertainment and tasty eats to keep you going too.
Christmas Markets At Elmars In The Valley
Sunday 5 December
The Swan Valley's pretty magical already, but Elmars are amping that right up for their Christmas market day. We suggest you book a table for lunch so you can plonk yourself down for a German feed and a pint after ticking off everything on your gift list.
Bayswater Twilight Christmas Market
Wednesday 8 December
Baysie don't muck around when it comes to throwing a community event, so rest assured their twilight Christmas market is one of the best around. Shop under the night's sky and get into the spirit, with loads of stalls selling everything from homemade wares to drool-worthy gourmet delights. Plus, live music, food trucks, carols, Santa, a pop-up bar and more to bring the cheer.
Summer X Salt Beachside Christmas Market
Saturday 11 December
The beloved Summer X Salt markets are taking over Clarko Reserve in Trigg for a morning of beachside Christmas shopping, and they’re bringing loads of new and exciting pop-up activities with them. Drop by and pick up some prezzies for the salty-lifestyle living people in your life at these sustainable markets—there’ll be plenty of local artists, ocean-friendly products, plus food, juice and coffee. Don’t forget, they also offer free yoga and meditation. Check it out here.
Perth Hills Artisan Market
Saturday 11 To Sunday 12 December
The Perth Hills Artisan Market is the perfect place to pick up a one-of-a-kind gift or a bite to eat, with the most fabulous local market stalls popping up around Mundaring Arena for two massive days of Christmas shopping. Round up your crew and head for the hills from 9am to shop handmade jewellery, beautiful homewares, delicious jam and everything in between. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for elves on kangaroos and Santa’s sleigh on the day!
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