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All The Best Sunshine Coast Markets You Need To Hit In December

By Claire Plush - 30 Nov 2017

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s also the season to over-indulge in maple-glazed ham, guzzle back the champers and shop up a storm. Let it rain people, Christmas is all about giving after all!

With only a few weeks to go and plenty more spending to be done, we've rounded up all the best markets on the Sunshine Coast to fill your stockings this December. 

Nights On Ocean

It feels like it’s getting longer and longer between Nights On Ocean, but that’s because we love it so dang much. Packing Ocean Street with even more epic eats—hello food trucks!—pop-up alleyway bars and local designers, we’re all over this night market. Start with an arvo drink and cheap $5 eats at Orleans, go for a stroll through the stalls and end the night bopping to your heart’s desire at Sol Bar or Old Soul. You’re welcome!

When: Friday 8 December from 5pm
Where: Ocean Street, Maroochydore

Havana Nights Markets

This Peregian Springs market is keeping the stomachs of market-goers happy on the 4th Saturday night of each month. Kicking off at 4pm, Havana Nights Markets is the spot to be if a dinner of ice cream curls and halloumi chips are your idea of heaven.

When: Saturday 9 December from 4.30pm
Where: 220 The Avenue, Peregian Springs

Boutique Market Night At RAW

RAW Sunshine Coast is hosting a special twilight market, bringing together local creatives, so you can shop their wares in the one spot, just in time for Christmas. From fashion and beauty to homewares brands, we’re pumped to hear some of our Sunshine Coast faves like The Great State, Cloth And Hide, Creative Bowerbird and Fettle Activewear will all be making an appearance. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, RAW will be offering a one-night only, store-wide discount within the RAW showroom. Winning!

When: Thursday 14 December, 6pm to 9pm 
Where: Raw Sunshine Coast, 23 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore

Junction Twilight Christmas Market

Great for a delish and fast feed, this family-friendly market is smackbang in the middle of Noosa Junction and filled with food stalls and trailers. Keep this market in mind, if a stroll followed by plenty of street eats sounds like your kind of way to end the perfect beach day.

When: Friday 15 December from 5pm to 9pm
Where: Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction

Marcoola Market

It’s a Friday night and you’ve got no desire to cook dinner. But you’ve only got $20 in the kitty, so heading to your fave sit-down restaurant is a total stretch. So, what’s a hungry, not-keen-to-cook person to do? Two words—Marcoola Market. This gem, right in the heart of town, is on every Friday night and pulls together some of the best food trucks and stalls from across the Coast. NB: The word has spread and the food does sell out, so get here early to beat the crowd.

When: Every Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Where: 10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola

Timari Village Marketplace

The much-anticipated Timari Village Marketplace wowed us from the beginning. Keep Friday nights free and you’ll be guaranteed hours of delicious street eats—think: dumplings, hotdogs, wood-fired pizzas, dougnuts, schnitzels and a whole lot more. To stay up-to-date with all the happenings, hop over to Timari’s Facebook page and give ‘em a warm welcome to the market scene. Catch ya there!

When: Every Friday from 4pm to 9pm
Where: 10/18 Timari Street, Pacific Paradise

Noosa Farmers Market

Everybody has to go to Noosa Farmers Market at least once. Why? Because this sports carpark turned buzzing marketplace really is something else. Held every Sunday, it brings together ridic food and drink stalls (do NOT eat breakfast before you get here), fresh produce, local seafood, honey, and cheeses, plus way, wayyyy more. Let it be said though, that this market gets packed. As in PACKED, packed. So, wake up with those really annoying noisy birds—you know the ones—and aim to be strolling the aisles just after 7am to beat the rush. Yep, it’s early, but it’s worth it to be able to go at your own pace.

When: Every Sunday from 7am to 12pm
Where: Weyba Road, Noosaville

Kawana Waters Artisans & Farmers Market

If you like your markets minus the hipsterness, Kawana Waters market is as down to earth as they come. Held every Saturday at Kawana Waters State College, we suggest hitting a coffee stall for a steaming brew before filling up your netted bags with fresh produce, creamy cheeses, and everything picnic-worthy. Then, use this hidden picnic spot list to find the perfect posi to lay down your rug and brunch.

When: Every Saturday from 7am to 12pm
Where: Kawana Waters State College, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina

Yandina Markets

The real-deal country farmers’ market, Yandina is one of our faves to hit on a Saturday morning. Rock up with a bit of cash and you’ll leave with armfuls of super fresh produce, a few vintage finds for your home, and a hefty parcel of local meat. If this weekly market is known for one thing though, it’s gotta be their plant stalls. Herbs, natives, palms, indoor plants—you name it, it’s here!

When: Every Saturday from 7am to 12pm
Where: North Street, Yandina

Fishermans Road Markets

An oldie but a goodie, this Maroochydore market has everything you need—and plenty you don’t, but you want anyway. From fresh fruit and veg to plants and, of course, rainbow bagels, we love the no-frills vibe of this weekly gathering.

When: Every Sunday, 6am to 12pm
Where: Corner Fishermans Road and David Low Way, Maroochydore

Hinterland Harvest Market

Newish to the Sunshine Coast market scene, Hinterland Harvest Market is held every Saturday in Woombye. This farmers’ market has truckloads of local, leafy, tasty things to eat, so if you’re in charge of the BBQ salad this weekend, make sure you stop here.

When: Every Saturday from 6am to 11am
Where: 7/9 Kiel Mountain Road, Woombye

Timari Village Marketplace

The newest farmers market to hit the Sunshine Coast, Timari Village Marketplace is launching a Saturday morning market off the back of the success of their Friday night market. Nestled in the heart of Pacific Paradise, we've no doubt that before long this will be the place to grab your veggies, fruit and what not, without having to cross the bridge. 

When: Every Saturday from 7am
Where: 10/18 Timari Street, Pacific Paradise

Christmas Market & Repair Fair

Rain, hail or shine, this Christmas market will be going ahead no matter what the skies throw at us. With over 30 stalls selling locally-made ceramics, jewellery, art, sculpture and chocolates, it’ll be impossible to walk away empty-handed. Adding to the festive spirit, there’ll be an ‘elves toy repair workshop’—so if you’ve got littlies that need their fave teddy bear fixed, make sure you bring ‘em along—plus, a surprise visit by some guy in a red suit. 

When: Saturday 2 December from 11am to 4pm
Where: Noosa Regional Gallery, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin (on the lawn)

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets

Those who plan on only shopping local this Christmas, ought to make a beeline straight for Sunshine Coast Collective Markets. Muse over local designers, dig your teeth into some damn delicious street food and listen to live tunes. You’ll have no probs shopping like a hooligan all morning long with the likes of macramé, all-natural beauty products, succulent displays and so much more.

When: Sunday 10 December from 8.30am to 12.30pm
Where: Coolum Primary School, Coolum Beach

Peregian Beach Markets

More of a creative’s market than a foodie’s haven, Peregian Beach Markets falls on the first and third Sunday of every month. If you’re still struggling to spend your Christmas money from nan, then make this your new open-air shopping destination. Homewares, fashion, vintage knick-knacks…it’s all here!

When: First and third Sunday of every month from 7am to 12.30pm
Where: Kingfisher Park, Peregian Beach

Caloundra Street Fair

Over 200 stalls, live music, locally-made products and food stalls that are perfect for that Sunday hangover brekkie, Caloundra Street Fair is one of the best street markets on the Sunshine Coast. We can almost guarantee you’ll be walking home with an empty wallet.

When: Every Sunday from 8am to 1pm
Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

Eumundi Markets

A tourist hotspot but still worth the write-up. The iconic Eumundi Markets are only for those that can handle crowds and never-ending lanes of stalls. Need an intermission? Duck across to Humdrum Espresso for a super smooth iced coffee or if it’s beer o’clock, a chilly brew at local institution, Imperial Hotel is your best bet.

When: Every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 1.30pm and 7am to 2pm respectively
Where: Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Cotton Tree Markets

Drop by Cotton Tree Markets to pick up a gift for that friend who just announced she’s having a last-minute birthday dinner this weekend. One of the longest running artisan markets on the Sunshine Coast, you’ll be very unlucky to walk away empty-handed.

When: Every Sunday from 7am to 12pm
Where: King Street, Cotton Tree

Got your market fix and looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast this month? Check out the Coast's first poke bar!

Image credit: Rachael Baskerville

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