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These Are The Best Markets To Check Out This December

By Urban List Writers - 02 Dec 2018

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December is finally upon us, and that means making the most of the Sunshine Coast's incredible market scene. Expect all the usual fresh produce, handmade goods, local artisans, live music and the best food in town—with an added dose of Christmas cheer.

BYO bags (and appetite), these are the best markets to check out this December.

Night Markets 

TIMARI VILLAGE MARKETPLACE

Pacific Paradise

Ever since it launched last year, the amazing 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, doughnuts, 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 like. Catch ya there!

When: Friday 14 December, from 4pm to 9pm; every Saturday from 7am to 12pm
Where: 10/18 Timari Street, Pacific Paradise

JUNCTION TWILIGHT MARKET

Noosa 

Great for a delish and fast feed, this family-friendly market is smack-bang 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 21 December, 5pm to 9pm
Where: Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction

NIGHTS ON OCEAN

Maroochydore

Everyone’s favourite night markets, Nights On Ocean, are back and better than ever. Packing Ocean Street with even more epic eats—hello food trucks!—local designers, artists, performers, vintage clothing and retro collectables, 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: second Friday of the month and weekly in January, 5pm to 9pm
Where: Ocean Street, Maroochydore

MARCOOLA MARKET

Marcoola

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, 4pm to 8pm; every Saturday 8am to 12pm
Where: 10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola

Produce Markets 

NOOSA FARMERS MARKET

Noosaville

Everybody has to go to Noosa Farmers Market at least once. 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, 7am to 12pm
Where: Weyba Road, Noosaville

KAWANA WATERS ARTISANS & FARMERS MARKET

Bokarina

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

Yandina

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, 6am to 12pm
Where: North Street, Yandina

HINTERLAND HARVEST MARKET

Nambour

New(ish) to the Sunshine Coast market scene, Hinterland Harvest Market was held every Saturday in Woombye, but is moving to Nambour this September! 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, 7am to 11pm
Where: The Wellness Mill, Mill St, Nambour

Lifestyle Markets 

PEREGIAN BEACH MARKETS

Peregian Beach

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 till 12.30pm
Where: Kingfisher Park, Peregian Beach

CALOUNDRA STREET FAIR

Caloundra

Over 200 stalls, live music, locally-made products and food stalls that are perfect for that Sunday hangover brekkie, the 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, but not an empty stomach. 

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

EUMUNDI MARKETS

Eumundi

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, 8am to 1.30pm and 7am to 2pm respectively
Where: Memorial Drive, Eumundi

COTTON TREE MARKETS

Cotton Tree 

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, or, you know, a gift for yourself. Or, why not just do all your Christmas shopping here? One of the longest running artisan markets on the Sunshine Coast, you’ll be very unlucky to walk away empty-handed.

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

SUNSHINE COAST COLLECTIVE MARKETS

Coolum

One of the newer markets to grace the Sunshine Coast with its presence, the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets are the perfect place to while away a lazy Sunday morning. With the coast’s best coffee, foodies, artists, musicians and designers on display, it’s easy to get carried away here. Who knows? You might just find yourself becoming a regular. 

When: Sunday 15 and Sunday 22 December 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: Coolum State Primary School, Coolum 
 

Got your market fix and looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast this month? Start here!

Image credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List

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