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11 Sunshine Coast Christmas Markets To Get You In The Festive Spirit

By Isabel Croker
2nd Nov 2022

a christmas market stall filled with christmas toys and ornaments

The festive season is upon us and while the thoughts of Christmas movies, baking gingerbread men, putting up Christmas trees and driving around to look at all the beautifully decorated houses makes you feel warm and fuzzy, the stress of buying gifts for all your nearest and dearest is not so much fun. 

Instead of sweating through the shopping centre crowds, how about this year you purchase your presents from local stalls at markets. Not only does this mean you’ll be consciously consuming, you’ll also be supporting local creatives and artisans,  enabling them to keep doing what they love. Read on for 11 of the best Sunshine Coast Christmas markets, so you can spread the Christmas cheer this year. 

Editor's Note: We will update this list as more 2022 Christmas markets are confirmed. 

Montville Christmas Fair

Montville

One of the largest and most popular Christmas markets on the Sunshine Coast, the Montville Christmas Fair will transform the Montville Community Hall into a winter wonderland from Saturday 5 November to Sunday 6 November. If you’re the type of person who likes to get all your Christmas shopping finished before December rolls around, this is the market for you. Make sure to stock up on lots of delicious Christmas goodies at the onsite cafe.

When: Saturday 5 November to Sunday 6 November, from 9am to 4pm

Where: Montville Community Hall, Memorial Close, Main Street, Montville

For more information, click here.

Noosa Arts & Crafts Christmas Market

Noosa

If you’re only going to visit one Sunshine Coast Christmas market this year, make it the Noosa Arts & Crafts Christmas Market. You’ll find sand (not snow) and market stalls at these markets which are running from Saturday 26 November to Wednesday 30 November, from 9am to 3pm daily. You’ll find it hard not to treat yo’ elf (we couldn’t resist) with artisan handmade gifts, bespoke accessories and spectacular Christmas decorations. Grab your little helpers because there will be loads of stocking stuffers and action to keep them entertained.

When: Saturday 26 November to Wednesday 30 November, from 9am to 3pm daily

Where: Noosa Arts & Crafts Association, 1 Wallace Drive, Noosaville

For more information, click here.

Caloundra Christmas Street Party

Caloundra

Organised by the Sunshine Coast Council and the team behind the iconic Currimundi Lake Twilight Markets, the Caloundra Christmas Street Party is the perfect way to kick off the festive season. On Friday 2 December, from 4pm to 8pm, Bulcock street will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with foodie and artisan stalls, live entertainment and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. We heard that a very special someone from the North Pole might be making an appearance…

When: Friday 2 December, from 4pm to 8pm

Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

For more information, click here.

Eumundi Christmas Night Market

Eumundi

Join the local legends at the Eumundi Markets for their end-of-year twilight Christmas market, which is undoubtedly their biggest and best market of the year. With live tunes from local musicians to groove you through the stalls, epic food trucks and seriously trendy threads and heartthrob homewares; it’s also the perfect place to cross everyone off your list. There will also be plenty of activities to keep your little helpers entertained, including face painting, Santa elves, jugglers, a flamenco dancing show and more. Supporting the community feels good, doesn’t it? 

When: Friday 16 December, from 5pm to 8:30pm

Where: Eumundi Markets, Memorial Drive, Eumundi

For more information, click here.

Caloundra Arts & Crafts Christmas Fair

Caloundra

The Caloundra Arts Centre will be hosting a gorgeous arts and crafts Christmas market over two magical days, to bring the local community together and celebrate this wonderful time of year. Handmade stylish homewares, jewellery, accessories, produce, secondhand books, Christmas cakes and loads more await, so grab your Christmas list and your wallet and make tracks. You’re sure to be on Santa’s nice list as you’ll be supporting local small businesses and artists.

When: Saturday 12 November from 9am to 4pm; Sunday 13 November from 10am to 2pm

Where: Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street, Caloundra

For more information, click here.

Maleny Handmade Christmas Markets

Maleny

Celebrate your spot on the nice list at the Maleny Handmade Markets, which will be packed full of festive stalls and all your Christmas-themed goodies. Held over three jam-packed days, there will be over 60 stalls selling gorgeous handmade goodies, which make for prime stocking stuffers. Brighten up your home with sweet Christmas themed wares, like Christmas wreaths and gingerbread houses. 

When: Friday 11 November, from 10am to 3pm; Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 November, from 9am to 3pm

Where: Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny

For more information, click here.

Christmas Art Exhibition & Market

Buderim

If you want to ensure you're on Santa's nice list this year, we recommend you buy your Christmas goodies from local artists and creatives and spread the Christmas cheer. There's no better place to do that than at the Sunshine Coast Art Group's annual Christmas Art Exhibition & Market. The Sunshine Coast Art Group has been providing a creative arts hub to the local community for over 50 years and at this sweet market you'll find all things painted, potten, sewn and crafted by local artisans. There will also be live demonstrations from artists, live music, kids painting activities, coffee and a fundraising raffle.

When: Sunday 27 November, from 9am to 2pm

Where: Sunshine Coast Art Group Studios, 1 William Parker Place, Buderim

For more information, click here.

Beerwah Tower Green Christmas Market

Beerwah

Christmas is the most joyful time of year and it will get a whole lot more joyful when you visit this sweet country market, packed with festive goodies and gifts. The Beerwah Tower Green Christmas Market will showcase a huge range of unique, handmade Christmas gifts, Christmas treats and live entertainment. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for that one person that’s hard to buy for (we all know one), pay this Christmas market a visit and thank us later.

When: Saturday 10 December, from 8am to 12pm

Where: Beerwah Community Hall, 25 Peachester Road, Beerwah

For more information, click here.

Psychics Christmas Market

Birtinya

Get jingly with it and uniquely celebrate Christmas at NightQuarter’s Psychics Christmas Market. We told you it was unique. If you want to look into the future and see how your Christmas Day antics are going to unfold, book in for a psychic reading by the Psychics at NightQuarter team. You’ll also be able to snag unique jewellery, artwork, candles, books, giftware, clothing and crystals to stuff stockings with. 

When: Saturday 10 December, from 12pm to 10pm

Where: NightQuarter, 8 The Avenue, Birtinya,

For more information, click here.

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets at Alex Heads

Alex Heads

We all know and love the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets which are usually held at Coolum State Primary School, and during the school holidays you’ll also find the markets popping up at their second home, Alex Skate Park. This Christmas market will be held on Saturday 17 December, so if you’re the type of person who loves the thrill of leaving their Christmas shopping to the last minute, this one's for you. Christmas will be coming full speed to Alex Heads, so grab your bags and stock up on all the last-minute gifts you can carry.

When: Saturday 17 December, from 7am to 12pm

Where: Alex Skate Park, 158 Alexandra Parade, Alex Heads

For more information, click here.

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets at Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach

The Sunshine Coast Collective Markets aren’t just your average markets. Over 100 local Sunny Coast designers, foodies and artisans gather to create a magical space of design, creativity, delicious street food and soulful tunes. Held at the Coolum State Primary School, you’ll be spoiled for choice with plenty to see, speciality goodies, some of the best coffee around and fresh produce galore. While this market isn’t a specialty Christmas market, you’ll be spoiled with plenty of artisan and bespoke gifts to spoil your loved ones with.

When: Sunday 11 December, from 8am to 12pm

Where: Coolum State Primary School, Barns Lane, Coolum Beach

For more information, click here.

If you're one of those annoyingly organised people who finished their Christmas shopping in July, we applaud you. Stock up on fresh produce at the Sunshine Coast's best markets this month.

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