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Sydney’s Best Christmas Markets To Visit This Festive Season

By Urban List Writers

Best Christmas Markets Sydney

The one day of the year when we all get to sit around and gorge ourselves with pavlova is right around the corner—and in the lead-up, Sydney/Eora gets to enjoy a bunch of festive Christmas markets.

Whether you’re treating yourself, shopping for gifts, or just want to get into the Christmas spirit, Urban List has you covered. Here are the best Christmas markets in Sydney in 2023.

Mosman Christmas Night Market

Mosman Square and Village Green, Spit Junction | Thursday 7 December, 4.30pm–9pm

In its annual fashion, the Mosman Christmas Night Market sells classic artisan goods including homewares, jewellery, textiles and ceramics, as well as eco-friendly and Fair-Trade goods, with food pop-ups and family entertainment as well.

The North Shore night market’s true appeal lies in its fairy-lit setting, making it impossible to not feel jolly. It’s perfect for families or anyone looking to soak up the spirit of Christmas. More info is here.

Cambridge Christmas Markets

Various locations

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Image credit: Cambridge Markets | Supplied

Cambridge Markets are known for serving monstrous Christmas extravaganzas, and this year, they’re upping the ante once again. Throughout late November and December, outdoor markets will pop in Martin Place, the Entertainment Quarter, Glebe, Pittwater and The Shire, so there won’t be one far from your doorstep.

Each market will feature the yearly mix of boutique stallholders in addition to emerging retailers, artists, live music and food stalls (all offering their own Christmas specialties, of course). More info is here.


When: Thursdays–Saturdays until 23 December, 11am–8pm
Where: Martin Place, Sydney CBD

EQ The Ultimate Christmas Market

When: Sunday 3 December, 10am-4pm
Where: Entertainment Quarter, Lang Road, Moore Park


When: Saturday 9 December, 10am-4pm
Where: Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale

The Ryde Christmas Market

When: Sunday 10 December, 10am–4pm
Where: Anderson Place, Meadowbank

Le Jolly Market

Customs House Forecourt, Circular Quay | Friday 15–Friday 22 December, 5pm–10.30pm

Image credit: Le Jolly Market | Facebook

After an incredible second instalment last year, Sydney will once again get the Christmas market it truly deserves: an authentic French Christmas market, complete with pop-up French wine bars, melted cheese stations, twinkling lights, and even a nightly snowfall—and entry is totally free.

After browsing the artisan market stalls, load up on lobster rolls, oysters with champagne dressing, and crème brulée washed down with French and Aussie wines from one of the five pop-up bars (including one dedicated to champagne).

There'll be snow falling, with live Christmas jazz classics and carols at the base of the giant Christmas tree soundtracking every evening from 7pm. See the full lineup of shopping and dining stalls here.

The Rocks Christmas Markets

George Street and Playfair Street, The Rocks | Saturdays (10am–6pm) and Sundays (10am–5pm) until 24 December

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Image credit: The Rocks | Anna Kucera

Browse unique gifts from a huge range of local makers and artisans at The Rocks Christmas Markets. You can purchase hampers to fill up with goodies from $15, and have gifts wrapped for $2 in support of OzHarvest, and enjoy global and seasonal food and drink pop-ups to fuel your shopping.

While you're in the area, don't miss the seven-metre-tall Christmas tree adorned with custom Australian native decorations by First Nations artist Shelby Rae Kschenka. Learn more about the Christmas markets and festive events in The Rocks here.

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Carriageworks Christmas Market

Carriageworks, Eveleigh | Saturday 23 December, 8am–3pm

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Image credit: Carriageworks | Jacquie Manning

Take one last chance to pick up delicious goodies and gifts for Christmas Day and Carriageworks' annual Christmas Market. The special edition of the weekly market will have fresh produce, food-related gifts and festive feasting essentials including the best quality fresh produce, meats, cheeses, dips, baked goods, specialty drinks and festive blooms for the ultimate Christmas lunch at home.

Loads of ready-to-eat options will be on offer for some early feasting, plus a pop-up bar by Archie Rose and DJ tunes by FBi Radio until 5pm. The Carriageworks Christmas Market will also be the final market for a few weeks, until the weekly event returns on Saturday 20 January 2024. See the full lineup of stallholders and start making your shopping list here.

Sydney Fish Market 36-Hour Seafood Marathon

Bank Street, Pyrmont | Saturday 23 December, 5am–Sunday 24 December, 5pm

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Image credit: Sydney Fish Market | Facebook

Forget carol concerts, artisanal markets and mince pies—anyone hosting a proper Christmas lunch or dinner knows that the Sydney Fish Markets are the place to be once the silly season hits.

As per usual, the market will be open for a whopping 36 hours non-stop in the lead-up to Christmas Eve—allowing you to nab all the Sydney rock oysters and prawns for Christmas Day, sans the risk of losing a limb in the process. Head over here for extra info.

Passed: Good Food & Wine Show Christmas Market

Carriageworks, Eveleigh | Friday 17 November (4pm–9pm), Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November (10am–5pm)

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After launching in Melbourne last year, the Good Food & Wine Show Christmas Market is hitting Sydney in 2023. Expect a huge range of local producers offering the best of artisan food and wine, as well as curated products for gifting.

In true Good Food & Wine Show form, you can also expect festive cooking demos from leading chefs and producers, a pop-up bar with seasonal cocktails, and free Secret Sips Sessions by Wine Selectors showcasing silly season drops. Learn more about the Good Food & Wine Show Christmas Market and buy tickets from $15 here.

Passed: Artisan Christmas Markets Glebe

Dr HJ Foley Rest Park, 140 Glebe Point Road, Glebe | Saturday 2 December, 9am–2pm

If you want to embrace the true Christmas spirit of giving this year, head straight to the Artisan Markets Glebe. Since 2018, the market has become fully incorporated as a non-profit association—meaning all purchases give back to the community.

In past years, the Artisans Market Glebe has donated to local schools, womens refuges, youth clubs, rehabilitation centres, and Indigenous education. If that isn’t enough of a reason, the markets host over 60 artisanal stalls that offer a range of handmade homewares, fashion, jewellery, and more. More info is here.

Passed: Blak Markets Christmas Edition

Bare Island | Sunday 3 December, 10am–3pm

Support First Nations creatives at Blak Markets' return to Bidjigal Country for its final instalment on Bare Island for the year, just in time for Christmas gifting. Bare Island access is normally restricted to tour groups, so this is a perfect reason to explore the beauty of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. 

There'll be handcrafted items from Indigenous artists, designers and small businesses alongside
homemade baked goods and sausage sizzles showcasing Indigenous flavours and ingredients,
and top-notch skincare products and native plants from IndigiGrow, with 100 per cent of sales going directly to the maker.

There'll be a traditional welcome by Aunty Barb Simms and a smoking ceremony at 11am, plus dance performances by Djiriba Waagura, singing by Marcus Corowa, and free weaving workshops run
by Malima throughout the day. Entry is $2.50.

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