15 Festive Christmas Markets in Sydney This Season

By: The ellaslist Team, 01 December 2023

If you love giving unique and handmade gifts over the festive season, the best Christmas markets in Sydney are calling your name!

Along with being a great spot to go on a jolly Chrissy shopping spree, Christmas markets in Sydney double the festive cheer with live entertainment, fresh foods, European-inspired treasures, artisanal gifts galore, and maybe even a visit from Santa and his elves!

15 Festive Christmas Markets in Sydney This Season

1. Carriageworks Summer Seasonal Market and Christmas Market

Carriageworks Christmas Market
Carriageworks Summer Seasonal Market and Christmas Market

The Carriageworks Summer Seasonal Market is the perfect family-friendly event to get into the festive spirit this year. Indulge in the warmth of the season and dive into an array of activities like a gingerbread-making workshop for kids. 

Then, bringing a year of Carriageworks markets to a close is the Carriageworks Christmas Market, set to feature a bustling array of over 100 stallholders. It really is your one-stop shop for everything you need to make this holiday season extraordinary—just two days before Christmas.

You can expect the finest fresh produce, meats, cheeses, dips, baked delights, specialty drinks, and festive blooms. There will also be an abundance of ready-to-eat options, plus bespoke cocktails crafted with the freshest summer produce at the Archie Rose bar, accompanied by DJ-spun tunes and festive vibes. Don't miss it! 

Where:    Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
When:     Summer Seasonal Market: Saturday 9 December 2023 
                Christmas Market: Saturday 23 December 2023, 8 am - 3 pm

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2. Martin Place Christmas Markets

Martin Place Christmas Markets
Martin Place Christmas Markets

For the first time ever, Martin Place won't just be lighting up Sydney's iconic Christmas tree but also bringing the festive cheer with the inaugural Martin Place Christmas Markets.

Over 40 stalls will line Martin Place with loads of Christmas goodies, treats, food, and more to ensure Martin Place is extra merry this year! The Christmas markets in Sydney will run on the last weekend of November and then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the lead-up to Christmas Eve. 

Where:   Martin Place, Sydney CBD
When:    From 24-25 November, then every Thursday, Friday & Saturday in December until Christmas Eve | 11 am to 8 pm

3. Pittwater Christmas Market

Gingerbread house at the markets
Shop for gingerbread houses and other treats at the Pittwater Market.

Another one of the best Christmas markets in Sydney overlooking the water, head on down to Winnererremy Bay in Mona Vale for the iconic Pittwater Christmas Market

This bustling beaches market is always a hit and features loads of stalls selling everything you could want for Christmas! Bursting with fashion, toys, gifts, homewares, fine art, ceramics, jewellery, pet accessories, leather goods and a bounty of festive fare and goods, including trees and Christmas baubles, this is a festive day out not to be missed.

Where:   Winnererremy Bay, Mona Street, Mona Vale
When:    16 December 2023 | 10 am to 4 pm

4. Kirribilli Markets

Christmas markets in Sydney
Shop for unique Christmas treasures at Kirribilli Markets.

With approximately 220 stalls of new, second-hand fashion, antiques and collectables, bric-a-brac and homewares, you will find pretty much anything at this market! With an extra market just before Christmas, Kirribilli General Market is a great place to find those last-minute gifts for any budget.

Where:    Alfred Street S, Milsons Point
When:    10 and 16 December 2023 | 8.30 am to 3 pm

5. Jolly Market: Christmas Nights

The best Christmas markets in Sydney
Jolly Market: Christmas Nights

Another one of the newest Christmas markets in Sydney to make the festive season even more festive, Jolly Market: Christmas Nights will bring a taste of Europe down under with exquisite French markets throughout December.

Indulge on French delicacies while you peruse loads of market stalls selling one-of-a-kind treasures from Australia's favourite French artisans, including snow globes, jewellery, wines and spirits, candles, and clothing. Plus, there'll be authentic wooden chalets, Christmas lights, fresh (real!) snow, yummy oysters, and melted cheese stations - race you there!

Where:      Customs House, Circular Quay
When:       15 - 22 December 2023

6. The Rocks Christmas Markets

Best Christmas Markets in Sydney
Festive cheer and gorgeous gift options await at The Rocks Christmas Market.

Against the illuminated Sydney Harbour Bridge backdrop, roam the quaint cobbled streets of this historic precinct for all your festive goods at The Rocks Christmas Market

Among all the entertainment, art installations, and yummy food, there'll be artisanal gifts galore - from wooden toys and handcrafted jewellery to locally made Christmas decorations and more. There are also lovely tinsel-adorned stores to visit!

Where:   Playfair Street, The Rocks
When:    Saturdays and Sundays from 2 December - Christmas Eve

7. Sydney Fish Markets Seafood Marathon

Sydney Fish Markets Seafood Marathon
It wouldn't be an Aussie Christmas without fresh seafood!

The Sydney Fish Makets' famous 36-hour Seafood Marathon is back in 2023!

Grab your eskys and get ready to load up on all the seafood you can handle for a very tasty Christmas in Sydney 2023! The 36-Hour Seafood Marathon sees the Sydney Fish Markets open their doors for 36 hours straight from 5 am on the 23 December to 5 pm on Christmas Eve when over 350 tonnes of seafood is expected to fly out the door - wowser!

Where:   Corner Pyrmont Bridge Rd and Bank St, Pyrmont
When:    23-24 December 2023

8. Canterbury Summer Night Markets

Kids at a carnival
Canterbury Summer Night Markets

Summer nights are set to be very merry this season as Canterbury Summer Night Markets kick off.

From December 2023 through to February 2024, the Canterbury Summer Night Markets will light up the Kia Friday Night Racing on periodic Friday evenings with food, music, jumping castles, petting zoos, free activities for the kids, and plenty more.

Where:   Canterbury Park Racecourse, King Street, Canterbury 
When:    From 5 pm to 9 pm on 8 & 15 December 2023; 1, 5 & 19 January 2024; 2, 9, 16 & 23 February 2024

9. Hawkesbury Country Market

The best Christmas markets in Sydney
There's a country theme coming to Sydney's Christmas markets in 2023.

Hawkesbury Showground are bringing the country charms this Christmas with the Hawkesbury Country Christmas Market.

Held inside the famous giant shed at Hawkesbury Showground, the country market will run from 3 pm to 9 pm, so shoppers will have the chance to enjoy both day and night-time festivities. Food trucks, live music, boutique market stalls, carols by candlelight and even a visit from Santa are on the agenda.

Where:   Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road, Clarendon
When:    25 - 26 November 2023 | 3 pm to 9 pm

10. The Ultimate Christmas Market

Cambridge Christmas Market
The Ultimate Christmas Market at EQ.

With a diverse range of local produce, boutique gifts, homewares, high-end fashion, and activities for the entire family, the Cambridge Ultimate Christmas Market brings together more than 150 high-quality small and artisan local retailers for a day of exceptional Christmas shopping.

Find everything you need to stuff those stockings while enjoying a day of live music and delicious food. These Christmas markets in Sydney will offer everyone an enjoyable day of Christmas shopping and community-friendly fun. 

Where:   The Showring at The Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park
When:    3 December 2023 | 10 am to 4 pm

11. Mosman's Christmas Night Market

Mosman Christmas Market
Mosman Night Market

A quality art and craft market located in the heart of one of Sydney’s finest shopping precincts, Mosman's Christmas Night Market boasts 150 art and craft stalls, with gourmet food, musical entertainment, and a lively, yuletide atmosphere.

Where:   Mosman Square and Village Green, Spit Junction
When:    7 December 2023 | 4.30 pm to 9 pm

12. St Ives Christmas Market

St Ives Christmas Market
St Ives Christmas Market

Another festive market on the North Shore, the St Ives Christmas Market will be taking over St Ives Showground but for two days only so you'd better get in quick!

Artisan stalls, boutique retailers, local makers, and emerging brands will be on display at this relatively new market that's sure to be a hit for the whole family. Don't forget to stop off for a play at the super fun St Ives Playground that's also at the Showground.

Where:   450 Mona Vale Road, St Ives
When:    9-10 December 2023 | 10 am to 3 pm

13. Ryde Christmas Market

Christmas market stall
Ryde Christmas Market

Ryde Wharf Markets have a reputation for being one of the best weekend markets in Sydney, so you can imagine how excited we are that they're bringing a festive Christmas market to town this year!

In true Christmas market style, you can expect plenty of market cheer with stallholders selling lots of interesting ceramics, fashion, clothing, blankets and throws, knitted and wooden toys for babies and children, amazing jewellery, funky plants and handmade useful wooden household objects.

Where:   Anderson Park, Belmore St and Rothesay Ave, Meadowbank
When:    10 December 2023 | 10 am to 4 pm

14. Green Square Christmas Fair

Green Square Christmas Fair
Green Square Christmas Fair

Paint the town red at Green Square this Christmas when it's transformed into a market wonderland! 

Celebrating all things Christmas, the Green Square Christmas Fair will have Christmas lights, DJs and loads of market stalls full of unique, locally crafted Christmas treats.

Grab a bite from the cool food trucks and enjoy the yuletide vibes - Santa might even make an appearance, and there's a rumour there will be an evening fireworks display!

Where:   Green Square Plaza, 355 Botany Road, Zetland 
When:    TBD for 2023

15. Coogee Beach Best Gift Market

Sydney's Best Christmas Markets
The Best Gift Market looks set to be one of Sydney's best Christmas markets this year.

Jumpstart your Christmas shopping with an eco-friendly twist at the Best Gift Market at Coogee Beach. Over 150 stallholders are showcasing their original creations, ranging from captivating ceramics and handmade glass gifts to fashion, toys, plants, swimwear, and so much more.

Don't miss out on the lively atmosphere with live music, entertainment, and engaging activities at the Best Gift Market. It's the ideal opportunity to find thoughtful gifts while enjoying the festive spirit!

Where:   Goldstein Reserve, Coogee
When:    Sunday 3 December 2023, 9 am - 6 pm

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