As a local Brisbane magazine, we fully support fellow local businesses where we can. They are at the crux of production here in Brisbane and ensure that we realise the quality difference between chain stores products and individual retailers. That is why, this Christmas, we are fully backing the Christmas Markets happening in Brisbane in the lead-up to the festive season. Presents that are handmade are usually more meaningful, more aesthetic and will last longer, to add to the many reasons to shop locally. Here are 11 Christmas Markets that are happening soon so you can get your Christmas shopping out of the way before the big day creeps up and the gifting anxiety sets in!

A Very Laneway Christmas | Fortitude Valley

Kick off the silly season with vintage clothing and second-hand goods at A Very Laneway Christmas market! With authentic, one-off items from as little as $5, this is your market if you’re after seriously unique gifting. With live music from 2:00pm to 7:00pm, three lanes of Fortitude Valley are coming together. From Bakery to Winn over to California Lane, expect stalls galore. Bakery Lane will have your classical vintage feminine garments, Winn Lane will be your streetwear/hip-hop inspired sellers such as Lil J’s Vintage, and California will have Sportswear, and mixed surf-inspired vintage. With 40 individual sellers, you’re bound to find something pretty damn special.

When: Saturday, Dec 8

 

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Soul Pantry | Stafford

From 8:00am to 5:00pm, the Soul Pantry will be hosting an epic Christmas market day! Expect market stalls, a huge raffle, lucky door prizes and plant giveaways! It is set to be a festive day, the simple option for all your Christmas shopping needs. With handmade clothing, baby clothes, vintage clothing and wares, there will be plenty to choose from and ample browsing will be encouraged. The morning will kick off with kid’s activities and live music and it will evolve over the day with an artist in residence and afternoon cocktails.

When: Saturday, Dec 15

 

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Christmas Gift Market | South Bank

Stanley Street Plaza will be absolutely glowing come December. Stalls will weave their way through paths of South Bank, offering unique commodities just waiting to be gifted. From stationery and jewellery to homewares and rare, hand-made wares, this is the perfect opportunity to support your local artists. Open from 3:00pm to 10:00pm daily, you’ll even see Santa onsite between 4.30pm and 8.30pm! Fill your sack as you tick of wish lists, sharing the merriment and basking in the community spirit that thrives every Christmas, plus free entry.

When: Friday, Dec 14 to Sunday, Dec 23

Christmas Gift Market South Bank

 

Paddington Christmas Fair | Paddington

Upper Latrobe Terrace is about to become the ultimate Christmas fair. This annual festival tradition is back with family-friendly fun to be had! The traders of Paddington have planned an afternoon of pre-Christmas activities, with entertainment and activities galore. Expect giant bubbles and many more surprise activities from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Let the festivities begin!

When: Friday, Nov 30

A Handmade Christmas Market | State Library of Queensland

The BrisStyle Christmas Markets will be hosting more than 100 local artisans selling handmade Christmas goodies. Held at the State Library of Queensland, there will be unique art, prints, jewellery, clothing and much more available, making for heartfelt seasonal gifts. With live local acts, a food precinct and an artist demonstration in the cultural precinct of Southbank, this is set to be a huge day. Shop local and support the talented Brisbane artists that are now finalised for the event, happening from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

When: Saturday, Dec 8

A Handmade Christmas Market

 

Christmas Lane | Brisbane Markets

Where better to stock up on Christmas prawns, hams and other essential produce than a market boasting the freshest food! This Christmas event will be hosted by Brisbane Markets, ready to provide the best produce around town. With an extra isle added this year for fashion, art and craft, giftware and more you’ll be able to get everything done in one stop! Santa will be around from 7:00am to 10:00am for happy fam snaps as well as food options and festive tunes! From 6:00am until 12:00 noon, tickets range from $1 to $4 for access into the Brisbane Markets in Rocklea.

When: Saturday, Dec 15 and Saturday, Dec 22

Christmas Lane

 

The Christmas Festival | Brisbane Powerhouse

Hosted by the World Food Markets and Brisbane Powerhouse, the Christmas Festival will be going from 5:00pm to 9:00pm for the first three weekends of December. Aiming to bring together the community in celebration of the Christmas season, you’re invited to their iconic twilight picnic! With family friends and furry animals welcome, enjoy the live music, food and market stalls with presents for anyone and everyone. In support of our local businesses, there is a mix of artisanal handmade goods and gifts for everyone, while maintaining sustainable recycling practices (BYO metal straws). With free entry and booze at the ready, this market is going to be truly stunning.

When: From Friday, Nov 30 to Sunday, Dec 16

The Christmas Festival

 

Christmas on Cribb | Milton Markets

From 4:00pm to 10:00pm, join the locals at Christmas on Cribb! Being transformed into the ultimate Christmas wonderland, as you browse through several unique artisan gifts with speciality pop-up stalls. Enjoy live entertainment, a huge range of gourmet festive foods, pop-up Stone & Wood and City Winery bars, provisions, produce and sweets. With plenty of parking, this free, family and friends event is your perfect pre-Chrissy present stock-up evening.

When: Friday, Dec 7

 

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Christmas Market at the Cathedral | Brisbane City

Hosted by the Cathedral of St Stephan Art Group, this Christmas market features fair trade, handmade goods from local goodies to those sourced from around the world. Located in the air-conditioned Hanly Room with undercover parking on Charlotte Street, it’s serious Christmas shopping ease. Get some handmade goodies this Christmas.

When: Saturday, Dec 1 to Sunday, Dec 2

Christmas on Cribb

 

Handmade Samford Christmas Market | Samford

Love Handmade Markets and Handmade Samford have come together for the ultimate Handmade Christmas Market. With 40 stalls filled with Brisbane-made goodies, fine eats and live music, your trip out to Samford will be worth the petrol. There will be raw treats from Bliss & Co, vegan food truck delicacies,

Head to the Old Samford Church Hall.
When: Saturday, Dec 1

Christmas Market at the Cathedral

 

Twilight Christmas Markets | Nundah

From 4:00pm to 9:00pm, Nundah Farmers Markets will be transformed into a festive celebratory hub. Their inaugural Twilight Christmas Celebration will see food, drink and live music accompanying the various shopping options. You’ll be able to stuff your stocking this year with artisan gifts and gourmet festive foods, provisions, produce and sweets, better than any generic supermarket find. There will be kid’s activities and entertainment so you can shop in peace, or if you need a little distraction while buying the little ones a few gifts.

When: Saturday, Dec 8

 

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