18 Of The Best Christmas Markets In And Around BNE To Stuff Your Stockings
Shop, eat, repeatBy Jess Fuller | 27th October 2023
Christmas is upon us, and there’s no better way to embrace the festive spirit than by strolling through Brisbane’s best Christmas markets. From unique treasures to handmade goodies, we’ve curated a list of 18 must-visit markets that will get you in the holiday spirit. If you’re a true holiday enthusiast, why not create a ‘Christmas Market Bucket List’ and check it twice? With at least one market happening every weekend, you’ll be the ultimate gift-giving hero this Christmas season.
Keep on reading to find out where to have yourself a merry little market shopping spree…
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
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Made Local Markets: Christmas Edition
When: Saturday 4 November (9am to 4pm) and Sunday 5 November (9am to 3pm)
Kicking off the holiday season with a bang, Made Local Markets return with a special two-day Christmas edition at Brisbane Showgrounds. Explore over 140 stalls showcasing amazing homemade and specially crafted designs, where you’re sure to discover one-of-a-kind gifts to impress your family!
West End Christmas Twilight Market
When: Friday 1 December, 4pm to 10pm
As December rolls in, head over to West End to immerse yourself in the Christmas magic. You’ll be greeted by over 180 stalls, each offering unique finds all made with love. There won’t be a shortage of entertainment, with two live music stages, roving performers, a joyful jumping castle, face painting, appearances from Santa, and a tempting selection of tasty street eats. To keep the good times rollin’, Westoria will be serving up refreshing cocktails and local brews that are sure to leave you feeling merry.
Boho Luxe Markets
When: Friday 10 November (5pm to 9pm), Saturday 11 November (9am to 5pm), and Sunday 12 November (9am to 3pm)
Experience a market like no other with the Boho Luxe Markets, where you’ll discover an array of products – from fashion and skincare, to homewares and candles – with something to tickle everyone’s fancy. You can even treat yourself to a tranquil intermission in their relaxing chill-out spaces or in the Psychic and Wellbeing Zone, where crystals, health products and essential oils await. Christmas shopping has never been so zen!
Makers on the River: Christmas Edition
When: Saturday 11 November, 4pm to 9pm
Looking for the ultimate waterfront Christmas shopping experience? Rivermakers have you covered with their Christmas extravaganza featuring over 50 artisan sellers, epic live music, joyful kid’s rides, a special visit from Santa, and a mesmerising fireworks display to light up the night. But the magic doesn’t stop there – you can expect a culinary experience like no other with delicious food offerings and pop-up bars from local brewers, such as Revel Brewing Co. We’ve already marked our calendars so we don’t miss the Range Life Wine Pop-Up Cheese and Oyster Bar! Get ready for a wine-derful time that’ll leave you merry and bright.
Carseldine Markets: Christmas Twilight Market
When: Saturday 18 November, 4pm to 10pm
Get into the spirit at Carseldine with live entertainment, handmade gifts, gourmet bites, and the best Christmas vibes all round! Savour the moment and get an ‘elfie with Santa himself. Time to find out if you’ve been naughty or nice!
The Soul Nook Collective Christmas Markets
When: Saturday 25 November, 9am to 3pm
For those in the west side of town, look no further than The Soul Nook Collective’s Christmas Markets for your handcrafted gift essentials, with an array of local stalls planned. While you’re there, soak up the sunshine with a cup of coffee and slice of cake as you enjoy the live music. Find gifts for your loved ones and treat yourself in the process.
Milton Twilight Christmas Markets
When: Saturday 25 November, 4pm to 10pm
Get ready to stuff your stockings and your stomach at the twilight Christmas edition of Milton Markets! Enjoy gourmet delights as you roam the impressive collections of over 150 stalls. When it’s time for a break, head to the Brewdolph pop-up bar and relish the live music (rumour has it, there’s a lot of Mariah in store for you). And don’t worry, there’s a bunch of entertainment and activities to ensure the kids have a jolly time – including a visit from Santa himself!
The Handmade Christmas Markets
When: Saturday 2 December, 9am to 3pm
Elevate your gift-giving game at BrisStyle’s Handmade Markets – a must-visit for your Christmas shopping. Held in the Queensland Museum Whale Mall, you’ll find a line up of local designers and creators with an array of unique creations that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your gift recipients. If you’re eager to get in the spirit of supporting local this Christmas, this market is the place for you!
VEND Marketplace’s Christmas Twilight Pop-Up Market
When: Saturday 2 December, 4 to 9pm
Head to the VEND Marketplace in Annerley for their Christmas Twilight Pop Up Market, where an assortment of stalls awaits to help you discover the perfect Christmas gifts. Inside the store, you’ll find curated collections from over 120 small, Brisbane-based businesses. Families can look forward to free face painting, a children’s playground, and a professional photo booth to capture the memories of the night!
Christmas on Main Street
When: Saturday 2 December, 5pm to 8.30pm
Samford Village’s Main Street is turning red and green for an unforgettable Christmas Street Festival, featuring local market stalls, live music (including everyone’s favourite Christmas carols!), food trucks and captivating street entertainment. It’s the ideal family night out, brimming with holiday cheer!
Plant Empire’s Christmas Market
When: Sunday 3 December, 9am to 1pm
Sundays are made for leisurely strolls among plants, pots and ceramics, making Plant Empire’s Christmas Market the perfect way to make progress on your Christmas shopping list. What’s even better is that you’ll find 60 stalls featuring a diverse range of products, from accessories and art to fashion, allowing you to tick off multiple items in one visit! While you shop, delight in live music performed by the talented local band Folk ‘n’ Broken Hearted.
Portside Wharf Christmas Markets
When: Sunday 3 December, 3pm to 7pm
Keep the Sunday session vibes going by immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere of The Market Folk’s Portside Wharf Christmas Markets. Sing along to classic Christmas tunes as you browse the stalls, plus get involved in interactive workshops to really get into the holiday spirit.
Gasworks Plaza Christmas Markets
When: Saturday 9 December, 5pm to 9pm
Rock the night away at the Gasworks Plaza Christmas Markets, featuring over 40 market vendors with the coolest offerings, across homewares, fashion, skincare, and delightful goodies for kids. Bring your pets to enjoy the festivities, with live music and delicious food to keep you entertained – happy howl-idays!
Rocklea Showgrounds’ Christmas Market Day
When: Sunday 10 December, 8am to 2pm
Indulge in a little self care and treat yo ‘elf at Rocklea Showgrounds’ Christmas Market Day. Here, you’ll discover a treasure trove of unique antiques and collectibles, vintage fashion, homemade crafts and so much more!
Christmas Twilight Market
When: Friday 15 December, 4pm to 9pm
BrisStyle is again transforming King George Square into a Christmas oasis with the iconic Christmas Twilight Market! As you bask in the glow of the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Tree, prepare for a night filled with festive cheer, featuring vibrant market stalls, indulgent food vendors, and live entertainment. Shop to your heart’s content beneath the twinkling night sky of Brisbane City.
Fish Lane Christmas Markets
When: Saturday 16 December, 9am to 1pm
The Fish Lane Christmas Markets are back for another festive event, with stalls from local designers and artists offering a diverse range of items from plants to skincare! You can even find accessories to pamper your pets this Christmas. Taking place on the weekend before Christmas Eve, it’s your ideal chance to grab those last-minute goodies!
Caboolture Markets: Christmas Twilight Market
When: Saturday 16 December, 4pm to 9pm
For those on the northside, make your way to Caboolture’s Christmas Twilight Markets to experience the joy of browsing over 200 stalls to fulfil all your gifting needs. Plus, enjoy some mouth-watering food and embrace the spirit of the season with a special visit from Santa!
Bardon Markets: Christmas Edition
When: Sunday 17 December, 7am to 12pm
Bardon Markets is hosting the ultimate Christmas edition of their market, offering a wide variety of stalls, engaging kids’ activities, and even a Christmas raffle! If you haven’t quite found your festive spirit yet, rest assured, it’s waiting for you at these markets.