Christmas markets in Sydney

Tick off your art, fashion and knick-knack wish list at these festive Sydney markets
Customers at Christmas Fare
Photograph: James Horan
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From arts and design markets to food fares, these Christmas markets have the goods. Sort out a little something for the whole family in one trip and drag a friend along to drop some not-so-subtle Kris Kringle hints. After the rubble of the Boxing Day sales clears, continue your holiday shopping spree guilt-free at Sydney's best ethical shops, or earn your sustainable shopper badge at these ace antique stores.

Deck the halls: here's where to pick up a real Christmas tree in Sydney, find fab, grown up stocking fillers at our favourite homewares stores, and then dress the tree and prezzies up real pretty with bows and glitter pens from the best stationery shops in the city.

'Tis the season for Christmas markets

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Jewlery at Esty Made Local 2018
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Etsy Made Local Markets

icon-location-pin Centennial Park, Centennial Park
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One hundred local makers will be setting up stalls selling creative, handmade gifts ranging from ceramics and jewellery to vintage clothing and artworks. The pop-up markets are organised by community teams of local Etsy sellers in each location. Look out for seller updates and save the date for a pet-friendly shopping trip to the park.

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Woman sculpts clay in busy studio.
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The Makers’ Nest Design Market

icon-location-pin The Tramsheds, Forest Lodge
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The bi-annual design market is returning to the Tramsheds just in time for Christmas. Check out more than 50 stalls of locally-made artisan products including fashion accessories, jewellery, ceramics and artworks all for a $2 entry fee.

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People shopping at the markets.
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Kurnell Christmas Markets

icon-location-pin Bonna Point Reserve, Kurnell
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A huge open-air market will be held where the water meets the National Park in Kurnell, and it’s promising presents that you won’t be able to find at your local Westfield. There will be 120 stalls selling everything from Christmas trees, organic hams to gifts for the whole family.

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Visitors enjoying the fare at the Christmas Fare
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Christmas Fare

icon-location-pin Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney
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[Sponsored] This annual fare at Hyde Park Barracks brings together 40 local food producers, makers and artisan retailers for an evening market just before Christmas. Shop for pickles, smoked meats, artisan teas and food-focused homewares as you wander around the courtyard. 

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Woman tries on hat at the market.
Photograph: Lisa Hogben
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The Big Design Market

icon-location-pin Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park
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[Sponsored] Visit more than 200 local designers and makers selling their handmade wares at this three-day shopping festival in Sydney. To keep you on your feet and shopping, there’ll be snacks from Mary’s burgers and Smoking Gun Bagels, plus caffeinated beverages and a booze zone. 

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Glebe Artisans Market
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Glebe Artisans Market

icon-location-pin Dr H J Foley Rest Park, Glebe
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The quarterly market takes place at Foley Park and there’s usually around 50 stallholders selling jewellery, plants, furniture, fashion and children’s toys – aka perfect Christmas presents. Stallholders are likely to change each season but they're always locally loved characters.

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at Finders Keepers Market
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Finders Keepers

icon-location-pin Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo
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Australia’s longest running indie design and art fair is returning to the Barangaroo Cutaway for three days, signaling the start of summer and tinsel shopping season. A line-up of more than 200 established and up-and-coming stallholders will show off their handcrafted and meticulously designed goods.

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Attendees check out the stalls at the Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market
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Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market

icon-location-pin Manning Bar, Camperdown
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The quarterly retro market at Sydney Uni is a meeting place for people who love vintage, vinyl and classic cars, but on November 25, it’ll also be a haven for Christmas-mad shoppers. Stallholders will feature rock 'n' roll-inspired vintage fashion to books, art, homewares, records and other collectibles.

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Aerial shot of Sydney Harbour as the fireworks go off on New Year's Eve
Photograph: Destination NSW
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