With Christmas just a month away, our attention is turning towards gifts, good times and good food. And some of the best places to get these gifts, have a good time and get your hands on a huge array of good food is at one of Brisbane’s Christmas Markets.
There are more than a couple on in the lead-up to the big day. You’ll be able to grab plenty of presents, festive trinkets and more amongst a range of locally-made goods. You might even hear some carols, see Santa himself, or find the perfect pressie for yourself.
Take a look at Brisbane Christmas Markets below (in chronological order).
1. Kuraby Christmas Twilight Markets
When: 4-9pm, Saturday 12 November
Where: 1342 Beenleigh Road, Kuraby
The first market to kick off the season is the Kuraby Christmas Twilight Market and it’s coming in hot with Christmas cheer, carols, and cheeseburgers. The Friday Twilight market takes place right by the Kuraby train station and will feature 135 specialty stalls with a huge range of gourmet eats, cakes and desserts, fresh produce as well as artisan gifts and unique gift ideas.
The market will be decorated with a winter wonderland theme and there’ll also be live entertainment through the evening. With free entry as well, it’s hard to pass up on Kuraby’s Christmas Twilight Market if you’re keen on getting the festive season started.
2. Beenleigh Christmas Twilight Markets
Where: Beenleigh Town Square Night
It’s night market time at Beenleigh on Friday 18 November as they break out the winter wonderland decorations and live entertainment that’s calling on Santa to drop in.
This year will see more special guest stalls plus kids activities and entertainment, as well as the usual gourmet Christmas eats, desserts and treats.
3. Le Festival’s Marché de Noël
When: Saturday 19 November – Sunday 20 November
Where: West Village
Christmas, but French. The Le Festival’s French Christmas Market is your chance to celebrate the festive season with a range of French-inspired talents, art and artisan stalls. A French bar will be in full swing as well as roving entertainment to bring out the bleu-blanc-rouge spirit.
4. Carseldine Christmas Twilight Markets
When: 4–9pm, Saturday 19 November
Where: 133 Dorville Road, Carseldine
It’s time for Carseldine to shine come evening on Saturday 19 November when Christmas cheer takes over the Carseldine Markets.
The evening will be packed with live entertainment, snaps with Santa, and all the glorious eats and treats you can think of to get into the perfect Christmas shape. There will also be plenty of handmade goods on offer plus spectacular Christmas decorations to make sure you’re no grinch.
When: 4–10pm, Saturday 26 November
Where: Corner of Cribb & Little Cribb St, Milton
Milton Twilight Markets are popping off with a bespoke Brewdolph pop-bar to go along with the handmade gifts you will find as well as all the delicious eats you can grab as you browse and buy.
The kids will be well looked after with plenty of entertainment as well as Christmas cheer and more decorations you can poke a reindeer at. Oh, and Santa will be on the street too.
Parking and entry is $2 each.
6. Farm Gate to City Door Christmas Market
When: 8am – 12pm, Saturday 3 December
Where: Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct
Farm Gate to City Door Markets give us a chance to taste the Scenic Rim without leaving the city, whether it be local craft beer, boutique wine, locally distilled spirits, seasonal produce or handmade gifts. Their December market will be bringing all of that, plus a heap of festive fun including face painting for the kids, live music, and of course, a visit from Santa himself.
7. Nundah Twilight Christmas Market
When: 4–10pm, Saturday 3 December
Where: Station Street, Nundah
If you’re in need of bulking up Christmas stockings, filling space beneath the tree, or you just want to get out and about the Christmas cheer, then Nundah has got it all for you. From bespoke designers to a North Pole-themed bar, there’ll be plenty to do and see while doing more of your Christmas shopping.
Yule have no option but to get among the jingles, street eats and tasty drinks.
8. QAGOMA Christmas Design Market Weekend
When: 9am – 4pm, Saturday 3 & 4 December
Where: Outside the Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane
The QAGOMA Christmas Design Market will showcase a slew of handmade goods from Brisbane’s best independent artisans, with more than 50 stalls each day.
Which means you can complete all your Christmas shopping in one convenient location. Find everything from ceramics, jewellery and homewares to textiles and clothing.
9. West End Christmas Twilight Market
When: 4-10pm, Friday 2 December
Where: Davies Park, West End
Finish the week off in festive style at this Christmas market in West End. Browse from unique handmade gifts, grab a feed and a drink, and get a photo with Santa himself.
There will also be plenty of holly jolly live music to soundtrack your evening.
10. Gasworks Christmas Market
When: 4pm – 8pm, Saturday 10 December
Where: Gasworks, Newstead
Gasworks is set to come alive with Christmas cheer in December. And what better way to shop handmade gifts than being surrounded by a generous selection of foodie spots? It means you can get shopping done and eat out in the same place.
In terms of what you can find at the market stalls, think homewares, art, skincare, ceramics, plants and more.
11. Vend Christmas Markets
When: 5–9pm, Saturday 10 December
Where: 1768 Sandgate Road, Virginia
Across the indoor marketplace and the outdoor pop-up, Vend is one of the bigger Christmas Markets in Brisbane with something like 150 shops to choose from. This includes their greenhouse so you can stock up on plants for presents as well.
Kids will be well looked after with a free face painter on the premises as well as the kids playground now open. Live music will keep everyone entertained and so to will the best-dressed Christmas costume competition where a $100 Vend voucher will be up for grabs.
The café, which is licensed, will also be doing a bunch of Christmas dinner specials.
12. Portside Twilight Christmas Markets
When: 3-7pm, Sunday 18 December
Where: Portside Wharf
The Market Folk are taking over Portside Wharf—the eclectic urban village—for a specially-curated Christmas Market.
If their usual markets are anything to go by, then you’ll be in for pre-loved rack sales, workshops, live music family fun while supporting local producers, makers and creators.
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