With Christmas fast approaching, our focus will soon shift toward 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 these Christmas markets in Brisbane below (in chronological order).
1. Kuraby Christmas Twilight Markets
When: 4-9pm, Friday, November 10
Where: 1342 Beenleigh Road, Kuraby
The first market to kick off the season is the Kuraby Christmas Twilight Markets and it’s coming in hot with Christmas cheer, carols, and heaps more.
The Friday Twilight market will feature over 100 specialty stalls with a huge range of gourmet eats, cakes and desserts, fresh produce as well as unique artisan gifts.
The market will be decorated with a Christmas decor and there’ll also be live entertainment through the evening and plenty of fun for the kids, including a petting zoo, jumping castle, and face-painting. 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
It’s night market time at Beenleigh as they break out the winter wonderland decorations and live entertainment that’s calling on Santa to drop in.
This year at Beenleigh Christmas Twilight Markets will see more special guest stalls plus kids activities and entertainment, as well as the usual gourmet Christmas eats, desserts and treats.
3. Carseldine Christmas Twilight Markets
When: 4–10pm, Saturday, November 18
Where: 133 Dorville Road, Carseldine
It’s time for the northside to shine when the Carseldine Christmas Twilight Market takes over.
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.
Entry is $3 per person.
4. Milton Christmas Twilight Markets
When: 4–10pm, Saturday November 25
Where: Corner of Cribb & Little Cribb St, Milton
The Milton Christmas Twilight Market is popping off with a bespoke pop-bar to go along with the handmade gifts you 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 decorations. Oh, and Santa will be on the street too.
Parking is $2 and entry is $3.
5. West End Christmas Twilight Market
When: 4-10pm, Friday, December 1
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.
6. Nundah Twilight Christmas Market
When: 4–10pm, Saturday, December 2
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 pop-up 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 at Nundah Twilight Christmas Market.
7. Vend Christmas Pop-Up Market
When: 4–9pm, Saturday, December 2
Where: VEND Marketplace, Annerley
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 a cocktail pop-up and live music to keep everyone entertained.
The café, which is licensed, will also be doing a bunch of Christmas dinner specials.
8. Portside Twilight Christmas Markets
When: 3-7pm, Sunday, December 3
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.
9. Gasworks Christmas Design Markets
When: 5pm – 9pm, Saturday, December 9
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.
10. BrisStyle Twilight Christmas Market
When: 4pm – 9pm, Friday, December 15 & Friday, December 22
Where: King George Square, Brisbane City
If you find yourself looking for a last-minute gift, the BrisStyle Christmas Twilight Market has you sorted with an enchanting evening under King George Square’s giant Christmas tree.
There will be plenty of market stalls selling handmade gifts as well as food vendors, live music and more.