Melbourne Christmas Markets 2017

Melbourne Christmas Markets 2017

Go shopping & get into the spirit of Christmas at these annual festive markets in Melbourne


Christmas time in Melbourne has an undeniable buzz about it. Shops windows with festive themes, stores full of Christmas themed products and packaging, even the odd appearance of fake snow (despite it being summer) – is all around.

Apart from all of these treats, and Christmas themed food finally becoming available, one of the things I look forward to the most are Christmas Markets. Every year I try to make it to at least two or three, and amongst them I must say my favourites are the Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar, the Dumbo Feather Christmas Fete, and if I can find a good one – local primary school markets tend to be fantastic too.

This year I’ve decided to round up some of the best Christmas Markets going round in Melbourne. Some of the markets are Christmas themed, while others offer the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early.

Enjoy and do get in touch if there is a Christmas market you’d like us to add to the list:




German Christmas Market, Fitzroy North – November 24, 2017

On from 5-9 pm, followed by bilingual Carols by Candlelight at 9pm. Enjoy Christmas shopping or some traditional German Christmas fare like Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, hot or iced Glühwein

Admission: Free.


Etsy Made Local Melbourne Market, Abbotsford – November 25, 2017

This is THE market for lovers of vintage, and appreciators of local designers and makers. Head to Etsy’s pop up Made Local Melbourne Market at the Abbotsford Convent to find something special and unique on your Christmas list. There’ll be over 40 stallholders, a craft station and will be held indoors.

Admission: TBC



Studio Local Night Market, 25 Albert St, Northcote – November 30, 2017

A wonderful event to shop some local wares and sip on some festive drinks! Featuring Baker. D. Chirico, Supply Paper Co., Mörk Chocolate, Julia Ostro, Fig & Salt, and many more! On from 5 – 9pm.

Admission: TBC



Melbourne Christmas Markets 2017 Northcote Kris Kringle 2017

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Kris Kringle Night Market, Northcote – November 30th, December 7th, December 14th, December 21st, 2017

Northcote’s annual Kris Kringle Night Market returns for another year showcasing the very best locally designed and handcrafted items, direct from maker to you.
Browse over 60 indoor stalls selling products including fashion, textiles, skin products, plants, jewellery, ceramics and food gifts. The market will be held weekly from November 30th – December 21st with live entertainment, a licensed bar, food and free activities for children on site.

Admission: TBC


Melbourne Christmas Markets 2017

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Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival, CBD – December 2nd, 2017 ((postponed until early January due to severe weather forecasts)

Fair@Square is the perfect place to do some conscious Christmas shopping and attend ethical lifestyle events. There’ll be staged entertainment, fair fashion shows, fair cooking demonstrations, kid’s activities, a talk tent, and conscious workshops and demonstrations like how to make your household waste-free, learning the basics of repairing clothes, and even a natural dye workshop .

Admission: Free.


Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar 2017, Toorak – December 2nd – 3rd, 2017

This is one of my favourite Christmas markets to attend in Melbourne. It’s packed with stalls selling Scandinavian products and wares. Think Kikki K, hand made Christmas tree decorations and cards, ceramics, clothing, chocolate and sweets, biscuits and the list goes on. There are several food stalls selling Scandinavian favourites like Danish hot dogs (with mustard, fried onions and pickles), strawberry shortcake, cinnamon rolls and so much more. This is a child and adult friendly event and really so much fun for all.

Admission: Gold coin donation.


Sister’s Market, Brunswick – December 8 – 9th, 2017

Head to this boutique market north side to find a curated selection of Christmas gifts from local stall holders selling crafts, jewellery, clothing, ceramics, accessories and more. Open for two days only in December (Friday 8th December 4pm – 9pm, and Saturday 9th December 10am – 4pm).

Admission: TBC


French Christmas MarketSt Kilda – December 9th – 10th, 2017

Enjoy a French weekend at Alliance Française de Melbourne’s Eildon Mansion in St Kilda. This two-day FREE event is family friendly and an ideal destination for young and old.

The market will showcase French products and services (sold or made by French designers living in Australia), food, wine, music and offer a range of free and ‘gold coin’ activities for adults and children: facepainting, balloon twisting, children’s activities, photo booth, free demonstrations, French second hand books, free French trial classes and level assessments, etc.

Admission: Free.


Markit, CBD – December 17th, 2017

Markit is a one-day shopping extravaganza held twice a year in The Atrium and Deakin Edge theatre at Federation Square. Now in its 8th year, Markit has become a much-loved event on the Melburnian calendar. See the work of over 80 Australian ceramicists, jewellers, fashion designers, illustrators and more while sampling some of Melbourne’s best food and coffee from the new BakeSale pop-up cafe.

Admission: Free.


The Small Giants Fete (Dumbo Feather Christmas Fete),  St Kilda – Rescheduled to December 19th, 2017

From 4pm to 9pm on Tuesday December 19th, the White House in St Kilda hosts a miniature Christmas festival inside and outside its halls. This annual festival is a delight to attend with a wonderful mix of stalls featuring homewares, local arts, crafts, books, food & more. If you’re selective with gifts and looking for something special, you will find it here. Note: This is a very kid friendly event.

Admission: Free with a gold coin donation to St Kilda Mums.