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As the holiday season approaches, Aussies are gearing up for a unique and festive experience at their local Christmas markets.

These markets offer a perfect blend of tradition, creativity and community spirit. From handmade crafts and delicious treats to live entertainment, Australia’s Christmas markets are a must-visit for locals and tourists alike. Read on to discover the best Christmas markets in Australia, with artisanal goods, and perfect, handmade gifts.

The Rocks Christmas Markets, Sydney

The Rocks Christmas Markets

Nestled in the heart of Sydney, The Rocks Christmas Markets transform this historic area into a winter wonderland. With cobblestone streets lined with twinkling lights, visitors can browse through a diverse range of stalls offering handmade gifts, unique decorations and mouth-watering treats. The festive atmosphere is enhanced by carol singers, street performers, and the stunning backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. One of the best Christmas markets in Australia – The Rocks Christmas Markets – will run from 10am-6pm on Saturdays, and 10am-5pm on Sundays until the 24th of December, so be sure to visit by then!

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Deutsche Schule German Christmas Market, Melbourne

Want to experience a German Christmas but not planning on departing from Melbourne airport anytime soon? Check out German Christmas Market in Fitzroy this December and enjoy looking at handmade and one of a kind gifts, German pretzels, biscuits and mulled wine! Deutsche Schule Melbourne is running their annual Christmas market on the 24th of December from 5pm to 9pm, in 96 Barkly St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068. Find out more here.

QAGOMA Christmas Design Market, Brisbane

Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone creative, or to gift yourself something unique made from an independent designer? Try QAGOMA’s Christmas Design Market! From Saturday the 9th to Sunday the 10th, between 9am and 4pm at Gallery of Modern Art & GOMA Forecourt, South Brisbane, visit the Christmas market featuring an abundance of stalls selling unique gifts, festive decorations and enjoy tunes from a live DJ!

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QAGOMA Christmas Design Market

Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt Market, Adelaide Hills

Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt Market

Visit the charming German town of Hahndorf for one of the most talked about Christmas markets in Australia. The event embodies festivity and joy with German foods and Christmas gifts, as well as an orchestra, dance performances and carols by candlelight. The festivities will run from 3pm-10pm on the 15th, 16th and 17th of December!

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Central Park 2023 Christmas Markets, Perth

These delightful markets will run over two December days amidst the gardens of Central Park, indulging in a lively assortment of market vendors offering Christmas presents for every member of the family, delectable artisanal snacks, fresh produce, a variety of food and beverage stalls, and even a personalised station for scented candles and baubles. The markets run from 11am to 2pm, on the 6th and 7th of December. Find out more here.

Christmas markets in Australia offer a festive escape for everyone, showcasing the country’s creativity, diversity and community spirit. Be sure to explore these enchanting Christmas markets that capture both an Aussie and European-inspired Christmas and support the small business stalls! These markets provide the perfect opportunity to connect with loved ones, discover unique gifts, and create lasting memories in the true spirit of the season.

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