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The 12 Shopping Markets of Christmas in December in Melbourne

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by Tricia Ziemer (subscribe)
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Update December 4th 2016
I apologize for 2017 typos. All shopping dates are.for 2016. Happy shopping.

12 days of shopping at 12 Melbourne Made Christmas Markets
Festive Town Halls and Exhibitions
Festive Town Halls and Exhibitions


Everyone loves a market for the fab, different, hand crafted excellence and specialty made goods. And this is even more exciting when you are looking for that special Christmas present for loved ones during the Festive season. Bypass those big, generic, crowded stores and come to where the exotic and unique can be found within a festive family fun event. It's time for the Christmas Markets of Melbourne. Twelve days and 12 markets, just like the 12 days of Christmas. These markets, like the song, just keep on giving.

The special and unique on offer at these markets
The special and unique on offer at these markets


And it is so fun to shop and visit and eat and explore all with the carols and lights around you. So this is the best Christmas gift Melbourne could give to you this year. Melbourne is serving up 12 Christmas Markets for you to stroll and enjoy.

Melbourne Made and Crafted - Artwork by Maree Coote
Melbourne Made and Crafted - Artwork by Maree Coote


On the 1st Day of Christmas Shopping, 25 of November 2017
The Delux Design Gift Market

will host 75 makers and creators together for your shopping pleasure. All that is merry and bright and meticulously made will be on show. It will also host a "Melbourne Made" area. So you can buy extra special things for family overseas. In the ATRIUM, FEDERATION SQUARE.

Christmas Hand stitched Cards what a special Christmas greeting
Hand stitched Cards what a special Christmas greeting


On the 2nd Day of Christmas, Dec 2, 2017 till Dec 4, 2017 10 AM Daily

The Christmas Big Design Market at the Royal Exhibition Centre, CARLTON.

Choose goods from over 230 stalls at this ho ho ho one stop shop with designer wares, gifts. This is an extravaganza of Christmas giving opportunities.

Christmas Pressies with a difference that delight
Christmas Pressies with a difference that delight


On the 3rd Day of Christmas Dec 3, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm
Christmas at the Art Centre Market


St Kilda and the Arts Centre lawns will come alive with locally produced treasure, handmade bits and baubles, stalls galore with easy access from the train stations and trams. On St KILDA ROAD.

Load the Reindeer up with goodies
Load the Reindeer up with goodies


On the 4th Day of Christmas Shopping, 3rd and 4th of December from 11 am to 6pm, there will be a FAIR@SQUARE Ethical Lifestyle Festival.

This event will encourage all things mindful, and ethical. Browse the colour and glitz as you enjoy fashion shows and cooking demonstrations and don't miss the "Pamper PAD". So you are doing yourself and the world a good deed by shopping here and getting the best quality products. At FEDERATION SQUARE.

On the 5th day of Christmas Shopping, from the 25th of November all the way until the 22 December, enter the KIMONO HOUSE Japanese Festive Market

No need to get a passport, or spend the long flight, it is all here for the enjoyment of the culture, the art, the exotic gifts, and decorations. Look out for Japanese inspired craft kits. They are so adorable you will want to buy two and keep one. On LEVEL 2, NICHOLAS Building.

Let the Christmas Decorations Shine forth
Let the Christmas Decorations Shine forth


On the 6th day of Christmas Shopping on the 11th of December from 10 am to 5 pm, the MARKIT@FEDSQUARE will be making merry.

You could finish your shopping in one flurry of snowflakes with over 100 local Melbourne designers swirling their goods around you. There will be jewelry, ceramics, fashion designers, and more and more and more. Take your sleigh to fill. At FEDERATION SQUARE.

More Reindeer and Elves required to carry the goods
More Reindeer and Elves required to carry the goods


On the 7th Day of Christmas shopping on the 17th of December 10 am to 4 pm is the CHRISTMAS CRAFT Market

Glassware, silkware, ceramicware, jewelry, and other things you can buy for friends and loved ones to love and wear and they will all be at this market made for exploring. These are handcrafted Melbourne Made and you will need a very big Santa Sack with a helpful elf to go with you. At 1000 POUND BEND.

Bring the Santa Sack or Sleigh for carrying
Bring the Santa Sack or Sleigh for carrying


On the 8th Day of Christmas Shopping on the 18th of December 2017 to the 20th of December from 10 am Daily The DESIGN ANARCHY Christmas Market.

Here you will find the newest, the hottest and the hippest international brands and gifts. If you want something that is the hot new trend, these goodies sizzle. They will put out the candles with the shiny new glow even more than Rudolph's Nose. At the MEAT MARKET.

On the 9th Day of Christmas Shopping 18th of December from 9 am to 2 pm the race is on at the FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE Christmas Market.

The colours on the day are green and red. You will be surrounded by the roses and that is where the festive decorations will be spread.

The makers, bakers, artists, craftsmen are putting together Christmas treats to spread below your tree and even the angel on top. Saddle bags and a reindeer may help to lighten your load for home.

Santa will be at the QUEEN VICTORIA SUMMER CHRISTMAS MARKET
Santa will be at the QUEEN VICTORIA SUMMER CHRISTMAS MARKET


On the 10th Day of Christmas Shopping, 18 December, from 10 am to 3 pm KENGSINGTON TOWN HALL opens its Christmas Market Doors.

The wreaths will be hung on the doors with care and inside over 70 specialty boutique stalls will be spread with vintage gems, retro and reworks, local artwork, even art deco discoveries.
The smell of Christmas food will waft around you along with the live music. This festival will be very Festive.

On the 11th Day of Christmas Shopping, 21 December from 5pm to 10 pm SUMMER NIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKET at the QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET.

As twilight twinkles along with the Christmas fairy lights, you can browse the hand made crafts at over 100 specialty stalls. Plus Santa will be there with his elves with live entertainment and food galore to fill your tum tum.

Shop Surrounded by Christmas Cheer and Carols
Shop Surrounded by Christmas Cheer and Carols


On the 12th Day of Christmas Shopping, 21 December from 5 pm to 10 pm, BLENDER LANE Christmas MARKET.


The last but not the least, is this quirky, but crafty, market.
Tuck away in the "city", no way you will want a bed, the festive feel will surround you. Talented local artists will be displaying their incense and Muir and much, much more. Take your stockings off, you will be filling them. At FRANKLIN STREET, CITY.

Enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas Shopping, HO HO HO.

All photos from the library of Tricia Ziemer
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Why? Because you love Christmas Markets to buy the uniquest gifts
When: All through November and December
Where: All over Melbourne
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
Something for everyone here, and dates to fit in with all our Christmas committments.
by e_law (score: 2|380) 575 days ago
I have rechecked and confirmed the dates. These are correct and for 2016.
The first part is the fun bit of the 12 days of shopping but the exact date follows.
by Tricia Ziemer (score: 2|498) 574 days ago
Some of those dates are wrong, unless they are for next year.
by hightheir69 (score: 0|6) 575 days ago
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