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Get all you Christmas presents sorted at these markets
Looking for that perfect Christmas gift or you didn't get enough time to do Christmas shopping this year? Do not worry the following markets below are filled with everything unique and wonderful to make that gift extra special!
1. Christmas Grand Bazaar When: 6- 7 December 2014: 9am-5pm
Where: Flinders Street Market, 200 Flinders St, Adelaide Details: The Christmas Grand Bazaar will feature Adelaide's best community artists, crafters, illustrators, makers, designers and foodies with over 100 stalls this is certainly the perfect place to grab that perfect gift! There will be loads of exciting entertainment for the kids and whole family, a roving art caravan, gift wrapping bay, plenty of delicious food to try and buy from including Christmas hampers to take home. There will be free goody bags for the first 200 people to visit the Etsy stand.
When: 12 December 2014: 6pm-10pm Where: Dunstone Grove – Linde Reserve, Stepney Details: This event is the perfect family outing this festive season with entertainment, open-air concert under the stars, Christmas carols including a special performance by Rachael Leahcar (finalist on The Voice Australia) of course no market will be complete without market stalls (over 70 market stalls) including tasty food and refreshments, a visit from Santa and plenty of activities and performances.
3. Christmas Night Market When: 11 December 2014: 4pm-8:30pm
Where: Burnside Library- Courtyard, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore Details: 25 stalls offering wide range of gifts from jewellery to candles to Christmas cakes, there will be entertainment by traditional and European carols. Food and drinks available to purchase.
4. West End Xmas Art Market & Carnival When: 14 December 2014: 12pm-10pm
Where: Leigh & Peel Streets, Adelaide
Details: The market features some of Adelaide's finest Designer makers, local vendors on Leigh and Peel Streets and food from the four corners of the globe. There is plenty of entertainment and activities as well. Located centrally to buses, trains and tram- however, if you are arriving by car there is ample parking on Waymouth & Hindley Streets.
5. French Christmas Market
When: 28- 29 November 2014: 28th: 5pm-12am & 29th: 10am-10pm
Where: Unley's Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley Park , Cnr of Unley and Thomas Streets, Adelaide
Details: Everything French! With over 40 businesses bringing their French inspired products there is something for everyone. There will also be French specialities from wine and cheese to delicious croissants, traditional handcrafts and gifts.
6. Xmas Gift & Craft Fair
When: 29-30 November 2014: 9:30am-5pm
Where: Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre (Adelaide Showground) Goodwood Rd, Wayville.
Details: This is the perfect place to buy those special Christmas gifts. There are thousands of handmade and unique goodies from arts, crafts, toys, candles and plenty more. There will be a food and wine area with cooking demos too.
7. Dusk Arts Market
When: 9 December 2014: from 6:30pm
Where: Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide
Details: Entry by $2 coin (Carclew is non-for-profit organisation) and all donations will assist in covering some costs of this community event and the high quality creative experiences they offer children, young people and early career artists. At the markets there will be hand-crafted items, visual art, fashion, jewellery, live music, street food, Christmas Gifts and plenty more...
8. Moonlight Markets
When: 5 December 2014: from 6pm
Where: Thordon Park, Hamilton Terrace, Campbelltown
Details: plenty of market stalls to pick up that special gift, live performances, visit from Santa with his elves and fairies, music, dance, Christmas carols and of course delicious food from Flavour of Campbelltown Food Trail businesses.