With Christmas on the gallop, please find below a list of Christmas Markets and Christmas Farmers' Markets in December. Far from the maddening crowds at shopping centres, you can shop for your unique handmade or artisan gifts for that someone special or the whole family and friends. It's a win-win for you and the small business you are supporting. Buy directly from the maker and the farmers as they bring their best produce from farm to table. The farmers markets listed are closest to Christmas so you can shop fresh direct from the land and serve the freshest of Christmas lunch or dinner at your table.
Not every single market is a Christmas Market per se, however, they are still small business, handmade, artisan goods for that perfect gift that can be put in that Christmas stocking. Highlights of each event will be listed, however, I urge you to follow the links and pay mind to full details of each event via their individual links. Find events listed in date order at various venues as follows. Some events come complete with entertainment and even a visit from Santa. This is but a small list, with a plethora of markets available in December upon googling your local or nearby area.
Sat 5 Dec to Sun 20 Dec 10am to 3pm (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 Dec) - Coburg Night Market presents Makers Lane, Page St, Coburg. A laneway and online market featuring Melbourne-based artists and artisan makers.
Fri 11 Dec 5.30-8.30pm - Kew Junction Twilight Christmas Gift Market & Family Fun Night, Kew Junction High Street (between the Junction & Derby St). Kew businesses will stay open late along with restaurants and cafes. There are free rides and entertainment for the kids like petting zoo, pony rides, roaming elves, face painting and more, including a covid safe photo with Santa when he visits between 7-8pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
Sat 12 Dec 11am-5pm - Port Melbourne Artisan Christmas Market, Bay Street, Port Melbourne. An outdoor market showcasing local artisans, designers and crafters. Get that unique gift for loved ones and make them feel extra special.
Sun 13 Dec 11am-5pm - Hume Community Christmas Market, Craigieburn Plaza, Craigieburn Rd, Craigieburn. Handmade, homegrown, new and pre-loved goods for sustainable shopping. Enjoy Indian, Islander street food, a sausage sizzle and sweet treats.
Sun 13 Dec 9am to 2pm - Twelve Days 'til Christmas Market, Mt Waverley Village Market. An outdoor market filled with homemade, hand-grown, handcrafted goods from talented makers, crafters, artists, bakers, jewellers and culinary producers. Beyond Christmas, this market runs on the 2nd Sunday of the month, except January.
Sun 20 Dec 8am-1pm - Wantirna Farmers & Makers Market, Wantirna Primary School, 120 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna South. This is where the makers make it, bake it, grow it. A fantastic local farmers and makers market with both indoor and outdoor stalls. Lots of great produce and products, so come along and support local. Beyond December this market runs on the 3rd Sunday of the Month from Feb to Dec 8am to 1pm.
Wed 23 Dec from 2-6pm - Coburg Christmas Farmers' Market, Coburg Primary School, 92 Bell St, Coburg. Get your fresh food and pantry items for the Christmas table. Your favourite weekend stallholders and staples plus some special festive extras will be there. This market is in lieu of the normal Saturday market scheduled for Boxing Day. This market is purely a place to efficiently get your Christmas groceries with very limited non-food items. There's no coffee or ready-to-eat food at the market.