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Published November 2nd 2015
Top three ways to avoid the Christmas rush
Skip the shopping centre this Christmas, and head out with family and friends to a market or Christmas festival for unique presents, great food, and a chance to have some fun along the way.
The Twilight Christmas Festival at Rippon Lea 2015 is on Friday December 11th 2015, and is a great way to start to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with family and friends. The event includes games, activities, carolling, and craft market stalls with great gift ideas. The gardens of Rippon Lea are a beautiful location to picnic, and food trucks will be on site, and prizes are on offer for the most festive outfits.
The Twilight Christmas Festival is a great event for family and friends. Credits: National Trust website
The 18th Queen Victoria Night Market is back on Wednesdays in December 2015. This year, the market offers over 200 stallholders with delicious food, great Christmas gifts, and a beer garden for that perfect shopping break.
Queen Victoria Market is on the north side of the Melbourne CBD. Credits: wikipedia, user Jasbella
The Big Design Market is on from the 4-6th December 2015 in time for Christmas and the festive season. This Royal Exhibition Building event offers a range of Australian and international design products, and only $2 entry, and kids get in for free.
The Big Design Market is on from December 4-6th 2015. Credits: Big Design Market website.