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Published October 20th 2017
Find that unique item at many of these top Xmas markets
Many markets offer a diverse range of goods which are suitable for Christmas presents and I always find it is easy to go to markets to get presents as everything is in the one spot.
Here is a list of my top ten choices, several of which I will go to this year - I love wandering around and seeing what is on offer - oh, and of course impulse buying all these items that I simply MUST have, but often do not ever use!
Whether you're searching for that one-of-a-kind gift for a friend or relative, or you want to taste the food at a great food market, you have a big choice this year.
1. Perth Makers Market This one-day market will be offering high-quality handmade craft items made in WA, with over 180 stalls with exclusive hand-crafted arts, crafts, jewellery, homewares, plus food, drinks and entertainment.
These markets are night ones and will have locally sourced designed and created art, craft, clothing, jewellery, homewares, gift-wares, many food stalls, children's activities and local musicians.
Joondalup City Centre
Friday nights, 5.30 pm - 9.00 pm
17th November 2017
24th November 2017
1st December 2017
For further information contact the City on 9400 4926 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. PERTH HOME GROWN
This market features "ethically-sound sellers" and local makers in the heart of Perth City Centre. You can buy specialty baked goods, unique handmade gifts and home-wares and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Corner of Guildford Road and Old Perth Rd
Just across from the Bassendean Train Station
Saturday 25th November 2017
Saturday 16th December 2017
5.30 pm to 9.00 pm
See more about these markets at this site.
7. WARWICK MARKETS
This is a market I have not attended, however, it looks very interesting. With over 60 stalls, including arts and crafts, woodwork, candles, skincare, health and beauty, fashion and accessories and more.
Corner of Jarrah & Wygonda Roads
Sunday 10th December, 2017
3.00 pm to 8.00 pm
You can see more at their website.
9. BAZAAR CHRISTMAS MARKETS
This market is unusual in that it stays open for a three-day shopping extravaganza, and is one of the oldest Christmas markets!
Bazaar will have many local artisans showcasing and selling their unique WA wares, such as designer jewellery, fashion, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, textiles and more. There will be over 100 stalls here as well as homegrown and handmade presents.
Friday Night 5 till 10 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am till 5 pm
Kids Under 12 FREE
For more information, click on this site.
10. MADE ON THE LEFT MARKETS
This is one I have not been to, however, it sounds very tempting, and interesting being touted as "Western Australia Handmade Designer Market".
Made on the Left is a not for profit organisation founded in 2008 by independent designers with the intention to support Western Australian creative talent. The market is a two day Christmas market, with lots of "one of a kind" Christmas gifts, entertainment and children's workshops.
Perth Cultural Centre
47 James Street Mall
9th to 10th December, 2017
10 am to 5 pm
For more information, click on their website.
11. SOUTH PERTH CHRISTMAS MARKETS
These markets sell only handmade items making them great for that special gift. This is an indoor Christmas market with unique gifts, gourmet food and free children's entertainment.