Oh my gosh, my favourite time of the year is almost upon us! The time of year when the magic of Christmas is sprinkled all around us like fairy dust! And, of course, the cherry - or star - on top of the Christmas tree has to be the summer Twilight Markets Caloundra that run from the 14 December through to the 25 January in the new year. That's seven weeks of Friday night entertainment sorted - catching up with friends and family, eating out, revelling in spectacular sunsets and … shopping, all in the one breathtaking location.
The Caloundra Twilight Markets are very successful in bringing that magic feeling of holidays and goodwill together, all in one unparalleled location … Bulcock Beach. The Twilight Markets feature more than one hundred stalls, providing an opportunity for the family to get out and about; to amble through the markets with unique artisan and homemade stalls; while twitching noses at the food aromas, wafting temptingly through the breeze.
Locals and holidaymakers mingle, enjoying street food, gourmet lollies, fashion, jewellery, live music and very talented street performers.
Arrive early at the summer Twilight Markets Caloundra, have a swim in the ocean, catch some sun rays and then settle in to watch a magnificent sunset (weather permitting) over the spectacular backdrop of the Pumicestone Passage. Alternatively, grab the children and set off on a treasure hunt of a different kind - walk the Downtown Caloundra Street Art Trail in search of the extraordinary murals that have been created on this trail. The Art Trail loop is only 1.7km and boasts nine fabulous street murals, all waiting to be discovered. The Downtown Caloundra Street Art Trail is a creative and fun way to spend a couple of hours, before venturing back down to the summer Twilight Markets and tackling the ensuing hunger pangs at the inviting Food Trucks.
With stalls lining the street of Bulcock Beach Esplanade, street entertainment and a wide variety of food stalls, there is definitely something to keep the whole family entertained. The summer Twilight Markets Caloundra have plenty of Friday dates, so whether you're just starting on your Christmas shopping - like me! - or looking to stock up on some totally unique stocking fillers or just want to soak up the holiday spirit of night-time shopping, the Twilight Markets in Caloundra is the most special location to head to. Look out for me as I'm guaranteed to be around enjoying the festive season at one of my all-time favourite markets.