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Published November 17th 2018
Shop for Christmas and into the new year
Each year, there seem to be more markets and events around the festive season and beyond. This is a list of some of the events that look like they would be very interesting!
1. SURRY HILLS MARKETS This event will be on Saturday 1st December 2018 and it is a monthly event. It is held at Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, Surry Hills, from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm.
There will be more than 60 stalls and a community cafe at the market. They are a must visit market for all ages and you can buy vintage fashion, valuable antiques, books, hand-made beauty products and designer labels. They specialise in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods, and are a truly unique market.
This will ensure that your seafood is fresh and of excellent quality, and the marathon will be on from 5 am Wednesday 23rd December, right through to 5 pm on Christmas Eve. The venue is Bank Street, Pyrmont.
You can enjoy the fun and frenzy of the marathon, stock up on your Christmas supplies, taste some delicious fresh or cooked seafood, or just sit back and watch the world go by from the waterside boardwalk.
For your convenience, there will be additional parking available at the Sydney Secondary College, Pyrmont Bridge Road from 23rd to 24th December.
This will be held on Sunday 23rd December and is great for those last minute things you forgot to buy, or in order to get the freshest food for the festive season. It is situated at 245 Wilson Street, Sydney.
There will be more than 115 stalls of the best seasonal produce, beverages, gifts and delicious food. There will be hams, lamb, poultry, seafood, cheese, fruit and vegetables as well as handmade condiments such as jams, wines, chocolates and more. More gifts include cooking-related gifts such as handmade textiles and ceramics, cooking utensils, cookbooks and cooking school vouchers.
There will be plenty of freshly made food to keep you going and there will be Christmas carols at this free market. For more information and list of stallholders, click on this link.
This will be held on 22nd December, and it is a free event, with charity collections. The event will be held at Cathy Freeman Park, corner Olympic Boulevard and Grand Parade, Sydney Olympic Park. It will be on from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm.
There will be ride tickets available and these will be sold by each operator. There will be entertainment, food trucks, market stalls, and more. There will also Carols by the Cauldron from 7.00 pm and fireworks at 9.00 pm.
5. CHINESE NEW YEAR AT SYDNEY FISH MARKET
This will be held in February 2019 (exact dates yet to be confirmed) and the Sydney Fish Market will be hosting a lion dance to welcome in the Chinese New Year in traditional fashion.
You will receive special fortune cookies filled with fish-pun fortunes! You will be able to taste and enjoy the gastronomic delights that this great culture has to offer.
There will also be live entertainment on the boardwalk as the sun goes down.
6. BIRKENHEAD POINT BRAND OUTLET
This is a permanent market and one I really enjoy! It is a factory outlet which is situated on the waterfront. It is not exclusively for Christmas therefore, however it is an outlet that I have always found some fantastic bargains of designer labels.
There are also food outlets here, and it is situated at 19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne. This outlet is Sydney's largest brand outlet and is one of the only destinations in Sydney where you can shop at over 140 premium outlet brands whilst enjoying the spectacular harbour views.
They have brands such as Bally, Coach, Harrolds, Oroton, Armani Outlet, Hugo Boss, Nike, Furla, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, Country Road, Peter Alexander, Peter's of Kensington, and more!
You can get even more discounts by getting a visitor's passport from the Guest Services on level two.
There is also 3 hours free parking here as well as free wi-fi.