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Christmas in Brisbane might have you sweating your make-up off but they put on a mean market. All the local artisans and foodies come together and you get to support small business and local designers – the bonus being you can also dodge the Westfield crowds.
Some great central markets, the South Bank Christmas markets are all about artisan gifts and festive foodstuffs. The vibe is fun and perfect for the family with heaps of entertainment in the mix.
15 – 23 December 2017 3pm–10pm daily
The annual Christmas twilight markets is put on by the Queen of Apostles school and showcases some fantastic local talent. You’ll be sure to pick up a few goodies to go under the Christmas tree, and the best part is – easy suburban parking. This one does have a $5 entry fee for adults.
17 November 2017, 6 pm – 9pm
This one is a MUST visit for Brisbane creatives and indie lovers. With over 40 stalls it’s a great way to meet Brisbane’s best artists, designers and makers while also snagging yourself some of the most envied gifts for Christmas. Stalls to look out for are Paper Boat Press for beautiful ceramics and unique gift ideas and Bambambu Homewares for Australiana printed tea towels and cushions.
25 November, 9am – 4pm
For those trying to be more sustainably and ethically minded when purchasing their Christmas gifts this year, then these are the markets for you. With loads of fantastic stallholders including Oxfam and ethical fashion brand Sinerji you’ll definitely be able to tick everyone off your list.
26th November 2017, 8am – 3pm
The North Lakes Christmas Carols are a great option for the Morton Bay locals who want to stay close to home but don’t want to miss out on the Christmas fun. They are known for having some great stalls with a market vibe and heaps of other activities, so this is definitely one to take the kids to.
3 December, 2017 3pm – 8pm