Whether you’re searching for stocking fillers, a secret Santa gift or the perfect pressie these Melbourne Christmas markets hold a treasure trove of unique offerings. This festive season skip the shopping centre crowds and tick off your gift list at one of these yuletide markets.
Kris Kringle Market
November 30, December 7, 14 and 21 2017
Returning for a special limited season is Northcote Town Hall’s annual Kris Kringle Night Market. Over four Thursdays from 5:30 pm shoppers can wander through the indoor Christmas market featuring over sixty stalls selling everything from homewares to jewellery, clothing, textiles, ceramics, skincare products and food. The family friendly market also includes live entertainment and free activities.
Situated at the iconic Flemington Racecourse, this craft market was established to bring the best of regional Victorian produce and craft work into the city. Stroll through over 50 stalls including Mandi’s Kitchen Christmas & Gourmet Puddings and Susie’s Gingerbread Houses which taste as good as they sound. There is also one-of-a-kind jewellery, homewares, skincare, gourmet goods, ready to eat food and workshops to keep the children out of mischief.
Handmade crafts | Courtesy of Arts Centre Melbourne
November 18 and 25, December 2, 2017
The Arts Centre Sunday Market is renowned for its handmade products and in December a specially curated Christmas market will set up shop along St Kilda Road. From one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts to handmade crafts and freshly made delicacies the Arts Center Saturday Christmas Market is a treasure trove for those looking for unique gift ideas, and the best part is that everything is locally produced.
Showcasing French culture, the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne’s 2017 Xmas Market aims to promote products sold or made by French artisans living in Australia. Over two days, Francophiles can peruse through food and wine stalls, participate in a range of free and gold coin activities including face painting and balloon twisting, and watch free demonstrations. The market’s full program will be released in November.
Translating to Christmas Market, Weihnachtsmarkt is a one-day German-themed event featuring an array of Christmas gifts ideas and tempting food stalls. Located in Bayswater, there will be some 40 boutique stalls on site including a range of arts and crafts from the Templer Handcraft Group as well as hand crafted Christmas decorations, German-style wooden ornaments, Santa stockings, jewellery and more. There will also be genuine German chocolates, freshly baked Brezels and other German treats.