Melbourne is in full festive spirit and Christmas markets are starting to pop up all over town. Here’s a list of some of the best holiday markets for unique presents, artisan gifts, and local crafts.
Launching it’s first ever Christmas Market, The Craft & Co will play host to more than 20 local artisan producers whose non-perishable goods will make for the perfect gift these holidays. From soothing chocolate goodies from Mork, through to TC&C spirits and wines, the haul will have something for young and old. There’ll also be a hamper and wrapping service plus free samples of house-made wine produced and bottled at TC&C’s own vineyard, as well as house-made salami and cheese samples throughout the day.
Northcote Town Hall’s much loved annual Kris Kringle Night Market returns this December over four Thursday evenings. Celebrating its tenth year, the Kris Kringle Night Market was established to showcase and support our vibrant artistic community. Pick up a gift from some of our very best local artisans and craftspeople selling designer clothing, kids’ items, accessories, homewares, jewellery, skin products, candles, prints,woodcrafts, ceramics, and much more.
Although not strictly a Christmas market, Markit is always a favourite for picking up unique Christmas gifts. Shop from over 100 independent Australian designers setting up for this unique one-day shopping event. The market draws an eclectic mix of designers ranging from ceramicists, jewellers and shoemakers through to illustrators and micro fashion studio. You won’t go hungry with Sensory Lab Coffee and All Day Donuts selling snacks and coffee in the Deakin Edge Theatre.
Another design market where you can pick up designer gifts. The Big Design Market is the biggest market of its kind in Australia, bringing together the best of independent Australian and international design for 3 huge days of shopping! The markets will take over the iconic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne and stalls will include fashion and accessories, homewares and textiles, lifestyle and kids’ products, stationery and books.
The annual Dumbo Feather Christmas Fete is set to be huge, featuring gorgeous, ethical products from local businesses. You’ll find something for everyone, away from shopping centre madness. Pick up ceramics from Melbourne ceramicists Home Work, give the gift of philosophy from the School of Life or buy some luscious, natural skincare from Jacqueline Evan.
Get a gift for that special someone at the Docklands Christmas Design Market featuring artisan products from Melbourne based producers. At this Friday twilight market you’ll find everything from olive oil, cheese and hot sauce to children’s clothing and handmade accessories using recycled goods.
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