Handmade, locally made, ethically made, fair trade and creative design by some of Melbourne’s most talented emerging and established makers. Discover original Christmas gifts for family and friends at these Christmas markets in Melbourne.
The Big Design Market
More than 230 stallholders will impress (over three days!) with their passion for homewares, textiles, fashion, furniture, stationery, and lifestyle and kids’ products. Visit The Big Design Market at the Royal Exhibition building for those special Christmas gifts, as well as plenty of food and drink and a dedicated kids’ area. Friday–Sunday 4 – 6 December, from 10am.
Saturday Christmas Market
Art Centre Melbourne is throwing one more Saturday Christmas Market this festive season–so get down to St Kilda Road for some unique, locally made stocking fillers. Saturday 5 December, 10am – 4pm.
The Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival aims to create positive change in the world, through conscious shopping, giftware and fashion. Head to Federation Square for an alternative market where you can take small actions. Saturday and Sunday 5 – 6 December, all day.
Melbourne Made Gift Market
Here’s another market making a difference. The Melbourne Made Gift Market will set up at Melbourne Town Hall to showcase independent design, ethical production and Melbourne made gifts perfect for that loved one with unique tastes. Saturday 19 December, 10.30am – 4pm.
Blender Lane Artists Market
Head to Blender Lane Artists Market in the street art-covered laneway on Wednesday nights for street food, weekly workshops. live music and performing arts, and of course, colourful market stalls covering all things art, illustration, craft, design. Wednesdays 5–10pm (excluding 23 and 30 December) until 24 February 2016.
Little Sparrow Market
At Little Sparrow Market, there’ll be over 60 design, art and gourmet food stalls at the Atrium at Federation Square for this family-friendly market. Sunday 20 December, 10am – 5pm.
Swagger Child Design Market
These aren’t your ordinary childrens’ products. The Swagger Child Design Market’s in-house stylist will help create a space of your child’s dreams, along with a pop-up photography studio where you can have professional children’s portraits taken for a personal Christmas gift. Sunday 6 December, 10am – 3pm.
Kensington Arts and Crafts Market
Support the local talent of Kensington, Flemington surrounding areas with over 70 stalls full of fresh produce, jewellery, vintage and retro fashion, art and antiques. The Kensington Arts and Crafts Market will also entertain the kids with face painting and a petting zoo. Sunday 13 December, 10am – 3pm.
Queen Victoria Market
Stock up for Christmas day at Queen Victoria Market, specialising in organic fruit and veg, meat and wine. Shops and stalls selling souvenirs, fashion and crafts can be found in Victoria and Elizabeth streets, the F Shed laneway and String Bean Alley. Tuesdays and Thursday–Saturday from 6am. Sundays from 9am.