Whether you're shopping for gifts, or just meandering to get into the Christmas mood, here's five Christmas markets to visit this festive season.
Chatswood Mall Christmas Market
When - 12 to 23 December 2019
Time - 9am-6pm, Sunday to Wednesday
9am-9pm, Thursday to Saturday
Where - Victoria Ave, Chatswood at the bustling Chatswood Mall precinct.
What - Market stalls will provide the highest quality arts, crafts, fashion and fresh produce, as well as food from around the globe. Attendees can also enjoy the musical entertainment provided at the market to help ring in the festive season.
Green Square Christmas Fair
When - 14 December 2019
Time - 6pm to 10pm
Where - Green Square Plaza, 355 Botany Road, Zetland (closest to Green Square Station)
What - the inaugural Green Square Christmas Fair will see the plaza transformed into a wonderland of markets with Christmas lights, music and action as well as thirty market stalls selling locally crafted Christmas treats. Dining and drinking options will be catered for by food trucks and a licensed bar. Kids can sing and dance with DJs Peter Baecker and Lorna Clarkson. Santa stockings jam-packed with goodies will be on sale for $5, with all proceeds going to charity partner Surf Life Saving NSW. Santa will make a special guest appearance and the night will end in a glittering fireworks display. Green Square Library will be open until 10pm.
Sydney Flower Markets Christmas Eve Bubbly Breakfast and Tour
When - 24 December 2019
Time - 6am to 8.30am
Where - Sydney Flower Markets, 250 Parramatta Road, Flemington
What - Pick up your fresh flowers for your Christmas styling or gifts for family and friends (lots of potted plants too) as well as enjoying a yummy breakfast with a glass of bubbly. Meet at 6am at the Security Office of the front, main entrance of Shed F at Sydney Markets, Flemington
Cost - $65 per person & includes hot breakfast & a beverage of your choice + a festive glass of bubbles - https://www.sydneyflowerschool.com.au/course/ChristmasTour
North Ryde Twilight Community Market – Christmas
When – 14 December 2019
Time – 4pm to 8pm
Where - 6-8 Cutler Parade, North Ryde on the ground of the North Ryde Community Church
What – this is an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping from baked goods to handmade arts and crafts, apparel and accessories, jewellery and homewares offered by our forty stallholders. There are activities for the children too. A great variety of food options available for dinner. After the market walks the local streets and enjoy the homes and gardens adorned with Christmas decorations and lights. Lots of free parking in the vicinity.
The Rocks' Christmas Markets
When – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December as well as Sundays
Time – 10am to 8pm and 10am to 5pm on Sundays
Where - Jack Mundey Place, Playfair Street, The Rocks
What - Discover magically mouth-watering morsels, festive flavours and crafty creations and stock up on gourmet food supplies for the Christmas table with artisan relishes, pickles, oils, and fudge. Find the perfect gift as you discover sustainable handbags, geometric polymer jewellery, handcrafted greeting cards and so much more. Then have your gifts lovingly wrapped care of ‘Cure for Cancer’, helping raise funds for a very good cause. Other fun Christmas events in the precinct to check out such as the pop up Christmas Bar in Atherden Street.