Carriageworks Summer Seasonal Christmas Market 2023

Rebecca Varidel
21st Nov 2023

Carriageworks today announced details for the Summer Seasonal Market to be held on Saturday 9 December 2023 and the much-loved annual Christmas Market on Saturday 23 December 2023, celebrations of the finest local produce for summer and the holiday season.

Creative Director of Carriageworks Farmers Markets, Mike McEnearney, said: “We are delighted to be bringing back both the Summer Seasonal Market and Christmas Market this year, offering Sydneysiders the opportunity to source the freshest seasonal produce, festive treats, gifts and more, perfect for summer entertaining and of course Christmas day!” 

SUMMER SEASONAL MARKET | Sat 9 Dec | 8am - 1pm

The Summer Seasonal Market marks the arrival of warmer weather and celebrates the best new seasonal produce through a program of talks, cooking demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Stock up on the freshest seasonal produce direct from New South Wales’ leading growers, including the first of the Summer stone fruits, such as cherries, nectarines and peaches, as well as fragrant basil, sweet heirloom tomatoes and new season garlic.

Visitors can place orders on festive staples such as Christmas ham, turkey (or vegan roast), oysters, smoked seafood, cheeses, drinks and sweet treats like gingerbread house kits, Christmas truffles, puddings, mince pies and more. Dural Christmas Tree Farm will also be returning to the market on 2, 9 and 16 December. 

The Summer Seasonal Market’s curated program hosted by delicious Editor in Chief Krysia Bonkowsky, will feature a live cooking demonstration with Australian-Fijian artist Salote Tawale, Pasepa Morell and Bloodwood’s Head Chef and Co-Owner Claire Van Vuuren. The three friends will bring a fresh approach to classic Fijian recipes, sharing stories and anecdotes along the way. The demonstration coincides with Tawale’s new exhibition I remember you, currently on display in the Carriageworks Public Space and Bay 21. The program also includes a special talk with the team from the award-winning non-alcoholic spirit makers, Seadrift Distillery, who will be sharing how they craft their unique alcohol free spirits using fresh botanicals grown on farms throughout NSW, along with locally foraged sea kelp.

CARRIAGEWORKS CHRISTMAS MARKET | Saturday 23 Dec | 8am - 3pm

For the final market of the year, the highly anticipated annual Christmas Market will feature over 100 stallholders offering a one-stop-shop for fresh produce, food-related gifts and festive feasting essentials, where visitors can pick up all they need for holiday entertaining just two days before Christmas.

Shop from a huge range of the best quality fresh produce, meats, cheeses, dips, baked goods, specialty drinks and festive blooms. In addition to the fresh food and drinks, there will also be a curated selection of food-related giftware, including handcrafted ceramics and tableware, as well as the makings of a perfect Christmas hamper such as chocolates, pickles, preserves, wine, spirits and more.

A range of ready-to-eat options will also be available during the day, as well as a bar run by Archie Rose serving up delicious bespoke cocktails featuring the freshest Summer produce, and tunes by DJs and on-air FBi Radio presenters Bindi Mutiara and Sam Lane (aka BAM), open until 5pm.

Following the Christmas Market, the Carriageworks Farmers Market will be closed for three weeks, returning on Saturday 20 January 2024.


Carriageworks Summer Seasonal Market

Saturday 9 December 2023, 8am - 1pm 

Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 2015 

Summer Seasonal Market Live Program: 

9 -10am — Kids Workshop: Gingerbread Making (5 - 12 years old)

Expert chocolate maker and pastry chef, Jessica Pedemont of Chocolate Artisan will be running a kids cooking class to get everyone in the festive spirit. During this one hour class, kids will learn how to make and decorate their own gingerbread cookies and walk away with the skills to recreate these delicious festive treats at home. The perfect end of year gift for teachers, friends and family!  

Tickets $20 + BF

10 - 10.30am — Meet The Producer Talk: Seadrift Distillery

Come and meet award-winning non-alcoholic spirit makers, Seadrift Distillery, to hear about how they craft their unique alcohol free spirits using fresh botanicals grown on farms throughout NSW, along with locally foraged sea kelp. They will be sharing some of their favourite non-alcoholic cocktail recipes for entertaining over the festive season.

10.30 - 11am — Live Cooking Demonstration: Salote Tawale and friends

To coincide with Australian-Fijian artist Salote Tawale’s ambitious new exhibition I remember you, catch a live cooking demonstration with the artist, Pasepa Morell and Bloodwood Head Chef and Co-Owner Claire Van Vuuren. The three friends bring a fresh approach to classic Fijian recipes, sharing stories and anecdotes along the way.

Carriageworks Christmas Market

Saturday 23 December 2023, 8am - 3pm


2 duck trading co

A&W Muscat / Produce by the River

All Purpose Bakery

Alto Olives

Aristotelis ke Anthoula

Avocados from Bobs Farm 

Bar Pho

Beeswax Wraps Australia


Bird & Ewe

Blini Bar by Crepe & Coffee Co.

Block 11 Organics

Bondi Oysters

Brilliant Food

Broomfield’s Pie Co

Chocolate Artisan

Chunky Dave’s Peanut Butter


Colombian Coffee Connection 

Crumpets by Merna

Darling Mills Farm

Demoiselle Distillery

Drive In Orchards

Eloquesta Wines

Enokido Miso

Fanelli Organics

Flour and Stone

Gumnut Chocolates

Goldstreet Dairy

Hand ‘n’ Hoe Organic Macadamias

Herbs of Life

Hillside Food Forest

Hilltops Free Range

Jollie Gourmet

Jonima Flowers

Kemps Creek Farms

Kepos Street Kitchen

Kootingal Pecan Company

Kurrawong Organics

La Bastide

La Petite Fauxmagerie

Margin's Mushrooms

Maya Sunny Honey

Mayfarm Flowers

Native Foodways

Neo Organic Tea

Nonie’s Food

Olsson’s Sea Salt

Owl Farm

Parkers Juice

Pasta Emilia

Pepe Saya

Prickle Hill Produce

Roasters With Altitude

Seadrift Distillery

Spice Zen

Sonoma Baking Co

Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher

Sydney Strawberry Patch

The Food Farm

The Fungi

The Gourmet Potato

The Pastured Pig

The Pines /Pecora Dairy

Tilba Dairy

Vannella Cheese

Wildflower Brewing and Blending

Yulli’s Brews

Zavaglia’s Gourmet Produce

Plus special guest stalls by:

Albatross Ceramic

Angie Talleyrand - Ode Ceramics 

Archie Rose Distillery

Baba's Place 

Batch Ceramics


Easy Parker

emi ceramics

Ester Spirits Distillery 

Headlands Distillery

Hunter Candles

Katie Ann Houghton

Laughing Bird 

Mapo Gelato

No & Lo Drinks Co

Nonna's Grocer

Pocket City Farms

Pudding Lane

Rainy BB Ceramics

Saturday Night Pasta

SISUU Fire Tonic

Splendid Wren Ceramics /The Potter x The Clay

Swill Magazine

T Totaler

Tenacious Croissants 

Trade the Mark

Uproot Food

Voluptuary Ceramics

Weerona Wines

Image credit Jacquie Manning