Ultimate Guide To The Best Sydney Christmas Markets 2022

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Sydney Christmas Markets 2022 are the best places to find unique handcrafted Christmas gifts for the difficult to buy for people on your Christmas list.

Visiting Sydney’s best Christmas markets is a family friendly, fun Sydney Christmas activity that is sure to get you into the festive spirit with their twinkling Christmas lights, Christmas carols playing, stalls filled with delicious Christmas foods and Christmas hampers, handcrafted Christmas decorations, Christmas candles and live Christmas entertainment. Santa can often be spotted wandering around the Christmas markets in Sydney too.

Christmas markets originated in Germany with the German Christmas Markets but can now be found all around the world including Sydney.

To help you find the best Sydney Christmas markets 2022 we’ve done the research and identified all the best annual Christmas markets, described what each of these Sydney Xmas markets is best known for and listed the dates and times they will be open this year. Some dates and times are still to be confirmed with the market organisers but as soon as we are advised of the dates we will share them with you in this guide. You can check out the dates and times in our best Christmas markets Sydney table below.

Note that not all Christmas Markets happen in December. Christmas in July markets are fun and festive to enjoy visiting too.

Best Sydney Christmas Markets

Best Sydney Christmas Markets 2022 Table Of Dates & Times

To make it easier for you to find the best Sydney Christmas Market to suit your schedule whether you are looking for the best twilight Christmas market, the best night Christmas market, the best weekend Christmas market or the best Xmas Markets Sydney on a suitable date for you, check out our table below which lists the best Sydney Xmas Markets and their respective dates and times.

More information is provided below about each Christmas Market and Christmas craft fair listed in this table, including links to their official websites.

All the information in this list of Christmas Markets in Sydney 2022 is accurate at the time of writing. We will be continuing to update and add to this list of markets in Sydney as more Xmas markets 2022 are confirmed. Save this article to refer to in December when planning your Christmas Market visits.

If you are aware of an additional Sydney Christmas Market 2022 that should be included in this guide please use the contact us form to let me know about it. We are wanting this guide to be as comprehensive and helpful as possible.

Artisan Market GlebeSaturday 10 December 2022
10am – 3pm
Cambridge Christmas Markets
– various locations across Sydney including:

Entertainment Quarter Christmas Market,

Martin Place Christmas Markets,

Pittwater Christmas Market

The Shire Christmas Market

Glebe Christmas Market

Sunday 4 December 2022
10am – 4pm

Saturday & Sunday 26 & 27 November 2022, then every Thursday, Friday & Saturday in December until Christmas Eve.
11am – 8pm

Saturday 17 December 2022
10am – 4pm

Saturday & Sunday 26 & 27 November 2022
10am – 4pm

Saturday 3 December 2022
10am – 4pm
Christmas Twilight
Wednesday 21 December 2022
4pm – 9pm
Coal Loader
Christmas Market,
Sunday 4 December 2022
From 3.30pm
Finders Keepers
Spring / Summer Market,
Friday 9th December 2022
4pm – 9pm
Saturday 10th December 2022
10am – 5pm
Sunday 11th December 2022
10am – 5pm
German International School Sydney (GISS)
Christmas Market,

Terrey Hills
Friday 19 August 2022
5pm – 9pm
Saturday 20 August 2022
4pm – 9pm
Le Jolly Market,
Customs House Forecourt
Friday 16 December 2022 to
Wednesday 21 December 2022
Makers & Shakers
Christmas Market
Saturday 19 November 2022 &
Sunday 20 November 2022
10am – 4pm
Mosman Christmas Night MarketThursday 8 December 2022
4.30pm – 9pm
Sydney Fish Market 36 Hour Seafood Marathon23 December 2022 5am start
through to
24 December 2022 5pm finish.
Sydney Noel
Royal Botanic Gardens
Christmas Market
9 December to 24 December 2022
6pm – 11pm
The Cannery
Christmas Markets
Saturday 3 December 2022
10am – 4pm
Sunday 4 December 2022
10am – 3pm
The Rocks Christmas MarketFridays 4-9pm,
Saturdays 10am – 9pm,
Sundays 10am – 6pm
in December.

Best Christmas Markets Sydney 2022

Artisans Market Glebe Christmas Market 2022

Artisan Markets Glebe

When my son moved to Glebe last year he introduced me to the Artisans Market Glebe. The Glebe Artisans Market showcases local designers and makers. It has the reputation of being the best artisan markets Sydney wide.

Buying your Christmas gift from the Artisans Market Glebe Christmas Market is a win – win situation. Not only are you buying a unique high quality Australian handmade gift that your gift recipient will no doubt love but the Glebe Artisan Market is a non profit association run by volunteers that makes donations to schools and charities in the Glebe area. Each Christmas gift you purchase at these markets will be assisting the local Glebe community.

The Artisans Market Glebe includes a high quality mix of homewares, fashion, jewellery, art, beauty products and more. I love that everything sold is handmade by the stallholders.

Address: Dr H J Foley Rest Park, corner of Glebe Point Road & Bridge Road, Glebe

Date: Saturday 10 December 2022

Time: 10am – 3pm

Website: www.artisansmarketglebe.org.au

Cambridge Christmas Markets 2022

Cambridge Ultimate Christmas Market

The Cambridge Christmas markets are held in numerous locations across Sydney including the well known Christmas Markets Moore Park and Pittwater Christmas Market. These Christmas markets consist of more than 150 stalls including boutique fashions, unique homewares, food including artisanal producers, farm fresh produce and an abundance of festive foodie favourites such as Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes, Christmas cupcakes, gingerbread houses, Christmas cookies, Christmas rocky road and fresh cherries.

This year The Shire Christmas Market makes a welcome return by the beach also with over 150 stalls.

A new 2022 Christmas market can also be visited at Martin Place. This exciting new addition to the Sydney CBD Christmas festivities will feature 40 festive themed stalls. Martin Place is such a great location for a Christmas market with the festive Christmas lights display also in this location.

Another new Cambridge Christmas Market in 2022 will be the Glebe Christmas Market

Addresses: The Entertainment Quarter Christmas Market, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park

Martin Place Christmas Market, Martin Place Sydney CBD

Pittwater Christmas Market at Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale

The Shire Christmas Market, Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla

Glebe Christmas Market, Bicentennial Park, 5 Federal Rd, Glebe

Dates & Times: The Entertainment Quarter Christmas Market – Sunday 4 December 2022, 10am – 4pm

Martin Place Christmas Market – Saturday & Sunday November 26 & 27, then every Thursday, Friday, Saturday in December until Christmas Eve, 11am-8pm

Pittwater Christmas Market – Saturday 17 December 2022, 10am – 4pm

The Shire Christmas Market – Saturday & Sunday 26 & 27 November 2022, 10am – 4pm

Glebe Christmas Market – Saturday 3 December 2022, 10am – 4pm

Website: cambridgemarkets.com.au

Carriageworks Christmas Twilight Market 2022

Saturday morning Carriageworks are an amazing market of premium goods from artisanal producers but the Carriageworks Twilight Christmas Market is more than a regular weekly shop.

The Carriageworks Twilight Christmas Market will have 80+ stalls featuring all your festive feasting needs as well as food related giftware and hampers for a one stop shop for Christmas.

Included will be favourites such as fresh seafood from Bondi Oysters, hams from LP’s Quality Meats, and treats from Flour and Stone, AP Bakery, Berkelo and much more.

Plus, there will be a range of ready-to-eat food on the night from your market faves and a pop-up bar by Atomic and Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Address: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh

Date: Wednesday 21 December 2022

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Website: https://carriageworks.com.au/events/christmas-twilight-market-2022/

Coal Loader Christmas Market 2022

Leichhardt Celebrity Brass At The Coal Loader Christmas Market

The Coal Loader Christmas Market is another artisan Christmas market offering original, unique handmade items from emerging designers and artists. Ceramics, sculptures, textiles, jewellery, accessories, food and more will all be available direct from the makers at this market.

Leichhardt Celebrity Brass will also be performing on stage at this popular artisan market with a Christmas theme.

Address: Coal Loader Centre For Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Dr, Waverton

Date: Sunday 4 December 2022

Time: From 3.30pm

Website: Coal Loader Christmas Market

Finders Keepers Spring Summer Market 2022

The Finders Keepers Markets have been leading a conscious shopping marketplace for over 10 years. Their market allows you to meet the maker and invest back into the community by shopping small and local this Christmas. Independent art, design and food stalls are all featured at these markets. This is a fabulous market to buy unique local Christmas gifts with interesting insights from the makers themselves.

The Cutaway is wheelchair accessible. Do note that dogs are not allowed and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult due to licensing regulations. Entry to these markets is $5. Kids under 12 are free. Also note that the Finders Keepers markets are a cashless event so make sure to take your credit or debit cards or digital payment devices. No ATMS are available on site.

Address: The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, 1 Merriman St, Barangaroo Sydney

Date: Friday 9 December, Saturday 10 December & Sunday 11 December

Time: Friday 4pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $5 entry. Kids under 12 free.

Website: https://thefinderskeepers.com/sydney-markets/

GISS German Christmas Markets Sydney 2022

GISS German Christmas Market

In exciting news the German International School Sydney (GISS) is hosting another of it’s amazing German Christmas Markets this year. This German Christmas market Sydney 2022 is modelled on European Christmas markets and there is plenty there for both children and adults to enjoy. I love visiting this local Christmas market with my family every time it’s on.

The school transforms into a magical Winter wonderland with numerous fairy light covered open-air market stalls containing high quality craftwork, German style handmade ornaments, festive decorations, candles and wooden art to buy to start your Christmas shopping early this year.

There’s also loads of food stalls serving a banquet of hearty traditional German food and drink as well as delicious giant pretzels, roasted almonds and mulled wine.

Highlights for the children include roasting giant marshmallows and a lantern walk. There is also plenty of Christmas entertainment, games and rides for the children. This is definitely the best Christmas market in Sydney for kids.

Read our full review of the GISS Christmas Market 2022 HERE.

Address: 33 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills

Date: Friday 19 August 2022 & Saturday 20 August 2022

Time: Friday 5pm – 9pm, Saturday 4pm – 9pm

Website: https://www.germanschoolsydney.com/en/news/events

Le Jolly Market 2022, Customs House Forecourt, Circular Quay

When COVID forced the cancellation in the past two years of Sydney’s wintertime Bastille festival the event organiser improvised with a French-European Christmas market last December. It was such a success they have decided to bring it back this year for six nights of authentic wood hut chalets, Christmas lights, delicious high quality French gourmet food, local and French wines, gifts, live music and even a bit of snow!

The goal of this market is to bring the European Christmas magic to life and add elegant French Art-de-vivre to the menu. French jewellery, delectable wines and iconic melted cheese fondue, Le Jolly Market combines the best of European culture in a dazzling recipe to make the French Christmas Nights unforgettable. Santa will be visiting this market each day too.

Every night from 7.00pm the French Christmas Nights will be entertaining the crowds with golden oldies jazzy Christmas classic tunes.

Each entry arch to this event will be covered with mistletoe where you can kiss and share the Christmas cheer.

Address: Customs House Forecourt, Circular Quay

Date: Friday 16 December 2022 through to Wednesday 21 December 2022

Website: lejollymarket.com.au

Makers & Shakers Christmas Market 2022

Makers & Shakers Christmas Market

The Makers & Shakers Market is back in 2022 for a special Christmas Market at the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Rozelle.

It is a two day market with over 120 handmade stalls including homewares, sustainable fashion, delicious food and drinks.

You can meet the makers, support local creative businesses and buy unique Australian made gifts for everyone on your list in the one location all while enjoying stunning harbour views.

Address: White Bay Cruise Terminal, 2041 James Craig Rd, Rozelle

Date: Saturday 19 November & Sunday 20 November 2022

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Adult $5, Child $2

Website: Makers & Shakers Christmas Market

Mosman Christmas Market 2022

Mosman Christmas Markets

The Christmas Mosman Market is an Artisans Market with an eclectic variety of over 130 stalls including jewellery, textiles, ceramics, homewares, fashion, skincare and gourmet food.

This Mosman twilight market has a vibrant festive atmosphere with all it’s sparkling Christmas lights and is the perfect twilight Christmas market for finding an exquisite handmade gift or Fair Trade item from various skilled artisans.

Entertainment includes live music, face painting and a visit from Santa.

Address: Mosman Square and Village Green, Spit Junction

Date: Thursday 8 December 2022

Time: 4.30pm – 9pm

Website: https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/mosman-christmas-night-market-0

Noel Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens Christmas Market 2022

Noel Sydney Christmas Market

This year there will be a brand new and magical Christmas Market in Sydney in the Royal Botanic Gardens to get festive spirits soaring across 16 nights in December.

The historic buildings along Macquarie Street will be illuminated with captivating light projections featuring a delightful Nutrcracker theme creating a striking path to the markets in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Royal Botanic Gardens gate will also open late and contain light installations, nightly entertainment and an enchanting Christmas market. The markets will include kids wreath and stocking workshops, as well as food and more.

These markets also include high quality nightly musical performances by David Campbell, Katie Noonan Trio, Bella Taylor Smith, Emma Pask and many more.

As a spectacular finale a Christmas dancing drone show will light up the sky each night of the market.

Address: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Date & Time: 9 December 2022 to 24 December 2022, 6pm – 11pm each night

Website: https://noelsydney.com/

Sydney Fish Market 36 Hour Seafood Marathon 2022

Sydney Fish Market 36 Hours Seafood Marathon
(Image: Sydney Fish Market Facebook)

Due to the often hot Christmas Day temperatures in Sydney more and more families are opting for seafood, and especially fresh prawn Christmas Day feasts instead of the more traditional hot Christmas meals.

In fact, according to the Australia Prawns Farmers Association a massive 6 million kilograms of prawns are sold in Australia during the Christmas season. To cater for this huge demand the Sydney Seafood Markets are open for a36 hours straight marathon in the lead up to Christmas.

In addition to containing six seafood retailers, the seafood markets also contain a butcher, greengrocer, bakery, bottle shop, deli and gift shop so you can get all your Christmas produce as well as some last minute presents, from this one marathon Christmas market.

Santa often makes an appearance at these markets too.

Address: Sydney Fish Market, Corner of Pyrmont Bridge Rd & Bank St, Pyrmont

Date & Time: 5am Friday 23 December 2022 to 5pm Saturday 24 December 2022

Website: www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au/christmas

The Cannery Christmas Markets 2022

The Cannery Christmas Markets (Image Credit: The Cannery)

The Cannery Christmas Markets are located on the ground floor of The Cannery in Sydney’s Rosebery. Over 30 stall holders showcase the latest in food, arts, crafts, jewellery, gifts and more. Included are local artisans and producers happy to share their passions about their crafts and help you choose the best unique fare and lifestyle gifts for those on your Christmas list. Music and food trucks are also present onsite and Santa has been known to attend these Christmas markets too.

Address: 61 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery

Date & Time: Saturday 3 December 2022, 10am – 3pm

Sunday 4 December 2022, 10am – 3pm

Website: https://canneryrosebery.com.au/the-market-events/

The Rocks Christmas Markets 2022

The Rocks Christmas Markets are one of the most popular Christmas Markets in Sydney. I visit these Christmas markets every year, not only to buy unique artisanal Christmas gifts and delicious food treats for my family and friends, but also to soak up the joyous Christmas atmosphere at these markets. I love the decorated Christmas tree near the entrance of these markets.

The Rocks Night Markets and surrounding cobbled laneways have some of the best Christmas lights and Christmas decorations in Sydney. The historic streets and laneways transform into a winter wonderland with ornament adorned Christmas trees, twinkling lights, shiny stars and even a giant snow globe.

Roving entertainers such as elves on stilts and lit up angels wander through these markets delighting shoppers. There is also live music, Christmas DJs on Fridays and Saturdays, and delicious holiday themed gourmet street food.

If you are only planning to visit one Christmas market Sydney 2022 I recommend visiting The Rocks Christmas Markets as a must do Christmas activity.

Address: George St, Playfair St and Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December

Times: Fridays: 4-9pm, Saturdays: 10am – 9pm, Sundays: 10am – 6pm

Website: https://www.therocks.com/whats-on

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Ingrid Norris - Christmas Enthusiast & Christmas Planner

Ingrid is a lover of all things Christmas who has been helping make Christmas time easier and less stressful for her family and friends all her life with Christmas tips, Christmas gift suggestions, Christmas recipe inspiration and Christmas event planning.

Ingrid now shares all this Christmas information here on her Christmas Time Made Easy website. She also shares information about the best Christmas events and activities happening in her home town of Sydney, Australia.

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