Christmas Markets in Australia: Opening Dates for 2021!

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Wondering when Christmas markets will be open this year in Australia? We’ve done all the research so you don’t have to!

In this post, we’ll be sharing a list of the most popular Christmas markets in Australia, along with the opening dates that we know of so far.

We know it isn’t easy to find all this information in one place, so we’ve spent hours assembling all the dates and official websites of various markets to make your trip planning infinitely easier.

We hope you find this list helpful!

When do Christmas Markets Usually Open in Australia?

Exact Christmas market dates in Australia usually aren’t known until a few months before the festive season, but there are (of course) patterns.

It’s important to note that dates vary a lot more for Australian Christmas markets compared to their European counterparts, which are typically anchored around Advent weekends or last for the entire Advent season.

In contrast, Christmas markets in Australia tend to be a lot more limited in time span – often lasting only for a day or two.

Generally speaking though, you can expect the Christmas market season to begin in Australia from late November onwards.

Australian Christmas Markets 2021 Opening Dates

So, what about opening dates for Australian Christmas markets in 2021?

In the table below, we’ll be summarizing the known opening dates for some of Australia’s biggest and best-known Christmas markets this year.

While we try our best to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, we recommend double checking with official sources (like the websites below) before making any plans. Dates and details can change quickly these days, so it’s always better safe than sorry!

NOTE: We’ve put a lot of time and effort into assembling the information below, so if you are quoting/referencing these details in your own articles and websites, we would greatly appreciate a link back to this page. Thank you for your understanding!

LocationChristmas Market Name2021 DatesMore Info
AdelaideAlliance Française French Market
Nov 26 - 27 (Tenative)Official Website
AdelaideEbenenzer Night MarketDec 4
Dec 18
Official Website
AdelaideAdelaide Christmas Gift MarketOnline OnlyOfficial Website
BrisbaneMargate Beach Christmas Market
On HoldOfficial Website
BrisbaneA Very Laneway ChristmasDec 4
Dec 18
Official Website
BrisbaneBrisbane Fair Trade Christmas MarketCancelledOfficial Website
BrisbaneMilton Markets Christmas Twilight MarketsNov 27Official Website
BrisbaneBrisStyle Twilight Markets
Nov 27Official Website
FremantleFremantle Arts Centre’s BazaarDec 3 - 5Official Website
HahndorfHahndorf Christkindlmarkt Dec 17 - 19Official Website
HobartHobart Twilight Christmas Market2nd Friday of DecemberOfficial Website
MelbourneThe Big Design MarketDec 10 - 12 Official Website
MelbourneArts Centre Melbourne Saturday Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
NunawadingNunawading Christmas MarketDec 12Official Website
SydneyCarriageworks Twilight Christmas Farmers MarketDec 22Official Website
SydneyArtisans Market GlebeDec 11Official Website
SydneySydney Made Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
SydneyMosman Christmas Night MarketDec 4Official Website
SydneyThe Rocks Christmas MarketFridays - Sundays from Dec 3 - 19Official Website

Help us improve this list of Christmas market opening dates in Australia!

Know of any other Australian Christmas markets we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments with a link to an official source if possible so we can ensure we get accurate dates.

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