Christmas Markets in Australia: Opening Dates for 2023!

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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 2023 Opening Dates

So, what about opening dates for Australian Christmas markets in 2023?

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… although as of June 2023, there are still a lot of blanks since many dates haven’t been officially confirmed yet.

PS: 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 Name2023 DatesMore InfoHotels
AdelaideAlliance Française French Market
Official Website
AdelaideEbenenzer Night MarketOfficial Website
AdelaideAdelaide Christmas Gift MarketOfficial Website
BrisbaneA Very Laneway ChristmasOfficial Website
BrisbaneBrisbane Fair Trade Christmas MarketOfficial Website
BrisbaneMilton Markets Christmas Twilight MarketsOfficial Website
BrisbaneBrisStyle Twilight Markets
Dec 15Official Website
FremantleFremantle Arts Centre’s BazaarOfficial Website
HahndorfHahndorf Christkindlmarkt Dec 15 - 17Official Website
HobartHobart Twilight Christmas Market (Brooke Street Pier)Nov 17
Nov 24
Dec 22
Dec 29
Official Website
HobartHobart Twilight Christmas Market (Long Beach Sandy Bay)Dec 1
Dec 8
Official Website
MelbourneThe Big Design MarketDec 1 - 3Official Website
MelbourneArts Centre Melbourne Saturday Christmas MarketOfficial Website
NunawadingNunawading Christmas MarketDec 10Official Website
SydneyCarriageworks Twilight Christmas Farmers MarketOfficial Website
SydneyArtisans Market GlebeDec 2Official Website
SydneySydney Made Christmas MarketNov 25Official Website
SydneyMosman Christmas Night MarketDec 7Official Website
SydneyThe Rocks Christmas MarketOfficial 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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