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!
|Location||Christmas Market Name||2021 Dates||More Info|
|Adelaide||Alliance Française French Market||Nov 26 - 27 (Tenative)||Official Website|
|Adelaide||Ebenenzer Night Market||Dec 4|
|Adelaide||Adelaide Christmas Gift Market||Online Only||Official Website|
|Brisbane||Margate Beach Christmas Market||On Hold||Official Website|
|Brisbane||A Very Laneway Christmas||Dec 4|
|Brisbane||Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market||Cancelled||Official Website|
|Brisbane||Milton Markets Christmas Twilight Markets||Nov 27||Official Website|
|Brisbane||BrisStyle Twilight Markets||Nov 27||Official Website|
|Fremantle||Fremantle Arts Centre’s Bazaar||Dec 3 - 5||Official Website|
|Hahndorf||Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt||Dec 17 - 19||Official Website|
|Hobart||Hobart Twilight Christmas Market||2nd Friday of December||Official Website|
|Melbourne||The Big Design Market||Dec 10 - 12||Official Website|
|Melbourne||Arts Centre Melbourne Saturday Christmas Market||TBA||Official Website|
|Nunawading||Nunawading Christmas Market||Dec 12||Official Website|
|Sydney||Carriageworks Twilight Christmas Farmers Market||Dec 22||Official Website|
|Sydney||Artisans Market Glebe||Dec 11||Official Website|
|Sydney||Sydney Made Christmas Market||TBA||Official Website|
|Sydney||Mosman Christmas Night Market||Dec 4||Official Website|
|Sydney||The Rocks Christmas Market||Fridays - Sundays from Dec 3 - 19||Official 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.