It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Celebrate the festive season with this trail of dedicated Christmas markets spread across the North Shore (and beyond).

Twilight Xmas Market, Laurelbank Cottage, Willoughby – Friday 19 November, 3pm – 9pm

There is something magical about night markets, especially those held at Christmas time. Laurelbank Cottage is switching its fairy lights on once again for their exclusive Twilight Xmas Market. This community event is ideal for a relaxed Christmas shopping experience. Purchase handmade products from unique artisans, enjoy a free art exhibition showcasing local artists, and dig into the smorgasbord of festive feeds.

Fair Trade Christmas Market, Chatswood Mall – Saturday 4 December, 10am – 4pm

Spread some Christmas cheer with a visit to the Chatswood Fair Trade Christmas Market. You’ll be stuffing stockings with beautiful gifts that are certified Fair Trade and support trade justice for the artisans, workers, or farmers from developing countries who make them. 

Christmas Artisans Market, The Coal Loader, Waverton – Sunday 5 December, 3pm – 8pm

Buy a special gift with a difference at The Coal Loader’s annual Christmas Artisans Market. Ethical shoppers can browse original and locally made products directly from emerging and contemporary creatives, including ceramics, eco goods, jewellery, textiles, food, and more. Wrap up your festive prep with a sunset drink and enjoy views of the Harbour from the beautiful and historic Waverton Coal Loader site. Don’t forget to BYO keep-cup, reusable water bottles, and cloth bags to help them achieve a single-use plastic-free market.

Mosman Christmas Night Market, Mosman Square and Village Green – Thursday 9 December, 4:30pm – 9pm

Make a list, check it twice, and start ticking off your Christmas shopping. Unwind under the fairy lights and stars at the annual Mosman Christmas Night Market. Handmade by local creatives, there is a variety of gifts for your family and friends. Browse the stalls and indulge in gourmet food while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and family entertainment. 

That Great Market, East Linfield Community Centre – Sunday 19 December, 9am – 2pm

You’ll want to save the date for the Christmas edition of That Great Market. Filled with festive finds and mouth-watering delights, this market is a great chance to find that unique gift for your someone special. Their wonderful stallholders have been hard at work getting their amazing products ready including jewellery, bags, clothes, homewares, plants, condiments and more. After wandering the stalls and meeting the makers, enjoy the live music and treat yourself to some delicious food in the relaxed outdoor area.

And beyond…

The Ultimate Christmas Market, EQ, Moore Park – Sunday 5 December, 10am – 4pm

Kick off the holiday season with a trip to EQ’s Ultimate Christmas Market. This is not only a fun day out for the whole family but will satisfy all your festive desires. Scour the stalls for Christmas-themed gifts and goods, including wrapping papers, wreaths, trees, candles, decorations, and puddings. Be sure to allocate time for the kids to play in the dedicated Children’s precinct featuring lots of rides, activities, sweet treats, and more. PS: Keep your eyes out for Santa who will be making a special appearance.

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