The best Christmas markets to visit across Melbourne and regional Victoria in 2023
Big Design Market
1-3 December, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
Melbourne’s big mamma of arty shopping events, the Big Design Market is perfectly timed at the start of the silly season.
More than 250 designers will take over the Royal Exhibition Buildings over three days, with creative workshops for crafty types, plus kids’ activities to keep them entertained while you shop.
Expect unique homewares, lifestyle, fashion, jewellery, stationery and kids’ products, with a big focus on ethical production, sustainability, quality, originality and good design.
The Big Design Market will also feature Australian designers, such as Astor + Tyne, Dorte, Fashion Boundary and Frske.
Port's Artisan Christmas Market
2 December, 11am to 5pm, Bay St, Port Melbourne
With around 150 different and unique offerings, Port’s Artisan Christmas Market has a fantastic range of handmade, locally produced gifts, art pieces, designs, jewellery and more – there’s even something for your favourite four-legged friend.
The market is the perfect one-stop shop for a range of unique Christmas presents. There will also be live music and nearby cafes and restaurants open for lunch.
Como Christmas Market
3 December, 10am to 3pm, Como House & Garden, South Yarra
Unique jewellery, hand-made clothing and sustainable homewares are just some of the original Christmas present ideas you'll find at Como Christmas Market.
Presented by the Rose Street Market, this festive garden fair will see the stunning surrounds of Como transformed into a sea of marquees hosting local makers, crafters and growers showcasing goods for you or your loved ones to treasure. Bring the family and enjoy a unique market atmosphere held on the sprawling lawns of this historic, heritage-listed house.
Rose Street Market also runs the Rippon Lea Christmas Market, which is on 17 December, 10am-3pm at Rippon Lea Estate, Elsternwick.
District Docklands Christmas Twilight Market
9 December, 3pm to 8pm, The Square, The District Docklands
Enjoy a great night out and knock over your Christmas shopping at District Docklands Christmas Night Market. This festive shopping event showcases art, craft, jewellery, fashion, homewares, gifts, and delicious homemade and homegrown produce.
Bring your friends along to The District, grab some dinner or a drink and take a stroll through the open-air laneways and enjoy a spot of shopping. Alternatively, stay at RACV City Club and make it part of a fun weekend in the CBD.