Haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet? Don’t panic – throughout December, Christmas markets are popping up all over Adelaide, so you’ll have no trouble finding unique and locally-sourced gifts for your loved ones. Here’s your guide to some of the best Chrissy markets Adelaide has to offer:
Wattle St. Markets
Where: 77 Wattle St, Fullarton
When: 3rd of December, 9 am – 4 pm
What: These boutique garden markets will provide you with a tranquil atmosphere, so your only worry will be how to choose between so many gift options. The stalls will feature goods made by South Australian artisans and you’ll find anything ranging from skincare to soy candles, to eclectic homewares and accessories.
Where: The Queen’s Theatre, Playhouse Lane
When: 3rd and 4th of December, 10 am – 4pm
What: Promising a fresh take on the market experience, Gathered Markets will feature over 100 South Australian vendors. For $2 entry, you’ll be sure to find beautiful gifts for your whole family. The event will also feature live acoustic music, a selection of food and drink and Christmas-themed workshops (you can buy tickets for a wreath workshop, macrame workshop or flower masterclass here).
The Gilles Street Grand Bazaar
Where: 91 Gilles St
When: 4th of December, 10 am – 4 pm
What: If you’ve ever been to a Gilles St market, you’ll know it’s almost impossible to walk away empty-handed. To accommodate for all of the festive goodness, this grand event will expand out of the normal venue at Gilles St Primary School and onto the street itself. Market goers can expect around 150 market stalls showcasing contemporary homewares and stationary as well as fashion, skincare and accessories for both men and women. As per usual, the markets will feature talented Adelaide musicians and street food. This isn’t one to be missed!
Ebenezer Night Markets
Where: Ebenezer Place
When: The 9th, 16th and 23rd of December, 5.30 pm -10.30 pm
What: Located a short walk from Rundle Mall, these markets will feature over 50 stalls with gifts ranging from jewellery, fashion, art and various hand-crafted goods. There’ll also be a selection of delicious treats to keep you energised as you search for the perfect stocking-filler.
Adelaide Night Markets
Where: Prince Henry Garden, North Terrace
When: 11th of December, 4 pm – 8 pm
What: This market will showcase locally made art, youthful fashion and accessories, home décor and gourmet SA produce right in the heart of the CBD. There’ll also be live music for your enjoyment as you browse to your heart’s content.
Where: Corner Main St and Auricht Road, Hahndorf
When: 16th – 18th of December, 5 pm – 10 pm Friday, 4 pm – 10 pm Saturday and Sunday
What: This full weekend event will allow you to experience the magic of European Christmas markets right here in Adelaide. Soak up the enchanted atmosphere and peruse the market stalls while also enjoying an array of entertainment, food, and the famous Hahndorf Christmas lights display.
Gifted Christmas Market
Where: Plant 4 Bowden, Third St. Bowden
When: 17th of December, 12 pm -9 pm
What: Browse over 100 stalls featuring not only a variety of locally-made, hand-crafted gifts, but handcrafted Christmas cards and gift wrap too (there’ll also be a gift wrapping station for your convenience).
Get into the festive spirit, find the perfect gift and support SA all in one go this December. Happy shopping!
Header image via Ebenezer Night Market's Facebook page.