The merriest time of the year is fast approaching again, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to gift your loved ones for Christmas. Don’t panic just yet – we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Christmas markets around Adelaide and SA this year, so that you can find that perfect gift and support local makers at the same time.
Leigh Street Christmas Market
What: Back for their second year, the Leigh Street Christmas Markets will be occurring every Saturday in the lead-up to Christmas, making it super easy for you to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones in their convenient CBD location. The market promises to dazzle all of your senses; on top of the market stalls, there will be live entertainment, musicians and activities for kids. With fun for the whole family on every weekend, there’s no excuse to miss this market.
Where: Leigh Street
When: Every Saturday until December 15th (next market Nov 17th), 1 pm – 4 pm
Barossa Made Christmas Twilight Market
What: If you’re after a unique market experience away from the city, this is the one for you. Promising a vibrant and lively atmosphere, this market will allow you to enjoy a glass of wine and live music while browsing the stalls. The market will feature an array of locally made crafts and goods including jewellery, textiles, cards, bags, Christmas cards…the list goes on! For a market experience that’s a bit out of the ordinary, head down to the Barossa this Christmas season.
Where: Tanunda Town Square, 66-68 Murray St Tanunda
When: Thursday 22nd November, 5 pm – 8 pm
Pre-Christmas Stirling Market
What: The picturesque Stirling Markets are giving the people what they want with this special Christmas market. You can expect to find not only gifts for your family and friends, but also an abundance of plants, flowers, food and live music (including Christmas carols – the perfect way to get into the festive spirit!)
Where: Druid Ave, Stirling
When: Sunday November 25th, 10 am – 4 pm
Twilight Christmas Market
What: Two Adelaide markets have joined forces to create an epic mega-market featuring over 60 stalls. The annual Tynte St Christmas Market has paired up with the bespoke Handmade in Adelaide market to bring Adelaidians a brand new, one-of-a-kind market experience. Here, you’ll find not only gifts and stocking-stuffers but entertainment, food and real Christmas trees for sale.
Where: 88 O’Connell St, North Adelaide
When: Saturday December 8th, 4 pm – 8 pm
What: The ever-popular Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt is back again this year, once again bringing an enchanting European-style Christmas market to our doorstep. Market-goers can expect not only stalls but food, Christmas lights and nightly Christmas carols at this all-out Christmas experience.
Where: Corner Main Street and Auricht Road, Hahndorf
When: Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December, 4 pm – 8 pm
Christmas Gift Market at Plant 4
What: Immerse yourself in Christmas merriment at Plant 4 Bowden’s Christmas Gift Market, which will be packed to the brim with a variety of high-quality, handmade gifts. For children, the Plant 4 kid’s zone will be in full swing, with the bar serving beer, wine, cider and cocktails for the adults. Complete with a visit from Santa Claus, this market will make your mad last-minute dash for presents considerably more enjoyable.
Where: Plant 4 Bowden, 5 Third Street, Bowden
When: Sunday December 16th, 10 am – 4 pm
Header image via Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt Facebook Page.