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Christmas Markets Gold Coast to Byron Bay 2023

Looking for the BEST Christmas Markets on the Gold Coast?

There is a certain something special about walking around Christmas Markets in the lead up to Christmas. Even without a lot of cash to splash the ambiance of the event, the spirit of the people and (more often than not) the scent of Christmas in the air is enough to put you and your kids in a fantastic mood for the rest of the day or night.

We’ve contacted all our friends and rounded up a comprehensive list of Christmas Markets from the Gold Coast, through Tweed and down to Byron Bay for you and your family in 2023.

Find more night markets in the Gold Coast area here.

Update: We are currently in the process of updating this page with the BEST Christmas Markets from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay. Please be sure to continually pop back as we will be updating frequently.

If you would like to add your Gold Coast Christmas markets to our list, please email Karen – Karen@FamiliesMagazine.com.au

Christmas Markets Gold Coast 2023

Friday 24th November

LORDS Christmas Markets | Pimpama | 2023

Enjoy a great community atmosphere while making an early start on your Christmas shopping! The LORDS Christmas Markets will offer some great gift ideas. 

  • When: Fri 24 Nov 2023
  • Where: Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School
  • Time: 4pm-7pm

Saturday 2nd December 2023

Hungarian Santa and Christmas Market | Carrara | 2023

Celebrate Christmas together on the Gold Coast at this FREE event. They would like to invite the children to go and help decorate the Christmas tree upon arrival. For the youngest ones, there is a baby-corner for mums and bubs to chill. For older children, there will be various activities to do. Santa will be coming to town at 2pm! DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER your child for Santa’s gift list via text.

During the event, there will be a Christmas Market at the venue, with stallholders selling lovely Christmas presents, so take some cash to grab some beautiful gifts for your loved ones. For lunch, they offer traditional fisherman’s soup, and sausage sizzle. There will be tea, coffee, soft drink and beer available at the bar.

  • Where: Carrara Community Centre
  • Date: Sat 2 Dec 2023
  • Time: 11am – 2.30pm

You can find the details of Hungarian Santa and Christmas Market here.

Sunday 3rd December

The Village Markets | Burleigh Heads | 2023

The Gold Coast’s favourite boutique market and community for creative small businesses would love you to come and spend your Sunday morning with them! You’ll find boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, street food stalls and pre-loved Rack Sales. You can also pickup your market merchandise including our oversized tote bags and re-useable market goods too.

  • Where: Burleigh Heads High School, Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
  • Date: Sun 3 Dec 2023
  • Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm

There are more detail of The Village Markets here.

Saturday 9th December

Surfers Paradise Christmas Twilight Market | Surfers Paradise | 2023

It’s time to get into the festive spirit and treat yourself, by heading down to the beachside to enjoy a range of local handmade gifts, terrific tunes, sweets and treats, entertainment for Santa’s little helpers, and to have a unique, unforgettable outdoor shopping experience in paradise.

You’ll find sand and market stalls…not snow along The Esplanade in Surfers Paradise from 4pm ‘til 9pm. Find more details about Surfers Paradise Christmas Twilight Market here.

  • Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
  • Date: Sat 9th Dec 2023
  • Time: 4 – 9pm

Sunday 10th December

Gold Coast Potters Association Christmas Art & Crafters Market | Benowa

Head to the Benowa studio to enjoy a wonderful array of hand crafted goodness — ceramics, jewellery, and art — as well as delicious food stalls and pottery throwing demonstrations. It is the perfect opportunity to buy unique handmade Christmas gifts. 

  • Where: Gold Coast Potters Association, Benowa
  • Date: Sun 10th Dec 2023
  • Time: 8am – 1pm

There is more information about Gold Coast Potters Association Christmas Art & Crafters Market here.

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th December

Christmas Markets GC | Broadwater Parklands | 2023

Take the stress out of Christmas with friends and family and enjoy a relaxing stroll through a menagerie of unique gifts, taste the delectable Yuletide treats and tantalize the senses with the essence of real Christmas trees.

Nestled among an enchanting display of shimmering lights the Christmas Markets GC will set the scene for couples and families alike, whether it be a romantic wander for two or a fun-filled night out with the family.

  • When: 15, 16 and 17 Dec 2023
  • Where: Broadwater Parklands
  • Time: 4pm – 10pm

There is more information on Christmas Markets GC here.

Saturday 16th December

Hide & Seek Children’s Market | Upper Coomera | 2023

Spend the day at our market and keep the kids busy with entertainment from 8am, while you shop our beautiful range of stalls stocking a range of lovely children’s products.

Our on-site cafe will be open from 7am serving up delicious food, coffee and of course babycinos!

Kids Activities to be announced!

  • Where: The Well, Upper Coomera
  • Date: Sat 16 Dec 2023
  • Time: 8am – 12pm

You can find more details on Hide & Seek Children’s Market here.

HOTA Farmers’ & Artisan Market | Surfers Paradise | 2023

Get jingly with it GC! The HOTA Markets are bringing you an evening of festive folly to send you into Christmas with jolly vibes and GREAT gifts. Make your Christmas hotter at HOTA with the region’s best gourmet street eats, decadent desserts, bespoke boutiques, and one of a kind gift finds, all under twinkling festoon lights! Wind your way through the Market lanes to the sweet serenades of stunning live music, spot roving performers, snap a selfie with an elfie… or meet the big man himself – SANTA will be visiting to add Christmas magic to the market.

  • Where: HOTA, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise
  • Date: Sat 16 Dec 2023
  • Time: 4 – 9pm

Every Saturday from 25th Nov up to Christmas

Palm Beach Farmers’ Market | Palm Beach

Head along this year on Saturdays 25th Nov, 2nd Dec, 9th Dec, 16th Dec and 23rd Dec to stock up ahead of the holiday festivities with this special seasonal edition of Palm Beach Farmers’ Market. All your favourite stallholders will be there, as well as special guest, Santa Claus! You’ll find Santa strolling through the market from 6am-11.30am. Pick up the last-minute bits on your list and you will be inspired into the Christmas spirit just in time for your Santa duties!

  • Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach
  • Date: Saturdays from 25th Nov – 23rd Dec
  • Time: 6.00am – 11.30am

You can find the details of Palm Beach Farmers’ Market here.

Christmas on the Gold Coast

We hope you enjoyed this round-up of Gold Coast Christmas markets for 2023. 

Love Christmas lights? Want to know where the BEST ones are? Lucky for you we are ALL ABOUT THE LIGHTS. Click here for more information. 

Looking for more things to do with your family over the holidays? Here are some great ideas! 

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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