Christmas Markets Gold Coast to Byron Bay 2022

Christmas Markets Gold Coast to Byron Bay 2016 Christmas market stand with baubles
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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 2022.

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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.

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Christmas Markets 2022

Sunday 21 November

Artisan Fayre | Tamborine Mountain

TBC for 2022: Tamborine Mountains very own Artisan Fayre is a wonderful day full of art, entertainment, food, and more! The event showcases the best of the mountain and the Scenic Rim with plenty of handmade art and gifts. This promises to be a great day for the whole family so head along and support artists across all mediums at this year’s Artisan Fayre 

  • Where: Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds
  • Time: 9am – 3pm

Friday 26 November

LORDS Christmas Markets | Pimpama 

TBC for 2022: Enjoy a great community atmosphere while making an early start on your Christmas shopping! The LORDS Christmas Markets will offer some great gift ideas, food and even a free children’s Christmas movie. All welcome!

  • Where: Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School
  • Time: 5pm-7pm

Tamborine Twilight Mammoth Market | Tamborine

TBC for 2022: The Bearded Dragon Twilight Markets return this year! There will be live Music on the Main Stage, Pony Rides, Santa’s Elf Work Shop with Kids Activities and Letters To Santa Visit from Santa and more. The market encompasses all that our country is and promotes beautiful region, our art, our talents, our local crafted beer, wine as well as great family fun.

  • Where: Bearded Dragon Hotel
  • Time: 5pm – 9pm

Sunday 28 November

Christmas Market | Tamborine Mountain

TBC for 2022: Situated on the beautiful Tamborine Mountain, explore this wonderfully diverse, character-filled market. 125 stalls will be setup on the day with arts and crafts, fresh produce, plants, books, clothing, vintage items, collectibles, jewellery, bric a brac, candles, crystals…. the list is endless and always evolving. Whether you are browsing or buying, come along and treat yourself to delicious food while enjoying live music and the friendly mountain atmosphere. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday!
  • Where: Tamborine State School
  • Time: 7am – 1pm

Saturday 4 December

Tugun Lights Up | Tugun 

TBC for 2022: Tugun Lights Up returns this year! Picture streets lit up with colourful fairy lights and quality live music playing close to the beach. Dine under the stars at one of the fantastic local cafes or restaurants, check out the local window displays and special offers, or visit the Christmas market stalls. There will be plenty of children’s entertainment on offer throughout the program with Santa making a special appearance!
  • Where: Toolona Street, Tugun
  • Time: 4pm – 8.30pm

Christmas Pop-up Market | Gold Coast 

TBC for 2022: Join BrisStyle on December 4th at the newly open Distillery Road Market for a BrisStyle Christmas market pop-up and get all your Christmas shopping done in one hit! 

Situated halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, this compelling destination celebrates the region’s love of fresh produce, dining entertainment & bringing people together. Transforming a stunning old building into a happening, playful and dynamic space, BriStyle are thrilled to bring the gift of handmade to a whole new location this Christmas.

  • Where: Distillery Road Market
  • Time: 4pm – 9pm

Sunday 5 December

Art + Crafters Christmas Market | Benowa

TBC for 2022: Gold Coast Potters are happy to present their Christmas Market. The perfect place to find unique handcrafted gifts for Christmas including ceramics, jewellery, glass, sculpture, and textiles. Enjoy live music, delicious food and pottery throwing demonstrations on the day.

  • Where: Potters & Sculptors Corner, Benowa
  • Time: 8am – 1pm

Thursday 9 December

North Burleigh Carols by the Sea | North Burleigh 

TBC for 2022: Enjoy a wonderful afternoon and evening of FREE Christmas entertainment and fun at Ed Hardy Park this December. ‘North Burleigh Carols by the Sea’ will provide a festive mixture of children’s activities, food trucks and markets from 4pm to 6pm; followed by Christmas staged entertainment including Carols, Community Groups and live music from 6pm to 8pm.
  • Where: Ed Hardy Park, North Burleigh
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm

Friday 10 December

HOTA Christmas Twilight Markets | Surfers Paradise 

TBC for 2022: HOTA Market’s FIRST annual Christmas Twilight Market! Debuting a Christmas Spectacular of 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 Road, Surfers Paradise
  • Time: 4pm – 9m

Saturday 11 December

Surfers Paradise Christmas Twilight Markets | Surfers Paradise

TBC for 2022: Celebrate your spot on the nice list at Surfers Paradise Twilight Markets. Shop the ultimate stocking stuffers from our curated collection of makers and their bespoke goods! Get into the Christmas spirit under the twinkling lights and rock around to some jingling tunes!

  • Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
  • Time: 4pm – 9pm

Sunday 12 December

Pacific Pines Christmas Carols | Pacific Pines 

TBC for 2022: Head along and join in the Pacific Pines Christmas Carols at Central Park, where they will have rides for the kids, face painting, market stalls, food vendors, and great live entertainment.

  • Where: Central Park, Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines
  • Time: 3pm – 7pm

Coolangatta Christmas Carols & Markets | Coolangatta

Coolangatta Christmas Carols

TBC for 2022: Enjoy both carols and markets at the Coolangatta Christmas Carols. Santa will be making an appearance by plane with plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy. The Coolangatta Christmas Markets and food trucks will be open from 4pm to 8pm (Qld time), with the stage show starting at 5.30pm. The event includes a fantastic festive fireworks display. Booking required!

  • When: Sunday 12 December
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta
  • Time: 4pm-8pm

Friday 17 December

Christmas Markets GC | Broadwater Parklands

TBC for 2022: GC Markets are bringing the merriment of the annual Christmas Markets GC back to the Broadwater Parklands this December 17th to 19th from 4pm-10pm each day. Over 100 stalls selling everything you need for a very special Christmas this year. Plus kids rides, gourmet Christmas foods, roving characters, glittering lights and so much more!

  • Where: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade.
  • Time: 4pm-10pm (each day)

Sunday 19 December 

The Village Markets | Burleigh Heads 

TBC for 2022: The Village Markets December markets are the biggest and best of the year! Come and spend your Sunday morning with us and support local small businesses this festive season. You’ll find boutique market stalls by local makers in fashion, vintage, art, beauty, home and lifestyle, as well as street food stalls, pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales and live music by local artists.

  • Where: Burleigh Heads State School
  • Time: 8:30am – 1pm 

Friday 24 December

Christmas is coming to Palm Beach Farmer’s Market 

TBC for 2022: Head along on Christmas Eve and stock up ahead of the holiday festivities with this special Christmas edition of Palm Beach Farmers’ Market. All your favourite stallholders will be there, as well as special guest, Santa Claus! 
  • Where: Currumbin High School
  • Time: 6am – 11:30am

Christmas Markets not going ahead 

  • Twilight Country Christmas Market – Numinbah Valley

  • Kingscliff Night Markets

  • Coomera Waters Christmas Market & Twilight Event


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