The festive arts, crafts and food that will fulfil all your Christmas wishes.
Whether you’re searching for that one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone or want to hang with mates at a European-inspired food market, Perth has the answer this yuletide.
Each year, Perth pulls out all the stops to deliver a wonderful mix of bazaars and markets showcasing independently designed fashion, themed jewellery and Christmas toys for you to buy for yourself/your loved ones. Strike out whichever is not required.
Once you’re tired from your big Christmas shop, sate your hunger at Perth’s hawker Christmas markets. It’s where international delicacies will temp your nostrils and your stomach.
The best bit? All these markets are free to enter. Go on, take a peek:
Top Christmas markets in Perth
1. Bazaar WA’s Best Christmas Market
Established in 1979, Bazaar is one of the oldest markets for locally made goods in Perth. Every year its three-day long Christmas extravaganza features over 50 local artisans selling handcrafted creations.
With jewellery, fashion, homewares and more up for grabs, whether you have something in mind or are browsing for inspiration, the Best Christmas Market is literally the best place to start.
- When: 1-3 December
- Where: Front garden of Fremantle Arts Centre
- More information: Fremantle Arts Centre
2. QV1 Christmas PopUpmarket
Typically held at the University of Western Australia, this quarterly handicrafts market moves to the city’s QV1 foyer in December for a three-day shopping blitz. Donning the name of “Christmas PopUpmarket”, it brings 150 artists, designers and gourmet chefs under one roof during weekday lunch hours, so time-poor workers can check those presents off their lists while on break. Thoughtful, right?
- When: 26 November 2017
- Where: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall, 10am-4pm
- More information: Perth Upmarket
3. Perth Home Grown
Have a very merry green Christmas this year thanks to the Perth Home Grown market. This market features a weekly rotation of ethically-sound sellers and local makers in the heart of Perth City Centre. Need a way to get back on the nice list with Santa this year? Shopping ecologically certainly can’t hurt...
- When: 1 September - 31 January, 11an-4pm
- Where: Murray Street Mall, Perth
- More information: Perth Home Grown
4. MiLi's Family Christmas
Ready your engines, Christmas shoppers. You have three hours of night shopping to do under the stars at this open-air Swan Valley market. With so many stalls at your fingertips, you’ll want to max out your chance to shop their finest wares. You know the plan: get there at 6pm – sharp.
- When: 8 December 2017
- Where: Novotel Vines Resort Swan Valley, Verdelho Drive, The Vines
- More information: MiLi Markets
7. Joondalup Twilight Markets
Held over five Friday evenings in the lead-up to Christmas, you’ll have little excuse not to make at least one of the Joondalup Twilight Markets nights. This is the official night market organised by the City of Joondalup so you can expect only the best gourmet foods, handmade jewellery and gifts on show. For kids, there’s roaming entertainment and activities to help get them into the Christmas spirit.
- When: Friday nights from 17 November to 15 December 2017
- Where: Central Walk, Joondalup City Centre
- More information: City of Joondalup
8. Twilight Hawkers Markets
Okay, you caught us. This isn’t exactly a Christmas market. If you’re a local you’ll know that the Twilight Hawkers Markets happen Fridays from October to April – but hey, when you’re craving food market deliciousness after a long day Christmas shopping and don’t want to splash the cash on nosh, this market has your back.
- When: Every Friday until 15 December
- Where: Forrest Place, Perth
- More information: Twilight Hawkers Market