‘Tis the season to get festive… and start stressing about all the people you have to buy gifts for this Christmas! Never fear, we’ve rounded up the top 5 markets around town for you to make your Christmas shopping less messy, more merry, while supporting our best local makers, creatives and artisans.
Clarko Reserve, Trigg
Saturday December 11
Held fortnightly on Saturdays during the summer months, the salty gang from Summer X Salt are also hosting a special Christmas pop-up market on December 11 to satisfy your Chrissie shopping needs.
Featuring handmade and local businesses, conscious creatives and artisans with a focus on sustainability and looking after our ocean environment. Fill your stockings with gifts that give back to the environment: win/win in our books!
You’ll also find free kids workshops to keep little ones entertained, beachside yoga, zero-waste initiatives (like the reusable mug station!) and more.
Central Mall & Town Square, Kalamunda
Saturday December 4
8.30 am – 2.30 pm
Take a trip out to the hills and visit the picturesque Kalamunda town centre for the The Kalamunda Artisan Markets.
Held on the first Saturday of every month, the Kalamunda Artisan Market is a colourful collection of over 170 stalls filled with quality handcrafted products and locally grown produce from the Perth hills region and wider WA.
Cover all your bases with gifts including luxury handmade beauty products, one-of-a-kind homewares or indulgent gourmet treats and small-batch local tipples.
University of WA, Winthrop Hall and Surrounds.
Sunday November 28
10am – 4pm
Upmarket has a reputation for being one of Perth’s biggest and best markets and for good reason – set in the beautiful grounds of UWA, you’ll find over 180 stalls with some of WA’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all in one spot!
Hosting a wide variety of stalls ranging from handmade ceramics, to unique artwork, jewellery and beauty products, you’re sure to find a gift for even the trickiest person on your Christmas list. Visit one of the gourmet food vendors and fill your belly with one of their tasty creations as you wander around, or perch yourself in the shade on the grass, overlooking majestic Winthrop hall.
Plenty of free parking available.
Fremantle Arts Centre Grounds
Friday December 3: 5-9pm
Saturday & Sunday December 4&5: 9-5pm
A celebration of all premium handmade, local designers, artists and makers in this epic 3-day event.
Find stalls featuring high-quality fashion, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, woodwork, toys, homewares, prints, stationery and more at this carefully curated market experience.
Pull up a chair under the shady trees with the magnificent FAC heritage building as your backdrop, enjoy some delicious food, listen to some sweet tunes and sip on an icy cold bevvie from the bar – the ultimate Freo summer market experience.
Imagery here and main image by Jessica Wyld
Eastern Foreshore Mandurah
December 12th & 19th: 9am-3pm
Stumble upon a unique gift for the person that has everything at Mandurah’s longest running market, the Mandjar Markets, this Christmas.
These markets bring together quality local artisan products, gourmet delights, stunning award-winning photography, children’s activities accompanied by local live entertainment.
Located in the heart of Mandurah, with spectacular views of the peel inlet – you’re sure to find just the gift you’ve been searching for at the Mandjar markets.
Make Chrissie shopping fun and enjoy our beautiful Perth weather, tuck into some yummy food and soak up the atmosphere whilst browsing the stalls at our fave markets.
The hardest part is going to be deciding between what to gift your loved ones and what to keep for yourself!