The centre of Sydney will come alive with festive cheer this year when the Martin Place Christmas Markets launch on November 26.
The markets, supported by City of Sydney and operated by Cambridge Markets, will run until Christmas Eve in the pedestrian boulevard of Martin Place in Sydney’s central business district. It will be a mixed market offering all manner of goods from fashion, food, gifts, homewares, candles, festive products and plenty more.
The markets will run on the Saturday and Sunday of November 26-27, then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December until Christmas Eve, from 11am-8pm.
“This market will bring a lot of Christmas joy to the heart of Sydney,” said Cambridge Markets spokesman Madelienne Anderson. “People will be able to drop in during work hours or after work to do a bit of shopping, get something delicious to eat, or just to socialise and check out what our stallholders have to offer.”
Stallholders attending this market will change daily, but confirmed stalls include 3b Designs, Kikinoki zen products, Nakheel premium bedding, Berliner Bakery donuts, Thicc Cookies, Natas and Co, Cora, Ayre, Alrok and Savannah Estate winery. The food on offer will include Mexican, Japanese, Israeli, gourmet tacos and more. There will be tea, honey, Christmas puddings, gingerbread, and gifts that range from jewellery to candles to Christmas wreaths. With a large assortment of stalls rotating through the market, there will be something new every night.
“We have worked very hard to curate a really interesting mix of stalls to bring some truly unique vendors to the city,” Anderson said. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase our micro retailers to people who work and live in the city. Our vendors are thrilled to have the opportunity to reach a new audience right in the middle of Sydney. And we think the market will bring a very festive feel to the city centre after a few difficult years for the CBD.”
The launch of the market will coincide with Martin Place being transformed into a festive wonderland on Saturday and Sunday November 26-27, with Martin Place hosting roving performers, carollers and decorations as well as the new markets.
Saturday’s festivities will culminate with the lighting of the Martin Place Christmas tree by Santa and spectacular fireworks from city rooftops.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the event would demonstrate that Sydney is ready to celebrate the festive season in style once again.
“For the last couple of years, we haven’t been able to celebrate Christmas the way we’d like to – but this year Christmas will return to the city with a bang,” the Lord Mayor said.
“The pandemic had a significant impact on the city, with many working from home, venues closed and travel grinding to a halt. This Christmas we’re excited to welcome everyone back to soak up the festive spirit, with a month-long program of free events to festivities celebrating the unique joy of Christmas in the southern hemisphere.”
The Martin Place Markets will be the second CBD event being run this year by Cambridge Markets, which is also operating the Quay Quarter Lanes Markets monthly in front of Customs House. The Quay Quarter Lanes Markets will launch on Wednesday November 9 and is a produce-focused market that will run on the second Wednesday of each month.
Cambridge Markets also has a long line up of Christmas 2022 Markets including:
The Shire Christmas Market, Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla
Saturday & Sunday November 26-27
The Glebe Christmas Market
Saturday December 3
The Ultimate Christmas Market EQ, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Sunday December 4
Pittwater Christmas Market, Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale