Pick up a present at this year’s Christmas markets

Whether you're a market fan, or just looking for a unique gift we've got a round up of some of the best Christmas themed markets in the region.
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Christmas night market

A special night market is being held on December 6 from 6pm-9pm at The Boulevarde with a range of specialty Christmas offerings.

Enjoy with a glass of wine in hand, whilst sampling a gourmet grazing platter against the backdrop of one of Ipswich’s most renowned Christmas light displays and live music.

Scenic Soul Christmas Market

Don’t miss the second annual Scenic Soul Christmas Market hosted by The Soul Nook Collective and Diane McKendrick.  

Join them for a evening of market stalls, live demonstrations, entertainment and a VIP Picnic under the “belle tent” experience – this ticketed event will sell out quickly. Contact The Soul Nook Collective to book.

Expect artisan markets with handmade goodies, live entertainment by Kodi Sloane, live mandala painting and demonstrations, over 30 stalls and food trucks.

The whole town of Marburg will be open during the markets for a magical evening.

The Special Branch Collective will be running a market, they will also be open serving coffee and selling their unique pots and plants.

Scotland Yard Antiques will also open for the night as well as the Post Office with gifts for sale and the Marburg Pub will be open with specials on the night.

Date: Saturday December 14

Time: 3pm-7pm

Location: Scenic Soul Markets – The Old Church, Queen St Marburg. Special Branch Collective, The Marburg Pub, Scotland Yard Antiques and the Post Office – Edmond St Marburg.

Ipswich Handmade Expo Christmas Markets

The Handmade Expo Christmas Market is the perfect option for getting your Christmas gift shopping done while having fun!

Featuring the best makers and shakers delivering quality handmade products.

Enjoy the atmosphere, amazing coffee and delicious food while ticking off your Christmas list. There are even hourly giveaways and a jumping castle for the kids.

Date: Saturday November 16 and Saturday December 21

Time: 8am – 1pm

Location: Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba

Museum Twilight Christmas Markets

BrisStyle is back with its signature range of handmade and one-off craft items just in time for Christmas at The Workshops Rail Museum.

Combining South East Queensland’s best handmade markets, food trucks, live music, kid’s activities, Museum Torchlight Tours and onsite bar, the Museum Twilight Markets is a great night out for the whole family.

Date: Friday December 13

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Location: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich

Cost: Entry $2, children under 15 years free (must be accompanied by an adult). Purchase your tickets at the door. Museum Torchlight Tours $10 Purchase tickets at the Museum Stall.

Urbane Markets Christmas Festival

Ballistic Beer Co Springfield Brewery, Bar and Kitchen has partnered with the Urbane Markets to bring a mini Christmas festival to Springfield on Friday December 20. 

There will be stalls, rides for kids, food and drinks at the dog friendly event from 3pm-9pm.

Twilight Christmas Markets

Orion Springfield Central is hosting a special Christmas Twilight Market – a day and evening full of live music, festive fun and unique Christmas market stalls. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic to make way for local artisan products and delicious food offerings.

Falling on the same day as the popular Christmas midnight trade, this holly jolly community event will provide a festive atmosphere perfect for catching up with family and friends and exploring local handmade products, all while finishing the last-minute Christmas shop.

Date: Monday December 23

Time:  9am – midnight

Location: Orion Springfield, 1 Main Street, Orion Springfield Central

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his bestie Milly the Wombat, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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