End-of-year festivities will start ramping up in Sydney’s CBD on November 26 with the launch of the Martin Place Christmas Market, located at the pedestrian boulevard of Martin Place. Visitors will have the opportunity to browse homewares, food, fashion, gifts such as candles, festive products and plenty more.
The Martin Place Christmas Market will run on the Saturday and Sunday of November 26-27, then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December until Christmas Eve, from 11am to 8pm.
What’s on offer?
Stallholders 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.
Food on offer includes 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.
The Market Place Christmas Market is supported by the City of Sydney and operated by Cambridge Markets.
“This market will bring a lot of Christmas joy to the heart of Sydney,” says 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.”
“We have worked very hard to curate a really interesting mix of stalls to bring some truly unique vendors to the city,” Anderson says. “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.”
Martin Place Christmas Tree Lighting
The launch of the market will coincide with the transformation of Martin Place into a festive wonderland on Saturday and Sunday November 26-27. During the launch, there will also be roving performers and carolers. 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 Martin Place Markets will be the second CBD event being run this year by Cambridge Markets, which also operates the monthly Quay Quarter Lanes Markets in front of Customs House. The Quay Quarter Lanes Markets launched on Wednesday, November 9 and is a produce-focused market that will run on the second Wednesday of each month.
Christmas Markets around Sydney
Cambridge Markets also has a long lineup 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 : Saturday 17 December 2022