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Sleigh Bells and Sales: Top Christmas Markets in Adelaide

Looking for the ultimate and merriest shopper’s dream in Adelaide? Brace yourself because we have the lowdown on the most lit Christmas markets in town!

Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt

Address: Cnr Main Street & Auricht Road, Hahndorf, SA 5245

Dates: December 15, 2023, to December 17, 2023 – 3 pm to 10 pm


Adelaide’s Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt is a festive and free Euro-style Christmas market held yearly in the German heritage town of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.

There’s a bunch of stalls offering mad stuff here, from Forever Aesthetic Jewellery bling to Madeline Georgia Art for your pad and Snixley Apparel & Design to keep you stylin’. You can also shop for garden goods, toys, and candles!

If you’re hungry, feast on Squid Squad Seafood for some oceanic goodness, or swing by Pudding Lane for classic Christmas cakes and, of course, puddings!

Oh, and don’t forget that dogs aren’t allowed, unlike most German Christkindlmarkts. You also can’t smoke, BYO drinks and food, or consume alcohol, but you can score liquor from the stalls.


> The most convenient way to get here by car is via the South Eastern Freeway (M1) towards Hahndorf and take the Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood exit (B34).

Continue along Mount Barker Road, which seamlessly leads into Main Street. 

Drive straight for about 4 minutes until you reach Main Street, Hahndorf. Follow it through the town until you see the glimmering market lights.

> Commuters can reach the market via Adelaide Metro Bus Route 864, which operates from Currie/Grenfell St to Mt Barker, making a stop at 56 right in front of the event grounds.

Ebenezer Night Markets 

Address: 31 Ebenezer Pl, Adelaide, SA 5000

Date: December 16, 2023 – 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm


The Ebenezer Night Markets offer funky outdoor feels, lit-up surroundings, and spots to chow down and shop while you groove to some killer beats.

This Christmas/summer event takes place in the East End precinct, an iconic laneway of the buzzing Rundle Street, so you better prepare for huge crowds and a pumped-up atmosphere.

Shoppers and tourists can browse over 40 stalls that feature unique knick-knacks, trendy threads, blingy jewels, mouthwatering food, and handcrafted crafts. Some must-see stalls are Berry Beret for fashion finds and Leeroy’s for cereal treats!


> Opt for hassle-free parking near the vicinity by booking online at UPark Frome or UPark Rundle, both situated around the corner, offering a flat rate of $7.

> If you missed their Christmas event, you can visit again in February and March. You can see the dates on their website!

Vergeside Christmas Twilight Market

Address: Largs Bay Foreshore, Adelaide, SA 5000

Date: December 16, 2023 – 1 pm to 9 pm


The Vergeside Christmas Twilight Market is the ultimate holiday bash, with over 70 stalls waiting to dazzle you—including a kids’ marketplace where tiny moguls show off and sell their very own products!

In addition, there are some lip-smacking eats, free face painting for the kiddos, caffeine hits, chill bars, and tunes to groove to (expect to hear Mariah Carey on repeat). Santa himself is also making a grand entrance at this famous family-friendly gig!

Our team suggests buying stylish bouquets from The Lane Flower Studio, cozy candles from Cucu Style Nest, and some gourmet condiments to spice up your life courtesy of Urban Magpie Condiments!

Tip: Bring your fur babies along. Vergeside Christmas Twilight Market is dog-friendly!

Glenelg Sunset Markets

Address: Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA 5045


  • December 10, 2023 – 2 pm to 8 pm
  • January 14, 2024 – 2 pm – 8:30 pm


The Glenenelg Sunset Markets will turn your Christmas/summer afternoons and evenings into an unforgettable shopping shindig by the famous Glenelg Beach.

Flexing over a hundred stalls, live music, and food trucks, this shopping hotspot offers the perfect opportunity to bask in the sun while snagging fantastic deals and gobbling fresh and local food.

Traders here will provide you with the perfect Christmas gifts such as stunning jewelry, trendy clothing, and unique art pieces. There’s something for everyone.

And once your must-have items are secured, pop bottles and chug glasses at Jetty Road’s lively bars, like Horizon Cocktail Lounge and The Jetty Bar!

Tip: Head to their Facebook page to see what stalls are operating on which dates.

Gathered Design Market

Address: 102, Main St, Hahndorf, SA 5245

Date: December 8 to 10, 2023 – 4 pm to 10 pm


The Gathered Design Market is a diverse treasure trove for shoppers that also highlights the quality and affordability of local brands and small-time businesses.

Here, shopaholics and visitors can check over 70 stalls showcasing homewares, aromatic candles, vibrant flowers, dazzling jewelry, trendy fashion, artistic creations, skincare essentials, and more.

You can also dive into La Prova Wines and Landhaus Wines for a stellar vino experience. If you’re hungry, Crepe Bar has you covered with delectable bites, while P.L.A.Y. With A Purpose will offer you charming toys and delightful children’s gifts!


> The market is dog-friendly, so bring your cute and cuddly puppers. Just remember to put them on a leash, fur parents.

> Bring extra cash. You have to pay a $3-fee to enter if you’re 10 years old and above.

Magill Sunrise Mega Christmas Market

Address: Stop 25 Darley Rd – North East side, Paradise, SA 5075

Date: December 10, 2023 – 9 am to 3 pm


Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor shopping, the Magill Sunrise Mega Christmas Market is a gift hunter’s playground.

The market has local food vendors whipping up tasty treats, a coffee van to fuel your shopping spree, a rotary BBQ sizzling with deliciousness, and even line dancing to spice things up.

Don’t miss Slape & Sons Sausage for a savory, sizzling, and hearty brekky delight, and grab some hot coffee and fresh donuts from No Clink No Drink to start your day right!

Tip: Keep an eye on the market’s entertainment schedule by checking their Facebook or Instagram!

Chrissy in the Courtyard

Address: 68 Main Street, Hahndorf, SA 5245

Dates: December 15, 2023, to December 16, 2023 – 12 am to 10 pm


Chrissy in the Courtyard is a December fiesta celebrating South Aussie crafters and creators. This much-awaited event is hosted at the Hahndorf Academy, a haven of heritage arts.

Shoppers can snag handmade treasures and treat their taste buds to some mouthwatering Comida paella while sipping on the smooth flavors of Ambleside Distillers’ gin.

DJ The Captain, a master of funk, hip-hop, and techno, will also spin some killer vinyl mixes to set the vibe. Kiddos aren’t left out, too, as there will be craft activities specifically designed for them!

Tip: Swing by the Hahndorf Academy’s shop if you want to buy limited-edition artwork, books, toys, jewelry, and homeware!
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