The Sydney Markets You Need to Visit at Least Once
Explore the best markets in Sydney, from Christmas Markets to hit up this weekend - to vintage fashion and artisan wares to shop all year round.
More than just a place to peruse from time to time, Sydney’s best markets are weekend destinations in their own right. From foodies and interior stylists to eco-warriors and second-hand fashionistas and annual Christmas markets not to be missed, Sydney has its pick of markets to suit all shopping tastes.
Lucky for you, we’ve done the legwork so you can spend less time researching and more time shopping. These are the best markets in Sydney to know about.
Best Sydney Markets: Christmas Markets
Martin Place Christmas Markets
Get in the Chrissie spirit with a trip to the towering Martin Place Christmas tree and the Martin Place Christmas Markets. The markets will be taking place each Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the lead-up to Christmas and offer a gorgeous alfresco shopping experience bursting with festive vibes. Each day will see an array of different stallholders set up shop so more than one visit is highly encouraged! You'll also be able to enjoy yummy street food and a spot of live music.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Christmas, 11am to 8pm
Martin Place, Sydney
Carriageworks Christmas Markets (Image Credits: Jacqui Manning)
Carriageworks Christmas Markets
Pop on down to the Carriageworks Christmas Markets and stock up on gourmet Christmas goodies. There will be over 100 stallholders in attendance selling everything from fresh produce to entertaining essentials. You'll also be able to pick up some last-minute gifts, sip on bespoke Archie Rose cocktails and soak up line tunes. The perfect way to wrap up your Christmas prep!
Saturday December 23rd, 8am to 3pm
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
The Rocks Markets: Christmas Edition
It's the same Rocks markets you know and love - but with a serious injection of holiday cheer. Stroll through the Christmas Wonderlanes and celebrate the most wonderful time of year. with handcrafted gifts, savour delicious treats and authentic flavours and soak in the infectious festive spirit.
Running Saturdays and Sundays until 24th December
Saturdays 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 10am - 5pm
The Rocks, Circular Quay
Le Jolly Market
Back for another year are the hugely popular Le Jolly French Christmas Markets at Customs House in Circular Quay. Think artisan stalls including art, craft and spirits perfect for those last-minute gifts... Then once you've ticked your shopping off the list it's time to savour the gourmet delights on offer. From melted cheese stations and lobster rolls to organic street food, crêpes, oysters & champagne pairing... this is how you do markets.
There'll also be snow falling, fairy lights, mistletoe and Christmas jazz playing to really set the mood.
5pm - 10:30pm
Customs House Forecourt, Circular Quay
The Best Sydney Markets: All-Year Round
Carriageworks Farmers Market
In the midst of one of Sydney’s thriving art precincts is the culinary delight that is, the Carriageworks Farmer's Markets. An extensive line-up of fresh, seasonal produce, including organic and bio-dynamic foods, from farmers and artisan producers from across New South Wales. Live music, fresh coffee and produce to taste are housed in Carriageworks on Sydney’s city edge.
Every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm.
229 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Finders Keepers Market
For lovers of all things creative, handcrafted and artisan, the bi-annual Finder's Keeper's Market will spark delight and empty wallets – you have been warned. Designers and makers will showcase everything from ceramics and homewares to ethical fashion and jewellery, while a line-up of wholesome food trucks sort out lunch.
Friday 8th December 2023 4 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 9th December 2023 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 10th December 2023 10 am to 5 pm
$6 per person (Free entry- 12 & under)
The Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park
The Rocks Markets
Every weekend The Rocks plays host to a tantalising food fair and market that brings together the sights, scents and sounds of street food around the world at The Rocks Markets. Lovingly prepared by talented providores – from biltong and gozleme to artisan chocolate and Venuzuelan arepas – there are too many delectable dishes to taste test. But of course, you can give it a good try.
You'll also find an excellent array of artisanal goodies from botanically dyed silks to hand-drawn illustrations and locally made jewellery. Live music and workshops also regularly take place so be sure to wipe your weekend of plans and make a day of it.
Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-5pm
Playfair Street & Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks
Bondi is home to plenty of creatives so it's only natural that this seaside suburb hosts an enviable weekend market. Stop by to browse goodies from local artists and designers, homewares, vintage pieces, records and more. You'll also be able to score some fresh flowers and baked goods for the week ahead.
Every Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
Bondi Beach Public School, Bondi
At the fashionable end of Oxford Street, Paddington Markets is an echo of the boutique shopping in the surrounding area. There are over 150 stalls offering creative fashion, accessories and art – much of it is Australian-designed and made, and exclusive to Paddington Markets. There are new traders every week – always a reason to come back and explore what these markets have to offer.
Every Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
395 Oxford Street, Paddington
In the shadow of Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge, Kirribilli Markets hosts two different markets each month – the Art, Design and Fashion Market and the General Market. It’s a great place to discover emerging fashion designers and artists and browse through second-hand goods and artisan produce.
Art Design and Fashion Market: Second Sunday of the month, 8:30 am-3 pm
General Market: Fourth Saturday of the month, 8:30 am-3 pm
Alfred Street South, Milsons Point
Chinatown Night Markets
Every Friday Sydney's Chinatown comes alive with the ultimate late-night event. Cruise up and down Dixon Street and discover excellent Asian street food as well as stalls selling bits and bobs. You'll find everything from quirky keyrings through to candles, socks and handcrafted jewellery. Don't miss the egg tarts and dragon's beard candy!
Every Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm.
Dixon Street, Sydney
Surry Hills Markets
The place to find a bargain, Surry Hills Market is all about handmade, second-hand and recycled goods. A market that showcases local creative talent, Surry Hills Market is where Sydneysiders go for vintage, antique and cutting-edge designs, as well as market staples such as pre-loved books, beauty products and bric-a-brac.
First Saturday of the month, 8 am to 4 pm
Shannon Reserve, corner of Crown and Collins Street, Surry Hills
The Best Sydney Markets - Ones to Watch Out For
That Good Good Market
We love a vegan market and they don’t get better than That Good Good Market. Currently on the hunt for a new location for 2024, this is one to keep an eye out for. You can expect all kinds of vegan goodies from food to fashion. Vegan Arinchini, Rude Boy Sydney and Sugar Baby Vegan Cakes are just of few of the stalls that you'll find in attendance. As well as that they have live music, doggos and positive vibes aplenty so gear up for a good good time.
2024 dates & location TBC
Round She Goes
Spruce up your wardrobe with quality vintage finds at the Round She Goes market. Over 60 stalls hawk retro frocks, pre-loved designer garb and original accessories that get you feeling fresh and fine. What we love about this market is that all stalls are handpicked and curated by the organisers, so you won’t have to rifle for long before you find something you love.
*2024 Dates to be confirmed in January 2024
PCYC Marrickville, 531 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville