While Santa and his elves have been busy in the North Pole workshop, Christmas markets and late-night shopping events are popping up all over Ipswich.
Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the variety of Christmas markets are a wonderful place to see the talent of local artisans on display.
“We are very lucky to live in such a creative city where we have so many talented local artisans and opportunities to buy their Christmas inspired creations,” Mayor Harding said.
“Whether it’s a unique special gift from a family day out at The Soul Nook Collective Christmas Markets in Marburg, or a handmade treasure from the Handmade Expo Christmas Extravaganza in Tulmur place, or Orion’s beautiful Twilight Markets, there’s sure to be something for everyone.”
“The Holly Jolly Christmas Markets will be a night of show stopping entertainment, rides and carols sure to distract loved ones while perusing the stalls – and I hear Santa himself will be dropping in!”
Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chairperson Councillor Andrew Fechner said the markets and their festivities added a special touch to Christmas in Ipswich.
“Christmas is all about community and this year’s markets program combines night shopping with family fun entertainment,” Cr Fechner said.
“Experience an Up Late evening at Top of Town, and the Riverlink Market zone full of music and market stalls all day until late plus Orion’s Twilight Markets are back and full of wonder and delight.
“Ipswich is the place to be this this Christmas.”
For the full Christmas in Ipswich program, visit Christmasinipswich.com.au
CHRISTMAS MARKETS OVERVIEW
THE SOUL NOOK COLLECTIVE
89-93 Queens Street Marburg
Saturday 25 November – 9.30am
The Handmade Expo Ipswich boasts over 130 amazing handmade stalls, showcasing locally made, grown and baked. Delightful food trucks, live music and so much for the children to do!
THE HANDMADE EXPO CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA
Tulmur Place, Nicholas Street Precinct
Saturday 2 December – 9am to 1pm
The Handmade Expo is going Christmas, offering over 130 stalls to help you tick off all the items on your Christmas shopping list.
HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Saturday 2 December – from 4pm
Get into the festive spirit with enchanting Christmas decorations, glittering festive lights, free activities, amusement rides, fun entertainment, Christmas carols and a special visit from Santa.
UP-LATE IN TOP OF TOWN
Top of Town, Ipswich Central
Friday 8 December – from 5pm
Top of Town are here to help you have a jolly good time this Christmas with select retailers opening special up-late hours.
RIVERLINK MARKET ZONE – CHRISTMAS EDITION
Riverlink Shopping Centre, North Ipswich
Thursday 21 December – 9am to 10pm
Shop, explore and make a day of it. Enjoy a selection of unique crafts, market stalls and live music.
ORION TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Main Street, Orion Springfield Central
Friday 22 December – 9am to Midnight
Orion’s Twilight Markets are back and full of wonder and delight. Get some last-minute Christmas shopping done whilst you enjoy the late-night trade.