With less than two weeks to Christmas, people are rushing out to finish off their Christmas shopping.
If you’re looking for something unique or handmade, these local Christmas markets are a great opportunity to pick up your last minute gifts or even something for yourself.
Scenic Soul Christmas market
The Soul Nook Collective is bringing together local artisans and creatives to showcase their products for a unique Christmas market in Marburg on Saturday, December 12 between 9am and 3pm.
There will be more than 30 stalls with pottery, flowers, handmade accessories, plants and yummy food.
The Soul Nook Collective shop will also be open and there will be live entertainment.
More details about the event are available here.
Australiana Christmas market
On Sunday, 13 December the Ipswich Showplace Markets are hosting a huge Australiana Christmas Market from 6am to 11.30am.
This market will feature Christmas shopping, raffles, yummy food, show bags, bouncy castles and a visit from a giant kookaburra and koala – and you can take a picture with them.
There will also be live entertainment throughout the day and a special post box to you can mail a letter to Santa.
The market is also holding an arts and craft competition.
Riverlink Christmas market
Enjoy a day of handmade crafts, specialty stalls, live music and entertainment including roller skating baubles, a cheeky elf, Frosty and Rudolph at Riverlink.
The market will be held on Sunday, 13 December from 8am to 4pm in the East Mall.
The Saturday, 12 December Ripley markets will also take on Christmas theme, being the last one before the big day.
Held from 3pm to 8pm at 6 Amity Way, South Ripley the markets will have live music, food trucks and more than 60 stalls.
Micro-artisan market at Goodna
The Sip ‘n’ Dip studio will open on Sunday, 20 December for Goodna’s first micro-artisan market day. Come for live entertainment, food trucks, free kids art workshops, coffee and stalls for makers and their wares.
Find out more here.
Twilight Christmas markets
On Wednesday, 23 December, Orion Springfield Central will be holding a special Twilight Markets event from 9am to 10pm.
The full day and night event will see food, live music and market stalls on Orion’s Main Street.