Once you’ve made your Christmas gift list and checked it twice, why not challenge yourself to ‘Shop Local’ this year, and head to the Sunshine Coast’s Christmas markets to find some truly special presents for the people in your life?
You’ll not only be supporting local artisans and producers, but you’ll also be able to soak up the festive vibes to really get you in the Christmas spirit. Can Christmas shopping really be this much fun?
To help you on your way, we’ve put together a list of some of the Sunshine Coast’s favourite Christmas Markets.
On the last Friday of every month, as the sun goes down and the lights begin to sparkle on the glassy water of Pumicestone Passage, Bulcock Beach Esplanade comes alive with the Caloundra Twilight markets.
With an eclectic range of stalls snaking along the beachfront filled with fashion, jewellery and handmade wares, the market is the perfect place to browse for an interesting gift or two while you enjoy the sea breeze and roving entertainment.
When: on the last Friday night of every month, from 5-9pm
Where: Bulcock Beach Esplanade, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra
If you’re looking to do some serious Christmas shopping, make sure you mark this one in your calendar.
The Caloundra Christmas Street Party is an extra special twilight edition of the Caloundra Street Fair, the Sunshine Coast’s favourite street market.
You’ll find oodles of stalls, roving entertainers and you can even witness the annual Christmas tree lighting.
When: Friday December 2, from 4-8pm
Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra
This famous annual Christmas market will be back in 2022 at the atmospheric Wallace House, the heritage home of the Noosa Arts & Crafts Association.
For four consecutive days from Saturday, November 26, until Tuesday, November 30, Wallace House will be brimming with a treasure of beautiful, handmade Christmas gifts. If you really love timeless, handmade crafts this is one not to miss.
When: Saturday 26 November – Tuesday November 30, 2022. 9am – 3pm daily.
Where: Wallace House, 1 Wallace Drive, Noosaville.
With a stellar line-up of musicians and street performers, and row after row of stunning and often surprising artisan made wares, The Original Eumundi Markets never disappoint. The hardest thing about visiting these markets is trying not to fall in love with pretty much everything on offer and wanting to take it all home.
But with Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to bring your Christmas gift shopping list and shop with passion and, most importantly, purpose. Where better to find something unique for that person who has everything.
And for a different Christmas present idea, you can even buy a gift voucher for the Eumundi Markets so that your special person can enjoy the experience of browsing the stalls and choosing their very own handmade gift. You might even want to go with them and make it a day to remember.
When: Rain, hail or shine, the Eumundi Markets are open every Wednesday from 8am-2pm and Saturdays from 7am-2pm.
Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi.
It will be beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Eumundi on December 4th with the family-friendly Christmas Extravaganza delivering a sack full of festive fun.
Presented by the Eumundi & District Historical Association, this free community event will feature a packed program of live entertainment, along with food stalls, face painting and market stalls for a bit of sneaky Christmas shopping.
The Christmas Extravaganza will kick off from 1pm and conclude with a fireworks spectacular at 7pm.
When: Sunday 4 December, 2022, from 1pm till 7pm.
Where: Eumundi Markets Car Park, Eumundi
Parking: Off-street parking will be available for a gold coin donation at the Top Gate markets carpark in Napier Road (opposite the Amphitheatre), operating from 1pm.
Endeavour Foundation’s $2.2 million Christmas Prize Home on the Sunshine Coast could be the ultimate Christmas gift for your family.
The winner will be drawn just three days before Christmas – just imagine if it was you!
Of course, you have to be in it to win it, so get in quick and buy your ticket now before the lottery closes on December 15.
You’ll find Endeavour Foundation’s Christmas Prize Home at Little Mountain on the Sunshine Coast.
Little Mountain is on the edge of beautiful Caloundra at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast which means that this ultimate family home is just 10 minutes from a spectacular selection of beaches including Bulcock Beach (that’s where you’ll find the Caloundra Twilight Markets).
For directions and opening times click here.