A massive two-day Christmas Gift Market is happening next month with 100+ local makers

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A massive two-day Christmas Gift Market is happening next month with 100+ local makers

Shop from over 100 independent makers and buy Australian Made this Christmas at the Makers and Shakers Christmas Gift Market.

Christmas is coming and with it comes along a lengthy list of presents and Kris Kringle gifts, festive treats and glistening Xmas decorations.

Enter, the Christmas Market.

As well as being the perfect place to tick off your entire shopping list, a lot of the time these specially curated markets offer one-of-a-kind experiences that are sure to put you in a festive spirit. And after the year we’ve all had, what’s not to love about that?

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While it’s still early days, The Makers and Shakers Market is making sure you’re Christmas-ready this year with a huge two-day Christmas Gift Market!

Running from Saturday, November 5 to Sunday, November 6, the upcoming market will feature a curated lineup of 100 handmade stalls including homewares (makers like Laura Blythman, Thistle Be Nice, Tiny Pots Melbourne), sustainable fashion (including Argent Silversmith, Retrobub + Form By T) tasty food (including Neapolitan pizza by Porcupine Eatery, Hamas Hommus Bar and Billy Van Creamy) and drinks (including a licensed outdoor bar featuring locals: Imbue Distillery, Otways Distillery). The Makers & Shakers Market is a mixed indoor and outdoor event. Peep the full lineup here.

While the shopping is fun, you’ll also be able to get a fun Christmas snap from Awkward Portraits (from $20 and no bookings required) and enjoy live music from Pitchface, a community choir made up of women and non-binary peeps from Melbourne’s inner west. In their signature double-denim and red lippy, the choir is bringing pure Christmas cheer to the market on Saturday 5 November 12pm thoughtfully programmed DJ sets from Emma Peel and DJ Manchild.

This special event will be a joint market with The Slow Fashion Market (a dedicated event for new ethically and sustainably made clothing).

Post market shopping, you can take in the bay and Melbourne skyline view while sipping on a locally made gin, and listen to some sweet tunes. There’s also creative workshops, product tastings, crafty installations to enjoy.

The event is an official partner of the Australia Made Campaign to help support the local handmade economy to get back on its feet after the disruptions over the last two years. It also means customers can be confident that the things for sale are genuinely locally made.

Entry is just $4 for adults and $2 for children.

It all takes place at Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Pl, Williamstown on Saturday 5 + Sunday 6 November 2022. For more information on (and to pre-purchase tickets), head here