5 Christmas markets to celebrate the festive season

It's never too early to let out your inner elf.

Perth really knows how to turn it up when it comes to putting on a show at Christmas. Every year, we’re treated to a plethora of opportunities to celebrate this wonderful season and the community spirit it creates, with artisan designers, cuisiniers and local artists brought together to showcase their wares and talents. These Christmas markets will ensure that you start the season right by eating, drinking, shopping and being merry all ‘round!

Cottesloe Village Christmas Party

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When: 24th November

Where: Napoleon and Station Streets, Cottesloe

Kick-starting the Christmas festivities is the Cottesloe Village Christmas Party, also known as Town of Cottesloe’s annual street party. Professional services spanning lifestyle, health and beauty retailers, as well as a Christmas market, present the ideal opportunity to get on top of Christmas gift shopping. Food and beverage highlights include sumptuous dining experiences courtesy of Vans, a taste of Italy thanks to Lamont’s alfresco long table lunch and wine and champagne sampling by Elba bar. There will be no shortage of live entertainment from local bands, roving street acts and seasonal decorations strung along Napoleon street to truly get you into Christmas spirit.

George Street Festival

When: 25th November

Where: 14 - 134 George Street, East Fremantle

The much loved George Street Festival has been running for over thirty years and continues to celebrate the unfolding story of East Fremantle. With a strong focus on environmental sustainability, it serves as the perfect one-stop-shop for thoughtful artisan gifts at the shops along George Street and at featured stalls. Free entertainment is also on the cards, such as music on the main stage, buskers, roving street artists and an official #eastfreo festival photo booth.


When: 30th November - 2nd December

Where: Fremantle Arts Centre

The lead up to Christmas should never be without a trip to Bazaar, Fremantle’s favourite Christmas Market. Self-described as three days of retail heaven, the event showcases 50 of WA’s most talented designers and makers. Your Christmas shopping will be served with a side of delicious food and live DJ entertainment in the atmospheric surrounds of the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Buon Natale Street Celebration and Night Market

When: 6th December

Where: Claremont Town Centre

If you’re dreaming of a European Christmas, you won’t have to travel far for the experience. Soak up the small town vibe of Bay View Terrace transformed into an intimate, Italian themed festive hub at the Buon Natale Street Celebration and Night Market. Local retailers will be showcasing their best wares, Italian fare and beverages will be sure to delight and the Perth Choral Society are set to carol all evening, making this event the ultimate celebration of Christmas.

St Patrick’s Mount Lawley

When: 9th December

Where: Cnr First Ave and Beaufort St, Mount Lawley

There’s something for everyone at this Christmas street party. Expect gourmet food, a pop-up bar, family activities, artisan stalls and even camels. The festivities will end on a high, with carol singing by candlelight on the St Patrick’s lawn, followed by the iconic Mount Lawley Christmas Tree being lit up in all its glory.

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Carina Mancinone

Hi, I’m Carina, a twenty-something dreamer who spends most of her life in a daze. When I’m not thinking about far-off places to visit all over the world, I take joy in discovering the best places and things to do that Perth has to offer. No matter how cliché, I truly believe #Perthisok, and it’s a pleasure to share my insights about why this holds true.