It’s getting into the festive season and we’re thrilled to announce our first Christmas market at Portside! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or making an early start on your present list, the Portside markets are full of inspiration. We’re even taking the stress out of present-giving with a gift-wrapping station to make sure your pressies get home without prying eyes ruining the surprise!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with over 50 gorgeous stalls lining up along Portside Wharf. From festive scented candles to jewellery and chocolate, it’s easy to level up your traditional gifts with a local twist this year. Find adorable clothes your little ones will love, or discover one-of-a-kind designs to decorate your loved ones’ homes.
Stay social! Invite your friends on Facebook, follow the action on Instagram and once you’ve arrived, don’t forget to snap the market fun using #themarketfolk so we can see too!
‘Tis the season to shop local!
Erinn from TMF has prepared a handy gift guide for the loved ones in your life
GIFTS FOR HER
Looking for a unique gift for the woman in your life that’s as special as she is? Whether she loves a little bit of sparkle, needs something bright and vibrant to match her personality, or is more down to earth, we’ve got the perfect gift for her!
GIFTS FOR HIM
We know men can be hard to shop for – luckily, we’ve got some amazing stalls offering gorgeous products with a personal touch for the men in your life. This market has all the goods to show him you think he’s pretty sweet.
GIFTS FOR MUM
Show your mum that you’re grateful for all the support she shows you throughout the year with a thoughtful gift. Give her something you can do together, or gift her some time off from the family with some relaxing aromatherapy. Whatever you give her, she’s sure to love it.
GIFTS FOR DAD
Give your dad a gift from the heart this Christmas. Our local creatives have got you covered no matter what your dad’s interests – he’ll appreciate the high quality and personal touch.
GIFTS FOR KIDS
Looking for some cute stocking stuffers? Christmas is all about the kids, and there’s nothing more special than a gift handmade with love! Our creators have a beautiful range of adorable toys, fun decorations and more for your little ones to make their Christmas special.
GIFTS FOR HOME
Make your house feel more like a home this Christmas with beautiful locally handmade homewares. From candles and room scents to stunning décor, you’ll find everything you need to make your house a little more festive, or to elevate your friends’ homes.
SECRET SANTA GIFTS
Need a gift for your office Secret Santa or your child’s favourite teacher? If you need some inspiration for something other than the same old tired mug that you give every year, the amazing creatives at our Portside market can help!
Love to browse online first? Click each stall below to be taken directly to their Instagram – 40+ incredible local businesses packed into Portside:
SKIN & RELAXATION
We are giving away $200 to one lucky winner this Saturday at Portside Wharf.
Make sure to register your email here to go into the draw!
We are SUPER stoked to be partnering this season with an industry leader for sustainable packing – Noissue!
noissue was founded to provide makers, brands and businesses of all sizes access to custom, sustainable packaging.
This Saturday we are offering complimentary gift wrapping kindly sponsored by no issue at our gift wrapping station.
Christmas in the movies may mean hot chocolate and cinnamon lattes, but we’re looking for some options to beat the heat! Luckily Portside offers a variety of fresh dine-in and take-away options for lunch, including cafés, take-away, bars and restaurants. If you’re looking for lunch on the go, check out Aamaya Indian Restaurant, Bamboo Basket, Burrito Bar or Ginga Sushi. To get the total Christmas market experience, try an iced version of your favourite festive drink from or Pineapple Express or the Bou’s for Men café.
Saturday 20th November | 12pm – 4pm
39 Hercules St
Hamilton, Brisbane, 4007
Entrance to Plaza via Remora Rd or Harbour Rd
3 hours free Secure Parking if validated by a participating Portside Retailer
Alternative free parking at the North Shore public car park nearby
Portside Wharf is well connected by Public Transport, including bus, train and Citycat – visit www.translink.com.au to plan your journey
Portside Markets is a free all ages, dog friendly event! All are welcome.
To see access details visit www.themarketfolk.com.au
We’ll see you there! #themarketfolk
The Market Folk are following an Industry COVID SAFE Plan. Help us keep the community safe:
Wear a mask where you feel you cannot socially distance.
Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.
Maintaining physical distancing requirements of 1.5m
Ensure to use hand sanitising stations available at the markets
Do not overcrowd stalls
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The Market Folk would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land in which our events take place on - The Turrbal and Yugara people. On behalf of our community of small businesses we want to pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.
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