Usually, if you've been to one Christmas market, you've been to them all. But not this year. In the lead up to Christmas 2019, Melbourne has diversified its festive offerings. Along with the usual knick-knacks and gourmet packaged produce, you can hone in on specific interests at a French market, load up on green babies at a disco plant party or go boho for Byron-inspired gifts. Or, wander through one of the city's array of summer evening offerings. We'll take that over a crowded shopping centre any day.
The Best Christmas Markets in Melbourne for Presents, Produce and Festive Feels
With markets for French goods, local makers and plants, there's really no reason to go within a square kilometre of a shopping centre this year.