Christmas shopping can be a drag — sometimes it's best to get it out of the way before it depletes your much-needed December brain power. But when you find yourself browsing stalls of designer products with giveaways, barbecued food, wine and margaritas, it's suddenly become a pretty good-looking evening out.
A few of the residents of Rosebery's artisan centre Saporium are holding a Christmas market with designer homewares, perfect for an after-work session of shopping and eating.
You'll be able to snap up gifts from Australian designer furniture and homewares store Koskela (with a 15 percent discount all evening, no less), with neighbouring cafe Three Blue Ducks barbecuing chicken skewers, pumpkin and sausages. Five buck wine and beer will be on-hand too, along with activities for both kids and easily distracted adults.
Interior stylist Megan Morton will also be on-hand over the night and you'll be able to peruse her MM Souvenirs range, featuring treasures from around the world. And by simply making a food purchase, you'll go into the draw to win hourly giveaways including Three Blue Ducks cookbooks, homewares and restaurant vouchers.
Image: Three Blue Ducks.