Supper Market at Abbotsford Convent
Kick off the weekend on the grounds of historic Abbotsford Convent. Daydreaming is a wonderful thing and it’s easy here in such hallowed halls – imagining the lives of all those who inhabited this space in the days before farmers’ markets and Steiner schooling.
At the Supper Market, worshipping is at the altar of quality fashion and craft stalls in between nibbles on fair trade delicacies that make your conscience feel as good as your belly. And music? Not quite wandering minstrels but the strains of acoustic tunes are a great soundtrack for summertime spending.
With 2013 just around the corner, a trip to the resident numerologist could offer some divine guidance…or at least tell you if that date you’re with is compatibile (or rather, not).
Friday, 6-10pm December 2012 – March 2013
Register for the SMS alerts advising if markets are open
QV Sister’s Christmas Market
Twilight? If you’re quick. This one wraps up at 7pm after a day’s trading but it’s worth a sneaky mention for its beautiful artisan stallholders setting up shop at QV for the first time – and just in the nick of time.
It’s the QV Sister’s Market for just six key dates to get you through your Christmas shopping list with crafty aplomb. Expect 45 local artisans with performing artists and live music to add to the festive feeling.
Shop up a storm between midday to 7pm for six days in December – Thursday, December 13, Friday December 14, Saturday December 15, Thursday December 20, Friday December 21, and Saturday December 22
St Kilda Twilight Market
Another summer, another summer season of the St Kilda Twilight Markets. Think bazaar meets bizarre in that inimitable St Kilda-style; vintage and emerging fashion, jewellers and art.
It all happens at O’Donnell Gardens on Thursday nights – all the way through to February 28, 2013. Palm tress and Luna Park fresh from its centenary makes this little old seaside locale a great place to be.
Thursdays, 5pm – 10pm
December 2012, January & February 2013
Suzuki Night Market
This one’s on a Wednesday. Sure there are usually all the ‘as seen on TV’ bargains mixing it up with the cheap and cheerful imports that make great stocking fillers but when Queen Victoria Market transitions from day to evening with the Suzuki Night Markets, it’s all about the artisan. 200+ stalls including clothing, jewellery and artworks. And food options to sustain your shopping fix.
Open every Wednesday from 5:00pm to 10pm