Art, music, food, eco-friendly offerings form the lineup of Christchurch Christmas Market

The Garden City Christmas Market lineup is arguably stronger than ever this holiday season.

The traditional Christmas edition of the Christchurch Farmers Market in Riccarton is joined by a range of new, old and niche markets, including craft, vegan and sustainability-focused stalls, all offering their own plethora of gift ideas. unique.

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For those who work on weekends and during the week, there are a variety of night markets leading up to Christmas in different parts of the city.

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Due to the recently announced Covid-19 protective framework, commonly known as the traffic light system, market organizers must ensure that they have clearly marked entrances and exits so that they can monitor numbers, and any person entering must scan using the Covid-19 app and wear a mask.

Some covered markets have been canceled because they cannot meet the distance limits of 1 meter below the orange setting.

Here’s a full list of what the city has to offer in terms of local and sustained Christmas markets this year.

On Saturdays, the Christchurch Farmers Market at Riccarton Bush is the largest and busiest in the city.  (File photo)

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On Saturdays, the Christchurch Farmers Market at Riccarton Bush is the largest and busiest in the city. (File photo)

Christchurch Farmers Market Christmas Market: Saturday December 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Located on the idyllic grounds of the historic Riccarton House and Bush, Christchurch Farmers Market is the city’s largest community market.

Seasonal and local produce, ready-to-eat food stalls, organic coffee and live entertainment are the usual offerings, and its Christmas edition will undoubtedly be decorated and stocked appropriately.

A must have for all Christmas dinner products and necessary treats for the kids (or yourself).

16 Kahu Road, Fendalton.

Ferrymead Heritage Park's tram and train service is a key draw factor of their Christmas market.  (File photo)

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Ferrymead Heritage Park’s tram and train service is a key draw factor of their Christmas market. (File photo)

Christmas Market at Ferrymead Night Market: Saturday December 4, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The ever popular tram and train service will run all day for a small fee at the Ferrymead Heritage Park Christmas Market Edition.

A mix of craft stalls and food vendors with their own Christmas touches are available to seek out a $ 2 coin entry on Saturdays.

Some food stalls and stalls have stands, but not all.

50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Ferrymead

Hornby's indoor and outdoor market has over 100 stalls over the past two years.  (File photo)

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Hornby’s indoor and outdoor market has over 100 stalls over the past two years. (File photo)

Hornby Market Hall Christmas Extravaganza: Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

With over 100 stalls over the past two years, Hornby’s Indoor Market is one of the city’s fastest growing markets, and its version of Christmas is no different.

Gift ideas, entertainment, delicacies and gifts are the promises of the day at the Hornby market.

35 Amyes Road, Hornby.

The beautiful lawn of Avebury House hosts the Vintage Christmas Market on Sunday 5th December.  (File photo)

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The beautiful lawn of Avebury House hosts the Vintage Christmas Market on Sunday 5th December. (File photo)

Vintage Christmas Market – Avebury House: Sunday 5 December, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Held on the beautiful spacious lawn outside Avebury House, the Vintage Christmas Market is another of the city’s popular markets.

The stands will feature clothing, vinyl records, kitchen utensils, fabrics, furniture, crystals, porcelain, books, old reused items and all kinds of treasures.

Pastries and cakes will be available, as well as a coffee cart and a real fruit ice cream truck. The paddling pool and the playground will also entertain children.

The Vegan Christmas Mākete is visited by hundreds of people every year.  (File photo)

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The Vegan Christmas Mākete is visited by hundreds of people every year. (File photo)

Vegan Christmas Mākete: Saturday December 18, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Christchurch’s Vegan Night Mākete is having a special Christmas-themed market so shoppers can get all of their cruelty-free gifts in one place.

The market will focus on vegan Christmas gift ideas, as well as foodtrucks and stalls offering plant-based treats (for gifts and for evening treat).

Live music will be played while you shop.

39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown.

December Christmas market: Saturday December 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Trio Craft Christmas Market promises a stellar array of locally made crafts, entertainment and food on Saturdays.

There’s also a walk-in cafe, food bank, and music for the kids.

309 Breezes Road, Aranui.

Mt Pleasant Christmas Arts and Crafts Market: Saturday, December 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Here is a chance to support the locals and sort Christmas presents at the same time.

The Christmas version of the Mt Pleasant Arts and Crafts Market is the busiest of the year with plenty of bonus merchants offering a range of homemade arts and crafts.

3 McCormacks Bay Rd, Mt Pleasant.

Beach Road Christmas Pop-Up Market: Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beach Rd’s Fifth Pop-Up Christmas Market is back and bigger than ever this year.

The market features an impressive group of local designers offering handmade goods to order or buy locally just in time for Christmas.

The market has a combination of indoor and outdoor stalls and this year will be home to the Burwood Scout Group, which is fundraising.

12 Ascot Avenue, Burwood.

* Note: The information is correct at the time of the deadline. Please check the event websites and social media pages for the latest information.

Dora W. Clawson