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December is the season for giving, and I can’t think of a better place to get what you need than a local market!
Byron Bay and the Hinterland are renowned for markets – not only of the farmer’s variety, but also the artisan, the bric-a-brack and more. The adage that one person’s trash is another’s treasure applies perfectly to markets. The market one person loves, another will breeze through in moments with nary a purchase to be made! Here’s some ideas on a few of the markets you’ll find around the region in December, with some hints on what you might find at them.
1 December – Lismore Carboot Market – take a drive for old school trash and treasure market with great food to boot. Weird, wacky, tasty and fun. You never know what you’ll find so go with an open mind and chances are you’ll find something fun for that relative you had no idea what to get!
8 December – The Channon Market – one of the region’s most popular markets, this month will be big after the November date had to be cancelled due to the bush fires. Eclectic with a great atmosphere. Well worth the exploration into the Hinterland.
22 December – Bangalow Market – a bumper edition of the monthly market. Billed as a gathering of artists, artisans, bakers, victuallers, therapists, farmers and friends, this is a great market for a spot of Christmas shopping. It’s also where you’ll find Table Under a Tree, and for this month, we’ll have a feature on our new Grazing Pod, which will be perfect for festive entertaining. You can pre-order to collect at the market and then feast away.
Saturday evenings – Byron Twilight Market– arts, crafts, music, food. A small market in the newly refurbished Railway Park. A nice market to stroll if you’re in town for a meal or fresh off the beach.
7 and 18 December – Brunswick Heads Market – a day time version and a special Christmas Twilight edition. Some of the same stall holders as you’ll see at other markets, but what makes this one worth going to is a visit to Bruns. A great little village with a perfect beach for kids. And bonus attraction of Santa, rides for the kids and fireworks on the 18th!
Happy browsing! And don’t forget to enjoy real food, from real people at real places while you’re shopping!