Olive Tree Market Christmas festival on December 7

The Olive Tree Christmas market returns on December 7.

The market is a community celebration of creativity featuring over 180 stalls, an exciting live music line-up, free Christmas craft activities for kids with artist Mel Odell, roving street performers, and once the shopping, and sampling are done, visitors can bring along a picnic rug, and join friends and family, for a delicious brunch from our local street food purveyors.

"We are really excited to have some super talented artists, designers and makers joining us on December 7th, many who only attend the Christmas market dates," Olive Tree Market Founder Justine Gaudry said.

"It will be a day of celebration, where we thank the local community for supporting us over the last year, as well as standing back and celebrating the hundreds of artist, makers, designers and musicians, and performers, who have been part of the Olive Tree Market community over the last year.

"The Christmas Olive Tree Market presents visitors with the opportunity to discover an amazing variety of beautifully crafted contemporary products, all in an exciting festival market setting. There are so many reasons to shop local - visitors can discover unique gift ideas, and be assured that they can pick-up, small batch, ethically created handmade goods. Each purchase means you are supporting local artists and championing creative talent."

There is the added bonus of finding a Christmas gifts that you know will be unique or Christmas day, that you will be contributing to the local economy, and making a stand against mass produced goods, all in the cultural heart of Newcastle.

The Olive Tree Markets can be found in Civic Park, Newcastle. The market is open 9am-3pm.