The Olive Tree Market Christmas Market
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Music from Grace Turner featuring Jason Lowe on the main stage from 1pm till 3pm.
Give the gift of supporting local artists!
The Olive Tree Market Christmas Market
150 art & design stalls. Live music + free kids activities
December 16th. 9am-3pm. Civic Park, Newcastle. Newcastle’s original local art and design market invites the community to join us at The Olive Tree Market on December 16th to celebrate our final market for 2017!! It’s also the place to be for special last-minute shopping, for those in your life who love beautifully crafted, designer, handmade goods. Plus, stock up on gourmet foodie products to fill the Christmas hamper, and share over long lunches with good friends and loved ones, over the holiday season. There will also be free kid’s activities, live music, the Newcastle Ukestra and lots more!
Shop local & handmade. Support Sustainable + eco-conscious this Christmas!
Apart from the sheer enjoyment of wandering Civic Park and chatting with artists and stallholders on a balmy Saturday, The Olive Tree Market encourages shopping local and championing creative talent and innovative small businesses. Shopping at the market helps build a sense of community- you can get to know the people who are making the products you’re buying, hear their recommendations, and contribute to social enterprise.
A hub of creativity
On December 16th at Civic Park from 9-3pm, come and say hi to local, unique artists like beautifully detailed botanical illustrations by Nicole Berlach, men’s skincare by The Mister Brand, stunning resin jewellery, in hues reminiscent of the ocean, by Oshka Black, contemporary ceramics by It’s a Public Holiday, handmade wooden implements by Artisan Utensils, street fashion, featuring the illustrations of maker and indigenous artist, Jason Coultard of Wakarla, textile based homewares by Bob Window, leather accessories by well-known local maker Geordie Malone of Hide & Seeker, sustainable fashion, created with hand dyed eco fabrics by Inside Jo.b, and take the opportunity to purchase original water colours by Olive Tree favourite artist Kiasmin Burrell.
Gourmet Food from some of the region’s best kitchen’s
Fill your basket with delicious seasonally created gourmet goods for the festive season- you’ll be spoiled for choice! Hand blended teas for serious tea drinkers T Totaler Tea, chutneys from social enterprise Eat Me Chutneys, delicious puddings, including our favourite date and toffee, from Pudding Lane, crisp breads and grissini from the award winning Bacco’s Bakery, honey created in our inner-city suburbs from Urban Hum , German shortbreads from Oma’s Kitchen as well as pickles and preserves from the Newcastle branch of the Country Women’s Association!
Gifts for the kids
Why not buy beautiful presents for the kids straight from the hands of the makers? We love hand screen printed tshirts, featuring Newcastle beach names, by Well Spotted Brand, for kids with an active imagination, intriguing monsters and creatures to play with, hand painted and hand cut, by quirky artist and illustrator Emma Kid , fairy garden planters by Creations by Rushi, sweet handmade dolls by Mop and Dolly, simple, yet stylish, baby clothing by Kindje and summer swimmers made in Newcastle by Happie Co.
For the older teenagers fashion by Aulieude, body scrubs by Scrubba Body, accessories created with upcycled kilim and ikat rugs by and crafty teen Souk Trader, cool phone chargers designed from refurbished and recycled timbers from Tree Charge and crystal jewellery by Bare Foot and Blonde.
Live music + Free Fun for families.
Bring the whole family to The Olive Tree Market to share gourmet artisan food from our delicious food trucks, and relax under a tree listening to the soulful tunes of some of Newcastle’s best independent musicians. Including Mimosa Duo, Jake Howden, Emmy Rose + Daniel March, Don Leaton, and Georgie Fischer. The Newcastle Ukestra will play the year out in style, and are sure to bring a smile to your face with their vibrant enthusiasm. And! there will be free kids’ yoga to help chill the little ones out!
Olive Tree returns in 2018!
The Olive Tree Market takes a break in January, and will return in 2018, with the first market for the year on February 3rd in Civic Park.