If you're on the hunt for local handmade gifts to give this Christmas and enjoy after-dark market vibes, you're in luck.
A number of popular Illawarra markets are stringing up the fairy lights in preparation for special twilight festivals.
Christmas Twilight Edition - The Farm's Market, Sunday, Dec 15, 4pm-8pm
Pack your picnic blanket and find a spot on the hill at Killalea State Park for an evening of live music, entertainment, art, food, craft beer and more. Details.
Kiama Christmas Market on Sunday, Dec 15, 9am-3pm
More than 100 stalls along Black Beach at Kiama Harbour offer everything from handcrafted gifts, locally designed clothing, jewellery, art, vintage and up-cycled products and health and wellness products. Details.
Foragers Christmas Twilight Festival, Sunday, Dec 22, 5pm-10pm
Bulli Showground will be abuzz with the festive spirit. Shop from more than 100 stalls for your Christmas essentials, listen to live music and get stuck into the street food. Details.
Coledale Christmas Twilight Markets, Sunday, Dec 22, 2pm-8pm
Bring your coin, grab your besties, bundle up the kids and a picnic blanket for food stalls, artisan, handmade and homemade products, entertainment and outdoor vibes at Coledale Public School. Details.
Puckeys Night Market, Wednesday, Dec 18, 4-9pm
Browse the locally crafted wares and art, pick-up some delicious eats and enjoy the live entertainment and performances at the UOW Innovation Campus. Free parking onsite. Details.
Dapto Showground Markets, every Sunday, 7am to 1pm
Dapto's trash and treasure market offers fresh produce, fashion, plants, antiques and collectibles, furniture and more. There's also Jim's Dog Wash, a jumping castle and entertainment. Details.