Short break & Christmas shopping!
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Short break & Christmas shopping!

With Christmas nearly upon us why not enjoy a pre-Christmas break in Brisbane before the silly season gets into full swing? You could take some time out to recharge your batteries, plan you Christmas menu, see a show and get your Christmas shopping done all in a couple of days.

Our accommodation is perfectly positioned to enjoy everything that Brisbane has to offer including some fantastic shopping precincts and markets.  Why not stay for a few days, grab some bargains and enjoy the Christmas magic?

Here are some places that you might like to try that are all walking distance from Brisbane’s West End.

1 – QUEEN STREET MALL – this vibrant mall is home to most of the well-known shopping stores and it happens to be in the heart of the city. Stores include Alannah Hill, ALDO, David Jones, Myer, Zara, Country Road, H&M and more. It’s perfect for browsing with your Christmas gift list.
Store opening hours: 9am-5pm

2 – BRISBANE ARCADE – Brisbane Arcade is renowned for its boutique and designer stores, and stunning jewellery shops. Names include Pandora, The Little Black Dress Shop, House of Dower and Brisbane Vintage Watches. Pick up that little something special for a loved one.
Store opening hours: 9am-6pm

3 – MEEANJIN MARKETS (22– 23 November 2019) – “Meeanjin” is the local Indigenous name for Brisbane. The Meeanjin Markets at Reddacliff Place is Brisbane’s largest Indigenous markets and cultural festival. The Central Business District comes alive with the sights, sounds and tastes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, creativity and practice. You can enjoy quality shopping, dance performances, live music, artisan workshops, children’s entertainment and assorted native foods and beverages.

Location: 266 George Street, Brisbane
Market opening hours: 22 Nov, 9am-9pm​ / 23 Nov, 9am-5pm
Find out more at: www.meeanjinmarkets.com.au/

4 – CHRISTMAS GIFT MARKETS (14 – 23 December 2019) – The Christmas Gift Markets at South Bank is a festive twilight market taking place throughout the beautiful South Bank Parklands. During the markets the Parklands will transform into a bustling festive village with this merry market of cheerful stalls offering unique, handcrafted Christmas gifts for your loved ones, such as stationary, jewellery, homewares and more. Meander through the market, grab a bite to eat with tempting market-fare on hand, and get into the Christmas spirit.

Location: South Bank Parklands, South Bank
Market opening hours: 3pm-10pm
Find out more at: Christmas Gift Market

5 – BRISSTYLE TWILIGHT MARKETS (30 November 2019) – Located at King George Square this market has to be experienced. It is the one and only Brisbane-based marketplace selling 100% handmade goods and boasts more than 80 local designers! You can meander through the stalls, view a wide selection of artisanal hand-crafted items and see the solar-powered Christmas tree underneath the gorgeous glow of City Hall. If you are after unique summer clothing, artwork, ceramics and more, then this is the market to visit. You can make a day of it with food trucks and live entertainment.

Location: King George Square, Brisbane
Market opening hours: 4pm-9pm
Find out more at: www.brisstyle.com.au/brisbane-twilight-market/

6 – BRISSTYLE HANDMADE MARKETS (7 December 2019) – Enjoy the best Brisbane’s cultural community has to offer at BrisStyle’s Handmade Markets. With over 100 local artisans setting up shop, you can connect directly with Brisbane-based makers and sort out all of your Christmas shopping in one go! You’ll find local-produced slow fashion, gorgeous Brisbane-made accessories, inspiring artworks for the home and so much more. There’s even gift wrapping available from 11am-3pm for just $2 per item!

Location: State Library of Queensland, Southbank
Market opening hours: 10am-4pm
Find out more at: www.brisstyle.com.au/thebrisstylehandmademarkets/

Why not stay at West End Central Apartments?  Our accommodation is located just a short walk from all of these shopping experiences. You’ll enjoy a selection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self-contained Brisbane holiday apartments, a central location, great onsite facilities including an outdoor swimming pool AND free WiFi and parking. 
Book your West End Brisbane accommodation now.