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about the market

The Green Ant Christmas Craft Fair – formally the Marrara Christmas Craft Fair, a Darwin institution for nearly 30 years – is now calling the Darwin Showgrounds home! Featuring both familiar and new stall-holders, the fair will be in air conditioning for a comfortable shopping experience. Find a host of local creations – jewellery, clothing, toys, art, body products, bags, sculptures, photography & more – gifts that will be sure to delight, while supporting local artists and craftspeople. Face-painting, food and an exciting new feature on young local creatives add to a great day out.

WHEN: 30 November - 1 December 2024

WHERE: Darwin Show Grounds

OPENS: 9am to 4pm both days

COST: $4 Adults Children are FREE



Green Ant Christmas Craft Fair been going for well over 30 years and is a looked-forward-to event on the Darwin calendar. Every year around 6000 people flock to the Darwin Showgrounds to connect with around 150 local creatives.


The Fair works with the local creative community in Darwin and provides an opportunity for artists, makers and designers to connect with customers.


We love giving the people of Darwin the opportunity to fill the space under their tree with amazing locally made gifts, bringing delight to their loved ones on Christmas morning.

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