Well Sydney, it’s that time of year again. After stifling that first inevitable groan at how early the Christmas decorations have gone up at your local shops this year, you can hardly help realising that, actually, Christmas is kind of soon. And this year, there’s no excuse for bad presents. Forget socks and bath salts, your Santa Sack will be brimming with seasonal joy after a trip to the PYD Design Markets this month. The Waterloo space will play host to hundreds of treats, from homewares to art, jewellery to children’s ware, and furniture to fashion. If you’re after extra brownie points, why not stick around and learn how to create the perfect Christmas macaroons from an expert – Masterchef cook-off winner Vincent Gadan, who’ll be showing off his skills at midday on Saturday, Nov 26th. Featuring designers such as bRainbow, I am Flo, Red and Ruby, Mango Frooty, Sollis Jewellery, Ampersand and Evolex by Luxmy Furniture, you’re sure to find something to make Santa proud. To add a bit of boogey to your eggnog, DJ Ollus will be also be there, spinning some festive tunes while you chow down on a gourmet sausage sizzle. Tis the season to be jolly after all, and doing your shopping at these homegrown markets seems a jolly good start.
Nov 26-27, 10am-5pm, PYD Building, 197 Young St Waterloo, free, pyd.com.au