Christmas Fare 2018

Update: Tonight’s Christmas Fare will still go ahead in the event of wet weather, so bring your brolly or raincoat. We look forward to seeing you!

For one evening only, Sydney Living Museums is hosting Christmas Fare at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. 

Step through the gates for an evening of festive shopping and entertainment with a star-studded line-up of 40+ stalls featuring Sydney’s finest artisan producers, makers and ready-to-eat gourmet food vendors.

 Established in 2013, Christmas Fare has become a much-loved fixture on Sydney’s cultural calendar. In the sensational grounds of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the heart of Sydney, you’re invited to delight in the festive atmosphere with scrumptious food, a pop-up boutique bar, home-grown live entertainment and complimentary museum entry.

We have once again teamed up with our friends at the Australian Design Centre to present ‘Makers Lane’, featuring a carefully curated selection of food-related gifts by artisans and craftspeople providing everything you need to style your perfect Christmas table.

Sydney Living Museums’ resident gastronomer, Jacqui Newling, will be on hand with delectable samples of Christmas classics derived from our historical recipe collection. 

Christmas Fare is part of Sydney Living Museums Food, a popular series of seasonal food-based programs delivered across our 12 sites, including Spring Harvest Festival at Elizabeth Farm, Autumn Harvest Festival at Rouse Hill House & Farm and the Colonial Gastronomy series.


Share your Christmas Fare experience with us on our Instagram and Twitter. Use #SLMChristmasFare and @sydlivmus.

Makers Lane curated by Australian Design Centre

Australian Design Centre (ADC) is a leading centre for contemporary craft and design igniting creativity through exhibition, events, education and retail activities. We have a retail space in William Street, Darlinghurst called Object Shop which sells the work of local makers and designers.

In partnership with Sydney Living Museums, ADC presents ‘Makers Lane’ at Christmas Fare 2018. Participating Object Shop makers include: Outer Island, Love and West, Sophia Emmett, Eggpicnic, Hayden Youlley, Katherine Mahoney Ceramics, Jennifer Newton Ceramics, Benconservato, The Fortynine Studio and DM Pottery.

Featuring ceramics, textiles, homewares and jewellery, these pieces will be perfect for giving to family and friends this festive season.

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When & Where

Thursday 13 December 2018 4PM–9PM

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Mint Reception: 02 8239 2288

Bright lights, big city

Well-known foodie, Barbara Sweeney writes about Christmas Fare.

Food hacks for the Christmas table

Barbara shares her Christmas Fare food hacks for a good-looking and tasty festive table.

Member benefits

  • 20% discount at No.10 Store, on presentation of your membership card.
  • 20% discount at SLM Store, on presentation of your membership card.
  • Free drink at Young Henrys Pop-up Bar: Simply visit the SLM Membership and Info tent at the Christmas Fare with your membership card to collect your drink token. One token per member.

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Please note: * denotes stalls serving ready-to-eat food and/or beverages

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