Support your local maker and trader retailers this Christmas and we’ll pay that love forward every day in December.

Every day of the December Christmas calendar Makers X Trader members across the city will be giving away Christmas Advents to their loyal customers. One purchase at participating stores = one entry.

To go into the running to win simply answer this question: If you had a shop in Newcastle, what would you call it?

Designed by Diana Jones of Make Space Newcastle, the advent calendars gradually reveal Maker X Trader businesses. And every day, lucky winners will be drawn across the city to win a prize at that business-of-the-day.

The 12th and 23rd of December are special bumper lucky dip days reserved for our newest Maker X Trader members to participate. Fancy a $100 voucher from Fringe Dweller by Gina Ermer, or perhaps a bespoke skirt from With Love Bree-Lacey? Support your local independent retailers and go into the draw for the mega prize, drawn these days.

How to Enter

Simply purchase an item at participating Makers & Traders during December.

1 Purchase = 1 Entry! 

Newcastle Makers x Traders

Fantastic Prizes

City Sparkles

Celebrate with the Makers X Traders community on an evening of city-wide celebration and extraordinary shopping on Thursday 12th December.

Christmas in the City

Check out the many terrific Makers X Traders special events and in-store offers in December to celebrate this festive season.

Join in

Are you a Newcastle based Maker X Trader? We are accepting membership applications now

Who are the Makers X Traders?


We’re a group that began to meet over coffee to share our journeys, our aspirations and how we were faring in our rapidly evolving city.

Stories of community engagement, sustainable supply practices and the fostering of creative communities we found uplifting and fortifying in challenging times.

Ideas quickly began to emerge for projects that we could tackle as a group that were beyond us as individual businesses.

We are proud to be part of a city we believe has an incredibly creative DNA and would love to invite you become a member of our association.

The Makers X Traders Newcastle is supported by the City of Newcastle.