CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY WITH YOUR MAKERS X TRADERS

Enjoying and revelling in the unique ideas and creations of your city’s Makers X Traders is the best way to shop this Christmas!

With so many excellent things being made and offered here, your city is a rich source of interesting things to discover, learn and make. Savour it for the heartfelt, independent business community who bring honest to goodness pleasure to your daily interactions in the city. Meet makers in-store, shop from dedicated retailers who carefully curate beautiful stores, join in a workshop to make your own gifts for giving and sharing.

Join us, spend time with friends and family in the city. Gather for a meal or event, and connect with your Makers X Traders to enjoy the process of preparing for this festive season.

Furoshiki Wraps

High Tea with Mrs Woo

Every Sunday 1st, 8th, 15th
11am-3pm DROP IN

Oh! What’s that?!

A Furoshiki is a type of Japanese wrapping cloth that’s traditionally and commonly used to transport gifts and goods.

It’s an elegant, functional, reusable piece of cloth to wrap and fold, carry and hold things – like gifts, lunch boxes, fresh bread, a wine bottle, bundles of books.

Create your own Furoshiki using Mrs Woo’s fabric patches.

Address: 74 Darby Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Cost: $35 and you get to choose your own combination of fabrics plus a pattern kit to assemble as many Furoshiki Wraps as you would like!

Christmas Lunch Meets at The Station

Make Space

Every Wednesday until Christmas
12-2pm FREE DROP IN
ALL AGES Christmas Crafts

Wednesday 4th Dec: Seasons Softies with Petra

Weave and roll beautiful decorations for your tree with resident textile artist Petra Hilsen (Felt)

Wednesday 11th Dec: Sun Salutations with Ed

Marvel at the alchemy of the old school photographic cyanotype process printing and sewing your very own Christmas themed gift card with resident photo artist Edwina Richards. 

Wednesday 18th: Snowdome City with Soph

Bring along those favourite broken plastic toys and bits (that will fit into recycled glass jars) and hang with the kids to make your very own Christmas snowdome with resident glass/jewellery artist Sophia Emmett.

Address: Cnr Scott Street & Watt Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Friday Feasts

Momo Wholefoods

Every Friday in December
from 6:30pm

Enjoy a very special seasonal casual dining experience at Momo Wholefoods.

Plant-based share plates, fresh flavours, natural wines, good people – perfect post-shopping nourishment Bookings recommended – 49263310

Address: 227 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Julmust

Pappa Sven

Saturday 7th December
2pm-4pm

Nordic Kids Craft Fun

Bring your kids in to Pappa Sven from 2pm –4pm to decorate their own Swedish gingerbread figures

Address: 33 Union Street, Cooks Hill NSW 2300

Make Space for Christmas

Make Space, The Station

Every Sat/Sun
2-4pm DROP IN

Make Space for Christmas this December at The Station with weekend drop in craft sessions at $15/head.

Address: Cnr Scott Street & Watt Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Wine Tasting

Good Brother

Monday 9th December, Tuesday 10th December
from 4pm

Festive flavours are flowing 

Address: 40 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Fearless Flowers

Timeless Textiles Gallery

Thursday 12th December
11am – 1pm  and  2pm – 4pm    

Create fabric Fearless Flowers  with a Christmas touch.

 Have fun making beautiful flowers as a gift or a special Christmas decoration. 

All materials and equipment provided.  Kit  cost – $5 

Address: 90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Sweet Sessions

Estabar

17th December

Yule love the beautiful Australian Christmas flavours of gelato share plates at Estabar on this special day

Address: 61 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle NSW 2300

Pappa Sven Presents: Ailo’s Journey

Event Cinema Kotara

15th December 5:30pm

A Special Nordic Christmas movie screening.
Tickets available instore from Pappa Sven or online now.

Events Cinema, Westfield Kotara

Temari Embroidered Ball Workshop

Timeless Textiles Gallery

16th Dec 11-3pm
DROP IN

Enjoy relaxing and learning this traditional colourful Japanese craft. 

Temari is a hand-stitched, decorative ball which makes a stunning Christmas ornament, or a beautiful gift for someone special. 

All materials, written notes  and equipment provided   Kit cost – $20

Address: 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Swell Giveaway

Monsoon Living

19th December

With every purchase over $20 from Monsoon Living, we will be giving away a FREE copy of Swell Magazine. Swell Magazine is a quarterly printed publication that has been carefully and thoughtfully designed in order to showcase the best that Newcastle and its surrounds has to offer.

Address: 174 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

A MONTH OF FESTIVITIES

Click or tap on any event to find out more information

Sunday 1

Furoshiki Wrap

High Tea with Mrs Woo

Make Space for Christmas

Make Space
11-1pm

Monday 2

INSTORE
PRIZES
DRAWN
EVERYDAY

Tuesday 3

Support your local, ethical, independent retailers this Christmas and we’ll pay it forward.

Wednesday 4

Christmas LUNCH MEETS

The Station
12-2pm

Thursday 5

ISLINGTON BLOCK PARTY

4-7pm

Friday 6

FRIDAY FEASTS

Momo Wholefoods
FROM 6:30pm

Saturday 7

JULMUST

Pappa Sven
All Day

Christmas Under the Stars

King Edward Park
5:30pm

Sunday 8

Furoshiki Wrap

High Tea with Mrs Woo

Make Space for Christmas

Make Space
11-1pm

Monday 9

WINE TASTING

Good Brother
from 4pm

Tuesday 10

WINE TASTING

Good Brother
from 4pm

Wednesday 11

Christmas LUNCH MEETS

The Station
12-2pm

Thursday 12

Fearless Flowers

Timeless Textiles
11-1pm &
2-4pm

CITY SPARKLES

City Wide!
5pm – Late

Scout & Abicus Presents
from 5pm

Friday 13

FRIDAY FEASTS

Momo Wholefoods
FROM 6:30pm

Saturday 14

Make Space for Christmas

Make Space
11-1pm

Sunday 15

Nordic Christmas Film

Events Cinema Kotara

Furoshiki Wrap

High Tea with Mrs Woo

Monday 16

Temari Ball Workshops

Timeless Textiles
11-3pm

Tuesday 17

SWEET SESSIONS

Yule love the Australian gelato flavours of Christmas at Estabar

Wednesday 18

Christmas LUNCH MEETS

The Station
12-2pm

Thursday 19

Swell Monsoon Giveaway

Monsoon Living

Friday 20

FRIDAY FEASTS

Momo Wholefoods
FROM 6:30pm

Saturday 21

Make Space for Christmas

Make Space
11-1pm

Sunday 22

CAROLS BY THE BEACH

Empire Park
6-9pm

Monday 23

BUMPER MAKERS X TRADERS GIVEAWAY

Tuesday 24

ONE MORE SLEEP…

City Sparkles

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

Heartfelt Giving

Responding in kind and love with terrific daily prizes this December, we thank you for supporting your Makers X Traders this Christmas.

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.