Thursday 12th December

5pm- late

The evening of Thursday December 12th from 5pm will be a city-wide celebration of community and extraordinary shopping with live music, in-store specials, prize giveaways, workshops, beautiful morsels to taste and exciting things to do and see across the City of Newcastle’s Maker X Trader community.

Free sparkling wine tastings thanks to Rob of Inner City Winemakers, handcrafted right here in Newcastle. 

Sample delicious mineral rich sparkling Beloka Water from the Kosciuszko National Park. 

Special on the spot SWELL Magazine giveaways with heartfelt purchases from our town’s small business community.

Christmas shopping has never looked this good, been this fun or felt this rewarding.

Guided Tours

Meet our Sparkle City Ambassadors for special free guided tours from 5.30 pm at Timeless Textiles Gallery and High Tea with Mrs Woo. Or make up your own tour from the menu below.


Sparkle! Feel free to dress up! Let’s share a toast to our city’s retail gems and help them shine in 2020!

Insider Tip

To best experience all there is to see allow 2-3 hours walking/light rail/bike.

A Taste of What’s On Where

West End

Rundle Tailoring

Special in-store giveaways, 10%* off store wide, champagne and nibbles from 5pm – 7:30pm.

*excludes made to measure.

With Love Bree-Lacey

Special Hula hooping demonstrations, workshops with Tiahna of Teaki Hoops and 10% off when you spend over $100, plus free gift wrapping.

Palm and Pine
Free gift with purchases over $100, holiday treats and free gift wrapping

more shops, activities and venues tba

Darby / Central

Pappa Sven

Elderflower Spritzes, local Finnish Folk Group Salmiakki Pelimannit playing from 6pm – 7.30pm. 20% off all Christmas decorations and free Christmas wrapping.

Scout Newcastle

Celebrating the new chapter and relaunch of Scout with a large scale collaborative window installation by High Swan Dive & Film and Foliage. Juicy giveaways, complimentary gift wrapping, 10% off store-wide, and more.


Live in-store performances, juicy giveaways, complimentary gift wrapping, 10% off store-wide (yes including vinyl & books!), and more.

High Tea with Mrs Woo

Join the Mrs Woo sisters in-store for drinks and dress-ups! Discover new styles from the Summer release and Mrs Woo Lifecycle Marketplace, get lucky with surprise specials and giveaways.

Betty Mim

Baked goodies, giveaways and sparkly goodness galore instore


Neighbourhood jam at the Darby St headphones

Blackbird Corner

Mystery prize giveaways

Cooks Hill Books

Spot book voucher giveaways

Steel & Anchor

Bubbles and more!

High Swan Dive

Live music and green goodies galore

East End

Make Space

Free kids craft and disco, live music, free Christmas cake and gift wrapping plus in-store specials.

Secret Book Stuff

Special book launch: “Son of a Jacobite” by TJ Lovatt along with a stunning grazing table and Christmas discounts.

Barbara Nanshe Studio

Gluten free cake, nibbles and crackers along with live music.

Fringe Dweller by Gina Ermer

Champagne and canapes from 5pm plus 10% off all clothing for one day only.

Monsoon Living

Live street music, in-store giveaways, complementary gift wrapping and a glass of bubbles to celebrate the Festive Season.

Studio Melt

15% discount on everything in-store! Nibbles and cake and bubbles galore!!

Timeless Textiles Gallery

Nibbles, bubbles and a one night only skate park – details TBA

The Lair

Champagne and gift wrapping on all purchases!


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.

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.