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The Big Design Market

The Big Design Market is a huge 3-day design expo that brings customers over 250 stalls of homewares and ceramics to fashion, jewellery, kids toys, tech accessories, books, art prints and stationery.

Held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, this expo is held in the lead-up to Christmas, making it the perfect place to shop for those last-minute Christmas gifts.

The Big Design Market Date 2023, Ticket Prices & Location, VIC

During the expo, patrons will be treated to a huge range of creative workshops, as well as introduce a range of independent Australian designers who will be showcasing their designs as well as a range of well-known and trusted designers who will be showcasing their newest products.

Get all your Christmas shopping done in one place! With over 250 exhibitors, The Big Design Market has everything from homewares and ceramics to fashion, jewellery, kids toys, tech accessories, books, art prints and stationery.

The Big Design Market “Almost Winter” is a wonderland for shoppers, with thousands of distinctive, exclusive goods for sale. For those who place value on ethical production, sustainability, quality and creativity this is a shopping event not to be missed!

They’re dedicated to providing the finest coffee, award-winning distilled spirits, beer, cider and delicious fresh food for hungry and thirsty shoppers at The Big Design Market. Come and discover what is in store for you at the Royal Exhibition Building, including a mouth-watering array of take-home gourmet goodies!

Each year, the Big Design Market creates large-scale installations for each of the Sydney and Melbourne events featuring the artwork of an exceptional designer from our exhibitor line-up. After wowing audiences at New York and Paris Fashion Weeks, fashion designer Tara Whalley has been selected to create the major installation at The Big Design Market Almost Winter 2023. Tara’s signature prints will create a breathtaking, floral-inspired art installation with vibrant colour blooming from the Great Dome at the Royal Exhibition Building.

Visitors to The Big Design Market can also enjoy delicious food and drinks from local taste-makers, free kids activities and much more!

To ensure everyone has a relaxed day of shopping, there is plenty of room in the aisles with enough space to stop and chat with friends and a dedicated kids area with creative activities to keep them entertained.

A quiet zone is available within the venue where visitors can sit away from the main thoroughfares and busy eating areas. This area is lit with house lights only, so it will be slightly darker and quieter than the rest of the event. Some seating is provided and visitors are also welcome to sit on the floor picnic-style. Please pick up a visitor map at the information desk when you arrive.

There is a dedicated area for kid’s activities at the back of the event where children and their families can participate in calming activities, including crafts and colouring-in. Tables and chairs are provided for children, and staff are available to assist with the activities. Coffee and snacks are easily accessible next to the Kid’s Area.

Tickets are available for purchase online before the event. You can also purchase tickets at the door using a credit/debit card. Please note The Big Design Market is a cashless event. There are several ticket points, so queuing will be minimal.

Get to the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton via tram #86 or #96 and alight at the corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets. Alternatively, you can catch the free City Circle tram to Victoria Parade or take the City Loop train and alight at Parliament Station.

Enter the venue via Nicholson St. entrance doors or the main entrance opposite the Melbourne Museum. Parking is also available at the Melbourne Museum undercover car park via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street.

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Friday 1 Dec: 11am - 8pm
Saturday 2 Dec: 10am - 7pm
Sunday 3 Dec: 10am - 5pm

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Adults: $6 (plus Booking Fee)
Kids (12yrs & under): Free

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