Residents of Australia are no doubt already getting organised for the silly season just around the corner, and those living in real estate in Darwin can breathe easy.
The city has many great regions for shopping so you can buy gifts for everyone before Christmas – whether you're after big presents or something small for the office secret Santa round.
Head down to the Smith Street Mall, near the CBD and have a look at the range of beautiful Aboriginal art, locally made jewellery or tropical clothing on offer.
Why not treat yourself while you're there and have a coffee or refreshing cold drink at one of the many al fresco cafes in the area.
The Star Village arcade on the east side of the mall, is a great place to go to if you want to purchase some quirky vintage gifts from a local boutique.
If you are buying for an acquaintance, a beautiful box of handmade chocolates is a surefire way to bring joy during the festive season.
Darwin is known for its markets and the Nightcliff market is a prime example of what the city has to offer.
Open every Sunday morning, year round, you can get some Christmas shopping done while enjoying the sounds of local musicians and some delicious local cuisine from the market's food stalls.