It’s a Merry Market Christmas at Queen Vic Market!

This season, we’re embracing the Christmas spirit with loads of festive fun for the whole family including ice skating at the Air Canada Ice Rink, Santa’s mailbox, carols, sustainable gift-making workshops, a Christmas kid’s trail, plus visits from Santa Claus himself.

The Market is your one-stop Christmas shop to stock up on seasonal food favourites, great gifts and stocking fillers from the wide variety of fresh produce and specialty merchandise traders.


 Fresh Produce
(Lower Market & A + B Sheds)
Specialty Shopping
(Upper Market)
The Night Market
Wed 19 DecemberClosedClosed5pm - 10pm
Thu 20 December6am - 2pm8am - 2pm
Fri 21 December6am - 5pm8am - 3pm
Sat 22 December6am - 3pm8am - 3pm
Sun 23 December9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm
Mon 24 December6am - 2pm8am - 2pm
Tue 25 DecemberClosedClosed
Wed 26 DecemberClosedClosedClosed
Thu 27 December6am - 2pm8am - 2pm
Fri 28 December6am - 5pm8am - 3pm
Sat 29 December6am - 3pm8am - 3pm
Sun 30 December9am - 4pm9am - 4pm
Mon 31 DecemberClosed Closed
Tue 1 JanuaryClosedClosed
Wed 2 JanuaryClosedClosed5pm - 10pm
Thu 3 JanuaryReturn to regular hoursReturn to regular hours

Air Canada Ice Rink

The Market has partnered with Air Canada to create Melbourne’s first outdoor summer ice rink for Christmas!

The Air Canada Ice Rink will pop-up under the Market’s 140-year-old historic sheds and invites you to enjoy the magical spirit of a northern hemisphere Christmas during the first three weeks of Australia’s summer (1–24 December 2018).

The rink will offer cool, festive fun for skaters of all ages and rink-side treats like coffee, maple syrup ice cream from the Market’s Geloso Gelateria and hot dogs.

So whether you’re a total pro, a little bit wobbly, or have to hold onto the rink for dear life, it’s time to get your skates on!

See all the details here.

Christmas Produce

Time to start planning the menu for your amazing Christmas spread? We’ve put together a list of a few helpful tips on how to navigate the Market this festive season. Whether you’re looking for ham, turkey, seafood or sweet treats, the Market really is your one-stop festive shop. Be sure to pre-order your hams and turkeys before Friday 14 December to avoid missing out.

Read some of our helpful tips on special festive produce here.

Sweet Summer Glazed Ham

What's On

Christmas Gift Guide

Market stallholders have taken the hard work out of picking presents with a curated selection of the Market’s best Christmas finds. Please click on the below thumbnail to see the gift guide or pick one up from the new Visitor Hub in String Bean Alley.

Christmas Trail

Pick up a map from the new Visitor Hub in String Bean Alley or download a digital version and gather up the 12 clues to win a great prize. See all the details here.

Deck the Stalls Competition

Queen Vic Market stallholders will once again showcase their festive spirit by ‘decking their stalls’ in celebration of Christmas. Shoppers can win $200 worth of Market vouchers by snapping a photo of their favourite festively-decorated stall and sharing it on Instagram, tagging @vicmarket and #deckthestalls.


Santa will be pulling up in his sleigh at the Market on Saturday 22 December and Sunday 23 December to share his festive cheer with mini market-goers. Children will be able to send their wish lists directly to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole via his mailbox, located in C Shed from Saturday 1 December – Friday 14 December. All letters posted during this time will receive a reply!

Win return flights for two from Melbourne to Vancouver with Air Canada - facebook

WIN Flights to Vancouver with Air Canada

To celebrate the Air Canada Ice Rink at Queen Vic Market, we’re giving you the chance to WIN return flights for two people from Melbourne to Vancouver with Air Canada, valued at $5000!

All you have to do is get down to the rink, get your skates on, snap a photo and post it to Instagram, like and tag @vicmarket and #getyourskateson for the chance to WIN.

Competition closes 24 December at 11.59pm. View terms & conditions.

Air Canada B787-9

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