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.
A MERRY MARKET CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS
|Fresh Produce |
(Lower Market & A + B Sheds)
|The Night Market
|Wed 19 December||Closed||Closed||5pm - 10pm|
|Thu 20 December||6am - 2pm||8am - 2pm|
|Fri 21 December||6am - 5pm||8am - 3pm|
|Sat 22 December||6am - 3pm||8am - 3pm|
|Sun 23 December||9am - 4pm||9am - 4pm|
|Mon 24 December||6am - 2pm||8am - 2pm|
|Tue 25 December||Closed||Closed|
|Wed 26 December||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Thu 27 December||6am - 2pm||8am - 2pm|
|Fri 28 December||6am - 5pm||8am - 3pm|
|Sat 29 December||6am - 3pm||8am - 3pm|
|Sun 30 December||9am - 4pm||9am - 4pm|
|Mon 31 December||Closed||Closed|
|Tue 1 January||Closed||Closed|
|Wed 2 January||Closed||Closed||5pm - 10pm|
|Thu 3 January||Return to regular hours||Return 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.