Soak up the festivities this Christmas as Queen Vic Market hosts a variety of festive fun including the Food Truck Stop, String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market and the Christmas Trail for Kids.

Kids Christmas Trail

This special trail for families is a great way to explore the Market this Christmas. Pick up your trail map from the Queen Victoria Market Visitor Hub located in String Bean Alley or download it here, find the clues and pick up a festive prize.

Friday 19 November – Sunday 19 December, please note this activity will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. 

Note: this activity is not available for school groups. Please visit our tours page here for information on our school tours program.


String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market 

Get into the Christmas spirit under the starry lights of one of Melbourne’s favourite laneways for a special night market series filled with festive fare and great shopping. Bring the family or meet up with friends as you meander the open-air laneway, picking up locally-made gifts and unique Christmas trinkets, before indulging in delicious street food from some of the city’s best food trucks and carts and refreshing summer drinks at the Brick Lane Bar.

Monday 6, 13 and 20 December, 5pm – 10pm. Click here for more information.


Food Truck Stop at Queen Vic Market

The Food Truck Stop will be making another pitstop at Queen Vic Market bringing together a selection of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks and carts; showcasing delicious takeaway street eats from every corner of the globe.

Wednesday 1, 8 and 15 December, 5pm-10pm. Click here for more information.


Santa Visits

Santa will pull up his sleigh and visit the Market, roaming the historic sheds with his trusty elf friends to wish market-goers a Merry Christmas. Bring the kids along to say hi and put in their final wish lists.

Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 December, 10am – 2pm .


Santa Chair & Christmas Tree

Take a break from your shopping here and soak up the Market at Christmas time. Snap a photo in Santa’s Chair next to the giant Christmas tree, located in the centre of J-L Sheds.

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