Soak up the festivities this Christmas as Queen Vic Market hosts a variety of festive fun! Stay tuned as there is plenty more to come…

Santa Visits

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

Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December, 10am – 2pm

Sunday 24 December, 9.30 – 1pm

Christmas Entertainment 

In the weekends leading up to Christmas, our roving entertainment takes on a melodic twist with a musical ensemble that will serenade the Market sheds. Market shoppers will witness the arrival of playful and interactive Elves, adding a touch of magic. These whimsical characters will engage with visitors in a captivating ‘mime’ format, weaving a visual spectacle that transcends the ordinary. The interactive and theatrical component introduced by the Elves promises to elevate the festive spirit, creating memorable moments for attendees of all ages.

Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Friday 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Friday 22, Saturday 23, Sunday 24 December 

Summer Night Market 

Grab your family and friends and get down to the Market for an unforgettable night of shopping, eating, drinking, live music, fun and summer sunset vibes.

Each week, the Market will burst to life with delicious street food, shopping, refreshing cocktails and mocktails. Plus enjoy the sounds of live music and roving entertainment while soaking up the summer atmosphere. Santa will be making a special visit and roving the night market on the 20 December from 5pm – 9pm.

Wednesday nights from 22 November until 13 March (excluding 27 December), 5pm-10pm. Click here for more information.


Mystery Night – Holiday Edition 

Join Mary Martin on the evening of Tuesday 5th December and enjoy a festive night with a mystery author, their mystery book, an excellent glass of wine and lots of holiday atmosphere.

This is a book we love, and believe you will too. As you sip your drink, listen to the author do a reading, followed by a discussion on why they wrote it and why we think you will enjoy it. Towards the end of our soiree you will have the chance to chat to the author and have your book personally signed.

For more information, please visit their website here.

5 December, 6:15 – 7:30pm, Mary Martin Bookshop, String Bean Alley

Pasko Sa Melbourne – Christmas in our Hearts 

Experience the magic of Pasko Sa Melbourne, a celebration of all things festive! Drawing in Filipino and other ethnic communities together, offering an array of Filipino food, Parol (lantern) making, captivating multi-cultural shows and performances, Christmas carols and much more!

Click here to find out more.

5 December, 3pm – 9pm, C&D Sheds

Queen Vintage Market

Step into a world of timeless treasures as Queen Vic Market hosts the very first Queen Vintage. Discover a curated collection of vintage fashion, wander through stalls brimming with nostalgia, music, cocktails and delicious food. Find your own piece of history at Queen Vintage, where every item has a story to tell. More information on stallholders can be viewed  here.  

9 December, 9am – 4pm, C & D Sheds

Decorate Mary Martin’s Christmas Tree

From Friday 1 December, Mary Martin will have a Christmas Tree painted on their glass window.  Kids (and adults) will be invited to decorate a paper bauble to stick that on the tree.  Blank paper baubles and color pencils/crayons/glitter will be provided on a craft table.

From Friday 1 December, Mary Martin Bookshop, String Bean Alley, Free Event 

Magic of Ambiance’s Custom Christmas Creations

Their Custom Hampers, starting at $50, offer a blend of tradition and whimsy, with the option to tailor them to your budget and preferred colors. Check out their Instagram for a sneak peek and rest assured, they will send you photos of your unique creation. Beyond hampers, explore their Custom Wreaths and Garlands, crafted to fit any budget. Make this holiday season truly special by visiting Ambiance, where we turn your festive dreams into reality.

Seafood Lovers Tour

Queen Vic market is home to the highest concentration of fresh produce in Melbourne and the best seafood in town, including 10 fishmongers.

See our friendly fishmongers at work in the historic Meat & Fish Hall and discover the many ways seafood can be prepared, cooked and preserved. Then get full to the gills on the freshest and best the Market has to offer. On the menu are succulent oysters, African “salmon candy”, chilli mussels, Italian anchovies, pickled octopus, smoked salmon and much more. For cod’s sake, don’t let this one go!

Two-hour guided tour includes generous tastings and market shopping bag.

For enquiries, email Please let us know if you have any special requirements so we can do our best to help make this tour as enjoyable for you as possible.

2 & 9 December, 10am – 12pm, Bookings are essential, click here to secure your spot!

Sustainable Gift Wrapping at Purpose Precinct 

Bring your gift – whether bought at the Purpose Precinct or at any other trader at QVM – for our sustainable gift wrapping service.  If every Australian family wrapped just a quarter of their gifts in reused or alternative-paper options, it would save enough paper to wrap around the circumference of the earth. This festive season, Market shoppers can have their gifts wrapped at the Purpose Precinct, but with a circular twist – all wrapping will use recyclable, repurposed or upcycled materials (and still look stunning!).  

Every Market Day from 12 – 24 December, gold coin donation supporting the youth employment program at the Purpose Precinct.  


The historic meets the cutting edge at CRFT* WRK, a celebration of contemporary locally-made craft under the iconic open-air sheds at the Queen Victoria Market. Curated by the team behind The Rose St. Artists’ Market, experience a totally unique craft fair showcasing independent makers of all kinds with works that you won’t find anywhere else.

Explore CRFT* WRK for a special Christmas market on the 16 December, featuring art, ceramics, jewellery, embroidery, macramé, ethical textiles, homewares, artisan perfume, dog accessories and lots more

16 December, 9am – 4pm, C & D Shed

Christmas Storytime with Singalong at Mary Martin Bookshop

Come along for a festive day spent at Mary Martin Bookshop for a Christmas themed Storytime with singalong Christmas carols accompanied by guitar, plus Santa will be making a special appearance

Sunday 17 December, from 11am, Mary Martin Bookshop, String Bean Alley

Gift Wrapping Station at Mary Martin Bookshop

Get your last minute gift wrapping sorted at Mary Martin Bookshop from the 22 till the 24 December, where they will gift wrap any item brought at the Queen Victoria Market for a Gold Coin donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Friday 22, Saturday 23, Sunday 24 December, 10 am – 2 pm, Mary Martin Bookshop, String Bean Alley

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