Markets of Melbourne extend trading hours to meet Christmas demand
Christmas is a very busy time at Melbourne’s three longest running municipal markets, Queen Victoria, Prahran and South Melbourne Markets. The sheds, delis and stalls come alive with the sights and smells of our beautiful summertime festive season and this year they will remain open for extended hours to ensure Melbourne’s feasting needs are met.
We expect to see in excess of 137,000 people walk through the doors from 3:00am on the 24th December. We also expect to say goodbye to over 160,000 oysters and roughly 25 tonne of prawns.
In 2012, all three markets are opening their doors for longer than ever before to ensure their loyal customers have plenty of time to stock up on the abundant supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat and poultry and deli items that the markets are so well renowned for.
At South Melbourne Market, you’ll find the recently reopened, state of the art rooftop car park. With a new environmentally sound facelift, shoppers’ vehicles will now be protected from the harsh summer elements. The new roof also means the overall temperature of the market will be cooler to shop in.
At Queen Victoria Market, parking is free! Enter the car park from Sunday to Friday after 6pm and exit before 10am. On Saturdays, enter after 6am and exit before 8pm to claim your freebie car space.
A special someone will be roving around the Prahran Market from Thursday 20th to Monday 24th from 11am-2pm. The one and only Santa Claus will be handing out lollies and gifts to lucky shoppers and their kids to celebrate the silly season.
Plus, don’t forget all of the markets have beautiful gift vouchers available for purchase which make excellent Christmas presents. Use them for shopping for gastronomic delights, general merchandise, cooking classes, tours and more.
Wherever you are in Melbourne, pop down to one of the Markets of Melbourne and treat your Christmas guests to fresh, local produce and maybe spoil them with a market gift too.
|Prahran Market||Times||Queen Victoria Market||Times||South Melbourne Market||Times|
|Wed 19th||Closed||Wed 19th||Closed||Wed 19th||8am-4pm|
|Thurs 20th||7am-5pm||Thurs 20th||6am-2pm||Thurs 20th||8am-4pm|
|Fri 21st||7am-5pm||Fri 21st||6am-5pm||Fri 21st||8am-5pm|
|Sat 22nd||7am-5pm||Sat 22nd||6am-3pm||Sat 22nd||8am-4pm|
|Sun 23rd||10am-3pm||Sun 23rd||9am-4pm||Sun 23rd||8am-4pm|
|Xmas Eve||7am-5pm||Xmas Eve||6am-2pm||Xmas Eve||8am-4pm|
|Xmas Day||Closed||Xmas Day||Closed||Xmas Day||Closed|
|Boxing Day||Closed||Boxing Day||Closed||Boxing Day||Closed|
|Thurs 27th||7am-5pm||Thurs 27th||6am-2pm||Thurs 27th||Closed|
|Fri 28th||7am-6pm||Fri 28th||6am-5pm||Fri 28th||8am-5pm|
|Sat 29th||7am-5pm||Sat 29th||6am-3pm||Sat 29th||8am-4pm|
|Sun 30th||10am-3pm||Sun 30th||9am-4pm||Sun 30th||8am-4pm|
|New Year’s Eve||7am-5pm||New Year’s Eve||Closed||New Year’s Eve||8am-4pm|
|New Year’s Day||Closed||New Year’s Day||Closed||New Year’s Day||Closed|