Prahran Market November 2010

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