It’s less than a month until Christmas day, and as the countdown begins, you’re probably wishing there was somewhere that you could fulfill all your festive needs rather than having to rush all over town. The good news is that whether it’s getting happy snaps with Santa, putting in an order for prawns or hunting down the perfect gift for friends, rellies and ring-ins, the Market is your one-stop shop for all things festive. Here’s everything you need to know:
The Market will be open for the FIVE days leading up to Christmas, and fresh produce stalls will be open from 6am on Christmas Eve.
Did you know you can pre-order your seafood and collect via express pick-up on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December in our York Street car park? Find out about which traders offer this service, how to order, cut-off dates and minimum order amounts here.
HAM & TURKEY GUIDE
Our butchers, poultry stalls and delis sell a wide range of hams, turkey and other poultry for all kinds of festive dishes. Refer to our handy guide to find the right cut for your Christmas menu, plus tips on carving and how to store it.
COOKING CLASSES & MARKET RECIPES
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for creating festive fare or just want to take some time out with fellow foodies pre-Christmas, there’s a Neff Market Kitchen cooking class for you. Learn how to use seasonal Market produce in A Christmas feast from the Market; or take your tastebuds on a trip at Northern Italy: A holiday feast or The Festive Greek Table. Traditionalists will enjoy Chef Joe Grbac’s A Classic Roast Christmas Lunch, while those hosting celebrations this year will pick up handy tips in Stress Free Entertaining.
GIFT GUIDE & GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE
Stuck for gift ideas? Check out our handy gift guide – and once you’ve purchased your presents, take them to the Sacred Heart Gift Wrapping stall. For a gold coin donation, you’ll get rid of the hassle of wrapping gifts yourself and make a difference to the lives of the disadvantaged people who Sacred Heart Mission helps.
SANTA AT THE MARKET
Everyone knows that the best bit about Christmas is getting to see Santa and his elf! Bring the kids in to say hi – they’ll be here from Friday 20 December – Monday 23 December between 10am and midday. They can also write a letter to Santa and post it in Santa’s Mailbox in the Food Hall until Sunday 22 December.