Queen Victoria Market at Queen Street, Melbourne put in a lot of effort into organising a community celebration every time. It's even better during the festive season. Back by popular demand is the String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market filled with festive fare, great shopping and delicious street food from some of the city's best food trucks. Mark the calendar for Mondays 5, 12 & 19 December 2022 from 5-10pm and take the family with you for a fun night out.
Christmas carollers, fake snow, a giant gingerbread man to snap a pic with and a special visit from Santa is the order of the day. Other things you can do, is get lost in the beauty of QV's enchanting 50 foot illuminated Christmas tree, set to take shoppers on a magical journey for all the senses. Head to QV Square until Friday 23 December to enjoy the pop-up musical entertainment program. It's a program that's quintessentially Melbourne.
Home to the best festive produce, gifts and family fun, fill your basket with fresh local seafood, turkey, ham, puddings and pies, plus seasonal fruit and veg for the perfect Christmas spread. Then wander the Market's open-air sheds and laneways and discover a huge range of gifts from more than 500 shops and stalls. Here's your chance to give your wallet a little breather. The Market is giving 5 lucky people the chance to win $500 worth of QVM vouchers which can be spent on any of the shops and stalls at QVM. Fill out the form here for your chance. Competition closes on Mon 12 Dec 2022.
QVM's website has made it really easy for you to buy all the Festive Produce you're going to need - listing them all and giving you some great ideas. If you're having to do Christmas on a shoestring, they have ideas for that too. Most important for the kids is to know when Santa is going to be visiting. Expect him to pull up his sleigh at the Market from Tue 20 to Thu 22 Dec from 10am, to 2pm on those three days. When Santa is not around, take a break from your shopping and snap a photo in Santa's chair on the Therry Street Plaza (corner Therry and Queen Streets). As you can see, there's much ado about Christmas, as you support local small businesses at the market.