Christmas Shopping at the Adelaide Central Market | Dec 2021

Christmas Shopping at Adelaide Central Market

From Adelaide Hills cherries, Riverland stone fruit and handmade fruit mince tarts, chocolates, and puddings, to fresh local Rock Lobster and house smoked hams – Christmas has arrived at the Adelaide Central Market. 

Christmas at the Market is always a celebrated occasion for customers, with an abundance of the best local produce, Christmas essentials and festive favourites arriving daily in preparation for the busiest trading period of the year. 

New trader SiSea has opened its doors in time for festive season celebrations, with a locally inspired seafood and tapas menu. Popular South Australian chocolate maker Haigh’s Chocolates will trade for their very first Christmas in the Market with their signature range of handmade chocolates. The Market Stall will also be open for its first Christmas with Christmas- themed hampers, Market merchandise, gift cards and free trolley hire. 

Shoppers can enjoy live music, Christmas carols with the Australian Girls’ Choir, roving entertainment and free craft workshops for kids. 

Market fishmongers Angelakis Bros and Cappo’s Fish Market are preparing for their biggest trade period of the year, with fresh local seafood and Rock Lobster in high demand. 

The Adelaide Central Market is open every day in the week leading up to Christmas with extended trading hours including:

  • 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday 20 December 2021
  • 7:00am – 5:30pm Wednesday 22 December 2021
  • 7:00am – 7:00pm Thursday 23 December 2021
  • from 6.00am on Christmas Eve, Friday 24 December 2021

View some of the Market’s Christmas Recipe’s here

The Market will once again support the community over the festive period, working with city- based charity Catherine House to contribute fresh produce for Christmas Day and meal packs for women in need. Long-term food rescue partner Oz Harvest will also return with the Tree of Goodness in the Gouger dining area from 17–24 December 2021, raising funds for disadvantaged South Australians. 

Additional parking, at the same rates as UPark Central Market, will be available for customers in the nearby UPark Andrew, with local ecofriendly transport business Eco Caddy providing a free shopping shuttle service. Just west of the Grote Street entrance, UPark Andrew is conveniently located for peak trading times and the free shuttle service can carry plenty of shopping bags and help shoppers get to their car safely between 9am – 2pm Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 December. 

For customers who can’t make it to the Market in-person, Adelaide Central Market Online will be offering four days of home delivery Christmas week. Deliveries will be made on Monday 20 – Thursday 23 December. Over 2,000 products are available for delivery from 45 traders. 

Market shoppers are encouraged to continue to check-in at every stall, wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance while shopping.

Market Trader Projections for Christmas 2021:

  • Barossa Fine Foods: 5 tonnes of South Australian leg hams 
  • Dough: 10,000 handmade fruit mince tarts
  • Angelakis Bros: 1.5 tonnes of South Australian prawns
  • Con’s Fine Foods: 3.5 tonnes of leg ham, 500 wheels of brie
  • Vegas Poultry: 3.5 tonnes of turkey
  • O’Connell’s Meats: 3 tonnes local house smoked leg ham
  • All Fruit and Veg combined: 45 tonnes of local cherries 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Central Market website.

What  Christmas Shopping at Adelaide Central Market

When:    Leadup to Christmas | December 2021 

Where  Adelaide Central Market | 44-60 Gouger St, Adelaide

Who  Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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