Sydney Fish Market 36-Hour Seafood Marathon 2020
One of the world's largest fish markets turns it up a notch in the lead-up to Christmas.
Catering to our fierce love of seafood over the holiday period, Sydney Fish Market is once again pulling its annual all-nighter so you can get your hands on the freshest ocean treats for Christmas lunch.
Each year, the Fish Market — which will be relocated to a $250 million new site come 2023 — capably serves over 100,000 buyers looking to snag a deal. Between 5am on Wednesday, December 23–5pm on Thursday, December 24, the market is yours to scout out the most sumptuous fish, king prawns, oysters and calamari. Even better: it's all Australian-sourced.
It's not only fish here, though. You can also peruse cold meats and cheeses at the deli for a grand charcuterie platter or stop by the onsite bakery and greengrocer. Or, if you're more of a Northern Hemisphere traditionalist, you can even pick up a turkey from the butcher. They sell basically everything here.
If you're stuck for gifts, there are plenty of opportunities for that last-minute find. Head to the gift shop, florist, bottle shop or even grab a voucher for a cooking class at the popular Sydney Seafood School.
Like most things, the seafood marathon will be a little different this year, however. To keep things COVID-19-safe, there'll be a single point of entry (on the corner of Bank Street and Pyrmont Bridge Road) — and you'll need to register upon arrival via QR code and get your temperature tested. Social distancing will be enforced, too, including queuing 1.5 metres apart. And wearing a mask is strongly encouraged.
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