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Sydney Fish Market 36-Hour Seafood Marathon 2023

A Sydney tradition, the fish market is bringing back its 36-hour marathon in the lead up to Christmas.
By Concrete Playground
December 06, 2023
By Concrete Playground
December 06, 2023

Catering to everyone's fierce love of seafood over the holiday period, Sydney Fish Market is once again pulling its annual all-nighter so that you can get your hands on the freshest ocean treats for Christmas lunch.

Each year, the Fish Market — which will soon be relocated to a $250 million new site — capably serves over 100,000 buyers looking to snag a deal. Between 5am on Saturday, December 23–5pm on Sunday, December 24, the market will be open for a whopping 36 hours straight so that you can scout out the most sumptuous fish, king prawns, lobster, oysters and calamari.

It's not only seafood 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. You can even pick up a Christmas ham to pair with your delights of the sea.

James Horan, Destination NSW

You'll find basically everything here. If you're stuck for gifts, there are plenty of opportunities for that last-minute buy. Head to the gift shop, florist or bottle shop.

More than 250 tonnes of seafood are expected to be sold during the marathon — including 120 tonnes of prawns and hundreds of thousands of oysters.

"We encourage visitors to come with an open mind and menu, and let our expert retailers guide you towards the catch of the day," says Sydney Fish Market CEO Greg Dyer.

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