Sydney Fish Market 36-Hour Seafood Marathon

Sydney Fish Market has announced its spectacular 36-Hour Seafood Marathon is back for its 24th year in 2019, with Australia’s home of seafood set to open non-stop from 5:00am on Monday, 23 December, through to 5:00pm on Tuesday, 24 December.

Sydney Fish Market

A Christmas ritual for many, the extended trading hours mean shoppers wanting to snap up the freshest and tastiest seafood this Christmas can trawl Sydney Fish Market day or night, at a time that best suits them.

More than 100,000 visitors are expected to participate in this year’s marathon in search of the ‘perfect catch’ for their festive feasts. With a focus on provenance, shoppers can buy from Australia’s largest range of fresh seafood sourced from all over Australia, from Christmas favourites like prawns, oysters and scallops, to options like king crab, whole market fish, rock lobster and marron.

Visitors can find much more than just seafood, which is a one-stop shop for Christmas produce, including high quality fruit and vegetables, scrumptious Christmas turkey’s, fresh bread, fine deli goods, and premium wine and beer; all of which are available via the extensive range of retailers onsite.

Santa will make special appearances at the Market on Monday, 23 December from 11:00am – 1:00pm, and Tuesday, 24 December from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

WHAT: Sydney Fish Market 36-Hour Seafood Marathon

WHEN: 5:00am Monday, 23 December through to 5:00pm Tuesday, 24 December (Christmas Eve)

WHERE: Sydney Fish Market, Bank Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

GETTING THERE: The best way to get to there is via public transport. Catch the Sydney Light Rail to the Fish Market stop, bus or walk to Sydney Fish Market. Bus services 501 and 389 regularly depart from the city.

Parking is available on-site as well as additional parking at Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus for a flat rate of $5.00 for two hours. Entry to Sydney Secondary College is via Pyrmont Bridge Road. More info here.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.