Sydney Fish Market 36 Hour Seafood Marathon - 5:00am Saturday, 23 December through to 5:00pm Sunday, 24 December (Christmas Eve)

It’s going to be a seafood spectacle at Sydney Fish Market this Christmas with retailers getting ready for the annual 36-Hour Seafood Marathon. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to visit Sydney Fish Market during the marathon to source fresh seafood for their Christmas festivities.

Each year, the Christmas season proves to be the busiest time for Sydney Fish Market as Aussies and holidaymakers embrace the hot summer weather and stock up on tonnes of fresh produce over the two days immediately prior to Christmas Day. SFMXmas2017v2

With extended trading hours in place, there is plenty of time for everyone to drop in and pick up goodies for their Christmas seafood feast.

Shoppers can expect the largest range of fresh seafood sourced from all over Australia, with over 50% of that supplied from New South Wales. According to Deloitte research conducted earlier this year, 86% of seafood sourced from New South Wales was from regional areas, and worth more than $53 million in
2015/16*.

More than just shopping for seafood, visitors can collect a Christmas turkey or from the butcher; source advice on the best wines and beer for pairing with their meal from the bottle shop; or pick up fresh bread from the bakery. No Christmas feast would be complete without a spread of cold meats, olives and cheeses which are all available from the on-site deli; fresh fruit and vegetables can be picked up from the greengrocer.

There will be a special appearance from Santa on Saturday 23rd from 11am – 1pm and on Sunday 24th from 10am - midday, delivering a burst of Christmas spirit to the 36-Hour Seafood Marathon.

GETTING THERE: The best way to get to Sydney Fish Market 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. For route and timetable information visit www.transportnsw.info

Parking is available on-site at Sydney Fish Market 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.

For more information, visit www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au

*Deloitte Access Economics Report 2017

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