36-Hour Seafood Marathon

Shopping, Markets
Woman buying prawns at the fish market
Photograph: James Horan

Time Out says

Head over to Pyrmont's Fish Market for the annual all-nighter of a seafood shopping marathon

Due to the demand for prawns, mussels, snapper, oysters, barramundi and all the seafood that makes for a classic Aussie Christmas spread, the Sydney Fish Market is bringing back its annual 36-hour seafood marathon for 2020. This event sees the markets open all day and night from 5am on Wednesday, December 23 to 5pm on Thursday, December 24.

Last year, more than 100,000 people headed to Pyrmont to stock up on hundreds of tonnes of fresh produce in the lead-up to Christmas day. It's not just seafood on offer, though: there are also onsite bakeries, liquor stores, butchers, delis and greengrocers, so you can do some last-minute Christmas present shopping while you're there too. 

Beat the traffic and hectic queues for parking by catching light rail services stopping right outside the market, or hopping on regularly departing bus services from the city. To keep things Covid-safe, you'll be asked to check in when you enter, have your temperature checked and consistently maintain 1.5 metres of distance between yourself and other shoppers looking for their fishy feed.

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