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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm

Santa’s magical light forest

Explore a free magical forest in the heart of Sydney

Every day, Wednesday 1 November — Tuesday 2 January, 10am — 10pm, Level 1, Centre Court

Immerse yourself in Santa’s magical light forest — Market City’s free, interactive and playful Christmas display. Each step you take can bring the forest to life, illuminating hundreds of enchanting lights along the way. With shimmering trees, the best selfie spots and flying reindeer overhead, there’s something to delight every visitor!

Experience the fun with the whole family. Open every day, including Christmas.

Santa’s selfie zone

Saturday 2 December — Saturday 23 December, Santa’s selfie zone

While magical, we know the holidays can also be a busy time. So come meet up with Santa, and take some photos! No bookings are required and best of all — it’s free!

Just bring your phone, and Santa’s trusty elf will snap the perfect picture of you, your family, friends or office team.

Santa’s dates and times

  • Saturday 2: 4pm — 8pm
  • Sunday 3: 3pm — 7pm
  • Friday 8: 3pm — 7pm
  • Saturday 9: 4pm — 8pm
  • Sunday 10: 3pm — 7pm
  • Friday 15: 3pm — 7pm
  • Saturday 16: 4pm — 8pm
  • Sunday 17: 3pm — 7pm
  • Wednesday 20: 3pm — 7pm
  • Thursday 21: 3pm — 7pm
  • Friday 22: 3pm — 7pm
  • Saturday 23: 3pm — 7pm

Make a difference with the Tree of Friendship

Every day, Wednesday 1 November — Saturday 30 December, Level 1, Centre Court

Dedicated to supporting children at Bear Cottage, RPA Paediatric Clinic and PCYC South Sydney, the Tree of Friendship focuses on helping kids aged 6 to 12 build friendships through play.

Donate a gift before Saturday 30 December, and write an uplifting note to be delivered to a child in need this festive season! We are looking for carefully selected gifts for outdoor and indoor activities and games — such as bats and balls, kites, skipping ropes, scooters, skates, and sporting attire like gloves, knee pads, shoes and clothing. We’re also looking for arts and crafts, like colouring books, art books, pens, pencils, paints and playdough.

Officially opened by The City of Sydney’s Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Robert Kok and Councillor Linda Scott, the Tree of Friendship is a heart-warming collaboration between the Rotary Club of Sydney and Market City Shopping Centre.

We eagerly anticipate the warmth, joy and lasting connections this initiative brings to our community.

Christmas shopping

Open every day, including Christmas Day, 10am — 7pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for holiday shopping! The centre is shimmering with thousands of lights and the shelves are stocked with great gift ideas and good bargains. And with over 80 retailers, there’s plenty to please everyone. See some of our ideas below.

Fashion and Accessories

  • Blue Elf
  • Bonds Outlet
  • Connor
  • Cotton On Mega
  • FILA
  • Forcast
  • Giordano
  • Joyce Jewellery
  • Supré
  • TK Maxx
  • Tom’s Project
  • yd.


  • Converse
  • FILA
  • Foot Locker
  • Just Sport
  • Platypus
  • Skechers

Sweets and Treats

  • Fatcaron
  • Sweet Spells
  • Thai Kee IGA

Unique Gifts

  • Fever
  • Funny Lab
  • Sydney Cigar House
  • TK Maxx
  • Tony Cosmetics


  • Citizen Beauty Spa
  • DJ’s Instyle Hair Artistry
  • Elle Brows
  • Karen Kim Nail & Beauty
  • Lumi Skin Clinic
  • Merry Massage
  • Phoenix Beauty
  • Timezone

View all our retailers here.

Black Friday sales

Friday 24 November — Sunday 26 November, 10am — 7pm

If you’re looking to grab a bargain ahead of the festive season, the Black Friday sales are the perfect time. With deals available across most stores in centre, you can get a big head start on the Christmas shopping AND save some money in the process!

Holiday dining

10am — late, Level 3

Whether you’re planning a work Christmas party, catching up with friends or celebrating with family, Market City is home to a selection of the very best Asian cuisine. Our premium 1909 Dining Precinct is open for lunch and dinner, from 10am until late, 7 days a week, and the popular The Eight restaurant is always favoured by friends, family and groups.

Reservations always fill up quickly at this time of year, so book ahead.

See restaurants in our 1909 Dining Precinct.

Learn more about The Eight.

Affordable CBD parking

Open 24 hours

Are you looking for affordable parking in the heart of the city? Our $15 drive-up night parking makes it easy for you to stop and shop. Enter after 5pm, exit before 5am, or book online for just $10. You can also make an evening of it — dine on Level 3 and receive free parking after 6pm!

Find more information about our parking deals.

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