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The Adelaide Central Market is gearing up for an expected one million shoppers this Christmas, which may be the best trading period on record.

More than 500,000 eager shoppers are anticipated to walk through the Market’s doors in the last two weeks of extended Christmas trade and more than 110,000 shoppers in the final two days before Christmas. Shopping hours have been extended from previous years to cater to the trade.

MARKET TRADER PROJECTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS 2017

Samtass Seafood – 10 tonnes of seafood, 5 tonnes of Spencer Gulf prawns and 4,000 dozen of Smoky Bay oysters

Con’s Fine Foods – 6 tonnes of bacon and 4 tonnes of leg ham

Vegas Poultry – 3 tonnes of turkey throughout December

O’Connell’s Meats – 6 tonnes of house smoked ham

Lucia’s Fine Foods – 1000 Christmas puddings

The Market will also turn on the festive cheer every Friday night throughout December in the lead up to Christmas with a Festive Fridays event program featuring a pop-up bar, live music, tastings and Friday night fare from around the Market.

Market trade will be open right up until Christmas day, opening at 9am on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 December and from 6am daily Friday 22 December until Christmas Eve on Sunday 24 December 2017.