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Market City Celebrates Christmas

Market City Celebrates Christmas

Sydney’s renowned retail hub, Market City, has come alive this Christmas with an exciting array of interactive art, social and culinary experiences, available for visitors to enjoy from now until Friday 25 December, 2020.

Located in the heart of Sydney’s bustling Chinatown, and regarded as one of the city’s most authentic Asian food destinations, locals and visitors alike can immerse themselves in the festivities at Market City, which include: an original interactive art installation created by Sydney graffiti artist Dot Matrix; immersive Christmas decorations with a social competition; and a limited-edition Christmas menu at exclusive pop-up, Tokyo Lamington.

Shoppers will be spoilt for choice too, with a number of new store openings, adding to over 100 stores already operating within the retail centre. New retailers include Cotton On Mega, Footlocker and Sharetea, ensuring visitors can find the perfect present or treat for themselves.

For foodies looking to take a break from shopping, Market City’s 1909 Dining Precinct located on Level 3, offers a stellar line-up of eight deluxe Asian restaurants, including The Eight, Beijing Impression, Mr Meng Chongqing Gourmet, and more.

The roundup of festive celebrations includes:


Location: Level 2, Market City

Date and time: Open daily until Friday 25 December (10am-9pm, Sunday-Thursday and 10am-10pm, Friday and Saturday)

Cost: Free

Focused on the key symbols of Feng Shui (Happiness, Wealth and Longevity – Fu, Lu and Shou) and people’s connection with their surroundings, the edgy art installation is created by Sydney based graffiti artist, Dot Matrix. The exclusive commission depicts images of a rising phoenix and dragon, offering positive symbols of hope and renewal after a globally challenging year. Spanning over 3m tall and 10m wide, the artwork also offers visitors an Insta-worthy backdrop, to pose and share shots from a range of angles.


Location: Level 3, Market City

Date and time: Open daily (10am-9pm, Sunday-Thursday and 10am-10pm, Friday and Saturday)

Cost:  Tokyo-Lamington Christmas Pack starts from $23

Recently opened new concept pop-up, Tokyo Lamington – the first in Australia and exclusive to Market City – will be serving up a limited-edition Christmas Pack from Tuesday 1 December. The pack includes mouth-watering festive lamingtons in Rum & Raisin, Pavlova and Mint Choc Nibs flavours, with prices for the pack starting from $23.

Opened in Market City in September this year, Tokyo Lamington is the creation of former Black Star Pastry chef, N2 Brunch Club founder Eddie Stewart and Min Chai, founder of N2 Gelato. It has already generated a cult following for its modern take on the classic Australian treat, the lamington.


Location: Levels 1, 2 and 3, Market City

Date and time: Open daily until Friday 25 December (10am-9pm, Sunday-Thursday and 10am-10pm, Friday and Saturday)

Cost: Free

Shoppers and visitors can interact with three fun and vibrant Christmas installations spread across Levels 1, 2 and 3 of Market City. With COVID-safe measures in place, visitors are encouraged to enjoy and interact with the installations, getting an Insta-worthy shots inside Christmas presents or snapping themselves next to colourful rabbits or deer.

In the spirit of giving, Market City is running a social competition with visitors encouraged to scan the QR code placed by the Christmas decorations to open an online entry form for their chance to win shopping vouchers. Lucky winners can earn themselves one of 50 shopping vouchers for the centre, worth $20 each. The competition will run from Saturday 9 December until midnight Sunday 20 December, with winners announced on Monday 21 December. For further details and terms and conditions visit


Name: The 1909 Dining Precinct

Location: Levels 3, Market City

Date and time: Open daily (10am-11pm, Monday-Sunday)

Home to a stellar line-up of ten deluxe Asian eateries, Market City’s 1909 Dining Precinct is the ideal spot for shoppers to stop and refuel, or for visitors to book their delicious festive feast with family and friends.  Open for lunch and dinner, 10am until late, 7 days a week, featured restaurants include:

Mr Meng: If you’re looking for a dish that will add some spice to your life, then Mr Meng is the perfect match for you! Serving lunch and dinner dishes, including his signature Chongqing spicy noodles with tongue numbing Szechuan peppercorns, settling on one dish will be the hardest part.

YAYOI: From Japan to the world, YAYOI is one of the largest and most well-known traditional Japanese Teishoku restaurants. YAYOI serves ‘Teishoku’ (set meals) with a healthy balance of dishes on a single tray. Many ingredients and drinks are directly imported from Japan.

KOGI: ‘Kogi’ is the Korean word for ‘meat’ and as expected, the restaurant offers only the best quality fresh meat with cuts of top-grade marbled wagyu and the best Galbi in town.

Fugetsu: Providing a contemporary sushi train restaurant experience, Fugetsu showcases a wide range of Japanese favourites, perfect for a quick lunch or fun dinner with friends.

Dolar Shop: One of the most well-known Chinese hot pot restaurants, and No.1 brand specialising in individual pots since 2004, Dolar Shop serves quality fresh food to the table for you to place in your pot.

Beijing Impression: Beijing Impression has brought the exquisite Beijing food culture to Sydney. They are famous for their crispy duck while continuously creating new and exciting dishes.

The Eight: The Eight Restaurant offers a modern dining experience with a variety of Chinese delicacies featuring live seafood and flavourful Yum Cha dim sims. The Eight offers over 70 selections for a Yum Cha lunch and an a la carte dinner menu in traditional Chinese style.

Nan Yang Tea Club: Nanyang Tea Club plates up traditional Chinese-Malaysian cuisine with its own distinct twist on Singapore style food. Serving up traditional signature dishes like Chilli Crab and Bak Kut Teh, the restaurant delivers a modern interpretation of an Asian tapas style restaurant.


Ultra-convenient, Market City has more than 600 bays of undercover parking. Visitors to 1909 Dining Precinct can enjoy free parking from 6pm. It is also easily accessible by public transport including bus, light rail and train with Central and Town Hall station in close proximity. Market City is open seven days a week until late.

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