New Year’s Trading Hours

2021-NYE-TRADING-HOURS-FB-FEED-TILEWe’re open New Year’s Day and Eve! See below for our New Year’s Trading Hours.

Have a happy and healthy New Year!

Wednesday 30th December

  • Specialty stores: 9.00am – 9.00pm*
  • Woolworths: 7.00am – 10.00pm
  • Big W: 8:30am – 7.00pm

Thursday 31st December – New Year’s Eve

  • Specialty stores: 9.00am – 5.30pm*
  • Woolworths: 7.00am – 10.00pm
  • Big W: 8:30am – 7.00pm

Friday 1st January – New Year’s Day

  • Specialty stores: 10.00am – 4.00pm*
  • Woolworths: 8:00am – 8.00pm
  • Big W:  9.00am – 6.00pm

*Selected Speciality stores only (hours may vary)


Christmas Trading Hours

2020-CHRISTMAS-HOURS-FB-FEED-TILEFor additional shopping convenience, MarketPlace’s Christmas Trading Hours will commence from the 7th of December until 28th of December.

Click here to view our Christmas Trading Hours


After Christmas Sale

2020-AFTER-CHRISTMAS-SALE-FB-FEED-TILEGrab 30%, 40%, 50%, 60% or up to 70% off fashion, giftware, jewellery, homewares and more!

Head into MarketPlace on Boxing Day for our great deals!


Sensitive Santa Photos

2020-SENSITIVE-SANTA-FB-FEED-TILEWe all know there are times where we all need quiet time. MarketPlace is making that special quiet time for our children with special sensory needs where they can meet Santa in a calm environment where they will feel relaxed and comfortable.

Sessions are held before and after store trade to ensure the atmosphere is quiet, the lights are low, there will be no music, no queues and no crowds, and Santa is prepared for everyone.

We kindly ask that you make a booking online in advance to secure your spot, as no walk-ins will be taken. This is to ensure that each family is given a quiet time with no rush, to make this moment very special.

Children having photos taken will all receive a Christmas colouring book to take home as well as a FREE toothbrush from Pacific Smiles Dental.

You can view the variety of photo packages available and book online here now to secure your special time with Santa.

Dates and Times

  • Tuesday 1st December from 6pm
  • Sunday 6th December from 8am to 9:30am



Santa Photos

2020-SANTA-PHOTO-FB-FEED-TILE-1Stepping onto the Santa Set at MarketPlace will have you smiling with our amazing Santa and friendly photographers that will make the moments of having your Santa photo in 2020 magical and merrier.

In line with government restrictions, there will be some changes to the way things are done on the Santa set for the safety of all. Your wellbeing, along with Santa and his helpers, is our priority.

While you will not be able to sit on Santa’s knee this year, he will still be on his throne, with families positioned on separate seating, so everyone maintains physical distancing. The traditional portrait image may in some photos be replaced with a landscape shot, to allow for distancing.

For the wellbeing of all, a few extra safety measures will be in place, including hand sanitiser, temperature checks, additional cleaning, and questions being asked for health and safety purposes.

This year we strongly recommend booking online in advance to secure your spot as walk-in-slots will be limited due to online bookings.

Children having photos taken will all get to take home a Christmas colouring book and a FREE toothbrush from Pacific Smiles Dental.

You can view the variety of photo packages available and book online here now to secure your special time with Santa

Dates and Times

From Sunday 8th November to Sunday 29th November

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri:     10am – 4.00pm
  • Thursday:                     10am – 7.00pm
  • Saturday:                      10am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday:                        10am – 3.30pm

From Monday 30th November to Thursday 24th December

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri:    9am – 5.30pm
  • Thursday:                    9am – 8.30pm
  • Saturday:                     9am – 5.00pm
  • Sunday:                       10am – 4pm

Please remember, Santa will be leaving his Santa chair on Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December, at 5.00pm to head off for his big delivery to homes all over the world.


Letter to Santa

LETTER-TO-SANTA-WEB-TILEHave your child write their very own letter to Santa and place it in the Santa’s Mailbox at MarketPlace before the 21st December and Santa will write back to all children.

Please be sure to include your address so that Santa and his helpers can reply!

Children can pick up a Santa letter from the MarketPlace Santa set while stocks last or click here to download to print at home.


Facebook Giveaways

FB-GIVEAWAY-WEB-TILEIt’s that time of year when we love to ramp up our giveaways and that is something we will be doing. Now, it is a surprise to what it will all be, but you need to make sure you and your family and friends are following us on Facebook. From the start of Christmas celebrations to the 25th December, we will many giveaways with plenty of chances to WIN. We look forward to seeing you on our Facebook page for some fun and the chance to WIN.

Oh, don’t forget we are on Instagram also, so make sure you head on over to MarketPlace Instagram as well.


Christmas Gift Wrapping

2020-GIFT-WRAPPING-FB-FEED-TILE-1Lend a hand this Christmas by participating in our MarketPlace Lions Club Charity Gift Wrapping campaign.

Simply donate a gold coin per gift to have your gifts wrapped by our friendly Lions Club volunteers and all donations will go towards the Lions Club Raymond Terrace’s incredible work.
Don’t forget you can also pick up a Lions Club Christmas Cake.


  • Daily: 10.00am to 2.00pm
  • Thursday: 10.00am to 6.00pm

You will find the Christmas Gift Wrapping located outside of Wendys.

All donations will go to the Lions Club of Raymond Terrace to support Lions Diabetes Foundation.


Stay Safe for Christmas

STAY-SAFE-FB-FEEDTILEChristmas is coming but COVID-19 is still here, so make sure you stay safe for the rest of the year.

We ask all of our shoppers to stay safe to make sure they:

  • Clean their hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Stay home if you are sick

Have a Merry Christmas!


Christmas Giveaway – 35 Prizes in 30 Days

2020-CHRISTMAS-GIVEAWAY-FB-FEEDTILEIt’s your chance to WIN 35 prizes in 30 days!

You could have the chance to WIN one of our Major prizes of 5 x $500 MarketPlace Gift Vouchers or one of our daily prizes 30 x $100 MarketPlace Gift Vouchers. All you need to do is simply spend $10 or more in any food court or café retailer or $20 or more in any specialty retailer or $50 or more in Woolworths or Big W, in one transaction to go into the draw. One entry per store per day.

Weekly draws will take place at 4pm daily on 18th to 30th November and 1st to 17th December.

Competition starts: 9.00am Wednesday 18th November 2020

Competition closes: 6.00pm Thursday 17th December 2020

Major Draw: 6.30pm Thursday 17th December 2020

Terms and Conditions apply.

For full Terms and Conditions see in-store or Centre Management or click here