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Christmas Trading Hours & Getting Around


Whether you’re on the hunt for fresh produce or presents for under the tree, the city’s your best destination for Christmas shopping and UPark has you covered for convenient parking.

Get your $8 flat rate parking at scheduled times across nine convenient city locations this festive season, with five open on Christmas Day.


Park for FREE for stays under 60 minutes at UPark Rundle Street and UPark Central Market (on any declared Market trading day over the festive season). Excludes nights, Sundays & Public Holidays.


Getting around

There are a number of free services that can help you navigate the city and North Adelaide this festive season. They are air-conditioned and wheelchair and pram friendly.

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Trading Hours

Various retailers in the city have extended their hours to ensure you get all your special gifts and finishing touches in time for Christmas.

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Adelaide Central Market Christmas Trading Hours

Tuesday 18 December 7 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday 19 December 9 am – 5:30 pm^

Thursday 20 December 9 am – 5:30 pm

Friday 21 December 7 am – 9 pm

Saturday 22 December 7 am – 3 pm

Sunday 23 December 7 am – 5 pm^

Monday 24 December (Christmas Eve) 6 am – 3 pm^*

Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day) CLOSED (Public Holiday)

Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day) CLOSED (Public Holiday)

Thursday 27 December 9 am – 5:30 pm

Friday 28 December 7 am – 9 pm

Saturday 29 December 7 am – 3 pm*

Sunday 30 December CLOSED

Monday 31 December (New Year’s Eve) 7 am – 3 pm^*

Tuesday 1 January (New Year’s Day) CLOSED (Public Holiday)

Wednesday 2 January 9 am – 5:30 pm^ (Standard trading hours resume)

^ Optional trading day

* Until sold out

Rundle Mall Christmas Trading Hours

Sunday 2 December 9 am –  5pm*

Sunday 9 December 9 am – 5 pm*

Sunday 16 December 9 am – 5 pm*

Monday 17 December 9 am – 9 pm

Tuesday 18 December 9 am – 9 pm

Wednesday 19 December 9 am – 9 pm

Thursday 20 December 9 am – 10 pm*

Friday 21 December 9 am – 10 pm*

Saturday 22 December 9 am – 6 pm*

Sunday 23 December 9 am – 5 pm*

Monday 24 December 9 am – 5 pm

Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day) CLOSED (Public Holiday)

Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day) 9 am – 5 pm

Thursday 27 December 9 am – 9 pm

Friday 28 December 9 am – 9 pm

Saturday 29 December 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday 30 December 9 am – 5 pm*

Monday 31 December (New Year's Eve) 9 am – 5 pm

Tuesday 1 January (New Year's Day) 11 am – 5 pm

Wednesday 2 January (Standard trading hours resume)

* Trading Hours are subject to final State Government approval. Visit for more information

Transport in the city

Free City Connector

The free City Connector bus serves the city and North Adelaide, and links major tourist attractions, key destinations and facilities.

Bus routes 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide with the city, while routes 99A and 99C connect the inner-city areas.

Tindo, the world's first solar-powered bus, operates on the City Connector services, mainly during peak hours.

Free Tram

Adelaide Metro provides a free tram service from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to South Terrace. The service runs every 15 minutes and continues to Glenelg, but the correct fare must be paid. See the tram timetable for further information.

Public Transport Coming into the City

Adelaide Metro is Adelaide’s public transport system with an extensive array of services that include buses, trains and trams throughout the city and the greater metropolitan area.

Bus, tram and train timetables, fares and service information can be found on the Adelaide Metro website.


Flat rate festive season parking for $8 at nine convenient city locations.  Go to the UPark website for details. 

One Hour Free

You can now park for FREE for stays under 60 minutes at UPark on Rundle Street and the Central Market (excluding nights, Sundays and Public Holidays)   

Book your parking online at the UPark website here. (Free stays under 60 minutes not available online)

Road Closures and Traffic restrictions

Use our interactive map to view current and upcoming traffic restrictions, bike parking, UPark locations and bike trails, as well as  the free City Connector bus and Adelaide tram routes.

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