Several hundred people visited the newly set up temporary site of the Christchurch Arts Centre market on Sunday.
The historic arts centre was badly hit in the February earthquake, and it is not yet known when it will be able to re-open.
About a third of the regular stallholders relocated to Ferrymead Heritage Park for Easter Sunday.
They were due to be at the site on Monday, as part of a four-week trial of the market site.
Some of Christchurch's historic trams were moved to the park.