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The winter igloos at Fed Square are turning into a neon nighttime playground

Neon signs at Winter Wonderland
Photograph: Supplied

As if the Winter Village installation at Fed Square didn't have enough drawcards (ice skating, snow on the hour, bookable igloos, food and drink, a mulled wine bar and even a DIY wine fountain), it's set to become a neon winter playground for four nights. 

During the White Night Reimagined festival (or White Evening, as it shuts up shop by midnight on Thursday and Friday and 2am on Saturday), colourful neon art installations will be popping up in and around the igloos.

The festival runs for three nights, August 22-24, and the neon works are winter themed. You can walk around a snowman, reindeer, ice skate, penguin and more, all made by artist Carla O'Brien. 

The Winter Village is just a stone's throw from the festival's 'physical realm' precinct at Birrarung Marr. Each evening 42 acrobats, aerialists, singers and actors from Amsterdam-based street theatre troupe Close Act will be performing in that space.

Here's what to see at White Night Reimagined

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