The best winter markets in Melbourne

Rug up and head out for mulled wine, good tunes, great food and shopping galore at these markets
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Melbourne has chilly winters, but we take to the colder weather with gusto. While it's tempting to spend the duration of June to September indoors, it's far more fun to head out into the world for a little food, shopping and good times. Melbourne's winter markets make the most of the single-digit temperatures with European-style set-ups, hearty comfort food and plenty of mulled wine. 

Once you're out, why not stay on a winter-themed roll and head to one of our favourite pubs with a fireplace or warm up in a bar with some cheese and wine.

Melbourne's top winter markets

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at Queen Victoria Night Markets
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The Night Market at Queen Vic Market

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Spend your Wednesday nights surrounded by food at the Queen Victoria Market's legendary Night Market. Rows and rows of street food stalls, festival bars, as well as more than 130 art, fashion, homewares and general knick-knack merchandise traders will feature alongside a rotating line-up of musicians and entertainment. New for 2018 is the Book Nook, a space showcasing new and pre-loved book titles and second-hand records. 

5pm. Every Wednesday. Jun 6-Aug 29 2018.

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At Footscary Finds Melbourne
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Footscray Finds

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If you love Camberwell Market's flea market every Sunday, you'll love Footscray Finds. This monthly market located in the car park of Footscray Library in the heart of Footscray's shopping area is set up similarly to Camberwell Market, with a combination of stalls and car boots. Stalls are different each month, but you can expect everything vintage clothing, locally designed and made goods and homewares, vinyl records and even locally grown fresh produce. 

9am-2pm. Second Sunday of the month. Jun 10-Sep 9 2018.

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Plants at Rose Street Artists' Market
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Rose Street Artists' Market

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Each Saturday and Sunday the Rose Street Market gathers some of Melbourne's most exciting artists and designers to display their wares and talk all things handmade. Weave your way through the crowds and duck into the warehouse to check out the handmade fashion, food and curios for sale. The artists are usually on hand to compare crochet needles and discuss their work, so drop in for a squiz, a chat and a haircut from the resident hairdresser.

11am-5pm. Every Saturday and Sunday. 

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Arts Centre Melbourne 2012 exterior night view from Hamer Hall to Theatres with spire image courtesy Arts Centre Melbourne 2016 photographer David Simmonds Photography
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Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

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Arts Centre Melbourne isn't only great for the odd show or even for a meal and a tipple at The Barre. Every Sunday the grounds of the arts precinct's hub come alive with market stalls selling everything from handmade leather wallets to locally made art by the city's designers and small business owners.  Everything on offer at the market has been locally made, and the market also features a great range of food stalls if you want to shake up your Sunday brunch. 

10am-4pm. Every Sunday. 

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