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The Queen Victoria Night Market

  • Things to do, Markets
  • Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
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  1. A neon sign reading 'winter night market'
    Photograph: Supplied
  2. An entertainer holding flaming torches.
    Photograph: Supplied
  3. A man wearing headphones and dancing in a silent disco.
    Photograph: Supplied
  4. People wandering through the Queen Victoria winter night market.
    Photograph: Steven Wright

Time Out says

After a three-year hibernation, Melbourne's favourite winter night market is returning to the Queen Victoria Market

It's always sad when the Queen Victoria Summer Night Market comes to an end, but the silver lining is that it means the Winter Night Market is on the horizon. This year, it'll kick off on June 1 and run every Wednesday until August 31, so rug up and warm yourself up from the inside out with cosy eats and hot beverages.

This year, more than 35 of Melbourne's best street food traders, including returning favourites and Market first-timers, will be serving up delicious winter menus. Expect decadent burnt Basque and Biscoff cheesecakes from M&G Caiafa, all manner of tacos from the Happy Mexican, roasted local chestnuts from the Apple Corner, falafel platters from the Black Sheep, wood-fired pizza from 400 Gradi and pasta tossed in cheese wheels from That's Amore Cheese. All of these belly-warmers will pair well with warm beverages like hot gin toddies, warmed spiced cider and mulled wine by the likes of ReWineColdstream Brewery and Antagonist Spirits

As always, you can expect roving performers and a rotating line-up of homegrown talent playing live music on the market's main stage. Before you settle in beside one of the many roaring open fires, be sure to explore the dozens of stalls selling locally-sourced and handmade products including jewellery, art, skincare, books and homewares. 

If you've watched American holiday movies and dreamed of enjoying a white Christmas, you're in luck: come mid-season, the market will turn into a winter wonderland. Rug up in your winter woollies and prepare to be delighted by snow, Christmas trees, decorations and festive activities. 

Looking for more things to do? Check out our round-up of the best things happening in Melbourne this week.

Adena Maier
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Adena Maier


Queen Victoria Market
Cnr Elizabeth & Therry Sts
Nearby stations: Melbourne Central; Flagstaff
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