Mark your calendars and grab your warmest winter woolies, Melburnians: the Queen Vic Market's beloved Winter Night Market is back. From June 7 to August 30 you can spend cosy Wednesday evenings enjoying live entertainement, huddling around open fires and feasting on goodies from a selection of global street food stalls, carts, trucks and festival bars.
This year, more than 35 traders will light up the open-air market sheds across a bumper 12-week season. Highlights include piping hot soup served in a bread roll by the Soup Factory, souvas by the Cypriot Kitchen, camembert croquettes by Frencheese, charred corn on the cob by the Happy Mexican, Portuguese tarts by Casa Nata and chocolate fondue with fresh fruit by Only Mine.
When you get thirsty, warm up with sips of warm butter beer, mulled wine and gibnger beer. Antagonist Spirits will once again be serving up its spiked Milo cocktail, while resident brewers Brick Lane will be pouring its amber nectars. As always, you can expect roving performers, tarot reading, the famous silent disco and a rotating line-up of homegrown talent playing live music on the market's main stage. After sipping and snacking, be sure to explore the dozens of stalls selling locally sourced and handmade products including jewellery, art, skincare, books and homewares.