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The Queen Victoria Night Market

Things to do Queen Victoria Market , Melbourne Wednesday August 21 2019 - Wednesday August 28 2019 Free
Queen Victoria Night Market winter sign
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Time Out says

Melbourne's iconic Queen Vic Market opens its doors after dark for a bustling bazaar of food, drink, live entertainment and more

Spend your Wednesday nights surrounded by food at the Queen Victoria Market's legendary Winter Night Market.

Rows and rows of street food stalls, festival bars, as well as more than 50 art, fashion, homewares and general knick-knack merchandise traders will feature alongside a rotating line-up of musicians and entertainment. 

Food stalls will be cooking up delicious snacks all night long. This season you can get amongst market favourites Burn City Smokers who are serving some smoky American-style barbecue; Churro Kitchen with their sugar and cinnamon dusted churro bowls; and ReWine who have your weekly fix of hot, spiced mulled wine sorted. 

New traders for winter 2019 include Mörk Chocolate with their ethically-sourced hot chocolate (FYI it's our favourite hot choc in the city); Melted Cheese Bar who are serving melted cheese baguettes and toasties; Ciao Chips with their take on Belgian frites; Pierogi Pierogi with pierogi, naturally; Melbourne Cocoa with some artisan chocolate; plus Turkish at QVM who are serving pideli kofte (a meatball-style kebab) with red sauce and yogurt. You're going to want to come hungry.

Right in the heart of the city, the markets make a great dinner stop for anyone coming from work, or tourists looking to experience the famous markets after dark. The markets have a reputation for multiculturalism so no matter what cuisine you fancy, you're likely to find something that sets your mouth watering. 

Love Christmas? The market is transforming into a Christmas winter wonderland for five weeks in midwinter (July 3-31). Expect a snow machine, Christmas decorations and a competition for the best (or ugliest) Christmas jumper. There will also be a mini pine tree forest, cheery carollers and a host of festive snacks – try hot cinnamon-spiced apple cider, chocolate Christmas puddings and non-alcoholic eggnog.

By: Time Out editors



Venue name: Queen Victoria Market
Address: Cnr Elizabeth & Therry Sts
Transport: Nearby stations: Melbourne Central; Flagstaff
Price: Free
Opening hours: Tue, Thu 6am-2pm; Fri 6am-5pm; Sat 6am-3pm; Sun 9am-4pm

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