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The ultimate guide to winter in Melbourne

Embrace the colder months with fantastic events, exhibitions, travel, shopping and plenty of warming food and drinks

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Time Out editors
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Autumn was... not all we'd hoped this year in Melbourne. We were stuck inside, restaurants were bars were closed, and all the events we'd been looking forward to were cancelled. But as we start to come out of lockdown, we are ready to embrace winter in all its cosy, gorgeous splendour. 

When the weather gets colder, the city comes alive with food festivals, art shows and lots more. And don't get us started on the joys of cosy pubs, hot chocolate or mulled wine. Here, we've put together a definitive guide to the very best of Melbourne in winter.

Note: Things are changing rapidly in Melbourne, so make sure you ring the venue before heading out to make sure it's open and you can get a spot. 

The best things to do in winter

Get out of town