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Winter Night Market Warms Up Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

The original winter night market at Queen Victoria Market is back! The Winter Night Market is a must-do event in Melbourne's winter calendar and this year you can expect new stallholders and traders as well as delicious treats to warm your tummies.

Winter Night Market Queen Victoria Market

Queen victoria market winter night market

Every Wednesday rug up and head to the Queen Victoria Winter Night Market for a winter wonderland complete with delicious street food, hot drinks, great shopping and live music. It also promises silent disco parties, roving performers and more!

Winter Night Market Queen Victoria Market

It's a similar set up to the Summer Night Market but obviously with a seasonal theme. A stroll around the Wednesday Night Markets uncovers lots of opportunities to eat, drink and shop!

Winter Night Market Queen Victoria Market
Winter Night Market Queen Victoria Market

Eat your way through everything from barbecue, hot chocolate, melted cheesy pasta, decadent desserts and mulled wine.

Winter Night Market Queen Victoria Market

Winter Night Market Queen Victoria Market

 

Beyond the food, there are artisan stalls where you can browse hand-made clothing, jewellery books, art, skincare, homewares and lots more.

If you visit the QVM night markets during July you can even get festive with Christmas in July. Yes, there will be Christmas trees, fake snow, eggnog, Santa and carollers – so much fun for the whole family!

 

winter night market

The Queen Victoria Market’s Winter Night Market is a great way to get over ‘hump day' whether you’re coming straight from the office or taking the family out.

winter night market My main tip is to get there as close to 5pm as twilight sets as you can to avoid queueing. Also, at that time it’s relatively easy to find street parking close to the area of the Queen Vic Night Market. When I go with kids I aim for arrival by 4:45pm to get to a close street park.

Winter Night Market Queen Victoria Market

 

Tips for QVM Winter Night Market:

  • Pram access;
  • Change facilities in public toilets;
  • playground across the road at Flagstaff Gardens if you want to have a play before the market;
  • Arrive as close to 5pm as possible to avoid lines;
  • Bring cash as ATM lines can get long (don’t count on stallholders always accepting card);
  • Paid then free parking in surrounding streets (check street signs, I’ve been caught out before!) and the main market carpark is a flat rate from 4.30pm to 11.00pm on each Wednesday that the Night Market runs;
  • Take the free City Circle tram. Get off at the corner of La Trobe and Elizabeth Streets and walk north to the Market. Catch any tram heading north along Elizabeth or William Streets – Take the 19, 57 or 59 to Stop 7, Elizabeth St or Tram 55 to Stop 9, Peel St.

 

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

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