Throw on your winter coat and head out into the night as the Glow Winter Arts Festival returns to Melbourne's southeast for its fifth year. Hosted by the City of Stonnington over four chilly nights, this after-dark arts fest celebrates the best that local creatives have to offer, with plenty of dazzling light projections to tempt you out into the cold.
This year, the program is shorter but still just as solid, with Malvern East's Central Park oval set to be lit up with lasers, projections and neon flamingos — it's the east's answer to Fitzroy's Gertrude Street Projection Festival and Footscray's West Projections.
If you rock up to the park between 6pm and 10pm, you'll be able to wander through a maze of lights and glowing installations. Thousands of green lasers will cover you and your surrounds in The Laser Garden, while another area will be scattered with all things neon — flamingos, umbrellas and trees included. Between the Trees lets you 'play' the trees in the garden to create a sonic nature experience, while S1T2's Revive the Reef work will make you feel as though you're underwater. Best of all? It's all free to attend.