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The Winter Night Market 2022

The Queen Vic Market's legendary winter sessions have returned to fire up your Wednesday nights.
By Libby Curran
July 18, 2022
By Libby Curran
July 18, 2022

After a hefty two-year hiatus, one of the bright sparks of Melbourne's frosty winter has made its way back onto the social calendar. Queen Victoria Market's beloved Winter Night Market is heating up your hump day schedule from June 1–August 31.

From 5pm every Wednesday, the QVM is transformed into the kind of winter wonderland worth getting excited about, tempting you off the couch with a cosy program of street food, pop-up bars, live entertainment and artisan market stalls.

As always, it's serving up a tantalising assortment of street eats each week, with a huge array of food vendors repping dishes from all corners of the world. Get excited for the likes of That's Amore's cheese wheel pasta, 400 Gradi's woodfired pizza, piping-hot bao buns, loaded burgers, soups served in giant bread rolls, Casa Nata's famed Portuguese tarts and stacks more. All perfectly paired with warming sips like mulled wine, hot gin toddies, spiked Milo cocktails and spiced cider.

You'll also be kept entertained with a rotation of live gigs and roving performers; after all, what better way to warm your cockles and work off a big serve of cacio e pepe, than a cheeky dance floor session? If you're a longtime fan, you'll know market stalls are also a big part of the offering here. This year, expect as vast a lineup as ever, with vendors slinging everything from jewellery and art, to skincare, homewares and books.

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