After a three year hiatus, Queen Victoria Market returns with huge Night Market program this winter

After a three year hiatus, Queen Victoria Market returns with huge Night Market program this winter

Queen Victoria Night Market
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After a three year hiatus, the famous Winter Night Market is returning in full force to the Queen Victoria Market, along with many more activities to light up your winter.

As we descend into these colder months of winter, the Queen Victoria Market’s famous Night Market has announced that it will be reopening after a three year hibernation, to coax us out of our houses for 14 weeks of winter market goodness. Free to enter, The Queen Victoria Night Market is here to supply you with warm beverages and cosy comfort food to warm you from the inside out.

What you need to know

  • The Winter Night Market is returning to Queen Victoria Market
  • It’s running every Wednesday for 14 weeks
  • It takes place all winter, from June 1 to August 31, from 5pm ‘til 10pm

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.


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Queen Victoria Winter Market

Enjoy spicy dumplings, cheesy pasta, smoked meats and decadent deserts at this convivial and vibrant bazaar, while exploring the Market’s open-air sheds and laneways. They’re also providing mulled wine, warmed spiced cider and hot toddies to keep you warm while you peruse the artisanal merchandise on sale. With the full line-up of stall holders is currently in development, there’s so much more delicious food and drink to look forward to.

As always, artisanal goods can be found at the Night Market – from handmade soaps and skincare to jewellery and art, there’s something for everyone to discover amongst the eclectic and charming selection.

With live music sets being performed on the main stage of the Night Market, audiences will be treated to a diverse selection of entertainment. But that’s not all – this winter, roving musicians and other acts will weave in-between the crowds, performing to the guests of the Night Market while they eat and shop.

Christmas in July is coming to the night market, with the Queen Victoria market embracing its festive spirit. A winter wonderland will spring up in the middle of July, complete with snow, festive decorations and Christmas trees.

Rug up in a cosy jacket and scarf, bring your friends and family and come with an appetite, as the Night Market isn’t the only exciting thing happening at the Queen Victoria Market this winter.

CRFT*WRK Melbourne Craft Fair

Curated by the team behind the famous Rose St. Artist’s Market, CRFT*WRK is a celebration of locally made craft where the historic meets the cutting edge. Showcasing contemporary craft by independent makers, this is a market full of works that you won’t find anywhere else.

CRFT*WRK is open on Saturday May 21 and Saturday June 25 from 9am – 4pm. For more details, head here

Eid at Queen Vic Market

Marking the end of Ramadan, Eid is the biggest celebration on the Islamic calendar. Marking the end of the month of fasting, this is the first time that Eid has been celebrated at the Queen Victoria Market. With delicious food, interactive arts such as henna and ebru marbling, live Sufi music and many more, Queen Victoria Market is the place to celebrate this Eid.

Eid will be celebrated at the Queen Vic Market on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8 from 10am – 4pm. For more information, head here.

Sustainable Shopping Tour

Learn about sustainable shopping and ways to reduce your impact on our planet in this enlightening tour of the market. Taking place on International Compost Awareness Week, the tour includes information on behind the scenes sustainability initiatives through talks with some of the traders at the market. Including tastings and a free coffee voucher, this is essential for any environmentally conscious citizen.

The tour takes place on Friday May 6 at 10am. Bookings are essential, secure your spot by heading here.