Warm up your winter evenings with one of the most exciting foodie events in Melbourne, the Winter Night Market!

As the chill of winter descends upon Melbourne, the city’s Queen Victoria Market transforms into a vibrant hub of activity, warmth, and delight. Welcome to the Winter Night Market, an enchanting food market that blends food, entertainment, and unique shopping experiences. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned marketgoer, there’s always something new to discover.

So read on through for everything you need to know to make the most of your visit to Melbourne’s Winter Night Market in 2024!


What is the Melbourne Winter Night Market?

The Winter Night Market in Melbourne is one of the best night experiences in Melbourne. From steaming cups of mulled wine to the rhythmic beats of live music, the Winter Night Market offers a sensory feast that captures the essence of Melbourne’s eclectic culture.

The real star of the show is the seasonal culinary experience that invites you to feast upon a smorgasbord of the world’s cooking, all in one destination. Featuring almost 50 food and drink venues, this is your chance to try everything from African BBQ to New Orleans-style seafood to Filipino skewers for a foodie’s paradise.

And, once you’re full, browse more than 60 specialty shopping stores and stalls offering one-of-a-kind treasures including Japanese kimono, henna artwork, vintage fashion, wooden templates, upcycled furniture, and even Korean-style photo booths.

Even better, the market has no entry fee, meaning you can indulge in incredible street food, spiced Milo, mulled wine, specialty shopping and live entertainment. 


People eating food at Winter Night Market. Image via Visit Victoria

People eating food at Winter Night Market. Image via Visit Victoria

Where is Melbourne’s Winter Night Market?

The 2024 Winter Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market for a one-of-a-kind dining experience! Taking over the famed Market Shed, this open space provides a warm and cosy space to meet up with friends and family this winter. The Winter Night Market address is Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.


When is the Winter Night Market on?

As the name implies, this winter night market will be running over much of this frosty season. From Wednesday 05 June to Wednesday 28 August 2024, the Winter Night Market will take over the Queen Victoria Market every Wednesday night between 5pm to 10pm. So, head on down to the Winter Night Market for a truly great night out in Melbourne!

For more fun things to do, check out this guide to the Most Unique Date Night Ideas in Melbourne. Or, for some fresh produce, shop your way through this selection of the Top Farmers Markets in Melbourne.

Feature image: Image via Visit Victoria.