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Summer night markets to visit around Melbourne

NIGHT markets are a popular hangout destination for many in Melbourne and offer a festive vibe. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Cherry Li, Carissa Andiani, Maleakhi Wijaya provide their suggestions on which markets to visit! 

Photo: Trinh Pham

Photo: Trinh Pham

Locals and foreigners flock to the various night markets happening around Melbourne as part of a summer tradition.

Under a festive atmosphere, night markets are great ways for people to catch up over some delicious food and amazing live entertainment. Couple with the gorgeous summer weather and warm atmosphere from the crowds and you have a recipe for an amazing night out.

Below you’ll find the top markets to visit around Melbourne this summer!

Coburg Night Market

The Coburg Night Market will end soon on December 19.

Located at the Bridge Reserve, this night market is organised by Queen Victoria Market and serves many different types of local street food from popular local vendors including Bianco Latte, Cafe Verona and Charcoal Chicken Souvlaki Express.

In addition to offering a degustation experience, the night market also hosts performances from local bands and other acts on the main stages! If you’re in the Coburg area, get in quick before the Coburg Night Market wraps up!

Head over to Coburg Night Market’s official website, for more details on how to get there and what’s available. 

Kris Kringle Market

 

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The Kris Kringle Market will also end soon on December 18. Entry to the market, located at Northcote Town Hall, is free and open from 5.30 – 10.00 pm.

The market offers a great place for people desperate to look for last minute gifts. With more than 50 stalls of locally produced products ranging from jewellery, ceramics, prints, designer clothing, sweets and much more, you’re sure to find something!

If you’ve got family in town, enjoy the live free music and get your face painted! A licensed bar will also be on the premises as well as several food stalls to keep you properly nourished during your shopping!

For more information the Kris Kringle Market, head over to their official event page from the Northcote Town Hall’s website for further details.

Queen Victoria Night Market

The Queen Victoria Night Market will be running to the end of summer every Wedensday night from 5.00 – 10.00pm.

A popular destination for locals and tourists, the festival brings with it a big dancing space, an eating area with more than 60 stalls of world hawker foods, a shopping space, and stalls for artisans and designers.

What better way to spend a Wedensday evening than with friends and family and some mouth-watering street food and live entertainment?

More information about The Night Market can be acquired at the market’s official website.

St Kilda Twilight Market

Photo: Muse Lin via Flickr

Photo: Muse Lin via Flickr

St Kilda is normally where it’s at if you want to spend summer in Melbourne with the Twilight Market being a great hotspot for summer shenanigans by the beach.

Open from 5.00 – 10.00pm at the O’Donnel Gardens every Thursday evening, the St Kilda Twilight Market is an outdoor market combined with a joyful spirit of a music festival.

The market offers a wonderful selection of artworks, vintage wears, exotic clothes, clothings from emerging designers, and ethnic foods from all over the world such as paella and golzeme.

The St Kilda Night Market is also filled with live acoustic music and also other live performances including African drumming and pyrotechnica performances.

Afterwards, you might even want to visit the famous Luna Park or take a leisurely stroll along the beach – talk about a memorable summer night out!

For more information on the St Kilda Twilight Market, visit their official website.

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