Just because the weather is cold, doesn’t mean that you need to stay at home! There are plenty of Melbourne Winter Activities that are sure to please people of all ages and budgets. From the Melbourne Winter Night Market at QV to the Australian Ballet’s production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, there is something for everyone.
Winter Night Market at QV
A must-do Melbourne Winter activity. The Queen Victoria Markets are the pillar of quality produce in Melbourne, and from June 6th- August 29th, the markets will open on Wednesday evenings to provide the ultimate foodie experience. Expect street tapas stalls, Mitchelton specialty Wines & Coldstream craft beer and a ‘Book Nook’ . The ‘Book Nook’ will have pre-loved paperbacks and second-hand records available for purchase, under the magical Christmas in July light display.
When: 6th June –29th August, 2019 (Wednesday nights, from 5-10pm)
Where: Queen Victoria Market
Cost: Free to attend with food and drinks for purchase
Learn more about the Winter Night Markets
Come From Away at the Comedy Theatre
Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of the thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them. Although initially cultures clashed and nerves ran high, it turned into trust and gratitude grew into friendship. It is a must see Melbourne Winter activity for all those looking to be moved by a musical.
When: Wednesday 3 July to Sunday 29 September 19
Show times: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30-10:00pm and Sunday from 6:00 – 8:30pm
Where: The Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street Melbourne
Cost: From $89 to $140
Purchase tickets for Come from Away
Finders Keepers Market at The Royal Exhibition Building
The self-proclaimed ‘festival of markets’, Finders Keepers is Australia’s leading design market. The market showcases local and conscious-minded products from the communities most artistic minds. The three day event is hybrid of art, quality food & drinks and live music. This allows visitors to connect with the regional spirit of over 250 stallholders. It is the perfect Melbourne Winter activity for the cold weather that Melbourne is famous for.
When: Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July, 2019
Where: The Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street Carlton
Cost: $5 and children under 12 enter free!
Learn more about the Finders Keepers Market
The Australian Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Arts Centre Melbourne
After a sellout Winter season in 2017, Christopher’s Wheeldon’s madcap Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns in 2019. Wheeldon translates the wit and charm of Lewis Carroll’s story into a delightful dance which is framed by extravagant sets, magnificent costumes and extraordinary music. Join Alice as she meets a twitchy White Rabbit, a tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a hot-tempered Queen of Hearts in this family friendly adventure.
When: Saturday 8 June to Saturday 22 June 2019
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Cost: $35 to $214
Book tickets for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
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