Melbourne is about to come alive in a truly enchanting way.
This Friday, the much-anticipated European Night Market is returning, boasting a charming German winter village theme that promises to sweep you off your feet and straight into a European fairytale.
The moment the town hall clock chimes 5pm, the hustle and bustle of Madame Brussels Lane and Little Lonsdale Street will be replaced with a festive atmosphere. You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported straight into a cosy Bavarian beer hall, complete with hearty laughter, melodious music, and a tantalising array of gastronomic delights.
Every corner of these enchanting alleyways will offer something to titillate your senses. Savour the mouth-watering aroma of authentic German sausages sizzling away, or the creamy allure of spaghetti, freshly tossed in a wheel of cheese. And don’t forget to leave room for the irresistible Danish doughnuts and traditional pretzels that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The magic continues with an array of beverages that perfectly encapsulate the spirit of a European winter. Whether you’re a fan of speciality cocktails, have a fondness for mulled wine, or prefer a cold beer or cider, you’re sure to find a tipple that warms you from the inside out.
But the European Night Market isn’t just about the food and drink. A vibrant array of performances will take place throughout the evening, setting the stage for a mesmerising display of live music. Let the enchanting melodies guide you as you explore, adding an extra layer of magic to the evening’s festivities.
This celebration of European culture, which attracted record-breaking crowds last year, is set to be even more extraordinary this year. The event will be held over four weeks, on Fridays from 5pm to 10pm – so there’s ample opportunity to experience the winter wonderland for yourself.
If you’re interested in embracing the European charm this winter, make your way to Madame Brussels Lane at 50 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne. The European Night Market will be held on the 7th, 14th, 22nd, and 28th of July. Best of all, entry is free.
For more information, check out the Madame Brussels Lane website. Get ready to bundle up, grab your friends, and step into a slice of Europe right in the heart of Melbourne.