Melbourne’s Luna Night Market is back to enliven Wednesday night shopping with an array of multicultural food and local wine tasting on Victoria Street.
Known as the Luna1878 Winter Night Market, the seasonal event is now in its 135th year.
Stalls sell a variety of handmade hot cuisines and traditional street-food dishes from countries such as Nepal and the Philippines. There are also stalls selling hand-made goods and products such as make-up, art, home furnishings and accessories.
“Here you’ll be able to discover new things,” a Luna Night Market spokesperson told The Newsroom. “You’ll find a variety of different performers and cabaret acts entertaining people throughout the market as the night progresses.”
Local store and business owners – including online shop owners – sell their handmade goods at affordable prices. Brands such as Neon Pear, Bitch Body Oils and Lunar Store sell their designs and products such as cosmetics, hand made artwork, jewellery and clothing.
For those looking for a little entertainment, local musicians and bands play on a rotating roster along with a few eccentric and wonderful roving performances.
Speaking of the event last year, Misti Dullard from The Queen Victoria Market said, “It was great to see so many city workers using the night market as an after-work meeting place to unwind. We’re really excited to see the market come to life on these winter nights.”
Luna Nights is free of charge and is open from 5 pm until 10 pm every Wednesday from July 9 to August 27. The market promises to brighten up the mid-week hump. – Sheree Di-Lorenzo
Top photo of the Luna Night Market used with permission from The Queen Victoria Market.