For the first time ever, The Winter Village will pop up from coast to coast, launching in four Australian cities this winter. The alpine-inspired winter wonderland will pop up in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth for the first time and is returning to Melbourne.
The Winter Village will be open daily and will be complete with an ice skating rink, an igloo village, daily snow showers and food & drink pop-ups serving the ultimate cosy comfort food.
After a blockbuster debut in Melbourne 2019, The Winter Village is excited to be bringing the activation to three new cities along with some new additions, including a new Brunch & Skate package on weekends, party igloos and more frequent snow showers.
The Winter Village 2021
13th May–29th August
Federation Square Skyline Terrace:
Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
14th May–5th September
Torrens Parade Ground:
Victoria Drive, Adelaide SA 5000
3rd June–29th August
Northshore Riverfront Event Site:
33 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton QLD 4007
28th May–19th September
Ice Cream Factory:
92 Roe Street, Northbridge WA 6003
The Winter Village is brought to life by Australian Venue Co, which owns and operates more than 160 popular pubs, bars and event venues across Australia.
Activations Operations Manager Selena Majumdar is excited to bring The Winter Village to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, in a year when many people are looking for a new adventure without crossing state lines or going overseas.
“We’re still very restricted in the travel plans we can make, so we’re thrilled to be able to create an escape close to home this winter. We’ve gone all out this year and we are so excited to bring The Winter Village to Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth for the first time, as well as return to Melbourne!” she said.
“It’s perfect for a novel night out with friends, a fun day in with the family or for a unique event with clients.”
For the ultimate The Winter Village experience, guests can pre-book private igloos, which are ideal for afternoon or evening sessions while enjoying some drinks and bites. There are standard igloos to accommodate 2–5 people and include the choice of two food & beverage packages. There’s also 6m-wide igloos, perfect for groups and parties of 14 guests. All igloos must be pre-booked via The Winter Village website.
The Standard Igloo Package is $49pp and includes a grazing plate of chips, dips, mini pretzels and cured meats; fried chicken bites; mac & cheese croquettes; dirty fries; herbed slaw; mash; gravy; a choice of wine or beer; and a chocolate ice-cream sandwich for dessert. Those looking to indulge can upgrade to the Premium Package for $69pp, which includes an additional espresso martini-flavoured chocolate fudge dipping sauce, berries, brownies, marshmallows & cookies and the choice of an Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martini, wine or beer. Vegetarian options are available for both packages.
The new Brunch & Skate package will let the weekend warriors work up an appetite with a 45-minute skate session, followed by a well-earned brunch in a private igloo. Brunch & Skate packages are available every Saturday and Sunday at 10am, for $35 per adult and $22 per child.
Ice skating passes can be booked online, with 45-minute sessions available during opening hours. Passes are from $24 for adults, $18 for children aged 6–14 and $10 for children aged 3–5.
Entry to The Winter Village is free, walk in customers can order food & beverage directly from the pop-up bars, with casual outdoor seating available. The Winter Village is operated by Australian Venue Co & sponsored by Emu Australia.
The Winter Village 2021
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12pm, 3pm, 6pm & 9pm, daily
Ice Skating Pricing (45-minute session):Adults from $24pp; Kids (ages 6–14) $18pp; Toddlers (ages 3–5) $10pp
Brunch & Skate:
10am Saturday & Sunday
45-minute skate session followed by brunch in a private igloo
Adults $35; Kids $22
Operating hours, igloos, pricing & sessions will vary at every site. For information about The Winter Village in specific states, please get in touch.