The Brisbane Winter Village!

Alpine-inspired winter wonderland opened on Thursday, 3rd June.

For the first time ever, The Winter Village is coming to Brisbane and it opens this week. The alpine-inspired winter wonderland will be open daily and will run for three months, from 3rd June–29th August.

The Winter Village will transform the Riverfront Event Space at Northshore Brisbane (33 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton) into a 3900m2 winter wonderland, complete with an ice skating rink, an igloo village, daily snow showers and food & drink pop-upsserving the ultimate cosy comfort food.

After a blockbuster debut in Melbourne 2019, The Winter Village is excited to bring the activation to Brisbane this year, along with some new additions, including a new Brunch & Skate package on weekends, a mega private party igloo and more frequent snow showers. The Winter Village will also pop up in Adelaide and Perth for the first time this year, as well as return to Melbourne.

The Winter Village is brought to life by Australian Venue Co, who operate over 80 pubs & bars in Queensland, including Regatta Hotel, The Wickham, Darling & Co, Fridays and Riverland in Brisbane.

Activations Operations Manager Selena Majumdar is excited to bring The Winter Village to Brisbane, in a year when many Brisbanites 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!” 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.

They are ideal for afternoon or evening sessions enjoying some drinks and bites. There are 23 standard igloos, which can accommodate 2-8 people and include the choice of two food & beverage packages. The two mega igloos are 6m wide and perfect for larger groups and private parties of up to 21 guests. All igloos must be pre-booked via The Winter Village website.

The Standard Igloo Package is $49ppand 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 $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 – Brisbane
Northshore Riverfront Event Site
33 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton QLD 4007
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