The Winter Village

The Winter Village

Something special is about to land on one of Melbourne's largest rooftops. The Australian Venue Co's 'The Winter Village' makes its debut this May, through to the end of August, with the Skyline Terrace at Federation Square being reimagined into a euro-style winter wonderland in the sky.

Surrounded by snow-covered pine trees and offering stunning views overlooking the city skyline, the event has all the makings of becoming Melbourne's newest landmark destination.

Set to be the social event of the season, The Winter Village is serving up the perfect combination of family friendly and after-dark activities. From families, to couples, to groups of friends and colleagues, this is your place to play - and the season program of events won't disappoint.

The Winter Village will be equipped with an ice skating rink, a cozy igloo village, a larger-than-life mega igloo where it snows on the hour, a Feast kitchen and Sip bar. Melbournians can look forward to specialty winter themed food and beverage menus, pop-up bars, after-dark activations with local Melbourne DJs, competitions, and private igloo experiences fit for an eskimo.

Australian Venue Co's CEO, Paul Waterson, said that the idea behind The Winter Village was to create a one-of-a-kind holistic winter experience.

"We're always striving for our offerings to be unique for what the local community wants and we feel that The Winter Village is the perfect avenue for Melbourne to embrace the winter chill in a fun and exciting way.

"Recently we have been focusing on driving innovative large scale activations. By shifting away from only offering customers premium food and drinks in venue, to creating these activations for customers to engage and experience our offerings with an element of 'play'," he said.

Launching Friday May 3, The Winter Village has free entry and will be open 7 days a week from 12pm Monday - Thursday and 11am Friday - Sunday. Bookings for private igloos now available. The full event program will be released in the coming weeks.

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