Need a handcrafted present for your hard-to-buy-for Aunt or cousin? Check out these Twilight Markets. The good news is, if you don't find something, you will still have had a great night of entertainment, good food and drink, and may find something for yourself instead!
Suzuki Night Market #BED
1. Suzuki Night Market You're more likely to forget the shopping and sip away on the infamous Sangria and feast on gourmet pies or cuisine from all edges of the world at the Suzuki Night Market. If you do manage to browse through the stalls, you'll find candles, paintings, plants, jewellery, vintage clothes, and food treats. Every Wednesday, 5pm-10pm, from November 12th-February 26th (closed Christmas Eve and New Years Eve), at Queen Victoria Market. For more details visit www.qvm.com.au.
Just a short walk from Queen Victoria Market, off Franklin Street, head to Blender Lane to discover this graffiti covered laneway transformed into a night market. You will find original art and jewellery, sold directly from the artist! Have your palm read, enjoy performance art and live music, and visit the open studios of resident artists. Wednesday, 5pm-10pm, 12th November 2014 to 25th Feb 2015 (closed Christmas Eve and New Years Eve). Located at 110 Franklin St, Melbourne. For more details, visit www.theblenderstudios.com.
3. St Kilda Twilight Market
Head to O'Donnell Gardens, beside Luna Park on Acland St, on Thursday nights. The St Kilda Twilight Market offers international food, vintage, hand designed and speciality clothing jewellery, holistic services and art. Thursdays 4th December 2014 to 26th February 2015 (except Christmas Day), 5pm to 10pm,
4. Melbourne Designed Market QV Square hosts Twilight Market on Fridays (5pm-10om), and a Christmas market on Saturday and Sunday (12pm-5pm). On Friday night, enjoy live music and a pop-up cocktail bar while browsing through stalls. During the weekend day market, QV Square will transform into parkland sanctuary with free picnic rugs, a pop-up café and plenty of park benches beneath the shade. A selection of 40 curated stalls from some of the best local talent, providing a large selection of unique gifts for family and friends. Running from 1st-21st December. More details visit www.qv.com.au.