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Winter Village launches in Parramatta, Sydney on June 19

An enchanting ‘igloo village’ is launching in Sydney – complete with cocktail bars, ‘snow fall’, ice skating rinks and LOTS of comfort food

  • An enchanting igloo village is bringing an icy wonderland to Sydney’s west 
  • The pop-up event will feature ice rinks, cocktail bars, food stalls and a DJ booth
  • There’ll also be an enormous ‘mega’ igloo where it snows inside on the hour
  • Inspired by European winter markets, it has already launched in Melbourne

An enchanting ‘igloo village’ is bringing its frosty magic back to Sydney this weekend.

For the third year running, the Winter Village has transformed five locations across Australia into icy wonderlands, where guests can eat, drink and skate on glistening ice rinks from until September 12.

Inspired by the winter markets that spring up in European cities such as Berlin and Prague each year, the attraction features a cosy igloo village, an enormous ‘mega igloo’ where it snows on the hour as well as a cocktail bar, food stalls and a DJ booth. 

The village, which has already launched at Melbourne’s Federation Square, will open in Parramatta, western Sydney, on Saturday, June 19.

An enchanting ‘igloo village’ is bringing its frosty magic back to Sydney from June 19

For the third year running, the Winter Village has transformed five locations across Australia into icy wonderlands

For the third year running, the Winter Village has transformed five locations across Australia into icy wonderlands

Inside the igloos, guests can kick back in cosy armchairs while enjoying savoury snacks

Indulgent desserts are also on the menu

Inside the igloos, guests can kick back in cosy armchairs while enjoying savoury snacks (left) and indulgent desserts (right)

You can enjoy festive drinks including mulled wine and hot chocolate topped with toasted marshmallows (pictured)

You can enjoy festive drinks including mulled wine and hot chocolate topped with toasted marshmallows (pictured)

Inside the igloos, guests can kick back in cosy armchairs while enjoying a sharing board of snacks and festive drinks including mulled wine and hot chocolate topped with toasted marshmallows.

Last year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic, but in 2019 sites overflowed with decadence, from wine fountains spouting Shiraz and Rosé to pop-up restaurants serving grazing platters and fried cheese sandwiches. 

A Facebook page for the village has already been liked by 98,000 users and the Melbourne event has already booked out, which means tickets for the Sydney launch are certain to be in high demand.

A post teasing the opening in the Harbour City drew delighted responses.

Last year's event was cancelled due to the pandemic, but in 2019 (pictured) sites overflowed with decadence

Last year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic, but in 2019 (pictured) sites overflowed with decadence

Australians who have yet to visit the village marvelled at photos from previous events (one pictured)

Australians who have yet to visit the village marvelled at photos from previous events (one pictured)

The 2019 event overflowed with festive decadence, from wine fountains spouting Shiraz and Rosé to pop-up restaurants serving grazing platters and fried cheese on sticks

A Facebook page for the village has already been liked by 98,000 users, and the Melbourne event has already sold out

The 2019 event overflowed with festive decadence, from wine fountains spouting Shiraz and Rosé to pop-up restaurants serving grazing platters and fried cheese on sticks

‘We loved our experience here a few years ago,’ one woman replied.

‘Oh yay can’t wait for this! Those igloos are amazing,’ said another.

Others who have yet to visit the village marvelled at photos from previous events.

‘This looks incredible,’ one person wrote, while a second added: ‘Oh my gosh, I need this right now.’

Some tagged their friends, suggesting a trip to the village for a girls’ night out.

For information on ticket prices and locations, please visit the Winter Village’s Instagram or official website.  



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