Eynesbury Winter Festival | Melbourne

Back to greet you with the biggest and warmest welcome yet is the Eynesbury Winter Festival – an exciting month-long winter festival in Melbourne’s west. It is one of the many winter school holidays Melbourne has to offer.

Eynesbury Winter Festival offers an inviting winter wonderland with so much for festival-goers to see and do, making it the perfect winter outing for visitors of all ages!

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2022 Eynesbury Winter Festival

The free festival is just a quick and easy 40 minute drive from Melbourne, making it a fantastic long weekend or day trip idea for families looking to enjoy their winter break outside the city.

This year the organizers of the Eynesbury Winter Festival 2022 have put together a packed program of fun daily activities and events during the Victorian winter school holidays starting on Friday 24th June and running through Saturday 11th July.

Even after the kids have returned to school, the festival fun continues with activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 24 July 2022.

Do you fancy skating in Melbourne? The centerpiece of the festival is the much-loved ice rink where aspiring skaters and pro skating superstars skate for 45 minutes, starting every hour.

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Don’t have a pair of skates? Do not worry! The rink offers skates for rent, which cost about $18 to $26 for kids and adults. However, make sure to bring an extra pair of socks to the rink that are slightly thicker than your normal socks to give you more hold, comfort and padding in your skates.

Hot Tip: Because the ice rink is very popular, it is best to reserve your spot on the ice rink in advance to avoid missing anything!

In addition to the ice rink, the Eynesbury Winter Festival also features entertainment such as live music and performers, free kids activities, food trucks, magic shows, family-friendly movies, meet-and-greet parties with Disney characters, trivia nights, and winter markets.

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starving? Get comfy and toasty by enjoying hearty and delicious winter food and drink specials on offer at the festival food trucks and of course the fabulous Mrs. Peacock.

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To top it all off, don’t miss the Eynesbury Winter Festival Winter Solstice. This special event will take place on Saturday 16 July. From 5pm there is a spectacle of winter festivities including a big bonfire, fire artists, African drummers and fireworks!

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Don’t miss out and plan your visit by checking out the full Eynesbury Winter Festival program here.


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