The Winter Village

Fri 4th June, 2021 – Sun 29th August, 2021
Northshore Riverfront Event Site
33 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton
The three-month-long winter pop-up includes 22 igloos, an ice-skating rink, snow showers everyday, pop-up bars and restaurants, and more to keep the cold away.

A snowy winter wonderland is popping up on the banks of the Brisbane River, complete with an ice-skating rink, private igloos, a pop-up kitchen and a bar serving warming cocktails. It's by Australian Venue Co, which operates more than 160 pubs and bars across the country.

Start with a 45-minute session at the ice rink ($10 for toddlers, $18 for children and $26 for adults), which includes helmet and ice skate hire. Then lounge in any of 22 private igloos seating between two to five guests, where you can enjoy a grazing plate, snacks and wine or beer for $49 or grab the premium package with all of those plus a dessert spread, Aperol spritz and Espresso Martinis for $69 per head. You can also head to the mega-igloo, where it'll be snowing four times a day.

For snacks, a pop-up kitchen is slinging dirty fries loaded with cheddar burger sauce, mac-and-cheese croquettes, spicy buffalo chicken bites with blue cheese sauce, a plant-based burger, lobster & prawn rolls, giant pretzel with hot espresso martini choc-fudge and ice-cream sandwiches. The bar is also serving Espresso Martinis, hot chocolate and winter warmers to keep the cold away.

Take advantage of two-for-one deals on cheap-skate Tuesday, go for a brunch-plus-skate session on weekend mornings, or grab a family skate pass every Sunday.

Mon to Thu 11am–10pm
Fri 11am–12am
Sat 10am–12am
Sun 10am–10pm

More information here.