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White Night Melbourne 2019

For 3 nights from August 22 to 24, the city of Melbourne will turn into a magical wonderland of music, art, and light.

White Night is back and bigger than ever in 2019 with a reimagined program. For the first time this year, Melbourne will come alive to celebrate art, creativity, and culture when the streets, parks, and laneways flood with local, national and international artists, musicians and performers to provide you with an experience like no other over three consecutive nights. 

Birrarung Marr is set to transform into the physical realm where you'll get to witness the feats of grace and talent with works celebrating the performance of art. Engage all the senses at the Treasury Garden's Sensory Realm, or head to Carlton Gardens to feed your imagination with spiritual experiences in the spiritual realm. Of course, don't miss the opportunity to visit the National Gallery of Victoria, State Library Victoria and the Melbourne Museum to witness the spectacles over the three days too. Also, you might have heard about the toastie and hot toddy challenge? Thirteen bars and restaurants in the city are taking part in offering up their best toastie and winter cocktail (their take on the hot toddy). Try them all over the three nights - sure to have you feeling toasty in no time!

These are just a few of the amazing experiences you can see, touch, listen to and interact with on White Night, but to get the full festival program, make sure you visit their website.

Make a whole weekend of it and embrace the three nights of fun till the early hours of the morning.  We suggest you nap in the cosy rooms at Melbourne Central YHA or Melbourne Metro YHA afterwards.


    Melbourne Metro YHA
    Melbourne Metro YHA
    Only a short free tram ride to the CBD and close to the University of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne Metro YHA has everything you need for a great stay in cultural Melbourne.
    Melbourne Central YHA
    Melbourne Central YHA
    We are making some changes so the Melbourne Central YHA will be temporarily closed from the 8th of March 2021. We will keep this page up to date with progress so stay tuned for updates.
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