Indulge the senses

Darling Harbour Winter Festival Markets

Warm up with MasterChef desserts, waffles, baos, mulled wine and live music at Darling Harbour’s Winter Festival Markets.
Darling Harbour Winter Festival Markets

The Darling Harbour Winter Festival Markets will be a feast of local bites, warming winter goodies and live music in Tumbalong Park complete with alpine style wooden chalets and seating and heaters to keep you nice and cozy.

Bring an empty stomach and a good attitude to enjoy a wide range of cuisines prepared by local chefs, from baos and souvlaki to waffles and gelato. This is the ultimate Sydney event for foodies featuring:

  • Koi Dessert Bar: elegant desserts and cakes that taste as good as they look from MasterChef contestant Reynold Poernomo.
  • The Fudge Shop: delectable fudge and unique confectionery handmade in Sydney.
  • Wafflo: sweet and savoury waffles made by hand right in front of you. Go for the Nutella topped with Ferrero Rocher and thank us later. 
  • Gelatissimo: Australia’s favourite gelato brand serving unique flavours - time to satisfy your sweet tooth!
  • Mr Bao: pillowy gua baos filled with a fusion of delicious Vietnamese and Japanese flavours. 
  • Firepop: high quality Aussie meat on a stick, flame-kissed over a charcoal fire. Guaranteed good times for meat lovers.

As well as all that goodness, there’ll be stalls serving hot drinks to keep you toasty, from mulled wine to hot choccy. If you fancy a drop of something else to drink, there’ll be a full bar pouring your favourite beers, wines, spirits and cocktails.

You might come for the food but you’ll want to stay for the music. The Solstice Stage event will bring the park to life with live music from your favourite local performers, from disco-funk master Casual Connection to Triple-J DJ Ebony Boadu.


11 June: 4pm - 9pm
12-14 June: 12 noon - 9pm
17-18 June: 4pm - 9pm
19-20 June: 12noon - 9pm

Browse the stalls

Enjoy charcoal BBQ with truffle twist! Think TruffleCorn Ribs, Truffle Tonkotus Pork, Truffle Wagyu Beef Skewers, Truffle Chicken Skewers and Truffle Uni Prawn Skewers.
Visit Auvers Cafe
Bubble Nini
Bubble Nini Tea serves the most instagrammable bubble tea in Sydney. This cute little stall has a fresh, healthy tea menu featuring high quality ingredients like preservative-free handmade pearls.
Visit Bubble Nini Tea
Exceptional burgers that taste good and do good curated by fine dining trained chefs that have gained their skills through working in some of Sydney's best restaurants .
Visit Burgerhead
An award winning pop-up restaurant with a focus on cooking succulent skewers over a charcoal beaded fire, using quality ingredients sourced locally to showcase Australian produce.
Visit Firepop
Try some happiness in a cone with only the freshest and best ingredients and no artificial colours or flavours. It's the creamiest, yummiest gelato you’ve ever tasted!
Visit Gelatissmo
I am Hotteok
Handmade crispy yet chewy Korean pancakes featuring fillings for both the savoury and sweet tooth including mixed healthy nuts, veggies, Korean BBQ beef, spicy chicken, Nutella and strawberries.
Visit I Am Hotteok
IIKO Mazesoba
Tuck in to IIKO Mazesoba's famous chicken karaage with a select range of dipping sauces including their "Truffle" Karaage - the fried chicken is specially made to look like an Australian Winter Truffle and is served with a black truffle mayonnaise.
Visit IIKO Mazesoba
KOI Dessert Bar
'Dessert King', Reynold Poernomo, and brothers, Ronald and Arnold will be serving up a selection of Sydney’s most exquisite desserts including a bespoke winter inspired creation that is not to be missed!
Visit KOI Dessert Bar
Mr Bao
Nothing warms the belly on a cold day like a Hot Steaming Gourmet Pillow-Soft Steamed Bun filled with Crackling Pork Belly, Karaage Chicken, Tempura Prawn, Crispy Tofu or Miso Mushroom.
Visit Mr Bao
Quench your hunger cravings with an authentic Japanese (vegetable based) Okonomiyaki Pizza.
Rafas Food Truck
Enjoy delicious Portuguese style wholesome gourmet loaded chicken schnitzels.
Snowcone to go
All the goodies in one place - coffee, fresh juices, lemonade, snowcones, popcorn and fairyfloss.
Channeling major French vibes, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour are offering the most delightful of flavours of crêpe's including Nutella Banana, Salted Caramel & Apple “Tatin”, Red Berry Compote and Brown Sugar & Yuzu Butter. To top of the sweetness, you can’t pass the authentic European Sofitel Hot Chocolate.
Visit Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Souvlaki Wraps
Pick up a Greek style wrap with your favourite fillings including lamb, chicken and halloumi.
Visit Souvlaki Wraps
The Dirty Kebab
If you want a good 'ol authentic kebab with your favourite meats and falafel, this is the spot to grab one.
Visit The Dirty Kebab
The Fudge Shop
The Fudge Shop is a wonderland for those with sweet tooth's, with handmade fudges, brittles and fairy floss.
Visit The Fudge Shop
The Hotdog Bite
Enjoy a variety of gourmet and Mediterranean hotdogs made from 100% grain-fed Australian beef, paired with gourmet Turkish style salad, loaded fries, snack boxes and Falafels topped with a variety of tasty gourmet sauces. They also do kids snack boxes, Turkish baklava for something sweet plus gluten free and vegetarian options.
Visit The Hotdog Bite
Choose one of these loaded toasties made with sweet brioche bread with your choice of filling from fluffy scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon, chicken, beef, prawn or taro... the perfect snack.
Visit Toastiesmith
Home made and baked fresh sweet and savory loaded waffles with your choice of delicious toppings.
Visit Wafflo

Winter Festival

A two week long frosty festival featuring DJs, bands, live performances, fireworks, a winter foodie market and a harbourside ice rink.