What is a White Night Festival?
The White Nights are a kind of all-night arts festival held in many cities in the summer. The festival started in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The white nights is the name given in areas of high latitude to the weeks around the summer during which sunsets are late, sunrises are early, and darkness is never complete. The first city outside of Russia to host such a festival was Paris, which has had its famous Nuit Blanche festival since 2001.
History of White Nights in Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia, held its inaugural White Night festival in 2013. Then it continued every year, and the number of visitors is growing exponentially. The third White Night was in 2015 which expanded the festival to more venues and locations. The National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image featured free exhibitions and films. The fourth White Night in 2016 attracted more than 580,000 people.
Be a Part of all Fun and Excitement on 18th Feb 2017
The 12-hour event includes exhibitions, street performances, cartoon and the fairy-tale world, illuminations, film screenings, music, dance and interactive events throughout the CBD and different cultural areas in the city and provides a rare opportunity to experience Melbourne in a different light. Make sure of making your transport arrangements before you arrive. Giving us a call or sending a message is good for pre-booking your Taxi. If you need a Silver service, make sure to book it at least three days in advance.
White Night Melbourne is all over city streets, parklands, laneways, public spaces and cultural institutions of Melbourne’s CBD. It covers the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road right through to the Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens. The venues get added every year!
Most of the events at White Night Melbourne are free, with a few venues hosting ticketed events. You may visit the White Night Melbourne website to see the full program and to plan your White Night. Are you ready to enjoy the fun-filled night?
We are ready to provide you pick up and drop service. Have already booked your hotel? No issues! Give us a call, and we will pick you from the hotel and drop you back there. Are you coming from far off places? Pre-book a taxi, avoid standing on taxi rank and arrive at the festival in style!