After being forced to cancel last year's summer night markets due to "rigorous" COVID-19 crowd restrictions, organisers are busy preparing this year's event.
Warrnambool Summer Night Markets organisers Kerry Lee and Dianne Brown said plans for both their summer and Christmas markets were in full swing.
Ms Lee said running the COVID-safe events looked promising, now things were starting to open up as vaccination rates increased.
"We're keeping all our fingers and toes crossed that we're going to be able to operate," Ms Lee said.
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"The Christmas markets on the Civic Green will definitely be going ahead because there's a lot less people.
"It's more a come in and purchase, have a browse and leave, whereas the summer markets are such a wonderful social event for the visitors and the locals."
She said the summer night markets would be held across double the usual Lake Pertobe area, in a bid to spread people and stallholders out.
"We're hoping we can have live music but that's all to do with the gathering of people," she said.
"If they've still got those really strict rules in, then we may not be able to have live music but we're really hoping we can."
The first summer night market will be held on January 7.
"There's only three this year. Normally we run five but we'll be absolutely thrilled if we can do three. The stallholders are all pretty excited," Ms Lee said.
Interested stallholders can email firstname.lastname@example.org
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