Celebrate Christmas in Ballarat in 2020

The City of Ballarat has unveiled the first of its 2020 CBD Christmas decorations with an invitation to people from all backgrounds and nationalities to stand together and celebrate the joy of Christmas 'Under the Same Stars'.

Once again, Ballarat is being brought to life with its beautiful collection of Christmas decorations.

The floral reindeer and sleigh have arrived on Sturt Street, the Bridge Mall is illuminated with the giant walk-through bauble, and Albert Street has been turned into a sugar wonderland with the return of the popular gingerbread house.

The Christmas Window Trail will weave visitors through the city with six local artists bringing to life their story of Christmas in 12 different window locations.

Integrating the 'Under the Same Stars' theme, the centrepiece of this year’s Christmas decorations will be unveiled soon.

Expanding on the story of Christmas for different cultures, this year’s Christmas installations and displays are aimed at uniting the community through acknowledgement and celebration of Ballarat as an intercultural and compassionate city. 

“2020 has been a year of hardship for many sectors of our community. We want to ensure that Christmas festivities are inclusive of all our residents and visitors, with the opportunity for people to reflect on our triumphs,” Ballarat Mayor Cr Daniel Moloney said.

Cr Moloney also urged people to shop local, support the region's hospitality providers and discover some of the new businesses that have emerged this year.

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