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Come to Ballarat for Winter Wonderlights, stay for…

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24 May 2022

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So you’ve scored yourself tickets to Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights – lucky you!

While you’re in town, why not stay a little longer and experience the warmth and charm of the Ballarat Winter Festival (25 June-17 July).

Ice skating in the Ballarat CBD

From drinking locally-made hot cocoa by crackling fireplaces, to pulling on skates at the pop-up ice skating rink, Ballarat will come alive this winter with activities that will fire up the enthusiasm of families, foodies, wine lovers and culture vultures alike. 

Here’s our top picks of things to do while you’re here for Winter Wonderlights (24 June-17 July): 

Embrace the magic of the Ballarat Winter Festival

The Ballarat Winter Festival (25 June-17 July) is a celebration of the city’s signature season through unique events, activities and offerings.



The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.