Start typing to search

You can also hit “Enter” on your keyboard to submit your query.

0
What's on

0
Everything Else

#VISITBALLARAT

Embrace the chill at the 2019 Ballarat Winter Festival

Made of Ballarat

28 May 2019

Filed underFamily Friendly

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Ballarat Winter Festival from June 29 until July 21. 

Presented by the City of Ballarat, the popular festival will feature a myriad of experiences to warm your heart, soul and belly.

Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill
When: 
June 29 – July 21
Where: 
Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St, Ballarat
Details: The multi-award winning Winter Wonderlights returns to Sovereign Hill in 2019 brighter than ever before, with an expanded footprint and more light projections. Be swept up in the excitement of a special European-style Christmas as the entire township comes alive in Australia’s largest ever light projection spectacle staged at one site. To avoid disappointment, visitors are encouraged to pre-book online.


Ice skating
When: 
June 29 – July 21
Where: 
Armstrong St Sth, Ballarat (adjacent to the Ballarat Town Hall and Myer).
Details: What winter wonderland is complete without an ice-skating rink? This festival favourite in the heart of Ballarat’s CBD is guaranteed fun for the whole family, with all skill levels catered for. Each session lasts for one hour, with bookings recommended. 


Winteractive Arcade
When: June 29-30 and July 13-14
Where:
Ballarat Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard St Nth
Details:
Immerse yourself in the AR (augmented reality) exhibition, get creative with Tilt Brush or just check out what’s cool right now in tech and fashion. Other highlights will include virtual reality drone racing game Drone Legion, a massive multiplayer game of Snake plus retro gaming and old-school arcade machines.


Ballarat Activated ArtWalk
When: 
June 29 – July 21
Where: 
Throughout the Ballarat CBD
Details: The inaugural Ballarat Activated ArtWalk will unravel the hidden stories of the city’s laneways, buildings and streets and bring some special artworks to life courtesy of your smartphone. The region’s creatives will reinterpret the city through animation, design and sound, all at the touch of a button.


The Design Exchange
When:
 Saturday, July 6 (4pm-10pm) and Sunday, July 7 (10am-3pm)
Where: Ballarat Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard St Nth
Details: This Ballarat Winter Festival, The Design Exchange is excited to be warming up for its inaugural two-day inspiring design event. Think independent artists and creators, mulled wines, boutique beers, gin bars, wood fire pizzas, a comfy lounge and a cosy atmosphere in one of the city’s beautiful heritage buildings.


Knights of Fire at Kryal Castle
When: 
June 29 – July 14
Where: 
Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek
Details: The spectacular Knights of Fire program is back at Kryal Castle just in time for the winter school holidays. A daily highlight is the spectacular Joust of The Flame as Sir Hector meets Sir Reynard in a fiery clash of flaming lances and swords on the castle’s main arena. And the breathtaking fire jump as part of the Skill At Arms display will leave you in awe.


Tigers at the Ballarat Wildlife Park
When: 9am-5pm daily
Where: 
Ballarat Wildlife Park, 250 Fussell St, Ballarat East
Details: Ballarat has joined the fight to save the Sumatran tiger from extinction. The Ballarat Wildlife Park is now home to Sumatran tigers Maneki and Satu. It’s estimated less than 500 of the species remain in the wild due to the clearing of natural habitat and poaching. Part of a global species management plan, the
duo are ambassadors for helping their cousins survive in the wild through education programs and conservation initiatives.

Looking for the best travel ideas?

Get our curated travel tips

Thanks for subscribing! We'll be in touch soon.

#VISITBALLARAT

Visit Ballarat is supported by the City of Ballarat

logo
logo
logo