Christmas in Ballarat

Get set for the perfect yuletide adventure as Ballarat comes to life this Christmas.

Admire the Insta-worthy festival decorations along the city’s main thoroughfare, follow the 12 Days of Christmas art trail, shop until you drop at Ballarat’s ever-growing retail offerings, then indulge in the finest food and wine and explore the many festivals and events with your family and friends.

This year, the City of Ballarat has introduced a number of new festive-themed installations and activities, as well as welcoming back crowd favourites, including the floral Reindeer who this year celebrate their 10th birthday.

Businesses and event organisers across the city are also in full festive spirit, with more than 200 events taking place across Ballarat during December.

Plan your Christmas adventure using our new online Advent Calendar. With an event taking place every day throughout December, you’ll be sure to find something to do with your family and friends.
Don’t forget to visit every day and find one of three unique codewords for your chance to win the ultimate summer family fun pack, which includes a family pass to Nitro Circus, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Kryal Castle, Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Bird World.
Check out the calendar online at

Don’t forget to share your festive experience on Instagram with the hashtag #christmasinballarat

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