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A winter of warmth and magic in Ballarat

If there is a season in Ballarat that is synonymous with enchantment, it’s most certainly winter.

The middle of the year has traditionally received somewhat of a bad rap. It’s raining, it’s pouring, it’s downright boring.

If you ask us though, we think such talk has to do with a lack of imagination rather than any solid reasoning.

Visiting Ballarat during the cooler months will unexpectedly fill you with a sense of warmth, inside and out.

Wander along the glistening streetscapes, cozy up next to a fire with a mulled wine in hand, rug up and enjoy a hearty meal at one of the local restaurants, and admire the historic buildings in our light-filled boulevards.

And if you’re lucky, you might even enjoy a snow-laden day or two.

The winter season also features a special program of events, including the return of the magical Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill and the Ballarat Winter Festival with an ice-skating rink to boot.

So welcome to winter in Ballarat, where magic and warmth awaits.

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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.