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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