Tickets are now on sale for Sovereign Hill’s Christmas in July event, Winter Wonderlights

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Tickets are now on sale for Sovereign Hill’s Christmas in July event, Winter Wonderlights

Winter Wonderlights

Ballarat’s popular Winter Wonderlights will return to Sovereign Hill this June and July with sounds, lights and wintery delights.

Sovereign Hill in Ballarat is transforming into a magical winter wonderland to celebrate Christmas in July with their annual ‘Winter Wonderlights’ event, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever before.

An annual sell-out event attracting more than 100,000 visitors of all ages in the past, the Winter Wonderlights spectacular will be lighting up Sovereign Hill once the sun sets from 24 June to 16 July, 2023 and tickets are now on sale.

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Throughout the day, visitors can wander the streets as ‘snow’ falls, enjoy pantomimes and theatre shows, Christmas-themed arts and crafts, the chance to share a photo with St Nick, and wonderful wintry treats like mulled wine and gingerbread.

As the sun goes down, ever-changing projections bring Sovereign Hill’s streetscape to dazzling life, as a spectacular light show illuminates the much-loved museum and the Victorian-style buildings along the main street.


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We imagine the cottages and gardens overlooking Main Street will also be filled with fairy lights, and candles will dance in shop windows, so no matter where you look, the old-world charm of the 1850s will bask Sovereign Hill in a golden, Yuletide glow. Entertainers, including illusionists and acrobats, will also perform, delighting visitors with their magical skills.

This magical event truly transforms Ballarat into a living, traditional Christmas postcard scene.

The magical Christmas event takes over Sovereign Hill from 24 June – 16 July 2023. Purchase tickets here.