World renowned White Night will illuminate Ballarat for the first time in five years

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World renowned White Night will illuminate Ballarat for the first time in five years

Words by Staff Writer

After a five-year hiatus, White Night is back to light up Ballarat in 2024.

Get ready to witness Ballarat transform into a dazzling spectacle once again as White Night returns to the regional city on Saturday, 1 June 2024.

Returning for the first time in five years, the world renowned event promises to light up the night with illuminations, projections, music, and interactive art, creating an immersive experience for both locals and visitors.

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White Night is a vibrant and inclusive celebration of immersive art and community participation for everybody to enjoy. Attracting more than 40,000 visitors, White Night generated $2.8 million in economic impact for the region in 2019.

For White Night Ballarat, Ballarat restaurants, businesses and accommodation will once again be buzzing as thousands of revellers will be encouraged to explore Ballarat and surrounds to enjoy everything on offer such as Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Wildlife Park, and the region’s great restaurants, breweries, and cafes.

Originally conceived in Paris in 2002, White Night has attracted large crowds to regional events in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Shepparton in previous years, with White Night Geelong 2022 setting the record with 93,000 attendees. The major event acts as tourism driver and a source of civic pride for its host cities.

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“We are thrilled to welcome White Night back to Ballarat for the first time in five years. Ballarat absolutely comes to life for this brilliant event, which will showcase our fantastic city in awe-inspiring fashion,” says City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Des Hudson.

“I encourage people to put the date in their calendars now and get ready for what promises to be a magical evening.”

A night-time event like no other, this experience will inspire friends and families from near  and far to embrace the wonders of regional Victoria like never before. Mark your calendars for 1 June 2024, and prepare for a night of artistic brilliance and community celebration in the heart of Ballarat.

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