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Sovereign Hill's Winter Wonderlights 2018

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Sovereign Hill comes alive from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 22 July 2018 during the Winter Wonderlights festivities.



Running all through the school holidays, both kids and adults will be transported to a magical winter wonderland. During the day, colourful decorations will line the Main Street and as well as all the usual fun things to do, there will be plenty of additional hands-on activities.

Don't miss seeing Sovereign Hill turn into a snowy white winter wonderland with various snow times throughout the day.

Winter Wonderlights 2018 at Sovereign Hill
Let it Snow


As night begins to fall, Main Street will come to life with twinkling lights and sparkling grand-scale Christmas images projected along the facades of the buildings. The light show will be on from approximately 5.45-7pm each evening.

Winter Wonderlights 2018 at Sovereign Hill
Main Street comes alive


Other activities will include a fun pantomime at the Victoria Theatre where Little Red Riding Hood meets Robin Hood with hilarious consequences. Don't miss the show times at 11.00am, 2.15pm and 4.00pm.

Sure to delight the younger kids, Victorian shadow puppets will tell the tale of St Nick a "jolly old elf" also at the Victoria Theatre.

Winter Wonderlights 2018 at Sovereign Hill
Fun at the Victoria Theatre


There will be plenty of food options available, including a European Christmas fare Marquee with delicious goodies such as traditional German Bratwurst or a chicken schnitzel and chips accompanied by a warm mulled wine.

Click for the full Christmas in July - Winter Wonderlights 2018 Program.



Opening times during Winter Wonderlights are as follows:
Sovereign Hill: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Gold Museum: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate:

Sovereign Hill Entry, including Gold Museum and Wonderlights
Adult $61.00
Concession $48.80
Child (5-15) $27.60
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children) $154.00
Toddler (0-4) Free
Single Family (1 adult & up to 3 children) $110.00
Children under 5 admitted free.

Pass-outs are available if you wish to exit Sovereign Hill and return later that day to see the evening 'Wonderlights'.

Situated in the historic city of Ballarat, Sovereign Hill is approximately a 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway. There is plenty of free parking.

For more information on all the things to do in Ballarat, including accommodation options, visit the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre.
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Why? Magical Winter Wonderland Fun
When: 30 June to 22 July 2018
Phone: (03) 5337 1199
Where: Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St, Golden Point Ballarat
Cost: Adults $61, Conc $48.80, Kids $27.60
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