30. July 2017 - 10:00 till 19:00
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Winter Wonderlights 1st - 30th July 2017 at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Sunday, 30. July 2017

This event runs every day between 1 - 30 July 2017

Celebrate the chilly season in festive style at Sovereign Hill's 'Christmas in July: Winter Wonderlights' holiday event.

Rug up in beanies, scarves and mittens to enjoy a fun-filled day of 'Christmas in July' celebrations, complete with faux snowfalls and warming winter fare. Then stay on at dusk for the magic of 'Winter Wonderlights', as Main Street lights up with over 20 grand-scale projections creating Australia's largest lighting spectacular – all set across a twinkling backdrop of cottage gardens lit by over 15km of fairy lights.

Daylight fades and Main Street sparkles with an amazing light projection show as Christmas-themed images dance along its quaint façades to the tune of Christmas melodies. Now in its fourth year, 'Winter Wonderlights' will be bigger and brighter than ever before with even more buildings lit up to evoke the spirit and enchantment of a Victorian Christmas.

Over 15 kilometres of fairy lights adorn the gardens, trees and miner’s cottages. Chat with costumed goldfields 'residents' at home by their cosy open fires and stand beside the paddock in Fairy Light Lane for the best view of the massive mine chimney projections.

The evening air is filled with the aroma of Christmas treats and spices, from Glühwein (the perfect Christmas drink) to delicious hot German food.
Feast on roast turkey and pork followed by steaming hot Christmas pudding or spoil yourself with an indulgent Christmas banquet in a magnificent Victorian dining room complete with a private butler. Hawker carts will offer treats on the move including pretzels, hot apple cider and hot chocolate-on-a-stick.

Sovereign Hill boasts non-stop entertainment throughout the day and the evening. A roving magician entertains lunch-time crowds, ‘A Night Before Christmas’ is charmingly brought to life by shadow puppets in the Victoria Theatre and traditional pantomimes tell silly stories to entertain young and old alike.
All Sovereign Hill’s regular day-time activities and demonstrations will be available: gold panning, underground mine tours, the gold pour, blacksmithing, confectionery making, candlemaking, 9-pin bowling, coach rides and much more.

Skip the entrance ***** and enter Sovereign Hill via our Hotel’s secret doorway!
There are four value packages available, all inclusive of 1 night accommodation, 2-day entry to Sovereign Hill and Winter Wonderlights, dinner and breakfast.

This year, a mischievous Gingerbread Man will plot his escape from our hungry visitors and prance his way through the 'Winter Wonderlights'. Catch him if you can!

Visit winterwonderlights.com.au for further details

Sunday, 30. July 2017, Ballarat, Winter Wonderlights 1st - 30th July 2017 at Sovereign Hill

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