Sovereign Hill Winter Wonderlights

Rug up and experience Sovereign Hill's dazzling Winter Wonderlights Yuletide Event in beautiful Ballarat as Sovereign Hill will be illuminated like never before.

Witness Sovereign Hill’s Victorian-style buildings come alive through the magic of large-scale light projections in the astounding ‘Winter Wonderlights’ show, which promise to make this Christmas in July celebration the most spectacular ever staged by the outdoor museum.

The event will now be running for an entire month from Saturday 25th of June to Sunday 24th of July. The event being the largest light projection spectacle ever staged in the one site anywhere in Australia.


Sovereign Hill will come alive at night as its building facades along Main Street are bought to life through the magic of light, sound and faux snow falls.

During the day, visitors can take a stroll down Main Street as snow-flakes fall at regular intervals over the Victorian-style buildings, the smell of Christmas treats and spices fill the air, traditional carols ring out across the buildings, and a sense of anticipation builds as children await Saint Nicolas’ visit. Visitors will delight in the artfully hung Victorian decorations adorning Main Street, the decorated shop windows, and the traditional Christmas theatre performances.


At night, Main Street will once again sparkle with a truly amazing light projection show with 17 of Sovereign Hill’s Victorian-style buildings, including the New York Bakery, United States Hotel, and Apothecaries’ Hall in Main Street lit up with large-scale image projections and animations.

This show, set to Christmas-themed music, will be bigger and brighter than ever before with more buildings lit up in impressive style, evoking the spirit and enchantment of Christmas. The cottages and their gardens overlooking Main Street will also be filled with fairy lights, so that no matter what direction you look, the old-world charm of the 1850s will bask Sovereign Hill’s township in a golden, yuletide glow.

Visitors of all ages can enjoy a full day of Christmas excitement with activities for everyone, and as the sun goes down, Sovereign Hill will light up spectacularly each evening after 5.45pm.

For more information, visit the Sovereign Hill website

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