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29 June - 21 July

The popular Ballarat Winter Festival is set to return for another exciting three-week season.

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Festival Highlights

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Winter Wonderlights

Experience the sound, lights and wintry delights at Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights. With a dazzling light show, full…

28 Jun - 21 Jul

Session times vary

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Pop-Up Ice Rink

Ballarat ice skating tickets are on sale now. Click below to book yours today. Get your skates on…

29 Jun - 21 Jul

9:00am - 10:00pm

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Frozen Kingdom at Kryal Castle

The Kingdom of Kryal has been overrun by an eternal winter since the evil snow Queen Neva took…

22 Jun - 21 Jul

10:00am - 4:00pm

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Candlelight: Best of Hans Zimmer and more

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before…

13 Jul

6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Obsidian Dark Beer Festival

Immerse yourself in the rich world of dark beers at Obsidian Dark Beer Festival! Featuring 14 independent Victorian…

29 Jun

11:00am - 8:00pm

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The Design Exchange Market

Australia is bursting at the seams with amazing independent designers, artists and creators, and The Design Exchange is…

06 Jul - 07 Jul

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Receive 15% off your ice rink tickets

Simply collect a discount code from any Ballarat hospitality or tourism business when you spend $25 or more for 15% off your ice rink tickets.

Festival Program

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Family Friendly

An impressive line-up of events awaits the family this winter in Ballarat.

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Purchase your ice rink tickets here.

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A weekend road trip to the Ballarat Winter Festival

Looking for inspiration and recommendations on how to spend your Ballarat Winter Festival weekend? Look no more! See below an itinerary to kick start your planning.

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Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

Prepare to be dazzled and mesmerised as Winter Wonderlights celebrates 10 years. Featuring a spectacular blend of sound, lights and wintry delights, this immersive experience includes a shimmering light show; a full theatre program; delectable treats; falling snow; hands-on kids' activities; and much more.

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Calendar of events

Plan your visit to the 2024 Ballarat Winter Festival by viewing the full calendar of events.

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