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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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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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Art Late x OK Motels: Nice Biscuit

Stay up for Art Late. A curated series of late-night encounters at the Art Gallery of Ballarat featuring…


13 Jul

6:30pm - 9:00pm

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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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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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