Sovereign Hill will brighten up the dark winter nights in July with more than 15 kilometres of fairy lights and fake snow at its annual lightshow. Almost 100,000 visitors passed through Sovereign Hill during last year’s event.
This year’s program includes pantomimes, live music and Christmas-themed arts and crafts. There’ll also be a European street market and limited-edition lemon meringue drops to taste, and in the evening more than 25 buildings will be lit up with large-scale projections.
Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum that recreates the culture and setting of Ballarat in the 1850s, after gold was discovered there in 1851 (the gold rush ended in the late 1860s). The museum features mine tours, gold-panning sessions and theatre events.
Winter Wonderlights runs from Saturday June 29 to Sunday July 21 from 10am daily. The lightshow will start each evening after 5.45pm.
Ticket prices: adults $62, children (5-15) $27.80, concession ($49.70), family ($157) and single family ($112).