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Let us entertain you, with a series of festive-themed events and activities held as part of the Christmas season. Whether it's a trip to the cinema, a gold prospecting adventure, a medieval day out, or a night out of Christmas carols, we have plenty of inspiration to suit all tastes and budgets thanks to our partner attractions!

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WHERE: 49 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat
HOW: / Ph: 5330 5555



December means the Christmas tree is up and the Christmas lights are switched on!

It also means it’s time for The Courier Christmas Lights competition, showcasing the best Christmas light displays across Ballarat.

Prizes are available for the best display, as voted by the public and one lucky voter.

Entries open on Saturday, December 1 and close Thursday, December 13.
Voting opens Saturday, December 15 and closes Thursday, December 20.
Winner is announced on Saturday, December 22, just in time for Christmas!

Keep your eyes on for all the details.


The team at Kryal Castle would like to wish you and your family a very merry (and medieval) Christmas!

Open every day of the school holidays (except Christmas Day).

WHERE: 121 Forbes Road, Leigh Creek
HOW: / Ph: 5334 8500

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Celebrate Christmas in the Terrace Restaurant!

Race Night Special: Wednesday December 12 at 6pm

$40 package includes admission, Christmas inspired three-course meal and race book.

$60 dining & drinks package includes admission, Christmas inspired three-course meal, race book and house wine, tap beer and soft drink.

Bookings essential.

WHERE: Cnr Bell Street & Sutton Street, Redan
HOW: / Ph: 5335 9041

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Celebrate Christmas at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club!

The venue will host Christmas parties and end of year celebrations throughout December. Enjoy a night of racing and entertainment with dining packages available for small and large groups as well as non-race-day packages for your upcoming Christmas function.

Bookings essential.

WHERE: Cnr Sutton Street & Rubicon Street, Ballarat Central
HOW:  / Ph: 5335 7201

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A free community event for the whole family. Come and enjoy some Christmas entertainment and join in on signing some of your favourite Christmas Carols.

Sunday December 16th Gates open at 4pm, Carols 6:30pm.

A gift from the Ballarat churches for the Ballarat community.

WHERE: Mars Stadium, Creswick Rd, Wendouree
HOW: / Ph: 5335 9041



Give the gift of a Ballarat Christmas Adventure!

Explore one of the richest goldfields in the world with the Gold Prospecting Adventure. Fun and educational, the adventure includes gold-panning, metal-detecting and a lesson in gold prospecting as well as food and drinks.

Suitable for those aged 5 to 85 with a basic level of fitness. Choose a half day or full day experience.

HOW: / Ph: 1300 882 199

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For a gift the whole family will love, become a Ballarat Wildlife Park member and enjoy 12 months of unlimited entry to the park plus 50% discount for two accompanying guests and discounts on gift shop purchases.

Get to know Australia’s famous native animals including koalas, wombats, little penguins and friendly free-roaming kangaroos. See Tasmanian Devils, dingoes, Crunch the 5-metre-long super croc, and the newest additions to the park - the six cheeky little meerkats!

WHERE: 250 Fussell St, Ballarat East
HOW: / Ph: 5333 5933

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