Plan Your Visit


All this Christmas activity is bound to leave you hungry and thirsty. Use your visit to Ballarat as an excuse to indulge in some fresh fare and a cold bevvy at one of our partner eateries!

Situated in a Ballarat heritage warehouse within the CBD, The Hydrant is the perfect place for a coffee pit-stop.

Begin your Christmas shopping with a cup of Seven Seeds, or break for lunch with the café’s innovative seasonal menu and house-made Christmas treats! 

WHERE: 3 McKenzie St, Ballarat Central
HOW:  / Ph: 0478 638 202



Enjoy the best in Ballarat’s dining, entertainment, events and accommodation at The George Hotel!

Delight in Santa’s Street Art @ The Lane during Christmas, and indulge in festive treats and goodies.

WHERE: 27 Lydiard St N, Ballarat Central
HOW: / Ph: 5333 4866




For that special gift this Christmas!

  • Wen & Ware Living
    Homeware, gifts, jewellery, fashion & good food
  • Linen & Living
    Homeware, decor, clocks, cushions & throws
  • Inhabit homewares
    Kitchenware, giftware & decorator pieces
  • Ishka
    Unique world handcrafts, jewellery, gifts & furniture
  • UFS Dispensary
    Boutique cosmetics, personal care & fragrances
  • Twisted Fizzers
    Amazing bath bomb creations
  • Priceline 
    Beauty, haircare, perfume & body products
  • Bed Bath N’ Table
    Homewares, bed linen, bath towels & decorator pieces
  • Your Mocha Your Mantra
    A sanctuary for your senses with jewellery, café & crystals

    WHERE: Ballarat Central 
    HOW:  / ph: 5331 8948



Enjoy a heart-warming Christmas experience thanks to Kittelty’s!

Stocking locally-made Christmas treats, cakes, and hampers as well as an extensive collection of local produce and pantry goods perfect for stocking fillers. Pick-up in-store only.

Serving coffee and homemade dishes daily.

WHERE: 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat Central
HOW: / Ph: 5332 7157



This Christmas, Stockland Wendouree will be your one-stop-shop for everything festive!

With our new $37 million re-development now complete, the centre features a brand new Woolworths, as well as Coles and Kmart and over 100 speciality stores ranging from fashion, food, services a gift for everyone.

If you can’t decide you on the perfect gift, a Stockland Gift Card can be used at all stores within the centre!

The centre will extend it’s trading hours from December 13 through to Christmas Eve.

WHERE: Cnr Norman Street & Gillies Street, Wendouree
HOW: / Ph; 5339 5131



Whether it’s for coffee and cake, or a Christmas shopping extravaganza, Studio g.a.s Ballarat is a must-visit destination!

The store boasts an eclectic fashion collection, setting the perfect foundation for a mix n’ match smorgasbord.

Mon to Fri: 10am to 5.30pm
Sat: 10am to 4pm

WHERE: 207a Creswick Road, Ballarat
HOW: / Ph: 5338 8202



Christmas Functions at the Red Lion!

Book your business, family or social Christmas function at the Red Lion this December. Offering a mouth-watering Christmas menu & high level service, the Red Lion is looking forward to catering for all your Christmas needs.

WHERE: 217-229 Main Road, Ballarat
HOW:  / Ph: 5331 3393



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

Book now


Tokyo Catering Group Christmas Special!

Free bottle of imported Japanese Sake or bottle of house wine for bookings of over four people.

Bookings essential to redeem gift.


  • Tokyo Grill House
    37 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
  • Tokyo Sukiyaki House
    Shop 118, Stockland Wendouree, Wendouree

HOW: / Ph: 5333 3945 or 5339 9939

Book now


Christmas 2018 at Wen & Ware

Delight in a unique collection of contemporary and world Christmas decorations & homewares to make the festive season as beautiful as possible!

Shop local this Christmas!

WHERE: 52 Bridge Mall, Ballarat Central
HOW: / Ph: 5332 9668



Central Square Christmas Party!

Join us for free entertainment and family fun on Saturday, December 15 from 11am to 3pm.

Enjoy hassle-free shopping with a range of stores including Myer and Target plus free two-hour undercover parking.

Shop at Central Square in December for your chance to win one of four $500 Flight Centre travel vouchers. Collect an entry form at participating stores. Prizes drawn on Saturday, December 15.

Central Square will also have extended trading hours between December 15 and 25.

WHERE: 18 Armstrong St Sth, Ballarat Central
HOW: / Ph: 5333 4330



Delacombe Town Centre is the place to be for all of your Christmas necessities. And don’t forget there’s over 800 free car parks!

Beyond that, DTC are thinking towards 2019, and making the most of those summer nights. So you’re invited to the inaugural DTC Night Market and Outdoor Twilight Cinema featuring fun and free events for all ages. The event will be held on the eve of the Australia Day long weekend, Thursday, January 24. Now that’s something to celebrate!!

WHERE: Corner of Glenelg Hwy and Cherry Flat Rd, Delacombe
HOW: / Ph: 5339 8584



Ballarat Wholefoods Café is a 100% gluten-free café providing breakfast and lunch all through the festive season!

The café is fully licensed and open every day except Christmas Day.

WHERE: 413 Sturt St, Ballarat
HOW: / Ph: 5331 1573


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