Ballarat transforms into a winter wonderland every July, with a myriad of experiences to warm your heart, soul and belly as part of the Ballarat Winter Festival!
Visit Sovereign Hill and experience the magical Winter Wonderlights: Christmas in July display; lace up your skates and take to ice at the pop-up ice-skating rink; or admire the fiery jousting clash at Kryal Castle.
Wander through the Art Gallery of Ballarat and marvel at the colonial gilt-framed artworks, indulge in the goodness of locally-grown fare at our leading cafes and eateries, or settle in for a warming night-in with a cup of mulled wine in-hand.
Whether it’s school holiday fun, a cultural getaway, or a romantic rendezvous that you seek, there’s a day out to enthral everyone as you explore all of Ballarat’s glistening winter offerings!
Stay tuned for updates about Ballarat Winter Festival 2019!
Below is a snapshot of some of our highlights from the Ballarat Winter Festival 2018
Christmas in July : Winter Wonderlights at Soverign Hill
Ballarat Winter Festival Pop-up ice-skating rink
Into Light : 19th and 20th Century Paintings from The Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai
Ballarat Potato Festival
Salumi & Charcuterie Festival
Ballarat Boutique at the Ballarat
Plate Up Ballarat - The Pie Competition
The Meerkats of Ballarat at Ballarat Wildlife Park
The Red Series