Experience the Magic of Winter Wonderland at Ballarat Winter Festival and Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

Winter can be a magical time, especially when you have the chance to experience it in all its glory. The Ballarat Winter Festival is the perfect opportunity to do just that. From skating on a real ice rink to exploring winter activities around Ballarat, this festival has something for everyone. Whether you’re a winter enthusiast or simply looking for a fun day out with family and friends, you won’t want to miss out on the excitement. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at all the activities and attractions that make the Ballarat Winter Festival a must-attend event. Get ready to embrace the beauty of winter and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Skate on a Real Ice Rink

The Ballarat Winter Festival is all set to offer an unforgettable experience to visitors. Along with the magical winter village, visitors can indulge in the ultimate winter activity by gliding across the ice rink. Skating on a real ice rink is an experience that can make anyone feel like an Olympic champion. The ice rink at the Ballarat Winter Festival is perfect for both beginners and experts, making it an ideal winter activity for all ages. Ballarat Winter Festival Ice Rink’s pop-up ice skating rink will be on from Saturday 24 June – Saturday 15 July, with Child-friendly sessions, sensory sessions, Bollywood on Ice sessions, Latin Fiesta on Ice sessions and disco sessions also available.

But, that’s not all. The Ballarat Winter Festival offers a wide range of activities that cater to everyone’s winter preferences. After a thrilling time on the ice rink, visitors can head over to explore a variety of snow play options that are perfect for kids and adults alike. From snowball fights to building a snowman, there is no shortage of winter fun at the festival.

Don’t forget to bring your warmest winter gear and get ready to experience the magic of winter like never before!

Stay Warm and Cosy with Delicious Food and Drinks

However, all that excitement can work up quite an appetite. Fortunately, Ballarat has a diverse range of food and drink options to keep you warm and cosy. Whether you need to warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate or satisfy your hunger with a hearty meal, Ballarat has you covered.

Explore Sovereign Hill and Winterlights

After satisfying your hunger and thirst at the Ballarat Winter Festival, it’s time to explore Sovereign Hill. The Sovereign Hill’s Christmas in July: Winter Wonderlights is back for another year from Saturday 24 June until Sunday 16 July 2023. Strolling through the Sovereign Hill village, you’ll be transported to a winter wonderland, complete with twinkling lights, festive decorations, fun activities and holiday music.

Knights of Fire at Kryal Castle

Queen Neva has gripped the castle in an eternal frost. She has manifested an evil warrior, known only as The Black Knight to guard her icy throne. Is there a champion who can save the kingdom from her reign? Feats of fire, magic and wonder await you in this fantastical tale for the whole family to enjoy!

The Knights of Fire event at Kryal Castle is a thrilling and exciting addition to the Ballarat Winter Festival. Catch incredible fire performers, knights, queens, princesses and wizards in a battle between good and evil. Not to mention a castle loaded with interactive activities.

In summary, the Ballarat Winter Festival is a must-visit winter wonderland. From skating on a real ice rink to enjoying a variety of activities, there’s something for everyone. Stay warm and cosy with delicious food and drinks and explore Ballarat, Sovereign Hill and Kryal Castle. Don’t miss out on the chance to create unforgettable memories with family and friends. So mark your calendar and come prepared for a day of fun and adventure.