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Discover the Magical Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

Discover the Magical Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill, where history comes alive with a touch of winter magic. Celebrating 10 years, this cherished tradition continues to captivate families with its unique blend of history and entertainment.


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Discover the Magical Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

Visiting Sovereign Hill during this magical time is an experience not to be missed. As you stroll down the main street, you will be greeted by the sight of Christmas trees adorned with festive decorations. Live theatre performances, engaging activities for the kids, and artificial snow add to the festive spirit. And for those with a sweet tooth, a visit to the fabulous Sovereign Hill lolly shop is a must, where indulging in toffee or boiled lollies.

Goldfield activities and demonstrations offer endless entertainment for the whole family throughout the day. From gold panning to coach rides, candlestick dipping to sweet making, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You can even embark on mine tours and witness the sight of gold being poured.

As the sun sets, the main street undergoes a magical transformation into a vibrant wonderland. Faux snowfalls create a picturesque scene, while vibrant projections illuminate the buildings against a backdrop of coordinated music and storytelling. And don’t miss Speedwell Street, where kilometres of enchanting twinkling fairy lights line the street, casting a beautiful glow that truly captures the essence of the season.

Discover the Magical Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill
Discover the Magical Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

Winter Wonderlights features:

Enjoy the enchanting sight as Sovereign Hill transforms into a snowy winter wonderland. Look up and witness the magic of faux snow gently falling, adding a touch of wonder to the atmosphere.

Brass Band
Get into the festive spirit with classic Christmas carols played by a traditional brass ensemble. Join the merry tunes from 4.40 pm to 5.30 pm on Main Street.

Arts & Craft
Unleash your creativity with a hands-on art and craft session inspired by the sights and sounds of Sovereign Hill. From 11 am to 6 pm at the Carver & Dalton Auction Rooms (map no.10), create your own keepsake to take home.

Theatre Performances
Experience the charm of live entertainment at the historic Victoria Theatre. From captivating magic shows to interactive tours with special effects, there’s something for everyone. Check showtimes at the Victoria Theatre foyer.


Discover the Magical Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

St Nicholas’ Grotto
Visit St Nicholas’ cozy winter hut at Sovereign Hill during Winter Wonderlights. Have your photo taken with St Nick and share your Christmas wish list. Open from 2 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm at the Parade Showground (map no.34).

Explore the Diggings after dark
Discover a different side of the diggings after sunset. Enjoy food by the fire as our soundscape transports you back to a typical night on the goldfields, complete with sing-a-longs and evening sounds. Join us from 5.30 pm to 7 pm at The Diggings (map no.8).

Fairylight Fun
Embark on a magical journey amidst twinkling fairy lights. Start from the top end of Main Street and wander through Speedwell Street and Brightview Gardens from 4.30 pm to 7 pm.

Shining Streetscapes
Watch Main Street come alive with vibrant projections and colours, accompanied by a musical score. Join us from 5.45 pm to 7 pm for a celebration of togetherness.

Winter Wonderlights

Date: 28 June – 21 July 2024
Time: 10 am-7 pm 
Location: Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Golden Point Victoria
Price: $19 – $177

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