** INACTIVE ADVERTISING **


The date for this event has now passed.

Reader Enquiries Here or see below for Update information.



Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill



Catch the Gingerbread Man as he mischievously plots his escape from our hungry visitors and prances his way through the Winter Wonderlights as Sovereign Hill celebrates its annual Christmas in July event.

As the sound of carolers echo throughout Sovereign Hill’s township, and anticipation of snowfall fills the air, visitors will be swept up in the excitement of a special European-style Christmas event as Sovereign Hill shines brighter than ever before from 1st – 30th July 2017.

The Victorian-style buildings will come alive through the magic of large-scale light projections in the dazzling ‘Winter Wonderlights’ show, and children can attempt to catch the gingerbread man as he dashes from building to building, peeking out from the Christmas themed lights and animations!

With over 20 buildings lit up with yuletide animations, including the New York Bakery, United States Hotel, and Apothecaries’ Hall, and over 10km of fairy lights throughout Sovereign Hill’s garden, this event is the largest light projection spectacle ever staged in one site anywhere in Australia.

During the day, the entire Sovereign Hill township will evoke a sense of old-world wonder. Visitors can take a stroll down Main Street as snow-flakes fall at regular intervals over the Victorian-style buildings, decorations fill the window displays, the smell of Christmas treats and spices fill the air, and traditional Christmas-themed pantomimes are performed. Visitors will also delight in the Christmas market where they can purchase enchanting decorations, or try some traditional treats including a steaming cup of mulled wine, or a gingerbread biscuit.

At night, as the light fades, Main Street will sparkle with an amazing light projection show with over 20 of Sovereign Hill’s buildings lit up with large-scale image projections and Christmas animations. This show, set to Christmas-themed music, will be bigger and brighter than ever before with more buildings lit up in impressive style, evoking the spirit and enchantment of Christmas. Visitors will be given a special passport, so that they can catch sight of the mischievous Gingerbread man as he hides within the building projections.

The cottages and gardens overlooking Main Street will also be filled with fairy lights, and candles will dance in shop windows, so no matter where you look, the old-world charm of the 1850s will bask Sovereign Hill in a golden, yuletide glow. Entertainers, including illusionists and acrobats, will also perform, delighting visitors with their magical skills

Visitors can enjoy a full day of Christmas excitement with activities for all ages, and as the sun goes down, Sovereign Hill will light up spectacularly each evening after 5.45pm.

Sovereign Hill was recently named Australia's Best 'Major Tourist Attraction' at the Qantas Australia's Australian Tourism Awards. This win came on the back of Sovereign Hill winning Victoria's Major Tourist Attraction at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards last year for the third year running, as well as the RACV People’s Choice award for Favourite Regional Attraction.

Web Link: Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill Link opens in new browser window





UPDATE PAGE


This page can be reactivated and updated using the UPDATE function below.

Update the information using the UPDATE button below.

Update This Page




Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram
See Events in October >
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31


Featured
Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival
View Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival
From Aussie Rock legend Jack Jones to ABC Young Performer of the Year, concert pianist Hoang Pham | Read On..


Nick Barker & The Monkey Men play Rolling Stones
View Nick Barker & The Monkey Men play Rolling Stones
A star-studded local band featuring NICK BARKLER, ASHLEY DAVIES, SHANE O'MARA, JUSTIN GARNER and | Read On..


Spooktober | Halloween Festival
View Spooktober | Halloween Festival
MELBOURNE’S BIGGEST AND SPOOKIEST HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL Melbourne’s most freakishly scary | Read On..


Oktoberfest at Southgate
View Oktoberfest at Southgate
Hophaus brings Munich to Melbourne for Oktoberfest 2017 or as we like to call it – Hoptoberfest - | Read On..


Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
View Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive attractions. Award winning | Read On..


Check Out
Polished Man | Protect Vulnerable Children Campaign
View Polished Man | Protect Vulnerable Children Campaign
This October we challenge men (and women) to paint one fingernail to represent the 1 child that dies every 5 minutes as a result of violence. 1 | Read On..

Garage Sale Trail 2017
View Garage Sale Trail 2017
NOW A WEEKEND OF GARAGE SALES Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s big weekend of GOOD STUFF with over 15,000 garage sales and stalls happening around | Read On..

Mel's Pick
Fire Action Week 2017 | October 13-20
View Fire Action Week 2017 | October 13-20
Fire Action Week is a great opportunity to find out more about the fire risk in your local area, | Read On..

Greek Tavern Night | Saturday Nights
View Greek Tavern Night | Saturday Nights
Melbourne's best traditional GREEK night with live music, entertainment, dancing and Mediterranean | Read On..

Trending