Sovereign Hill's Winter Wonderlights
On Sunday, we visited the gorgeous Sovereign Hill for their Winter Wonderlight Christmas in July.
If you haven't visited Ballarat before, home of Sovereign Hill, the most important thing for you to note is that it's cold. When we arrived at around lunch time, and it was 4degrees. We made a quick pit stop at Coles from some gloves and a scarf, but we were already dressed in double and triple layers of everything else. When we arrived at Sovereign Hill, we were happy that they had some gloves and beanies for the kids in the gift shop that were reasonably priced (kids gloves $8).
Being lunch time, we stopped for a quick Sausage Roll at the bakery and, as we had the car trip to plan, we knew the times of the presentations that we didn't want to miss, namely: the gold pour, the sweet making, some gold panning, the muscat firing and the Snow White pantomime. As a part of the winter wonderlight's program, we also got to enjoy the faux snow falls throughout the day and of course the spectacular light show at 5.45pm. Had we allowed a little more time, we would have spent some time at the circus and storytelling at the Marquee. With your Sovereign Hill ticket, you can validate your ticket for free entry the next day if you feel you didn't get to see everything in one day.
We enjoyed all of the activities, Mr 4 and his sweet tooth really loved watching the sweet making. Mr 3 was in his own wonderful fantasy land when the snow would fall. And when the light show started, it was so incredibly beautiful and magical, it was a reminder why despite the freezing temperatures, it's one of my favourite events of the year. The panning for gold is usually a favourite of ours, however there was such a chill, we decided to head to the bowling instead.
We had a truly special evening and a really fun day. Dress warm (like going to the snow warm) and do not miss the light show at the end of the day, it's a wonderful way to finish the day.
For more information on the event - dates, time, prices etc - click HERE
It's a great holiday activity, don't miss it!