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Ballarat Winterlude - July 2017

Wander Ballarat this Winter...

Cascading snowflakes, soul-warming red wine and hearty fare – whimsical winter adventures await at this year’s Winterlude.

Whether it’s school holiday fun or a romantic rendezvous that you’re seeking, there’s a day out to enthral every visitor.

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Check out the 'Packages and Deals' page here on the Bell Tower Inn website  or call our Reception on 03 5334 1600 for some fabulous Family Room accommodation deals.


Some of the exciting Winterlude events include....

Winter Wonderlights At Sovereign Hill Ballarat

Event Date - July 2017

Visitors will be swept up in the excitement of a special yuletide Christmas event as Sovereign Hill is illuminated like never before. 

During the day, Sovereign Hill will ring to the tune of traditional carols, with Christmas trees and colourful decorations lining Main Street. ‘Hands-on' activities, a full theatre program, faux snow falls and Christmas treats will bring cheer to all. 

At night, Main Street will sparkle with a truly spectacular light projection show, with 17 of Sovereign Hill’s Victorian-style buildings in Main Street lit up with large-scale image projections and 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.


Ballarat’s Pop Up Ice Skating Rink

Event Date - July 2017

Get the kids out of the house during the school holidays and into some traditional winter activities at the pop up ice skating rink in the CBD. Lace up the skates and take to real ice right in the heart of our city. Session times will be for an hour duration and skaters are advised to arrive 15 – 20 minutes prior to session time commencing