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Christmas in Ballarat

Festive fun awaits you in Ballarat as the city comes alive with dazzling decorations, live music and more!

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Season Highlights

Add these festive highlights to your Christmas calendar.
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Ballarat’s Christmas Tree

The Ballarat Christmas Tree is a real cedar tree in the beautiful Sturt Street Gardens. The tree gets…

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Giant Christmas Bauble

The Giant Christmas Bauble will be back in Ballarat this Christmas. The Christmas Bauble will shine brightly every…

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Floral Reindeer and Santa Sleigh

These festive floral sculptures of Santa’s sleigh pulled by his nine reindeer have become an icon for Ballarat…

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Ballarat’s Giant Candy Canes

This is Christmas entertainment like no one has seen before. At 2.5 metres tall, you won’t miss these…

22 Dec - 23 Dec

Session times vary

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Santa’s Post Office

Designed by Wildwood Instruments artist Nick Carpenter, Santa’s Post Office is a must see this Christmas. Located on…

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Candy Cane Lane

Located in Hop Lane, the newly formed Candy Cane Lane boasts festivity and Christmas fun. Immerse yourself in…

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Follow the Christmas art trail through the Ballarat CBD for your chance to WIN one of three Ballarat hampers.

Festive Program

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See crowd favourites including the floral reindeer and giant walk-through bauble. 

Free Christmas Workshops

From personalised ornaments to starry Christmas trees and cards, Ballarat is getting its craft on this Christmas. 

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Explore our Christmas calendar

Plan your Christmas in Ballarat experience and enjoy a line-up of events, live music and entertainment, decorations and workshops.

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Put Ballarat under your tree this Christmas

Shop small and support local this Christmas with gifts from Ballarat’s swag of talented creatives and boutique retailers.

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