Running from Saturday 25 June – Sunday 24 July, Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights Christmas in July event is a world-class event where visitors will witness Sovereign Hill’s Victorian-style buildings come alive through the magic of large-scale light projections in the astounding ‘Winter Wonderlights’ show, which promises to make this Christmas in July celebration the most spectacular ever staged by the outdoor museum.
During the day, visitors can take a stroll down Main Street as snow-flakes fall at regular intervals over the Victorian-style buildings, the smell of Christmas treats and spices fill the air, traditional carols ring out across the buildings, and a sense of anticipation builds as children await Saint Nicolas’ visit.
Then, as the sun sets and snowflakes fall, Main Street will be transformed by sparkling grand-scale light projections and bright Christmas Wonderlights dancing along its familiar facades. Main Street will once again sparkle with a truly amazing light projection show with 17 of Sovereign Hill’s Victorian-style buildings, including the New York Bakery, United States Hotel, and Apothecaries’ Hall 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. The cottages and their gardens overlooking Main Street will also be filled with fairy lights, so that no matter what direction you look, the old-world charm of the 1850s will bask Sovereign Hill’s township in a golden, yuletide glow.
Visitors of all ages can enjoy a full day of Christmas excitement with activities for everyone, and as the sun goes down, Sovereign Hill will light up spectacularly each evening after 5.45pm.