Christmas in July, Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

Sovereign Hill is one of Pickwick’s many long standing clients and an iconic site in Victoria. For the past 3 years Sovereign Hill and their dedicated staff have delighted local, national and international visitors alike with their spectacular Christmas in July event.

Traditionally it has taken place over 2 weeks during the Victorian school holidays, however this year due to its popularity was extended to 4 weeks.

During the day Sovereign Hill offers a range of activities for all the family, they have hands-on Christmas decoration activities for the children, circus performances (very popular entertainment in the 1850’s), story tellers (revealing some intriguing 1850’s stories), theatre shows (Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk, A Visit from St Nicholas), and make-believe snow falling at various times throughout the day.

After the sun sets Sovereign Hill is transformed. Visitors are treated to a spectacular ‘Winter Wonderlight’ show as the Main Street comes to life. Grand-scale images and footage are projected onto the Main Street facades as Christmas tunes play and the snow falls.

“Whilst Pickwick’s cleaning staff always keep this site clean and tidy because of its reputation we endeavour to make an even extra special effort at this time of year” Rebecca Pegg, Pickwick’s Client Services Manager says.

This is a must see event at this time of year It well organised by a team of dedicated people who strive to make Christmas in July more delightful each year.