EXPERIENCE

'CHRISTMAS IN JULY': WINTER WONDERLIGHTS 2018 PROGRAM

30 June - 22 July

 

Snowfalls

Marvel as Sovereign Hill turns into a snowy winter wonderland. The famous St Nicholas might even be there!

11.45 am, 1.15 pm, 3.30 pm, 5.45 pm

Main Street

 

Little Red Robin Hood

Is it Little Red Riding Hood or Robin Hood? Well, the owners of the Victoria Theatre at Sovereign Hill can’t agree which story to tell. So, to the delight of audiences, they present both at the same time! This is classic, hilarious pantomime with a wonderful new twist.

11.00 am & 2.15 pm & 4.00 pm

Victoria Theatre

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A Visit from St Nick

Come with us on a journey to hear a timeless story told through poetry and stunning Victorian shadow puppets. This tale of a visit by a “jolly old elf” will delight young children- they may even learn the names of the reindeers. Hint: two of their names have changed slightly from the 1800s but which ones?

1.30 pm

Victoria Theatre

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St Nicholas Old Horse

Christmas Mummers’ plays belong to a very old tradition in which traveling performers moved from village to village during Christmas performing plays which had a theme of birth and death. Enjoy a typical nonsense play – it’s guaranteed to be very silly and lots of fun!

12.00 pm

Victoria Theatre

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A Christmas Carol

You are invited to a reading of Charles Dickens’ ever popular story, ‘A Christmas Carol’! This lively reading will enthral, warming the whole family with the Christmas spirit.

5.00 pm

Victoria Theatre

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Emperor's New Clothes

Two swindlers trick an emperor and his entire kingdom (almost) into believing they can weave a magical cloth that only the clever and worthy can see. Come see and hear Han’s Christian Anderson’s delightful, timeless story of the dangers of pride and vanity.

12.45 pm & 3.15 pm

Victoria Theatre

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Meet our Goldfields Animals

Our small animal handlers will take you to meet some of our favourite goldfields animals.

12.30 pm

Meet at the Pig Pen

 

Redcoat Soldiers

See the Redcoats march, drill and fire their muskets

1.00 pm & 3.45 pm

Victoria Theatre Balcony

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Brass band

Hear classic Christmas Carols played by a good old fashioned brass ensemble.

4.00 pm

Main Street

 

Master of Magic

Be mystified by ‘The Amazing Barry’ as his dazzling magic transports you into the spectacular realm of the unknown
2.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Marquee

 

Craft Activities

We’ll provide the kit and you can make something special to take home – perhaps a Gingerbread Man or a miner’s cottage!

11.00 am – 6.30 pm

Marquee

 

Winter Wonderlights

Main Street will be transformed by sparkling grand-scale Christmas images dancing along its familiar facades. ‘Winter Wonderlights’ begins as soon as the sky is dark enough. Times therefore vary slightly each evening depending on light conditions.

5.45 pm - 7.00 pm

 

At the Gold Museum

I Wonder …

Get up close to some of the Museum’s collection, not usually on display. Visit the touch trolley volunteers to guess what our Christmas and winter themed artefacts are.

2.00-4.00 pm daily

Gallery

 

Postcards Home

Inspired by the Princess Mary Christmas box, write your own Christmas postcard home (or to St Nicholas).  Stamps and a postbox are available in the gift shop.

All Day

Foyer

 

A Victorian Silhouette

How does Sovereign Hill achieve the 1850s style? A Victorian Silhouette gives a glimpse of the Sovereign Hill Costume Department’s creative process. Step inside the costume department’s workroom and discover how Sovereign Hill’s characters come to life. View the Gold Museum’s stunning collection of 19th century women’s clothing. Experience the crinolines, bustles and corsets of the Victorian era!