Winter Wonderlights 2017

FAST FACTS all in 30 days!

  • 42 real Christmas trees stood proudly around Sovereign Hill
  • Over 150 metres of decorated garlands along Main Street
  • 144 gigantic baubles and 46 huge stars sparkled on the 9-metre high Christmas tree
  •  250,000 individual fairy lights twinkled for 15 km around Sovereign Hill
  • 7,105 gingerbreads were bought and munched by one and all
  • 'Sir Ginger' gave away over 5,000 gingerbread men to hungry visitors
  • 'Amazing Barry' performed 90 hours of magic in the Grand Marquee
  • 120 faux snow falls drifted along Main Street
  • 180 performances delighted crowds in the Victoria Theatre
  • Over 15 hours of Christmas carols rang out across Sovereign Hill
  • Over 32,000 wooden craft activities were completed in the Grand Marquee
  • Over 11,000 toffee apples were crunched all day
  • Over 10,000 jars of raspberry drops went home with visitors
  • 60 musket firing demonstrations by Redcoat soldiers
  • Over 20 corporate functions entertained guests throughout July
  • Underground mine tours ran at full capacity throughout July
  • 180 gleaming gold ingots were poured during July
  • 35 hours of Winter Wonderlights projections lit up Sovereign Hill by night
  • For 30 nights straight, 23 buildings danced side by side with continuous projections
  • 1,500 litres of mulled wine welcomed winter visitors
  • 450 kg of turkey was roasted golden brown 
  • 300 kg of roast pork was prepared crackling hot 
  • 4,466 'Christmas in July' dinners warmed wintry nights 
  • 2,820 Christmas puddings were served piping hot