Beauty and the Beast

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time – romantic, magical and timeless.

We’ve added lots of silliness, a good dose of slapstick, and even the odd pirate and witch, to ensure that it’s riotous fun for children of any age. You can boo, cheer, sigh, laugh and cry to your heart’s content!

Victoria Theatre

11.30 am, 2.15 pm & 5.00 pm

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St Nicholas & Old Horse

Christmas Mummers’ plays belong to a very old tradition in which travelling 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!

Victoria Theatre

12.30 pm

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The Gingerbread Man

Join us on a journey to hear the timeless story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ told through stunning Victorian shadow puppets.

Victoria Theatre

1.00 pm & 3.30 pm

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Redcoat Soldiers

See the Redcoats march, drill and fire their muskets!

Victoria Theatre Balcony

1.30 pm & 4.30 pm

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

11.45 am, 1.40 pm, 3.40 pm & 5.45 pm

Main Street

Brass Band

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

4.45 pm

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Meet Sir Ginger

Catch up with the lively Sir Ginger as he gets up to mischief in our marquee.


12 noon & 3.00 pm

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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

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Light Tunnel

Our NEW tunnel of lights provides plenty of sparkle for that picture perfect snap.

5.50 pm - 7.00 pm

Post Office Lake beside the Café

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Winter Wonderlights

Main Street is transformed by sparkling, grand-scale images dancing along its familiar façades. ‘Winter Wonderlights’ begins as soon as the sky darkens. Times vary slightly each evening.


Discover AURA, Sovereign Hill's new multi-sensory sound-and-light experience. Explore space, delve into the Dreamtime, and re-live Australia’s most important rebellion – all while travelling under the night sky. AURA combines 3D cinema, world-class projections and experiential storytelling to reveal how gold revolutionised Australia.

Show runs nightly.

Bookings essential.

(03) 5337 1199 bookings@sovereignhill.com.au

Lamplight Tours

Sovereign Hill’s Lamplight Tour leads you into the darker side of goldfields life. Meet your guide in a cosy hotel bar before venturing into the night to visit some very shady characters in some most intriguing places. We promise you will see Sovereign Hill in a whole new light!

Bookings essential.

(03) 5337 1199 bookings@sovereignhill.com.au


It's on! Let us know whose side you are on by snapping (and sharing) a photo with Sir Ginger or a Redcoat Soldier.

Gold Museum Foyer

9.30 am - 5.30 pm


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Be inspired in our hands-on creative space to stitch, lace or wind up your own Christmas decoration to take home.

Daily, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 


Join our storyteller by the tree for some Winter-y magic as we share Christmas stories, rhymes and song.

Daily, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Redcoat Trail

Discover the Gold Museum as you search for our troop of Red Coats guarding our treasures from Sir Ginger.

All day