Light up your winter
When the days are short and crisp, Victoria's regions heat up with fabulously entertaining events and festivals.
This winter season is packed with brilliant light festivals, shows and installations to keep the dark at bay. Immerse yourself in Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, where the gold rush era is dazzlingly illuminated at the open-air museum.
Winter means cosy wine-times in front of an open fire. Celebrate local produce and cool-climate wines during the Red Hill Wine Weekend or sample acclaimed fortified tipples at the Roam Rutherglen Winery Walkabout.
Book for one-off celebrations and long-standing annual festivals that bring a loyal following. Various regional towns around Victoria put on vibrant winter festivities, including Woodend Winter Arts Festival and the East Gippsland Winter Festival.
Plan a getaway around each event – and check out other festivals, events and things to do on your stay.