Get set for the perfect yuletide adventure as

Ballarat comes to life this Christmas.

With an event everyday, get ready for the perfect adventure this festive season. Admire the Insta-worthy festival decorations along the city’s main thoroughfare, follow the 12 Days of Christmas art trail, shop until you drop at Ballarat’s ever-growing retail offerings, then indulge in the finest food and wine and explore the many festivals and events with your family and friends.

Don’t forget to share your festive experience on Instagram with the hashtag #christmasinballarat

Text Messages
updates from santa
Text your name to 0427 HO HO HO to receive notifications from Santa throughout December!

For one person: Text the name of the child

For multiple people: Text your surname + the word ‘family’
Privacy Collection Statement
Your personal information is being collected by Telstra for the purpose of generating Christmas MMS updates from ‘Santa & his Elves’ this December.For further information on how your personal information is handled, refer to Telstra’s Privacy Statement at

This experience is brought to you by:
red telephone box
Who does not love the idea of calling Santa to tell him what they want for Christmas? Hear your child’s wishes when they call Santa from the Red Telephone Box outside Myer and leave a message for Santa. Calls are free.

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