Winter in Williamstown

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Join us during the upcoming June/July school holidays for a magical winter experience that will melt your heart and ignite your spirit! The Winter in Williamstown event is all about celebrating the chilliest season with outdoor winter fun, community connections, and live entertainment. From frosty adventures to heartwarming surprises, this event promises to be unforgettable.

Event details

Date: Friday 28 June to Sunday 14 July
Time: Starting at 12pm daily
Location: Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown 

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Ice Skating

Ice-skating in the park 

  • Glide across the synthetic ice under twinkling lights
  • Beginners and pros welcome! 
  • 12pm - 6pm Sun to Wed, 12pm - 8pm Thurs to Sat
  • $1 Children, $5 Adults (13+) plus booking fees
  • Skates included
  • Book now via the link below
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Winter in Williamstown Light Projection

 Winter Lights Display 

  • Wander through Nelson Place and enjoy a series of light projections 
  • Light projections on shops will be active every day from 5pm to 10pm with additional light displays in Commonwealth Reserve and surrounds Fri and Sat 
  • Interactive light painting from 7.30pm to 9.30pm Fri and Sat 


Roving Angels
Donna Sparx LED Playspace

 Entertainment in the Rotunda 

  • Rug up to enjoy DJ and VJ sets and roving performers in the Rotunda and throughout Commonwealth Reserve from 5pm to 7pm Fri and Sat 
  • Come and learn new skills with the mischievous Ms. Sparkles in the interactive LED play space from 4.15pm to 7.15pm Fri and Sat  


Events calendar 

Winter in Williamstown Programming
There is plenty to do across Williamstown this winter. Check out the other amazing events happening across June.

Williamstown Farmers Market | 9 June 2024

Williamstown Literary Festival | 14 to 16 June 2024

Williamstown Craft Market | 16 June 2024

Winter Solstice | 21 June 2024 

ABBA Day Downunder | 23 June 2024 

To find more events happening around Hobson's Bay visit 'What's On'

Where to eat 

Make the most of your trip to Williamstown and grab a hot drink or a bite to eat while you are here.  From a full pub meal to a sweet treat of Lukumades, Nelson Place has options for every taste and every budget.  

Visit 'Where to Eat in Nelson Place' to plan your trip.  

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Where to stay 

Why not make the most of your visit to Williamstown and stay for the weekend

Contact our friendly Visitor Information Centre staff who will share all of the hidden gems within the area and help you plan your weekend. 

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By train, ferry or car, Williamstown is just a short trip away from Melbourne CBD.  


Williamstown Station is an 11 min walk (850m) from Commonwealth Reserve.  For train timetables contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit


Melbourne River Cruises | (03) 8610 2600 or visit
St Kilda / Port Melbourne Ferry service| 0412 320 315 or visit


Enjoy FREE metered parking on Nelson Place from 21 June to 1 September 2024.