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The Ultimate Winter Carnival Is Coming!

By Clare Acheson - 18 Jul 2016


Winter has most definitely arrived in Melbourne, and with the coldest month of the year comes some cracking winter events that celebrate all the things we love about getting rugged up with our loved ones. If you’re looking for an event to really knock your snow-covered socks off, it’s time to hot-foot it to the Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong for one of the most epic winter carnivals on this season’s calendar. Freshly poured beers? Tick. Drool-worthy food? Tick. GUARANTEED SNOW?! Tick.

The Little Creatures Winter Wonderland is set to take place from Friday 29 July – Sunday 31 July, when the stunning Geelong brewery and canteen will be transformed into a wonderland, complete with ice-skating performances, the space’s latest art exhibition opening on Thursday 28—yes, there’s a gallery in the brewery—and even a snow-filled laneway! We’re not sure how they’ve managed to talk the weather fairies into that one, but we’ve been guaranteed some flakes of frosted goodness, no matter what the temperature.

Highlights on the bill include an ice show creating the Little Creatures cherub, which surely has to be the ultimate Christmas-in-July activity for any festive frolicker?!

Of course, all of this is on top of Little Creatures’ fantastic beer selection, served fresh from the on-site brewery. Beer lovers, you can expect some incredible seasonal tipples on tap, including The Hotchkiss Six Domestic Stout, which is fast becoming our cold-weather beer of choice here at Urban List HQ. If you’re a fan of vino, we’d recommend the local Curlewis pinot noir—the perfect red to nurse on a crisp Winter’s day.

As for food, the Little Creatures kitchen continues to surprise us each and every time we take a road-trip westwards. Throughout the Winter Carnival, you’ll be able to order mouth-watering pizza, juicy lamb ribs, relish-covered kangaroo skewers, dips and an almighty cheese platter. Need a sweet treat to heat you up? The drool-worthy chocolate brownie hits the spot every time.

The Little Creatures Winter Wonderland kicks off at 6pm on Friday 29 July, and runs all weekend until 10pm on Sunday 31. Grab your loved ones, your winter mittens, your dancing shoes and your appetite, and lock in a trip to this winter wonderland in your diaries, pronto. 

The Little Creatures Winter Carnival runs from 6pm Friday 29 July – 10pm Sunday 31 July. 
The Creatures Canteen is open from 10am – 10pm Friday 29 July, and from 8am – 10pm Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July. 

Performance Highlights

All Weekend

Snow in the laneway

Friday 29 

6.30 – 7.45pm Little Creatures Ice Sculpture live

Saturday 30

12.30pm – Snow Queen stilt walker
6.30pm - Orb ballerina
7.30pm – Fire performer

Sunday 31

12.30pm – Figure skating
6.30pm - Snow bunny hoola hooper

Want to stay up to date with the latest events from Little Creatures? Follow Little Creatures at @ltcreatures, or sign up to become a Hop Head here.

Editor's note: This article is proudly sponsored by Little Creatures and endorsed by The Urban List.  Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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