Set the scene for the forthcoming winter with a packed calendar of brightly lit events around Melbourne and Victoria in June.

In Ballarat, Christmas comes mid-year with Winter Wonderlights, an after-dark program of sound, lights and theatre at Sovereign Hill. Study the use of light on canvas at NGV Australia's She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism exhibition, and at NGV International's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces blockbuster show – French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Young and old will love to watch their favourite animated characters come to life at ACMI with Disney: The Magic of Animation, and discover rare and wonderful artefacts at Melbourne Museum's Treasures of the Natural World.

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