Six of the Best Attractions at The Sydney Santa Spectacular 2015

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By Cassilee Kahn, ellaslist explorer

With a sunny December in our sights, a snowy Christmas is all but a fantasy. But this year you can really make the festive season come alive at the first ever Sydney Santa Spectacular. From rides, workshops and live entertainment, to a magical North Pole experience – it’s truly fun for the whole family.

You won’t believe all the amusement that’s in store for you and the kids! Take a look at our picks of the top six attractions at Sydney Santa Spectacular that are sure to thrill every child – and even bring out the inner child in you.

Don’t forget to also scroll down for our top tips for a fuss free visit.

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1. Ice Skating Spectacular

Pull on a pair of ice skates and glide into, what promises to be, a world-class rink. You’ll love the atmosphere in the air as you whizz around with the kids or take it slow, all the while feeling like you’re in a winter wonderland. If you’re a little shaky, have no fear; skating aids will be available for hire. And if you aren’t tired out from maintaining your skating prowess, give the toboggans a go- heaps of fun for both the young and old. There’s sure to be plenty of laughter from the kids while they have a go sliding down the makeshift snowy mountain at high speed.


2. Enchanted Forest

Step into a realm of enchantment,
where falling snowflakes lightly tickle your face as you walk through a mystical world of white. The Enchanted Forest will transport the kids to another world of wonderment. There’s plenty of opportunities for mystical and magical fun and the chance for a photo with Santa where he feels most comfortable- the North Pole. With a free gift for every festive explorer, you won’t leave empty handed.



3. Santa’s Stable

The little ones will love meeting Santa’s furry friends in the animal village. Of course, his favourite reindeer pals will be there too. So don’t miss the opportunity to feed and pet Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.



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4. Double decker carousel

The kids won’t be the only
ones talking about the double decker carousel for days or weeks afterwards. And because it’s the only one in Australia, you’ll probably never have an opportunity to hop aboard a ride like this again. Little ones will be screaming with delight, and it’s the perfect opportunity for parents or grandparents to relax and soak up the buzzing atmosphere. While you’re in the fun zone, check out the other rides and attractions- including a classic family favourite, the dodgem cars, and the world’s largest super slide.


5. Crafting for Kids

Santa’s Little Elves are running a fantastic craft workshop. Using an array of colourful, cool and crafty equipment, Santa’s small friends will help the children create their own festive masterpieces. There’s also gingerbread decorating for a gold coin donation- and the bonus of a yummy snack on the go. Just when you thought the fun had run out, the kids can have their faces painted as their favourite Christmas character, fairy friend or sassy superhero.



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6. Circus Show

When it’s time for a break, there’s no better place to sit back and be entertained than at the circus. The action packed show includes magic acts, dazzling dancers, spectacular stunts and plenty of material to keep the whole family smiling.





  • Make sure to book your session in advance- they run in 3 hour blocks of attendance (see times below), so choose carefully. There’s also the option of booking a double session pass so you can stay for double the time and double the fun.

  • With plenty of food stalls, you can confidently stay for the whole session and keep your crew well fed. If you’re keen on avoiding the crowds, consider going to a mid week morning session.

  • Getting there: Parking is FREE, otherwise you can always jump on-board the ‘Santa Express’ from Clyde station directly to the event.

  • For mums with bubs, the event is all on one level, making it easily accessible for prams.




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WHEN: 8 – 30 December 2015, 9am – 5pm 
*Please note 3 hour session times are divided into: 10am-1pm, 1.30-4.30pm, 5-8pm.
Saturdays have an extra session available 8.30-11.30pm

WHERE Rosehill Gardens, James Ruse Drive, Rosehill
COST: $35 Child, $40 Adult, $140 Family (2 adults + 2 children), Under 2’s go free. BUY TICKETS NOW!

With every ticket purchased, you’ll have access to the festive fairground, including all of the activities mentioned above, plus many more:


  • Unlimited amusement rides

  • Read-a-long and Sing-a-long

  • A ride on Santa’s express train- operating on the T6 line between Clyde and Carlingford

  • Access to the Winter Wonderland and Inflatable World

  • Roaming ‘meet and greet’ of Santa and his friends

  • Giant stage with live performances all day and night

Don’t Miss Out! BUY YOUR TICKETS to Sydney Santa Spectacular NOW!





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