Across Adelaide, there’s excitement in the air. Secret wish-lists are being written and re-written and written again. Plans are being made, presents are being dreamt about.
Now in its 7th year, the Jubilee Pavilion plays host again to the annual Christmas spectacle, which has become an unmissable tradition for South Australian families. Against a dazzling backdrop of twinkling lights, giant Christmas decorations and all of your favourite Christmas characters who are waiting to welcome all the little ‘believers’ to the Adelaide HQ of Santa, Mrs Christmas and the Snow Queen!
Mischievous elves are joined by jolly reindeers to entertain visitors from all ages from the very young to the young-at-heart, as well as over 12 family favourite rides, a Christmas activity trail and live entertainment – all included in the entry price – which makes Santa’s Wonderland the coolest ticket in town every December.
As is customary, Santa’s Wonderland is themed into three zones.
Traditional Christmas Land
Transporting little visitors to the wonders of Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere, complete with giant Christmas trees and nutcracker dolls, oversized sleighs and gilded reindeers. There’s Mrs Christmas enchanting children with stories of the festive season, and cheeky elves and noble reindeer to help little ones pen a letter to send by Express Santa Post to the North Pole.
The glistening Ice Wonderland, presents plenty of activities to burn off the excited energy, including the enormous 8 metre toboggan slide, an ice rink with helpful skating elves, and of course, the glamorous Snow Queen atop her breathtaking white sleigh. Then wander through the ‘wilds’ of the North Pole with polar bears and arctic foxes, before towering Christmas trees and decorations and fun life sized selfie stops, making a wonderful setting for photos to capture the memories.
Finally, head to Candyland and the sweet, sweet memories that await. From the family fun zone and delicious treats by some of the state’s favourite producers, to the jumping castle and rides, and taking time out to decorate a personal bauble for your tree at home, and then the main attraction – the grand Wonderland stage featuring colourful live entertainment, a highlight for all the lovers of Christmas, because it’s here they get to finally see the jolly old fellow we’ve all been waiting 12 months to see, the one and only, Santa Claus!
Santa’s Wonderland runs from 2-24 December at the Adelaide Showground, with sessions each day.
Morning: 10am – 1pm
Afternoon: 2pm – 5pm