Santa comes to Sydney
AFTER three sellout Melbourne seasons, Santa’s Magical Kingdom is sledding into Sydney for the first time.
The $10 million production, which employs 200 staff, is a three-hour walkthrough event complete with a Gingerbread land, rides including a three-storey high rollercoaster, and a LEGO Brick Zone with free LEGO Christmas trees for the first 10,000 children.
An international circus show features Argentinian performer Gypsy Gomez spinning 100 hula hoops simultaneously and three Brazilian stuntmen riding motorbikes inside a steel “Globe of Death”.
“It is a grand occasion and the show is absolutely amazing,” SMK’s production director Keith Brown said.
“The 2500-seat tent is double the size of the tent used in Melbourne,” he said.
Another event attraction, Snowland, gives people the chance to see and feel “real” snow, which is machinemade from 1500 litres of imported snow liquid.
Santa’s Magical Kingdom is at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park from December 12-24, with three scheduled sessions per day (10am-1pm, 2-5pm, 6-9pm) to ensure the kingdom doesn’t overcrowd. Entry is $140 per family. Visit santasmagical kingdom.com.au for information and to buy tickets.