Santa’s Wonderland | Christmas Comes Alive at the Adelaide Showgrounds | 9 to 18 Dec 2016

Santa's Wonderland Adelaide Showground

Santa’s Wonderland

Santa’s Wonderland comes alive at Adelaide Showgrounds with an extravagant Christmas event including an ice skating rink, tobogganing, amusement rides, stalls and plenty of family fun.

Editor’s Note 10 December 2016: CLICK HERE to read our Play & Go Review of Santa’s Wonderland

Christmas in Adelaide just became even more memorable with a new event making its debut this year – one that will surely create an entirely new raft of family memories and traditions for years to come. Santa’s Wonderland will welcome Adelaide families at the Adelaide Showground between 9 – 18 December 2016.

Santa's Wonderland - Santa with sleigh

Tickets to Santa’s Wonderland

An entry ticket price of only $26.50 per person for a family of four or more includes free unlimited access to a host of activities (as per below), as well as a free ‘activity trail’ showbag filled with things for the kids to make, do and take home. Santa’s Wonderland has been designed to be family friendly with something for everyone.

Ticket price inclusions:

  • Unlimited Amusement Rides
  • Unlimited Ice Skating
  • Unlimited Ice Toboggan
  • Unlimited Snow Pit Play
  • Winter Snow Falls
  • Reindeer Corral with Rudolf & Friends
  • Christmas Story Telling
  • Write a Letter to Santa Station
  • Snow Dome Selfie Station
  • Santa’s Sparkling Giant Sleigh
  • Meet & Greet Roaming Christmas Characters
  • Live Christmas Stage Performances

Santa’s Wonderland features eight unique areas filled with fun activities, to do, interact with, watch and enjoy.

Santas Wonderland family christmas land


With all the magic of Christmas! Visit the giant Christmas tree, enjoy story-time with Santa’s helpers or take a ride on a reindeer with Rudolph and friends in the reindeer corral.

Take the opportunity to send that all important letter to Santa (and wait at home for the elves to reply!) then enjoy colouring in some wonderful Christmas drawings with your Free Santa’s wonderland crayons on the Activity trail and have a great time with unlimited free amusement rides.



Literally the coolest zone in Santa’s Wonderland filled with icy activities – unlimited ice skating on a massive 30m x 15m rink, grab a toboggan and head down the ice slide or make snowballs in the snow pit.

Santas Wonderland ice skating



A zone bursting with colourful interactive games and things to do. Shed some of that boundless energy in the free candy coloured inflatable obstacle castles and join in the candy Christmas craft activity zone to colour and personalise your own free Christmas bauble for your tree.


Every child receives a Santa’s Wonderland show-bag to take along the free activity trail that winds its way throughout Wonderland with plenty to make, do and take home.
• stop along the way to write a letter to Santa
• collect and decorate your own DIU personalised Christmas bauble to take home
• colour your best Christmas picture with your free Santa’s Wonderland crayons
• send your very own Christmas cards with your personalised sticker to Mum, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa
• have loads of fun with the decorations and props at the giant Santa Sleigh or oversized snow-dome – strike a pose and take away your own Santa’s Wonderland selfie


Tinsel the Reindeer and Pixie Sparkles, Candy Land stage shows, Elf MC as well as the Santa’s Wonderland roving entertainers will provide non-stop entertainment on stage whilst the parade of Christmas stars though the venue will be sure to provide many photo moments.


A range of all your favourite carnival games with fantastic prizes from popular brands including Shopkins, Paw Patrol, Pokemon, Octonaughts, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adventure Time, Peppa Pig and so many more! Bensons the showbag people will have special showbags on sale that make great Christmas gifts.


A fantastic way to remember your visit to Santa’s Wonderland is with a photo with the big man himself!
Bookings for Santa photos may be made online when purchasing entry tickets for an additional price which includes a variety of hard printed sizes presented in a Santas Wonderland folder.

Santa's Wonderland Adelaide Showground


All the activity and fun will be sure to leave little tummy’s hungry and there’s plenty of treats for the whole family to enjoy and be sure to check out the Christmas market for some fabulous gift ideas.

“Inspired by Christmas events from around the world, Santa’s Wonderland is a unique event unlike any other that has been created especially for the Adelaide market. So far, the feedback and reaction has been extremely positive so we’re looking forward to it being a very merry Christmas and providing a fantastic experience to guests” said co-creator Amanda Watkins


Nine of the beloved pageant floats from the Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be exclusively at Santa’s Wonderland to enjoy up close and photograph. The Credit Union Christmas Pageant DVDs and wrapping paper will also be available for sale during the 10 day event. Here are the floats you will see: ♥ Cup Cake Christmas ♥ Toby Toy Truck ♥ Nimble ♥ Nipper ♥ Christmas Stocking ♥ Stardust Castle ♥ Penguins R Kool (pictured below) ♥ Fergus the North Pole Fire Engine ♥ Ye Old Pageant Tram


Santa’s Wonderland – a wonderful addition to Christmas in Adelaide

Ticket Cost for 3 hours: buy 4 or more tickets for $26.50 per person or $31.50 per person (plus booking fee). Children under 2 years old – free entry. Session times: 10am to 1pm | 2pm to 5pm | 6pm to 9pm on Friday & Saturdays.  Photo packages are $28.95.


There are no additional costs unless you choose to buy food, buy Santa’s photos/merchandise, showbags or play family carnival games.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Santa’s Wonderland website here.

What: Santa’s Wonderland – Christmas comes alive in Adelaide

When: Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 18 December 2016

Where: Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville

Who: Christmas Fans!

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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Adelaide Christmas Carols Guide

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First published 16 August 2016

















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