Santa’s Wonderland | Adelaide Showground | 1-24 Dec 2023

Santa’s Wonderland Magical Christmas Wonderland

Santa’s Wonderland is a magical white Christmas wonderland with amusement rides, spectacular Christmas stage shows, a magnificent ice skating rink, tobogganing, dodgem cars, jumping castles and activity trail.  You can also have your photo taken with Santa!

What’s New in 2023

This year there are all-new activities including Gingerbread Decorating (an additional $10pp) and Stop 9 of the Christmas Activity Trail will feature an all-new Interactive Colour Play. Santa’s Wonderland branded socks and plush toys available for purchase, plus there will be an all-new Food Village.

This is one of our favourite events of the year as there’s so much for kids to see and do and it’s the perfect family outing to celebrate the festive season.  

Amusement rides

With over 12 family and children only rides to choose from there is something for every thrill seeker. Take a ride on the train, fly on the plane or jump on the dodgem cars with the whole family!

Read our Top Tips for Visiting Santa’s Wonderland here



Jumping Castles

Hear the laughter as children jump and tumble on one of the three giant jumping castles. Gather your friends and jump together, it’s sure to create lasting memories!

Ice Skating & Tobogganing

Skate to your heart’s content and glide across the incredible 30m ice rink! With Santa’s helpers and skating aids available to help get you on your way, everyone can have a go.

Hop on a toboggan and slide down the enormous 8m slide. Feel the adrenaline rush as you slide at high speed – Once you reach the bottom you’ll be ready to do it all over again!



Christmas Activity Trail

Grab your passport and head off on your 10-stop adventure! From colouring stations to letter writing, to story-telling, the activity trail promises to deliver a memorable experience for all ages.

There’s also an all-new Christmas Activity Trail Stop in 2023! Stop 9 of the 10-stop will feature an all-new Interactive Colouring activity where you can see your drawings come to life!

All-new Gingerbread Decorating – new in 2023!

Receive your own blank gingerbread and let your imagination run wild with icing and smarties! For an additional $10, it’s the perfect activity to take a break from the rides and create your own design to take home or eat while you’re there.

Live Stage Shows

Sit back and watch your favourite Christmas characters perform their new musical dancing show. Educational, fun and interactive you will be singing and dancing along in no time.

Santa’s Wonderland Take Home Merchandise – new in 2023!

This year, you can take a little piece of Santa’s Wonderland home with you! Branded socks and character plush toys will be available for purchase.

Food Village – new in 2023!

Visit the all new Food Village, offering donuts, Dutch pancakes, cheese toasties, hot dogs and more – available to purchase.


Each ticket to Santa’s Wonderland includes unlimited:

  • Amusement rides (dragon wagon coaster, ride on motor bikes, wave rider, convoy trucks, super planes, elephant train ride, Santa fe train, jumping castles and ride on reindeers)
  • Ice skating and tobogganing
  • 10-stop activity trail including interactive colouring in, writing a letter to Santa, Christmas storytelling with Mrs. Christmas, collecting magic reindeer food and designing your own bauble.
  • Selfie stops
  • Live stage show performances

Tickets do NOT include food and drinks, gifts and merchandise from Santa’s gift stores, face painting or carnival games and official Santa photos. These must be purchased independently of your ticket.

Things to note:

  • Ticket prices change as the event draws closer. See the current pricing here.
  • Children under the age of two years are free to enter Santa’s Wonderland without a ticket.
  • Children must be 2 years and over to ice skate, toboggan and go on amusement rides and jumping castles.
  • All children over 2 years must meet the height requirements displayed at each ride and activity.


Three session times per day. Sessions run daily from the 1 – 24 December 2023

  • Morning: 10am – 1pm
  • Afternoon: 2pm – 5pm

Follow Santa’s Wonderland on Facebook for updates and info about discounted tickets.


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

What:   Santa’s Wonderland 2023

When:  Friday 1 – Sunday 24  December 2023

Where: Jubilee Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground

Who:    Families

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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