Santa’s Wonderland | Adelaide Showground | 2 – 24 Dec 2022

Santa’s Wonderland Returns to Adelaide Showground in 2022.

Santa’s Wonderland is a magical white Christmas wonderland with rides, spectacular Christmas stage shows, a magnificent ice skating rink, tobogganing, dodgems, carnival rides jumping castles and activity shows set in three magically curated Christmas zones; Traditional Family Christmas, Candyland, and Ice Wonderland. 

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.  

Family favourite amusement rides include:

  • Dragon wagon coaster
  • Ride on motorbikes
  • Convoy trucks
  • Super planes
  • Elephant train ride
  • Santa Fe train
  • Jumping castles
  • Ride on reindeers

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Christmas Zones

Traditional Family Christmas

Create memories that will last a lifetime. Sit down and have a visit with Mrs Christmas who will engage young hearts with her Christmas stories, then take yourself for a ride on Santa’s favourite reindeer and collect some very special reindeer food from the magic stables. Write and post your letter to Santa and finish your time with a photo taken in Santa’s very own giant red sleigh.


Bursting with colourful, interactive zones – Candyland promises hours of family fun.

Jump and tumble on one of three enormous jumping castles, colour and personalise your very own Christmas bauble with the help of Santa’s elves, snap a photo (or two) at Santa’s candy-themed selfie stops and sit a while in front of Santa’s stage and watch your favourite Christmas characters perform live stage shows – including a special visit from Santa himself!

Ice Wonderland

Without a doubt, Ice Wonderland is the coolest zone, complete with a 25m ice rink and an enormous toboggan slide! The kids can skate to their heart’s content, gliding across Santa’s impressive ice rink, complete with skating tutors and skating aids to help everyone along the way.

Don’t forget your socks and gloves are very handy too! The ever-popular toboggan is a real favourite and kids of all ages love to slide down – and they can do it as many times as they like!

If skating isn’t your style, take the time to visit their beautiful snow queen surrounded by life-size polar bears, penguins and arctic foxes.

Santas Wonderland Ice Maiden

Christmas Activity Trail

As you wander through all three Christmas zones you’ll be stopping and exploring Santa’s 10-stop activity trail. Each stop offers something for everyone and is hosted by Santa’s elves.

Every child receives a Santa’s Wonderland showbag on arrival and a Christmas passport to get stamped along the way. From selfie stops, to colouring stations, to letter writing, to story-telling, the activity trail promises to deliver a memorable experience for all.

Live Stage Shows

Sit back and watch your favourite Christmas characters, including Frosty the Snowman, Chrissy the Christmas Fairy, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the North-Pole Christmas Penguin and Santa’s elves, perform their new musical dancing show!

Educational, fun and interactive the characters will have the children dancing and singing along in no time!


Please note: ticket prices change as the event draws closer. See the current pricing here.

Please Note: Children under the age of two years are free to enter Santa’s Wonderland without a ticket.

Each ticket to Santa’s Wonderland includes unlimited:

  • Free amusement rides (dragon wagon coaster, ride on motor bikes, 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 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.


Three session times per day. Sessions run daily from the 2 – 24 December:

Morning: 10am – 1pm

Afternoon: 2pm – 5pm

Evening: 6pm – 9pm

Read our Santa’s Wonderland 2021 Review here

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 2021

When:  Friday 2 – Friday 24  December 2021

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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