We had the opportunity to attend the opening night of the Sydney Santa Spectacular at Rosehill. It was a charity night and each guest was asked to take along a gift which would be delivered to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The guys from Camp Quality were there with their puppets and enthusiastic staff selling Camp Quality Christmas crackers. I’m always keen to see if pop-up events are accessible. The staff from Sydney Santa Spectacular answered my questions regarding access quickly and confidently so I was impressed from the start. With kids now on school holidays this could be a good way to keep them entertained. I think the event is ideal for kids 10 years and under but some older kids or those young at heart may enjoy it too.
It was a 37 degree day when we visited so it was sticky but the crowd were enthusiastic nonetheless. BJ loves Christmas so he was happy to check it out.
Sydney Santa Spectacular brings together all things Christmas, including craft, cookie decorating, rides and a Christmas wonderland filled with Christmas themed displays.
Unfortunately, the night we visited the ice rink wasn’t open but I am told wheelchairs are allowed on the ice.
We could have all done with some real snow to cool us down but had to be satisfied with some artificial snow.
I know many little girls would be thrilled to meet Rapunzel and Elsa and Anna from Frozen. BJ’s not silly, he’s quite happy to have three gorgeous girls have a photo with him too.
Entry to the event includes unlimited rides. Apart from the merry-go-round, the rides are for small children.
If the kids are hyped by the excitement of the shows and the unlimited rides I’d suggest skipping the fairy floss coated ice creams. I saw two boys walking with the pictured sugar hit below. The mind boggles that such a sugary treat was ever invented.
My favourite part of the evening was seeing the Christmas spirit under two large trees. Lots of gifts for children who will be spending Christmas day in hospital this year. Hopefully the gifts and will brighten the day a little for them and their families
Tickets need to be purchased in advance and are valid for a 3 hour session.
Accessible parking is available at the event.
Companion card is accepted.
Accessible bathrooms are available but there are no stand-alone accessible bathrooms.
The venue is accessible. There are two large indoor venues (one is well air conditioned) and the rides are outdoors.
Sydney Santa Spectacular finishes 27 December (not open Christmas day)
If you’d like to find out more about this event, head to Sydney Santa Spectacular’s website.