Expect the unexpected at this quirky and deliberately atypical Christmas event being held at the Mornington Racecourse courtesy of the crew who brings us the Little Sparrow Designer Market at Federation Square.
With an emphasis on flair, organisers are bringing the Mad Hatter's Tea Party theme to life. The activity area will be decorated in true Wonderland style, re-creating the spectacular scene from Alice in Wonderland, complete with the Mad Hatter himself, Alice and the Queen of Hearts in their own magical garden.
The Mornington Racecourse provides the perfect backdrop for this fun, family based community event. Patrons can enjoy live music and performances while relaxing in the beer garden with a cold one or a cocktail. No need to hurry, there will be a virtual buffet of food and drink of offer courtesy of gourmet traders and food trucks, as well as coffee van and meat pies.
The kids will be happy to play all day in the kid's entertainment area. For their amusement there will be an animal farm, performers, games, colouring, Christmas gift making workshop, Christmas tree decorating and even an appearance by Santa Claus himself.
And anyone who enjoys market shopping will simply love taking their time browsing through the 165 plus stallholders on offer. Find those wonderfully unique and interesting 'talking-point' gifts no one else will have, thanks to the designers, creators and artists who only sell their wares from independent markets like this. Markets are the perfect place to find that special something for the person who has everything.
Entry to the Mad Hatter's Christmas Party is $5 per adult, with children under 12 free.
The Mad Hatter's Christmas Party is being held on Sunday 4th December 2016 from 10am to 5.30pm at the Mornington Racecourse. The Mornington Racecourse is located on Racecourse Road, roughly an hour from the Melbourne CBD. There is parking at the Mornington Racecourse, managed by local charities for a gold coin donation.
For more about the Mad Hatter's Christmas Party and the Little Sparrow Markets at Federation Square and Ballarat, visit the Little Sparrow Market website and Facebook page by following the links here.
After hearing about all the promises of animal farms and alice in wonderland frivolity my s/o just had to attend this market all the way from hoppers crossing however sadly this event was an absolute joke - there was around 30 stalls and a person dressed as the mad hatter with a single small table with kids activities nothing else, no animal farm no beer garden nothing. It was absolutely shocking how bad this was. We got there at 11ish (an hour after it started) and there were already droves of people leaving. I have also noticed negative comments going up and then getting deleted off their facebook all day. I have been to much better organised weekly markets in carparks.