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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Geelong
Get ready Geelong, for the Magical Christmas Wonderland will be here for one day only, on Saturday 5th December at the Geelong Showgrounds. Be prepared for the most fun you'll have all year as the showgrounds are turned into a Christmas wonderland of festive cheer.
The event will be packed fuller than your belly after Christmas lunch with amusements and activities, carols and craft workshops, and of course, the jolly fat man in his red suit will be there with bells on.
In true carnival style, there'll be a whole bunch of rides and attractions, including bumper cars, inflatables, roving entertainers and the fabulous Fungee Bungees, where you jump and bounce on trampolines but feel like you're bungee jumping.
And if trampoline bungee jumping isn't enough of a thrill for your crazy little elves, make sure they pop themselves into the giant inflatable 'Snow Balls', where they can flip and tumble and pull weird faces at you as you watch them roll around.
Pop the kids into the snowballs for some crazy fun. (Image fromhttps://www.facebook.com/magicalchristmaswonderland/?fref=ts)
There'll be a Christmas pantomime full of festive spirit, and Andy Magee will be there too, with all sorts of Christmas cheer and bibs and bobs up his sleeve to keep the little ones entertained.
There'll be food trucks and face painting and fairy floss and it wouldn't be a Christmas celebration without a photo with Santa. He'll be ready and waiting for you in his very special Magical Snow Dome photo booth, so practice your best Christmas grin and book a spot on his knee.
Join Santa in the Snow Dome Booth for photo to remember this most special of days. (Image fromhttps://www.facebook.com/magicalchristmaswonderland/?fref=ts)
Tickets for this most festive of festivals are available for pre-purchase online (there will be no ticket sales at the gate), which include unlimited rides and tumbles in the snowballs and Fungee Bungees. Children under 2 are free, and a family ticket is also available. You can also book and prepay for your Santa photo too, so all you need to do on the day is don your best Christmas outfits, practice your ho-ho-hos and turn up for a day full of jingly bell fun. Festive food will be available to purchase on the day, but feel free to bring along your own picnic with Christmas goodies to feast on (but please, no alcohol).
Magical Christmas Wonderland is also the jolliest place in Geelong for your work or sporting club's end of year Christmas functions and celebrations. Corporate packages are available, which include a Reserved Christmas Space for your group, discounted entry for groups of 25 or more, and a range of catering options to ensure you and your guests are filled with Christmas cheer all day long. Contact the festive folk at IGBY Productions for a quote and a chat about how they can make your function one to remember.
It's shaping up to be a cracker of a Christmas season in Geelong, and Magical Christmas Wonderland will really get things started with a pop. Check out the Facebook page and website for regular updates, and start counting down the days until the showgrounds come alive with Christmas magic. The fun all begins at 11am on the day, and with so much to do and see, it'll pay to get there early to enjoy everything on offer. Bring your friends and family, and be a part of something special in this most Christmassy of cities...and Merry Christmas to one and all!