Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be there and his eight fellow reindeers as well as all the Elves. There'll be thousands of magical lights, a wonderland of snow leading straight to Candy Cane Lane and an adventure of festive proportions for children. Ready to welcome guests will be the one and only first couple of Christmas, Santa and Mrs Claus. Children will be able to see the sleigh parked just outside.
This is Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland – an immersive, walk-through experience where every moment of Christmas has been beautifully brought to life. Every jingle, every bell, every 'ho ho ho' will create the most wonderful memory, and remind visitors of why the magic of Christmas is still the most exciting time of all.
While no one has actually visited Santa's Castle Workshop at the North Pole, Santa did share his blueprints exclusively, which means visitors to Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland will be able to walk through the spectacular green doors and see where Christmas comes to life every year. Santa makes about 2.5 billion toys for children across the world, so the workshop is very busy.
Santa will also bring some of his Elves down under for visitors to meet. However, they won't stop working so don't be surprised to hear, "Elf 17 we need dolls dresses in the workshop, Elf 21 we need spare wheels for the bikes, Elf 15 please contact Candy Cane Lane security." Some of the Elves even carry Santa's famous list – his list of presents, and maybe names of who has been naughty and nice!
Letters can be posted to Santal
The North Pole Post Office will be open for special letter posting, with express delivery guaranteed direct to Santa, and Mrs Claus will be on hand to help little authors.
Mrs Claus's Bakery
Mrs Claus's Bakery and Candy Land will be open and creating her world famous Gingerbread – and she's happy for visitors to make their own. When she takes a break from baking, Mrs Claus will host sessions at Storytelling Corner to tell some delightful tales to the littlies.
An interactive stage show featuring Christmas characters
Next – it's Barnyard Corner to meet the most famous reindeer of them all – Rudolf, and his fellow friends, Dasher and Dancer, who may appear on stage.
Children can meet Santa
Did you know that Santa's sleigh is the fastest vehicle ever? On Christmas Eve, Santa has to travel around the world to deliver presents, which means his sleigh has to move at a speed of around 2,896 kilometres per second. That means those reindeers really are magical. So make sure you have cameras ready to take lots of photos.
Children can meet various Christmas characters
This is just a little of the magic of Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland. The interactive walk-through adventure features everything that's most loved about Christmas, including multiple themed Christmas zones and live entertainment for all ages including a Christmas stage show, ice world and snow land, a roller skating rink, carnival games, Santa's lounge room, Santa photos, meet and greets and The Grinch.
So if you see a strange light in the skies above Melbourne, it's just Santa and Mrs Claus bringing their magic for Melbourne's Christmas Wonderland.