Winter Wonderland takes over EQ these July School Holidays


It’s Christmas time in Sydney!

Christmas Winter Wonderland will be popping up for ten days at the Entertainment Quarter (EQ) in Moore Park this July. Experience the wonder of Christmas at a magical event for all ages from the 8th to the 17th July, 2022.

Coinciding with the first week of the school holidays, the EQ will transform into a Christmas fantasy land. Taking inspiration from some of the beautiful, whimsical Winter Markets dotted around the globe at Christmas. Christmas Winter Wonderland is a fun, festive experience for children and their families. A moment to come together and celebrate all the magic of Christmas, however in July.

As Christmas is a time for giving, Christmas Winter Wonderland will also donate $1 from every adult ticket sold to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation. Entry to the main event at Christmas Winter Wonderland (in the Show Ring) is $10 per child (4-14 years) and $16 per adult (years 15+), children 3 years and under are free.

What’s more all children will be gifted with a Santa Sack on arrival filled with all sorts of goodies. For those extra organised, you can pre-purchase ride tokens on check out. They will also be available to purchase when visiting the event.

Embrace the magic of Christmas and explore the streets of the EQ, adorned with strings of fairy lights and illuminated baubles throughout. Find the giant Christmas tree and take a walk down Selfie Lane where you can snap the night away and purchase a Selfie Snow Globe to let the memory live on at home. There’s even a selfie moment for your four-legged furry friends.

Hop on board the Santa Express before heading to the main event in the Show Ring. This is where the magic truly happens. Let your kids and your inner child run wild in Santa’s Workshop, home to a carnival of rides and amusements.

Send a letter to the North Pole and say hello to Santa and his little helpers in Santa’s Grotto before heading to the Snow Globe Disco to shimmy and shake as snowflakes fall from the sky onto the dance floor.

Get in the spirit, as you and your family play the cheeriest round of mini golf at the North Pole Putt Putt. Grab your winter warmers and rug up before making your way to Ice Land where you can learn to skate with our friends from Stars on Ice, slip on down the Ice Slide or building a snowman in the Snow Play area.

There is also a Nueva Bar serving a range of tipples from Prosecco and Ales to Mulled Wine and more plus numerous food trucks, perfect for parents and those wishing to munch on melt-in-your-mouth foodie delights. Whilst the little ones take to the ice, parents can sit back and relax in full view of Ice Land at the Nueva Sangria Snow Bar with a Sangria Snow Cone in hand. After all, why should the kids have all the fun!

If it’s a Winter Market you want, it’s a Winter Market you shall get. Popping up on Wednesdays and Saturdays, explore the Cambridge Markets, home to an amazing array of fresh and quality foods, artisan providores, clothing and homewares.

Gather your little treasures and join in the Christmas cheer this July, because after-all, why should we just limit the most wonderful time of the year to December. We’re all in need of a little Christmas cheer.

Christmas Winter Wonderland will run from Friday 8th through to Sunday 17th July, 2022. Open daily from midday. Entry to the streets of the EQ is free, to purchase tickets to the main attractions (in the Show Ring) at Christmas Winter Wonderland as well as ride tokens please visit ticket & pricing information below.

For those wishing to take to the ice on the ice rink, bookings are essential, there will be opportunities for lessons for those that are a little wobbly. For session times and further info visit


About the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is all in for kids’ health. We exist to promote charitable investment in the prevention and management of childhood illness, with a focus on kids and families receiving treatment or care in services provided by NSW’s network of children’s hospitals and pediatric health services. One of the largest and most trusted kid’s health charities in the country, with one foot at the front line and one in the future of kids’ health, we make sure funds raised go directly to support children’s healthcare – from the hospital wards to the treatment rooms, the research labs to the outreach programs – to help all sick kids, no matter where, no matter what.

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