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Explore an immersive Christmas-themed pop-up filled with sweets and photo ops
Ho ho hooray, the team behind Melbourne’s sweetest experience Sugar Republic are back with a Christmas-themed extravaganza. Christmasland is an all-ages yuletide playground that’s taking over MacRobertson’s Chocolate Factory in Fitzroy this silly season.
Just like with Sugar Republic, Christmasland is made up of several themed rooms that you can explore freely. There are ten immersive spaces to explore including Naughty and Niceville, Tinseltown and Candy Cane Lane. And of course, they’re all highly ‘grammable.
Guests can explore a gingerbread house, slide into a giant marshmallow pool, hop aboard a sleigh and enjoy a live snowfall session every 30 minutes, among additional experiences. There will be lolly tastings throughout the space and Sugar Republic’s ever-popular, ever-photogenic ball pit is making a Christmas-themed comeback (featuring candy cane inflatables).
Christmasland also has plenty of spaces perfect for a family Christmas photo. Ballarat-based illustrator Travis Price has created a number of hand-painted murals to be used as photo backdrops, including a pink Christmas-themed forest and a giant advent calendar. Even Santa himself is going to be there – you’ll find him hanging around the peppermint ball pit and gingerbread house.
You can also relax with a milkshake at the Mrs Claus Milkbar at Christmasland’s entrance – even non-visitors are welcome to stop by for a glass. Christmasland is open Sunday, November 10 until Monday, December 23. Tickets are available now.