Santa's Sand Land Christmas Festival - Review

We were recently invited to preview Sand Sculpting Australia's Santa's Sand Land Christmas Festival on the Frankston Waterfront. Kate took her little ones to preview this special Christmas festival and were the first ones to exclusively experience the main exhibition 'Lands of Imagination'.

The Santa’s Sand Land Festival is new to the Sand Sculpting Australia event this year, is held inside the main event space and will take place from Friday 16th December until Friday 23rd of December. Children are invited to take part in Christmas themed activities (with a hint of sand) and it's all included in the ticket price!


The Christmas activities will have the kids do Christmas crafts like Christmas Sand Art and a Christmas Sand Bottle. 


They are also invited to write a letter to Santa and send it off using a special letter box.


There's also a Christmas Live performance by The Kazoos, Christmas face painting, a visit from a magician and balloon twister and a Sandsational play pit zone filled with fun cubbies by Castle & Cubby. 


Little ones are also invited to an interactive photo in the sand carved Santa's workshop with Santa himself and will receive an early gift from him.


With this special Christmas festival, visitors are invited to be the first to view Sand Sculptures' main attraction 'Lands of Imagination' which was made by twenty one of the world's finest sand sculptors during sixteen days and took more than 5,000 hours! The official opening of the main event is on Boxing Day.


The 'Lands of Imagination' includes Australia's largest ever sand sculpture towering at over 8 metres tall and is an imitation of a 'sand castle' and was carved by four world-class sand artists and titled 'The Sand Kingdom'.


Other sculptures include lands of dinosaurs, dragons, sea creatures, spaceships, pirates, princesses, Candy Land, The Gingerbread Village, Enchanted Forest, Santa’s Workshop, Wonderland and more!


Kate recommends bringing a hat and sunscreen as there is limited shade at the event. There is only shade in the craft & entertainment tents. There are no baby change facilities on site, the closest one is adjacent to the carpark next door. It's also a good idea to bring a drink bottle and snacks for little hungry tummies during the event.

The Santa Sand Land Christmas Festival will be on from Friday 16th to Friday 23rd of December 2016.

The Lands of Imagination will be officially opened from Boxing Day Monday 26th of December 2016 up to Anzac Day Tuesday 25th of April 2017.

Checkout Sand Sculpting Australia's website for more details and tickets.