This year, the kids and I, along with Anorina from Samelia's Mum and her cherubs, braved the two hour train trip to visit Santa at his home away from home at the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney. The QVB Swarovski Christmas tree is a sight to behold...it stands a whopping 24 metres tall, and is covered in 60,000 twinkling lights, and 144,000 Swarovksi crystals! It's absolutely stunning, and definitely worth the trip alone. This year, the QVB has made the experience even more beautiful, by adding SNOW! Yes, snow! At the stroke of midday, snow began to fall from the top of the dome, enchanting everyone that stood beneath. The kids raised their hands high in the air, ready to catch the flakes. It really was magical...I may have gotten teary.
The Swarovski Crystal Garden is just stunning...from the crystals dangling from the roof of the cave like icicles, to the pastel foliage and twinkling lights; every where you turn, there is something beautiful to see.
Santa will be in residence until Monday, 24 December 2012. Click here for Santa's visiting hours, and photo packages. If you'd like to experience the snow at the QVB, please check the times here.
Disclaimer: I was invited to attend Santa's arrival at the QVB Swarovski Crystal Garden, and was provided with a photo package. I was not obligated to blog about this event, and no money changed hands. All opinions expressed are purely my own.
Please note: The pups were only there for the launch day...sorry to disappoint.