Fancy infusing your usual Aussie Christmas with a touch of enchantment? Well, you'll find magic aplenty at The Grounds Of Alexandria over the coming weeks, as it's transformed into an immersive fantasy playground inspired by soon-to-be released Disney flick, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
The already gorgeous setting now plays host to an other-worldly oasis, made up of a series of realms referencing those in the film. There's the wintery white Land of Snowflakes, where fresh snowfall three times a day coincides with the chimes of Drosselmeyer's grandfather clock. Explosions of colourful blooms grace the Land of Flowers, while a sugary experience — along with plenty of edible treats — awaits you in the Land of Sweets.
Still to be announced is a program of themed workshops for young and old, though if you venture in now, you'll find an array of exclusive Nutcracker menu additions already available. Cap off a visit with one of the Drosselmeyer's Scrolls, featuring wild blueberry sponge rolled with blackcurrant, blueberry and violet confit, and vanilla buttercream, or perhaps a Land of Flowers Pink Pavlova, teaming rosewater meringue with mascarpone, jasmine and pistachio cream, mango confit and turkish delight jelly.
The Grounds of Alexandria will also be functioning as normal during the Nutcracker pop-up, and the Garden Bar, Potting Shed and cafe will be open.
Disney's Nutcracker at the Grounds is open 7am–9pm Monday–Thursday, 7am–10pm Friday, 7.30am–10pm Saturday and 7.30am–9pm Sunday.