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Run, walk or roll around the Yarra in Melbourne's most festive fun run. The Variety Santa Fun Run is a family-friendly, pet-friendly event for all ages and abilities.

The Variety Santa Fun Run is the annual Christmas fundraiser for Variety - the Children's Charity. Thousands of Santas suit up and line up to raise funds for kids who need an extra hand this Festive Season.

Alexandra Gardens transforms into a sea of Santas ready to start the one and half kilometre, five kilometre or ten kilometre course around the Yarra, taking in some of Melbourne’s most iconic sites.

Your entry fee includes a free Santa Suit, entertainment, jumping castle and, to top of this twilight adventure, food and drinks are available so you can wrap up the evening with a fun with your new Santa friends.

Content: Variety Victoria - the Children's Charity

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
FREE Santa Suit Included! Early bird before 25 November: Adult $30 Child $15 Family (2 Adult, 2 kids) $80 Team $30 per person
$30.00 - $40.00

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  • Bar
  • Coach parking
  • Kiosk
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public toilet

  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision