It’s official, Santa Claus has confirmed that Elf Academy is returning to Central Deborah Gold Mine!

The prestigious training facility is designed especially for Santa’s little helpers, providing them with all of the skills they will need to join Santa's renowned team. The surface of Central Deborah Gold Mine will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland where carols, baubles, reindeers and candy canes are all part of the festivities. 

Through a series of different craft activities, games and challenges children will discover all of the skills required to become a qualified Elf. Recruits will learn how to care for reindeer and other farm animals in Santa’s Stables, paint a plaster ornament worthy of hanging on any tree, create their own wrapping paper, prepare reindeer food, practice stacking presents as high as the clouds, and most importantly, prepare Santa for his around the world trip. 

With so many new skills, recruits will gain their Certificate IV in Elf Training. 

Cheekiness, laughter and rainbow treats are all part of the magic, and it wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Mr Claus himself! 

In preparation for his round the world trip, Santa Claus has booked his sleigh in to be serviced by the expert Bendigo Tramways workshop team. To celebrate, all elf recruits will receive a free Vintage Talking Tram tour ticket, valid for use on the day of their Elf Academy session. 

There are four sessions available per day, with all activities and games included, as well as a Vintage Talking Tram ticket valid for the day of your Elf Academy session. Professional Santa photography is an additional cost. 

Tickets are on sale now!

Please note:

Central Deborah Gold Mine, 76 Violet St, Bendigo VIC 3550
16 Dec 21 - 23 Dec 21
9:00am - 11:00am, 11:30am- 1:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 4:30pm - 6:30pm.
$20.00 per person (includes adults and children aged 2+ years of age)
$80 per family of up to six people
Infants (0-1 years) free of charge
$15 per Santa Photography Session
03 5443 8322