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AustraliaMeet the family who loves Christmas so much they've spent $20 MILLION on Australia's biggest Santa festival

09:05  07 december  2018
09:05  07 december  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ , observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

While families across Sydney have been saving up for a mortgage, one family has poured everything they have into the city's biggest Christmas celebration.

Meet the family who loves Christmas so much they've spent $20 MILLION on Australia's biggest Santa festival© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Santa Spectacular will also be donating up to 5,000 gifts left under the 15 metre charity tree (pictured) to the Westmead and Randwick children's hospital The Evans family loves Christmas so much they have spent around $20 million all up transforming Rosehill Racecourse into Santa's wonderland.

John and Jade Evans have spent millions of dollars on restoring a double decker carousel, state of the art toboggans and $300,000 on Christmas lights.

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In Australia , Christmas comes in the towards the beginning of the summer holidays! Most towns and cities have festivals and parades. In some places, there is a fireworks display at the local park. On Boxing Day most people go and visit their friends and often have barbecues at the beach.

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They even imported an ice rink from Italy and flew a team of Italians out so they could set it up.

Meet the family who loves Christmas so much they've spent $20 MILLION on Australia's biggest Santa festival© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Evans family loves Christmas so much they have spent around $20 million all up transforming Rosehill Racecourse into Santa's wonderland

The couple have long been obsessed with Christmas, visiting famous overseas festivals in London and Miami to draw inspiration.

'We live and breathe Christmas year-round, so it's exciting to see other people embracing our event and getting into the Christmas spirit,' Mrs Evans said.

The foreign festivals inspired the couple to put everything on the line and create the biggest Christmas festival Australia has ever seen.

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Spending Christmas with my family is very important to me. We usually gather and celebrate at my They spend the day playing games and sharing their new gifts and toys that Santa Claus brought We sometimes meet our friends and go for coffee. At around 6 pm we go home to get tea for our dad.

'Even in the years prior to founding the Sydney Santa Spectacular, my husband Josh and I were obsessed with Christmas. We have six young kids, so we know how expensive it can be to take a big family to a special event,' Mrs Evans added.

Christmas spirit is alive in the Evans family 365 days a year as they work hard on hand-making thousands of wreaths and hundreds of decorations for the event.

Mr and Mrs Evans have six children, Austin, 13, Ava, 12, twins Faith and Willow, six, and Sparrow, one, and new baby River, born in November, who all have a hand in the event.

Meet the family who loves Christmas so much they've spent $20 MILLION on Australia's biggest Santa festival© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Their $20million investment includes painstakingly restoring the country's only double decker carousel by hand (pictured) Meet the family who loves Christmas so much they've spent $20 MILLION on Australia's biggest Santa festival© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Doing it all themselves without any corporate sponsorship, the operation is entirely family run by founders Josh and Jade Evans

This year, Faith will be running a lemonade stall at the event, and the other children make up the research team, suggesting new activities to their parents.

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The children work a few hours each day in stalls with their parents, grandparents and other staff to earn pocket money.

Not only do the Evans hold an event for thousands of Sydneysiders to enjoy, they will also be spreading the Christmas cheer by donating thousands of gifts to drought-affected families in Narromine.

The Santa Spectacular will be donating up to 5,000 gifts left under the 15 metre charity tree to the Westmead and Randwick children's hospital for Christmas.

'Last year was our biggest year of gift giving – we gave out close to 5,000 gifts from that one year alone. And we'd like to see that grow even more this year,' Mrs Evans said.

'Being able to play Mr & Mrs Claus loading up the Team Santa van and delivering the gifts to the sick kids is the highlight of the event for our team and family.'

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