We are extending a warm welcome this festive season to local schools and clubs, members, guests and race goers to give a gift this Christmas to those in need.

Come visit Santa’s Workshop and experience the true meaning of Christmas by donating a gift in support of the Smith Family and Helping Hands.

Christmas is a time to celebrate, sadly, thousands of Australian kids will go without receiving a gift this holiday season simply because their families can’t afford it. We are calling upon the community spirit to pull together and support of those who experience hardship or disadvantage this Christmas.

How to find Santa’s Workshop to make a donation:
Enter via Gate 1 McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds, come to reception and you will be directed to Santa’s Workshop.

What gifts to donate:
The Smith Family ask for toys and books to be donated, Helping Hands ask for preloved clothing, linen and towels and help those at risk in our community.

Where the gifts go:
Once items are donated at Santa’s Workshop, the donated gifts will be distributed to The Smith Family and Helping Hands Mission.

Santa's Workshop Opening Hours:

  • Saturday 1 December – 8am to last race
  • Tuesday 4 December – 8am – 12pm
  • Friday 7 December – 8am to last race
  • Tuesday 11 December – 8am – 12pm
  • Wednesday 12 December – 8am – 12pm
  • Friday 14 December – 8am to last race
  • Friday 21 December – 8am to last race

Note: After hours donations can be left at reception.