Discover the magic, mystery and holiday charm inspired by Disney’s Nutcracker and the Four Realms in an immersive, walk-through experience at The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney. 

The team behind one of Australia’s most instagrammable locations, The Grounds of Alexandria have created a spectacular, fantasy playground and bespoke menu creations that will transport you through the land of Snowflakes, Sweets and Flowers inspired by the realms in the film. 

The festival will run through until Christmas Eve with themed workshops for adults and children to be announced.


The Realms

Land of Snowflakes

Journey through a winter wonderland in this glistening realm filled with sparkling snowflakes and fairy-lit Christmas trees. Listen for the chime of Drosselmeyer’s Grandfather clock, it will signal the fall of fresh snow in the Land of Snowflakes three times a day.

Land of Sweets

Step into a land that is as sweet as the Sugar Plum Fairy herself. Immerse yourself in a magical realm filled with larger than life sweets of all descriptions and just as many to devour. Sugar and spice and all things nice, there’s so much to enjoy you’ll want to walk through twice!

Land of Flowers

Blossoms abound in this dreamy laneway inspired by the Land of Flowers. Expect colourful cascades of flowers and light at every turn.


The Nutcracker

The toys come to life with this mixed spice sponge cake, layered with cinnamon & orange cream cheese frosting, poached raspberry confit and fresh raspberries, topped with ginger buttercream, rosemary spruce trees and a Nutcracker ornament.

Drosselmeyer’s Scroll

Spiral into a strange parallel world with a treat much less mysterious than the journey ahead. Wild blueberry sponge rolled with blackcurrant, blueberry & violet confit, vanilla buttercream and edible flowers.

Hawthorne’s Delight

A flamboyant and colourful treat straight from the Land of Flowers. A bite of pure delight with the fresh & fragrant combination of pineapple & lemon verbena cheesecake and a pineapple & lemon verbena jelly centre on a vanilla shortbread base, finished with edible flowers.


Land of Flowers Pink Pavlova

A decadent display of fragrance and colour with blooms abound. A soft cooked rose water meringue adorned with mascarpone, jasmine & pistachio cream, mango confit, fresh mango, raspberries & Turkish delight jelly.

Hawthorne’s Garden

A ray of light! This is a celebration of elderflower and peach sponge, rolled with fresh mango confit, coconut & lime buttercream and raspberry confit, garnished with flowers fresh from Hawthorne’s garden and served with fresh peach & elderflower sorbet.


Sugar Plum Soda

She’s elegant and so very sweet. Her good looks and charm will sweep you off your feet.

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Source: The Grounds