This year we're spreading festive joy a little differently with Variety’s first ever Xmas Toy Drive-Thru for local kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

For thousands of kids, their families and carers; the annual Variety Kids Xmas Party in Newcastle is a chance to experience the magic of the festive season. But this year, due to COVID-19 the Xmas Party we all love is unable to go ahead but we wanted to still make sure kids in need did not miss out on some festive fun.

With that in mind we are thrilled to introduce the very first Variety Xmas Toy Drive-Thru, Newcastle!

Bash cars, postie bikes, Santa and lots of other Xmas festivities will bring a little festive magic to the McDonald Jones Stadium car park for you and your family to enjoy from the safety of your own car. When you arrive at the Stadium, enjoy the spectacular festive fanfare then collect your child’s gift (all you’ll need to do is wind down your window!).

Please note you must register to be part of the Xmas Toy Drive-Thru, gifts are limited so get in quick to avoid missing out. 

A similar event in Sydney will be held with details to be announced separately. Due to limited numbers we request families only attend one of the Xmas events.

This is a COVID Safe event and is in compliance with relevant NSW public health orders.

This event would not be possible without the support of our fantastic sponsors! Our Major Sponsor - Australian Hotels Association NSW - Newcastle Hunter, and our Event Sponsors McDonald Jones Stadium, A Dash of Xmas and Woolworths.