It was as if the Hogwarts Express had come to life as a steam train arrived at Rosehill station bringing 5000 children to a festive celebration.
The children, many of whom have a disability, came from all over Sydney, boarding the train at Central station and travelling to Rosehill for the Special Children’s Christmas Party.
Watch the Suns' video at the children's party, shot by Chris Lane, below:
They were greeted at the platform by their families, volunteers and a variety of characters in fancy dress, ready to recreate any child’s dream world.
Red and green balloons flooded Rosehill Gardens and clowns walked around with blown up animals of all shapes.
For six-year-old Letisha Davis it was “the time of her life”.
“Letisha suffers from mild autisim,” said her mother Jakki.
“This would give her a chance to meet others like her and just have fun like kids are supposed to,” she said.
Party coordinator Donna Bowen said the children, aged up to 12-years-old, deserved a wonderful and unforgettable Christmas.
Her co-worker Paul Munroe said they hoped to give the children, many of whom spend their days in and out of hospital, the best day of their lives.
The event featured jumping castles, live entertainment, a petting zoo, free toys and a jolly Santa in the spirit of Christmas.