What if an eccentric chocolatier and a daredevil pop star had a whirlwind romance, got married while skydiving, and had a glamorous, glittering love child who grew up to rule a small nation? Welcome to Candytopia, where colossal candyfloss constructions meld with a tantalizing taffy twistedness!
Explore our sprawling sanctuary of confectionary bliss, tastefully curated by Hollywood Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin, realized by master fabricator Zac Hartog, and brought to life by life-long retailer, John Goodman. This four-month interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of our favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. Bring your family, your friends, and your sweet tooth for an experience like none other!
If you ever dreamed of nibbling your way through Candyland or scoring a Golden Ticket, you’ve come to the right place. Treat yourself to Candytopia, and let your tastebuds and your imagination soar!
Candytopia is now open in Santa Monica!
Ages 4-12: $23
Ages 0-3: Free! No ticket necessary.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Limit 12 tickets per person.
Monday - Saturday: 10AM to 8:30PM
Sunday: 11AM to 8:30PM
For private events, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Santa Monica Place Mall
395 Broadway #142
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Located in the East Court near Bloomingdale's on the 2nd level.
Parking is available in the City's eight public parking structures, including our recommended, Structure 7 and Structure 8, immediately adjacent to Santa Monica Place.
Structure 7 and Structure 8 operate 24 hours daily.
The first 90 minutes are free. $1.25 for the next hour and $1.85 for each additional 30 minutes. $17.50 maximum daily.
Join our candy kingdom guiding guests through our sprawling sanctuary of confectionery bliss. This four-month event opening soon in Santa Monica. Be one of the first Candy Ambassadors to join our magical, dark & even a tad twisted world.
We are looking for hosts, actors, waiters, comedians, dancers, anyone who loves people, loves to perform, entertain crowds, party and loves candy.
(But check the FAQ first!)
Talent & Celebrity Relations
OMG, how do I get tickets?
Children ages 4-12: $23
Children age 3 and under: Free!
Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult.
Limit 12 tickets per transaction. Tickets are valid ONLY at the assigned date and time slot.
Help! I bought tickets for the wrong date!
Email ShowClix customer support or call 1-888-718-4253. They can help you with the exchange, depending on availability.
What is your return policy?
All ticket sales are non-refundable. You can exchange your tickets for another date while available. See above!
When will Candytopia come to my city?
Sign up to be the first to know about future touring locations! We'll use our members' zip codes to gauge interest.
How early should I arrive?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Guests who arrive more than 30 minutes late will be denied admittance. Don't be that guest.
How long will my visit take?
A trip through Candytopia lasts a little over an hour. The faves on your Instagram posts will last a lifetime.
You’re welcome to browse our gift shop or hang out in our candy lounge afterward, too!
What should I bring?
Bring your ticket, a photo ID, and your sweet self.
No outside food or drink is permitted within Candytopia, but we’ll have plenty of treats inside and a tasty selection of food trucks outdoors for you to enjoy before or after your visit.
What should I leave at home/in the car?
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are not allowed, including the adorable Papillon mix who lives in your purse and you think we won’t notice. The only exception is for service animals on a leash and under their masters’ control as authorized by applicable law. Please be warned that some rooms will contain chocolate, so proceed with caution.
I have a food allergy. Will I be able to enjoy the samples?
Yes! Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin has a decade of experience in candy catering, and she's seen it all. She knows how to accommodate all kinds of dietary needs! All the major allergens will be marked on our samples, including gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts.
Candytopia is a nut-free facility, with the exception of some types of pre-packaged candy sold in our gift shop.
Is this going to be amazing?
You have no idea.
Is Candytopia wheelchair/ADA accessible?
The ADA: It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law. We got you, babe.
Do you have restrooms?
While we at Candytopia dig the Edwardian aesthetic, our bladders remain fixed in the 21st century. You're good! We advise using the malls restrooms located directly above Candytopia on Level 3 accessible by either elevator or escalator.