Best Shopping Centres to Meet Santa 2019

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Christmas is nothing without that memorable Santa snap! Meeting the man in red is a highlight for our kids. Across Sydney, shopping centres are inviting you and your little ones to meet Santa Claus for photos and gifts! We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to meeting Santa in shopping malls throughout Sydney.

Or if you want to really step up your Santa photos, check out our guide to Where To Get An Awesome Santa Photo. 

City

David Jones Enchanted Forest
Meet Santa and his elves in a mystical cave to create cherished memories with a photo or DVD! A green screen will transport you to a mystical land. Santa is also available in select David Jones stores across Sydney. Some stores allow you to have a photo with Santa and your beloved feathered, fluffy or furry friend. 
Where: Elizabeth Street Store, 86 -108 Castlereagh St, Sydney
When: The Enchanted Forest opens on 9th November 2019 until Christmas Eve

QVB Enchanted Garden
Go under the twinkling lights of Santa’s new enchanted garden where kids can discover flowers, feature birds and characters that will surprise and enchant. Bookings for Santa Photos are online only. Pet Photography and Sensory Santa photos will be available on select dates and times.
Where: Level 2, Queen Victoria Building, George St Sydney CBD
When: Available from now until Monday 24th December 2019

Mrs Claus Photo, QVB
For a twist on Christmas this year The Body Shop Australia is flipping the traditional Santa photo on its head, with Aussies able to snap a Christmas photo and share their dreams with Mrs Claus. All proceeds will be donated to Plan International Australia’s 2020 Youth Activist Series, a 12-month training and leadership program to launch the dreams of Australia's future change-makers. It will cost $10 for a 5 minute slot. Bookings can be made through www.thebodyshop.com.au
Where: Sydney QVB Shopping Centre, Level LG1, store 64 (outside The Body Shop)
When:  Fri 29 Nov – Sun 1 Dec, 11am – 2pm

Santa Photos at Broadway
Create a memory that captures the magic of Christmas and come and experience Santa at Broadway Sydney. Online bookings are recommended, however, walk-ins are also welcome. All children who visit Santa will receive an exclusive Little Golden Book to take home. Packages are available from $60. Pet Santa and Sensitive Santa Photos are also available.
Where: Broadway Sydney, Level 1, near Harvey Norman
When: Wednesday 20th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Inner West

Christmas Santa Photos at Westfield Burwood
Bring the kids and the pets along this year for a photo with Santa! He will be at Westfield Burwood right up until his big trip on Christmas Eve.
Where: 100 Burwood Rd Burwood, Centre Court on Level 1 near David Jones
When: Saturday 15th November to Monday 23rd December 2019

Santa Photos at Rhodes Waterside
Santa has made his list, and checked it twice – now he is ready to meet all the little boys and girls at Rhodes Waterside! Here you can get your regular Santa photo OR your Santa photo WITH a pet. Sensory Santa Bookings are open for families with special needs children or adults too. Best of all this year your first photo is FREE!
Where: 1 Rider Boulevard, Rhodes, Near Bing Lee at the Christmas Museum
When: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December 2019, 9am to 6pm; Sunday 15th December 2019, 10am to 6pm; Friday 20th -  Saturday 21st December 2019, 9am to 6pm; Sunday 22nd December 2019, 10am to 6pm.

Santa Photos at Marrickville Metro
Capture the magic of your family meeting Santa this Christmas at Marrickville Metro. Visit Santa at his grotto for photography sessions dand every child will take home a complimentary storybook gift! Pet Santa and Sensitive Santa Photos are also available. Photo packages from $20.95.
Where: Marrickville Metro, 34 Victoria Rd, Marrickville, Santa's Grotto, outside Kmart
When: Saturday 23rd November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa at Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre
There will be no Santa photos at Birkenhead Point this year, however Santa will be visiting the centre delivering Christmas cheer over one weekend in mid-December.
Where: 19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne
When: Saturday 14th -  Sunday 15th December 2019

Eastern Suburbs

Santa Photography at Westfield Bondi Junction
Westfield Bondi Junction is making Christmas merrier this year, bringing the magic of the East Pole by letting it snow throughout December!. Sensory Santa is available for visits on Saturday 16th November and there are pet photos too.
Where: 500 Oxford St. Bondi Junction 2022, Level 6 near Event Cinemas
When:  Friday 15th November - Tuesday 17th December 2019

Santa Photos at Westfield Eastgardens
Jump onto Santa’s lap and capture a brilliant family moment on camera. Sensory Santa will be there on Tuesday 3rd December. Children that meet Santa and have a photo taken with him will receive a Christmas elf hat to take home.
Where: 152 Bunnerong Rd Eastgardens 2036, Level 1 outside Myer
When: Friday 15th November - Saturday 22nd December 2019

Royal Randwick Shopping Centre
Santa is moving with the times and this December he'll be roaming the centre with gifts, ready to snap a selfie with children on your own device! There's also Santa's workshop where your kids can do some bauble decorating, colour sheets, decorate pine cone Christmas trees and wooden ornaments. Plus much more festive fun. 
Where: Level 1, Belmore Rd, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre
When: To be Confirmed
 

South West

Santa Pictures and Giant Snow Globe at Roselands
Santa is bringing his workshop to Roselands this year along with a Giant Snow Globe for everyone to play in ($5/pp entrance fee for the Giant Snow Globe). Santa will be waiting for to meet everyone and take some happy snaps inside his Workshop. A Quiet Santa session will be hosted on Sunday 8th December and Pet Photography on Tuesday 10th December. Bookings Required.
Where: Roselands Drive, Roselands, Level 1 next to Centre Jewellers
When: Sunday 1st December - Tuesday 24th December 2019

North West

Merry Moments with Santa at Castle Towers
Capture a memory you'll cherish forever with a Santa photo at Centre Court. Every child who gets their photo taken will also receive a special gift. Santa will also be hosting free Christmas kids workshops at his castle on Level 2  including Reindeer food making, Santa letter writing and Mrs Claus storytelling. Sensory Santa will be there every Sunday in November and 1st & 8th December 2019.
Where: 6 -14 Castle Street, Castle Hill
When: Saturday 9th November- Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photos at Top Ryde City
The Santa you know and love is visiting Top Ryde City again this year! Enjoy taking photos and updating him on this year's wish list. Sensitive Santa photos will also be offered this year.  Bookings are required and limited.
Where: Cnr Devlin St & Blaxland Rd, Ryde, Ground Level near Harris Scarfe
When: Saturday 16th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Pics at Macquarie Centre
Have your photo taken with Santa on his throne outside of Target. There are also sessions every Monday with Sensory Santa in a comfortable environment.
When: Saturday 30th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019
Where: Cnr Herring and Waterloo Rds, North Ryde

Christmas Santa Photos at Carlingford Court
We hope you’ve been good, because we have a very special guest, Santa! And he has a free gift waiting for you! So write a list, check it twice and come and tell him what would add a little sparkle to your Christmas. There is also delightful Breakfast with Santa on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December.
Where:Carlingford Court, Cnr Carlingford and Pennant Hills Rds, Carlingford, Level 1 outside Connor & Forcast
When: Saturday 16th November – Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Pics at Stockland Baulkham Hills
Welcome Santa, Frosty, Rudolph and more for a special parade to kick off Christmas at Stockland Baulkham Hills from 9:30am on Saturday 30th November 2019. Capture a delightful smile on your child’s face with Santa and join in on the Santa photos. Sensitive Santa will be there on Sunday 8th December and PPaws & Claws on Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th December. There's also a Santa's Breakfast at Stockland Baulkham Hills on Saturday 30th November.
Where: 375-383 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills 2153, opposite Coles
When: Saturday 30th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Greater West

Santa Photos at Rouse Hill Town Centre
You’re never too old for a Santa photo! There is a brand new Santa House in Market Square where this year's Santa Photos will take place. You'll need to pre-book your session to make sure Santa knows you're coming. There will also be Sensitive Santa and Santa Pet Photography.
Where: Cnr Windsor Road and White Hart Drive, Rouse Hill, Market Square (opposite Timezone & Reading Cinemas)
When: Saturday 9th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photos at Glenmore Park Town Centre
Capture a magical Christmas photo in Glenmore Park! You can pre-book your session to make sure Santa knows you're coming. There will also be Sensitive Santa and Santa Pet Photography sessions.
Where: 1 Town Terrace, Glenmore Park
When: Monday 18th November - Friday 6th December 2019

Christmas Photos with Santa at Westpoint Blacktown
Get your photo taken and write your own letter to Santa. Letters can be posted straight to Santa via the North Pole Post mailboxes located on Level 2, near Myer. All letters posted before 17 December will receive a reply from Santa. Every child visiting Santa will receive a free gift of a Christmas Decoration Kit. Sensory Santa Photography is available Sunday 17th & 24th November and Sunday 1st & 8th  December 8am - 10am. 
Where: 17 Patrick Street, Blacktown 2148, Level 1 Centre Court
When: Saturday 9th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photography at Macarthur Square
Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Macarthur Square, kicking off on Saturday 9th November 2019 with Santa’s spectacular arrival complete with live reindeers from 11am. Watch with joy as Santa, Mrs Claus, elves and over 300 of their friends perform on stage in Kellicar Lane. Visit Santa on his big comfy throne and book your Christmas photo for your little ones, including their four-legged friends! Sensitive Santa will also be there on Saturday mornings in November.
Where: 200 Gilchrist Drive, Campbelltown 2560, Level 1
When: Saturday 9th November until Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photos at Stockland Merrylands
The sleigh bells are ringing! Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to Santa and his helpers to have your photo taken and to tell him what you would like for Christmas! This year the Fast Pass is back so you can skip the queue by pre-booking your time slot online. Sensitive Santa is available for photos on Sunday 1st December 2019. There's also a Santa's Breakfast at Stockland Merrylands on Saturday 7th December.
Where: McFarlane St, Merrylands 2160, Level 1, opposite Target
When: Saturday 9th November until Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photos at Stockland Wetherill Park
Capture the Christmas spirit when you visit Santa at Stockland Wetherill Park this Christmas. Have your photo taken with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas this year. He will be giving away a special gift to all the children who visit him. Pet Santa Photos are available on Saturday 23rd November and Sensitive Santa on Sunday 24th November 2019. There's also a Santa's Breakfast at Stockland Wetherill Park on Saturday 7th December.
Where: 561-583 Polding St, Wetherill Park
When: Saturday 16th November until Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photos at Westfield Liverpool
'Tis the season to be making merry memories! Create a Christmas memory and book your photo with Santa at Westfield Liverpool. All children who visit Santa will also receive a free gift to take home. Pet photography and Sensitive Santa photography will be available at specific times in the Christmas wonderland. There will also be Christmas Craft workshops.
Where: Macquarie Street, Liverpool, Level 2 near Industrie
When: Friday 15th November - Sunday 22nd December 2019

Santa Photography at Westfield Mount Druitt
'Tis the season to be making merry memories. Create a Christmas memory and book your photo with Santa. Don’t miss the opportunity to snap a picture with the magical man himself. There’s festive pet photography and Sensitive Santa photography available too!
Where: Cnr Carlisle Avenue & Luxford Rd Mt Druitt, Centre Court
When: Friday 15th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photos at Seven Hills Plaza
See Santa arrive in style at Centre Court, Seven Hills Plaza on Saturday 30th November with an Arrival Parade. Make sure to grab a mandatory holiday snap while you're at it! Photo packages start from $22, are digitally printed on the spot, and include a small gift from Santa.
Where: Seven Hills Plaza, Cnr Prospect Highway & Federal Road, Seven Hills
When:  Saturday 30th November to Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photos at Westfield Parramatta
The best way to kick off the festive month is to see the man himself. Children that meet Santa and have a photo taken with him will receive adorable reindeer ears to wear. There’s festive pet photography and Sensitive Santa photography available too! There is also a Santa's Breakfast at Westfield Parramatta on Sunday 15th December.
Where: 159 - 175 Church St Parramatta 2150, Level 2 Centre Court
When: Sunday 24th November to Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photography at Westfield Penrith
Snap a few photos and immortalise your child’s encounter with Santa. There’s festive pet photography and Sensitive Santa photography available too!
Where: 585 High St Penrith 2750, Level 2 near Big W
When: Saturday 9th November - Tuesday 24th December

Sutherland Shire

Santa Photos at Southgate
It’s that time of year again! Southgate is offering a diverse range of Santa photo packages (including Santa’s Pet and Quiet Santa photography and ) that are perfect for your Christmas cards or for just a fun simple picture.
Where: Corner Princes Highway and Port Hacking Road, Sylvania
When: Saturday 2nd November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Northern Beaches

Santa’s Photography at Warriewood Square
We hope you’ve been good because we have a very special guest, Santa - and he has a free gift waiting for you! So write a list, check it twice and come and tell him what would add a little sparkle to your Christmas.
Where: 12 Jacksons Rd, Warriewood
When: Saturday 16th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photography at Westfield Warringah Mall
Bring the kids in to capture that special moment with Santa! Santa will be here right up until his big trip on Christmas Eve and every child that has their photo taken with him will receive a wearable gift, either a cute reindeer or elf headband. There’s festive pet photography and Sensitive Santa photography available too!
Where: Cnr Condamine St & Old Pittwater Road Brookvale, Ground Floor outside Myer
When: Wednesday 20th & Friday 22nd November and Monday 9th December 2019

Santa Photos at Stockland Balgowlah
Santa is in town and his first stop is always Stockland Balgowlah. See Santa and Mrs Claus plus all your favourite Christmas Characters at Santa's Arrival Parade on Saturday 30th November will commence from Level 1. Make sure you visit Santa and his helpers after the show to have your photos taken. Santa's Photos will continue until Christmas Eve, so bring the kids down for a special family photo, including pets (various days). Sensory Santa will be there too.
Where: 197-215 Condamine St, Balgowlah, Level 1 opposite Bean Obsessed
When: Saturday 30th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

North Shore

Santa Photos at Westfield Hornsby
Tis' the season to be making merry memories and Santa is waiting at Hornsby! All children who visit Santa will also receive a free Elf hat to take home. Santa's helpers can also enjoy free kids’ workshops from 15th November - 23rd December. Mrs Claus is taking a vacation from the North Pole too so you can have your photo with Mr and Mrs Claus for a limited time only on 16th & 17th November! Festive pet photography and Sensitive Santa sessions are also available.
Where: 236 Pacific Highway Hornsby, Level 3, near the food court
When: Friday 15th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Photos with Santa at Chatswood Chase
All the way from the North Pole, Santa has arrived in Chatswood! Flying in daily until Christmas Eve, you’ll find the jolly man himself ready to take happy snaps with your little ones.
Where: 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, Centre Court, Lower Ground Level
When: Saturday 16th November to Tuesday 24th December 2019

South Sydney/St George

Santa Photos at Westfield Miranda
Bring your family for a beautiful photo for Christmas! Festive pet photography and Sensory Santa are available too. Christmas gift wrapping is back supporting charities from Saturday 14th December for a gold coin donation.
Where: 600 Kingsway Miranda, Level 1 Centre Court, near Foot Locker
When: Friday 15th November - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Santa Photos at Westfield Hurstville
Whether it’s smiles, tears or tantrums, the moment will still be about joy! All children who visit Santa will also receive free elf ears to take home. Festive pet photography and Sensory Santa are available too. 
Where: Cnr Cross St and Park Rd Hurstville, Level 1 Centre Court
When: Friday 15th November - Monday 23rd December 2019

FREE Santa Photos

This year Big W stores across the nation are doing free Santa photos! An announcement was made via the website: "Santa Claus is coming to BIG W! Head into your local BIG W store to get your photo taken with Santa and receive a FREE 6x4" photo".

The offer is only valid for a very limited time from Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 11am - 3pm.

Want to really step up your Santa photos? Check out our guide to Where To Get An Awesome Santa Photo. 

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Jen

Dec 17 2016

Good suggestions, but I have to give a shout out to Santa at Glenmore Park town centre. My 9 month old didn't even cry with him! Plus he does 3 shots - classic, funny and reading with the child