Best Shopping Centres to Meet Santa 2020

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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.

City

David Jones Magic Cave

David Jones Magic Cave is a special place to meet Santa this Christmas 2020
Santa is ready to welcome you into the mystical Magic Cave at David Jones Sydney


Join Santa and his elves in a mystical cave for an enchanting meet and greet photo session. A special one-of-a-kind installation will ensure Santa is practicing physical distancing while creating cherished memories at the iconic department store.

Where: Elizabeth Street Store, 86 - 108 Castlereagh St, Sydney
When: Thursday 12& November - Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book at David Jones Enchanted Forest.

Santa High Tea at QVB

QVB Santa High Tea
This year you can join Santa for high tea at the iconic QVB Tea Room


Spend a delightfully delicious morning with Santa at the iconic QVB Tea Room for a decadent festive High Tea. Santa and a team of helpers will be ready to welcome you and snap your special Santa memories. You can capture your own photos, as well as have a professional family portrait with Santa at his throne. One hour sessions are available between 7.30am – 12pm and Sensory Santa experiences with quieter sounds, gentle lighting and sensitive Santa moments will also be available on select days.

Where: Level 3, Queen Victoria Building, George St Sydney CBD
When: Monday 9 November - Thursday 24 December 2020
Cost: $55 per person
Find out more and book at Santa High Tea at QVB.

Melting Moments with Santa at Broadway

Melting Moments with Santa at Broadway
Santa is creating melting moments at Broadway Sydne's summer wonderland this Christmas


Walk into a magical land of bright delights at Broadway Sydney's  playful summer wonderland. Create colourful melting moments with Santa amid Christmas trees  made from upside down ice-cream cones! You can bring your favourite props to add to your unique Christmas photo and all kids who visit Santa will receive a pack to create their own Merry & Bright Christmas card. Santa will have his own seat at a 1.5m distance from families his helpers will ensure meeting Santa is still as fun as ever. Online bookings are essential. Pet Santa and Sensitive Santa sessions are also available.

Where: Broadway Sydney, Level 3, between L'Occitane and Marcs
When: Friday 20 November - Thursday 24 December 2020
Cost: Various packages from $29.95
Find out more and book at Melting Moments with Santa at Broadway

Eastern Suburbs

Santa Photos at Westfield Bondi Junction

Westfield Bondi Junction is making Christmas merrier this year with socially-distanced Santa snapshots in their Christmas wonderland. Families will have their own seat next to Santa’s throne and you can bring your own festive props or a favourite toy to personalise your Christmas 2020 Santa photo. All children who visit Santa will also receive a reindeer headband to take home. Sensory Santa and pet photo sessions are also available.

Where: Westfield Bondi Junction, Level 6 near Max Brenner
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book at Santa Photos at Westfield Bondi Junction.

Santa Photos at Westfield Eastgardens

Santa is coming to Westfield Eastgardens this Christmas and he want to make your Christmas 2020 photo extra special. Bring your own festive prop or a favourite toy to create a unique, personal and sit beside Santa's socially-distanced throne for a family snapshot in their his Christmas wonderland. Children will also receive their own reindeer headband to take home. Sensory Santa and pet photo sessions are also available./p>

Where: Westfield Eastgardens, Level 1 near Sheike
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book at Santa Photos at Westfield Eastgardens.

Inner West

Christmas Santa Photos at Westfield Burwood

Christmas Santa Photos at Westfield Burwood
The classic Christmas Santa Photos get a 2020 twist 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. This year, families will have their own seat next to Santa’s throne for their festive happy snap. You can bring festive props or a favourite toy to add a personal touch to your Christmas keepsake, and all children who visit Santa will also receive a reindeer headband to take home.

Where: Westfield Burwood, Level 1 near David Jones
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book at Christmas Santa Photos at Westfield Burwood.

Santa Photos at Marrickville Metro

Santa At Marrickville Metro
Meet Santa and capture magical moments at shopping centre throughout Sydney


Capture the magic of your family meeting Santa this Christmas at Marrickville Metro. Bookings are essential and Pet Santa and Sensitive Santa Photos are also available.

Where: Marrickville Metro, 34 Victoria Rd, Marrickville
When: Saturday 28 November - Tuesday 22nd December 2020
Find out more and book at Santa Photos at Marrickville Metro

North West

Your Magical Moment With Santa At Castle Towers

Santa at Castle Towers
For a very 2020 Christmas, you can even have a Zoom call with Santa!

 

Santa has loaded up his slay and is making his way to Castle Towers to help you and your family capture some magical Christmas memories. Your 2020 Santa Photos will have a unique, new perspective to allow for a safe distance between yourself and Santa. Bring your own festive dress-ups and props to make your annual Christmas keepsake extra memorable - and a little quirky. Santa's dedicated helpers will be there to ensure your Santa Snap experience is safe and special. Castle Towers is also jumping on the 2020 bandwagon and offering zoom calls with Santa! Make sure you book your date with Santa early as he is expected to be in high demand.

Where: 6 -14 Castle Street, Castle Hill
When: Saturday 7 November until Thursday 24 December 2020
Cost: Various packages from $29.95
Find out more and book your Magical Moment with Santa at Castle Towers.

Santa Photos at Top Ryde City

Santa Photos at Top Ryde City
Book your Classic or Sensory Santa photos now for Christmas 2020


The Santa you know and love is coming back to Top Ryde City for COVID-safe Classic and Sensory Santa photos this Christmas 2020. Get him up to speed on this year's wishlist while you capture a special family moment. Get in early - bookings are limited.

Where: Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, Ground Floor
When: Saturday 14 November until Thursday 24 December 2020
Cost: Various packages from $25
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Top Ryde City.

Santa Photos at Macquarie Centre

Santa Photos at Macquarie Centre
Santa has brought the gift of nature to Sydney with a unique, living Secret Garden

 

Santa has arrived at Macquarie Centre for Christmas 2020 and created an enchanted Aussie-inspired wonderland for all to explore! Made from native and drought tolerant plants, Santa’s Secret Garden is a unique, living, Christmas set that will lead you on a journey from the beach to the bush, through a lush green landscape with tropical plants and coastal pathways. Santa will be maintaining a safe 1.5m distance from visitors, but will doubt make this year's experience unforgettable! Plus every child will receive personalised message from Santa! Bookings must be made online. Santa paw-traits with their favourite pet and Sensitive Santa sessions are also back, plus you can create a personalised video message from Santa to your child.

Where: Macquarie Centre, North Ryde
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Cost: Packages from $23.95
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Macquarie Centre.

Santa Photos at Stockland Baulkham Hills

Santa Photos at Stockland Baulkham Hills
Bring your own Santa hats, reindeer ears and Rudolph noses for a unique 2020 Christmas photo!


Santa is set to create a safe and spectacular photo experience at Stockland Baulkham Hills this Christmas so you can capture the delightful smile on your child’s face when they meet the big man himself! Don't forget to bring your own props like Santa hats, reindeer ears and Rudolph noses to add some creative flair to your 2020 Santa photo. Bookings are essential for all Santa photography sessions plus Paws & Claws and Sensitive Santa sessions are also available.

Where: Stockland Baulkham Hills, opposite Coles
When: Saturday 28 November - Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book at Santa Photos at Stockland Baulkham Hills.

Greater West

Santa Photos at Rouse Hill Town Centre

Santa Photos At Rouse Hill
The Santa House is popping up again this Christmas!

 

You’re never too old for a Santa photo! Capture the magic of Christmas 2020 with a memorable photo experience in The Santa House in Market Square. Families won’t be able to share a chair with Santa this year, but the experience and photo will be as magical as ever! Santa will have a book to read to children and you are welcome to bring any of your own special toys to hold in the photos. There will also be Sensitive Santa and Santa Pet Photography as well. Pre-book your session online to make sure Santa knows you're coming.

Where: Rouse Hill Market Square, under the shade sails opposite Timezone
When: Saturday 7 November - Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Rouse Hill Town Centre.

Santa Photos at Glenmore Park Town Centre

Santa Photos at Glenmore Park Town Centre
Santa Claus is coming to town to see this sparkly new Christmas set!


Capture a magical Santa photo in Glenmore Park with a brand new and exciting festive set and a few new tricks from the little helpers to make this the best Christmas ever! You can pre-book your session to make sure Santa knows you're coming. There will also be Sensitive Santa and Santa Pet Photography available too.

Where: 1 Town Terrace, Glenmore Park
When: Saturday 21 November - Thursday 24 December 2020
Cost: Packages from $25
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Glenmore Park Town Centre.

Your Magical Moment With Santa At Westpoint Blacktown

Christmas Photos with Santa at Westpoint Blacktown
Get your Christmas photo taken, write Santa a letter or chat to him on Zoom


Santa and his reindeers are on their way to Castle Towers to spread the magic of Christmas. Get your photo taken or even have a Zoom call with Santa. You can also write your own letter to Santa and send him your Christmas wish list via the shiny red mailboxes behind Santa's House. All letters posted before 17 December will receive a reply from Santa. To allow for a safe distance between yourself and Santa all 2020 Santa Photos will have a unique, new perspective - and you can get creative with your own festive dress-ups and props to add some more colour to your Christmas keepsake. Santa's trusty helpers will be there to ensure your Santa Snap experience is safe and special. Santa is expected to be in high demand so don't forget to book!

Where: 17 Patrick Street, Blacktown, Level 1 Centre Court
When: Saturday 7 November until Thursday 24 December 2020
Cost: Various packages from $29.95
Find out more and book Your Magical Moment With Santa At Westpoint Blacktown.

Santa Photos at Macarthur Square

Santa Photos at Macarthur Square
Did you know you can also book your pampered pooch in for a Santa photo?


Celebrate the wonder of Christmas at Macarthur Square, where Santa and his elves are busy planning a safe and magical experience. Visit Santa on his big comfy throne for a fun and memorable socially-distanced photo and create new memories this Christmas. Sensitive Santa will also be there plus you can book your furry friends in for a Santa photo too.

Where: 200 Gilchrist Drive, Campbelltown, Level 1
When: Saturday 7 November until Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Macarthur Square.

Santa Photos at Stockland Merrylands

The sleigh bells are ringing! Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to Santa. Tell him what you would like for Christmas, get your annual Santa photo taken and have yourself a jolly good time! Santa's helpers are busy creating a safe and spectacular photo experience at Stockland Merrylands for everyone to enjoy this Christmas. Let the kids get creative by bringing their own props to add a personal twist to your 2020 memento and capture the delightful smile on their faces when they pose with the big man himself! Bookings are essential for all Santa photography sessions, plus Paws & Claws and Sensitive Santa sessions are also available.

Where: McFarlane St, Merrylands, Level 1, opposite Target
When: Saturday 28 November - Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book at Santa Photos at Stockland Merrylands

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. Pet Santa and Sensitive Santa Photos are also available. Book early so you don't miss out on meeting Santa!

Where: 561-583 Polding St, Wetherill Park
When: Saturday 21 November - Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book at Santa Photos at Stockland Wetherill Park

Santa Photos at Westfield Liverpool

'Tis the season to be making merry memories! Create a Christmas moment you'll never forget and book your photo with Santa at Westfield Liverpool. Pet photography and Sensitive Santa photography will be available at specific times in the Christmas wonderland. 

Where: Westfield Liverpool, Macquarie Street, Liverpool, Level 2 near Industrie
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Westfield Liverpool.

Santa Photography at Westfield Mount Druitt

Don’t miss the opportunity to snap a picture with the magical man himself at Westfield Mount Druitt. 'Tis the season to be making merry memories and Santa will be waiting to make the magic happen. Book your photo with 2020 Santa photo with your nearest and dearest, and even your furry friend. Festive pet photography and Sensitive Santa photography are available too!

Where: Cnr Carlisle Avenue & Luxford Rd, Mt Druitt, Centre Court
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Westfield Liverpool.

Santa Photos at Seven Hills Plaza

Santa Photos at Seven Hills Plaza
Welcome Santa, Mrs Claus and their friends to Sydney at the Arrival Parade!

 

See Saint Nick arrive in style at Centre Court with an Arrival Parade at 10am on& Saturday 28 November to welcome Santa, Mrs Claus and their friends. Then get your Santa photo to celebrate the occasion! To ensure your wellbeing you will have a COVID-safe photography session and your photo will be digitally printed on the spot. Plus, every child who has their photo taken will receive a small gift from Santa. Bookings are essential for Santa Photos.

Where: Seven Hills Plaza, Cnr Prospect Highway & Federal Road, Seven Hills
When:  Saturday 28 November until Thursday 24 December 2020
Cost: Packages from $25
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Seven Hills Plaza.

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!
Where: 159 - 175 Church St Parramatta, Level 2 Centre Court
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photosat Westfield Parramatta.

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, Level 2 near Big W
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photography at Westfield Penrith.

Santas Christmas Photos
Make your little ones Chrsitmas with a real-life meet and greet with Santa

Northern Beaches

Santa Experience at Warriewood Square

We hope you’ve been good because Warriewood Square has 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. With new protective measures in place, your family will enjoy a magical Christmas experience meeting Santa and getting yoour Christmas happy snap. Bookings are essential.

Where: 12 Jacksons Rd, Warriewood
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Experience at Warriewood Square.

Santa Photography at Westfield Warringah Mall

Bring the kids in to capture that special moment with Santa! He will be at Warringah Mall right up until his big trip on Christmas Eve. This year, families will have their own seat next to Santa’s throne, and you can bring festive props, a Christmas costume or a favourite toy for a fun personal touch. All children will also take home a reindeer 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: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photography at Westfield Warringah Mall.

Santa Photos at Stockland Balgowlah

Santa is in town and his first stop is always Stockland Balgowlah. Make sure you visit Santa and his helpers for your special 2020 Christmas photo available right up until Christmas Eve. They are creating a safer photo experience this year to ensure that your time with Santa is a fun and magical experience. Paws & Claws and Sensory Santa sessions are available too.
Where: 197-215 Condamine St, Balgowlah, Level 1 opposite Bean Obsessed
When: Saturday 28 November - Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Stockland Balgowlah.

 

shopping centres to meet-santa
The secret's out! You can meet Santa Claus at shopping centres throughout Sydney.

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 free reindeer headband to take home. Things will be a little different at the 2020 Santa photography sessions but the elves are making Christmas merrier than ever and a photo with Santa is the perfect opportunity to make little ones smile. Festive pet photography and Sensitive Santa sessions are also available.
Where: 236 Pacific Highway Hornsby, Level 3 near the food court
When: Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Westfield Hornsby.

South Sydney/St George

Santa Photos at Westfield Miranda

Bring your family for a Santa meet and greet this Christmas and capture the moment with a beautiful photo! To keep everyone safe, santa will be socially distancing for the 2020 Santa photography sessions with families sitting on their own seat next to the official throne. You can wear your favourite outfit or bring your favourite toy, book or prop for a creative touch! All children who visit Santa will also receive free reindeer headband to take home. Festive pet photography and Sensory Santa are available too. 
Where: 600 Kingsway Miranda, Level 1 Centre Court
When:  Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Westfield Miranda.

Santa Photos at Westfield Hurstville

Whether it’s smiles, tears or tantrums, the moment you meet Santa is always a memorable one! Get your festive family photo taken at Westfield Hurstville this year for a new, safer experience all the joy you'd expect. All children who visit Santa will receive free reindeer headband 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:  Tuesday 24 November to Thursday 24 December 2020
Find out more and book your Santa Photos at Westfield Hurstville.

 

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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