Best Shopping Centres to Meet Santa 2017

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By: Serina Hajje, ellaslist

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
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.
Where: Elizabeth Street Store, 86 -108 Castlereagh St, Sydney
When: Dates and times available online.
For more info, go here.

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 2016 are online only. The kids will also get to take home a special Santa treat compliments of Haigh’s Chocolates.
When: Available from now until Saturday 24 December 2017.
Where: Level 2, Queen Victoria Building, George St Sydney CBD
For more info and to book, go here.

Santa Photos & Special Experiences at Broadway
This year you can ‘get a selfie’ with Santa, get a photo of your furry friend with Santa (Thursday 1 & 8 December), or choose the Santa photo option for extra sensitive or special needs kids (Sunday 27 November & Sunday 4 December).
When: Saturday 19 November- Christmas; 10am-5pm
Where: Level 1, outside Kmart
Bookings are essential, call 02 8398 5620 or visit the customer service desk on Level 1.

 

Inner West


Christmas Santa Photos at Westfield Burwood
Bring the kids along this year for a photo with Santa! He will be at Westfield Burwood right up until his big trip on Christmas Eve!
When: Saturday 12 November to 24 December; times available here
Where: 100 Burwood Rd Burwood 2134, Located on Level 1, Centre Court, near David Jones
For more info on times go here.

 

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 (by appt. only),
When: Saturday 12th November – Saturday 24th December 2017; 11am-4pm (Thursday until 6pm)
Where: 1 Rider Boulevard, Rhodes 2138, outside Le Cherie. 
For more info on times and prices go here.

Sensory Santa at Rhodes Waterside
Do your kids have sensory challenges and would be fine to see Santa if only they didn’t have to wait in line with the crowds, feel the pressure of time and the noise of lots of people walking around? Sensory Santa is a visit with Santa that has:
No crowds and minimum noise as sessions are before trading hours
No lines – appointment bookings only in 10 minute sessions
No music
No spotlights
A chair next to Santa
An understanding Santa and photographer
Wheel-chair access
Rhodes Waterside will also be offering a complimentary photo per family.
Bookings are essential. Book now by emailing [email protected]
When: Sunday 29 November 2015, 8am – 10am, Monday 30 November 2015, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: 1 Rider Boulevard, Rhodes 2138 Level 1 near the Food Court

Santa Photos at Marrickville Metro
Have your photo taken with Santa and receive a free special gift from Santa. You can also opt for a Santa PAWtrait to let your pets get in on the fun.
When: Saturday 19 November- 24 December;
Where: 34 Victoria Rd, Marrickville, 2204
Fore more info on times and prices go here.

Santa Photos at Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre
Have your photo taken with Santa in his magical Wonderland to receive your complimentary gift!
When: Wednesday 23 November- 24 December; times available here
Where: 19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne 2047, Ground Floor – opposite Jean Louis Joseph Deli Café
For more information, go here.

 

South West


Santa Time at Roselands
Grab your FREE Mini Adventures Activity Book when you visit Santa at Roselands!
When: Monday 21 November- 16 December; times available here
Where: Roselands Drive, Roselands, 2196, level 2 near Sportsgirl
For more info on prices go here.

 

 

North West


My Photo with Santa at Castle Towers
Some friends you wait all year to see! Have your photo taken with Santa and receive a complimentary Christmas gift.
When: Saturday 5 November to Saturday 24 December; times available here
Where: 6 -14 Castle Street, Castle Hill 2154
Fore more info on priced go here.

 

Santa Photos at Top Ryde City
Meet Santa on Ground Level to top off your Christmas preparations!
When: Saturday 19 November to 24 December; times available here
Where: Cnr Devlin St & Blaxland Rd Ryde 2112
For more info, go here.

Santa Pics at Macquarie Centre
Our top pick for the North-West! Have your photo taken with Santa on his throne at Centre Court, Level 1. There’s also 10 minute sessions with Sensory Santa in  a comfortable environment.
When: Friday 11 November-24 December; times available here
Where: Cnr Herring and Waterloo Rds, North Ryde, 2113
For more info, go here.

Christmas Santa Photos at Carlingford
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. Sensitive Santa available on 17 December.
When: Saturday December 3 – Friday December 9; times available here
Where: Cnr Carlingford and Pennant Hills Rds, Carlingford 2118, Level 1 outside Connor & Forcast
For more info, go here.

Santa Pics at Stockland Baulkham Hills
Capture a delightful smile on your child’s face for just $10 per printed photo PLUS a digital sent to your e-mail.
When: on various days from 3-24 December, dates available here
Where: 375-383 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills 2153, opposite Coles
For more info, go here.

 

Greater West


Santa Photos at Rouse Hill Town Centre
You’re never too old for a Santa photo! Beat the queue and book your spot online now.
When: 5 November- 24 December; times available here
Where: Cnr Windsor Road and White Hart Drive, Rouse Hill 2155, the food terrace
For more info, go here.

 

Christmas Photos with Santa at Westpoint Blacktown
Visit Santa at his throne for your memento of Christmas 2017 and receive your FREE gift. Sensory Santa will be in a special sensory environment on 20 & 27 November.
When: Sunday 6 November to Thursday 24 November; times available here
Where: 17 Patrick Street, Blacktown 2148, Level 1 Centre Court
For more info, go here.

Santa Photography at Macarthur Square
Get your special photos here this year at the specially designed Santa Set!
When: Sunday 13 November- 24 December; times available here
Where: 200 Gilchrist Drive, Campbelltown 2560, Level 1
For more info, go here.

Sensitive Santa at Rouse Hill Town Centre
Grant your child the special opportunity to see Santa without the challenges of noisy crowds.
For more details on Sensitive Santa or to book online now, go here. 
When: 11-14 December; times available here
Where: Cnr Windsor Road and White Hart Drive, Rouse Hill 2155

 

Santa Photos at Stockland Merrylands
Capture some Christmas magic and create memories to cherish forever, with prices starting from $20.95. V
When: Saturday 12 November-24 December; times available here
Where: McFarlane St, Merrylands 2160, Level 1, outside Big W
For more info, go here.

Santa Photos at Westfield Liverpool
Santa and his helpers have been busy building the NEW Santa Set- don’t miss out on the interactive singing reindeers.
When: 12 November-24 December; times available here
Where: Macquarie Street Liverpool 2170
For more info, go here.

Santa Photography at Westfield Mount Druitt
Don’t miss the opportunity to snap a picture with the magical man himself. There’s festive pet photography available too!
When: 12 November- 24 December; times available here
Where: Cnr Carlisle Avenue & Luxford Rd Mt Druitt 2770, Centre Court
For more info, go here.

 

Santa Photos! at Westfield Parramatta
The best way to kick off the festive month is to see the man himself. Packages start from just $9.95.
When: 14 November- 24 December; times available here
Where: 159-175 Church St Parramatta 2150, Centre Court
For more info, go here.

Santa Photography at Westfield Penrith
Snap a few photos and immortalise your child’s encounter with Santa.
When: 14 Nov- 24 Dec, daily 9am to 5pm, Thursdays 9am to 8pm
Where: 585 High St Penrith 2750, Level 2 near Big W
For more info, go here.

Photos with Santa at Chatswood Chase
All the way from the North Pole, Santa photos! Flying in daily to Chatswood Chase Sydney, you’ll find the jolly man himself at his magical new home. And if you’ve been good this year, each child will receive a free Haigh’s chocolate treat.
When: Daily 19 November – 24 December, 10am to 4pm, 10am – 6pm Thursdays
Where: 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood 2067, Centre Court, Lower Ground Level
For more info, go here

 

Christmas Santa Photos at Westfield Chatswood
Head on over Level 3, Centre Court (near Dymocks) where Santa awaits to hear your Christmas wishes.
When: 12 November-24 December; times available here
Where: 1 Anderson Street Chatswood 2067
For more info, go here.

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 photography) that are perfect for your Christmas cards or for just a fun simple picture.
When: 5 November- 24 December;
Where: Corner Princes Highway and Port Hacking Road, Sylvania 2224
For more info, go here.

 

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.
When: 12 November- 24 December; times available here
Where: 12 Jacksons Rd, Warriewood, 2102
For more info, go here.

 

 

Santa Photography at Westfield Warringah Mall, Brookvale
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 will take home a special gift from Santa.
When: Monday 21 November- 24 December; times available here
Where: Cnr Condamine St & Old Pittwater Road Brookvale 2100, Ground Floor, outside Myer
For more info, go here.

Santa Photos at Stockland Balgowlah
Santa is in town and his first stop is always Stockland Balgowlah. So bring the kids down for a special family photo. Packages start from $20.95.
When: Saturday 3 decmber to 24 December; 10am-2pm
Where: 197-215 Condamine St, Balgowlah 2540

 

Eastern Suburbs


Santa Photography at Westfield, Bondi Junction
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a visit to the WBJ enchanted forest- these memories will last a lifetime. Sensory Santa is available for visits on 20 November.
When:  Saturday 12 November- Saturday 24 December; times available here
Where: 500 Oxford St. Bondi Junction 2022, Level 6 near Max Brenner
For more info, go here.

 

Santa Photos at Royal Randwick
Come to the newly renovated (and extremely festive) Royal Randwick Shopping centre to take a fabulous Santa photo- minus the big queues! Ground floor near Harris Farm. More information here.
When: Until Christmas, Monday-Friday 10am-2pm & Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: 73 Belmore Rd, Randwick

Santa Photos at Westfield Eastgardens
Jump onto Santa’s lap and capture a brilliant family moment on camera.
When: Saturday 12 November- Saturday 24 December; times available here
Where: 152 Bunnerong Rd Eastgardens 2036, Level 1 outside Myer
For more info, go here.

North Shore


HomeHQ- FREE
Furry friends are never forgotten at HomeHQ Artarmon, as the north shore’s favourite homemaker centre brings back its ever popular FREE Santa photos for families and their pets this December. Simply visit the centre with your pet (only the furry type can be catered to so please no scales or feathers!) to receive your free photo and digital version to share on social media and with friends and family. Families without pets are of course also invited to have their free annual Santa photos taken, big and small kids alike.
Where: HomeHQ Artarmon; Cnr of Frederick St and Reserve Rd, Artarmon (next to Bunnings)
When: Saturday 10 & 17; Sunday 11 & 18 December 2017; 10am-3pm


Santa Photos at Westfield Hornsby
Santa is waiting at Hornsby! Festive pet photography is available too.
When: Saturday 12 November- Saturday 24 December; times available here
Where: 236 Pacific Highway Hornsby 2077, Level 3, near the food court
For more info, go here.

 

 

South Sydney/St George


Santa Photos at Westfield Miranda
Bring your family for a beautiful photo for Christmas! Festive pet photography and Sensory Santa available too.
When: Saturday 12 November- Friday 23 December; times available here
Where: 600 Kingsway Miranda NSW 2228, Level 3, outside Uniqlo
For more info, go here.

 

Santa Photos Westfield Hurstville
Whether it’s smiles, tears or tantrums, the moment will still be about joy! Use the Virtual Queuing System to book your time today!
When: Saturday 19 November-24 December; times available here
Where: Cnr Cross St and Park Rd Hurstville 2220
For more info, go here.

 

Reviews


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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