The Most Festive Santa Photos in Melbourne for 2023

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The yearly ritual of snapping Santa photos in Melbourne is well and truly upon us!

Getting a yearly family Santa photo is a great way of locking in annual Christmas memories to treasure for years to come.

Here's where to get into the festive spirit and grab a wonderful keepsake for future years at one of these epic locations for your Santa selfie!

The Most Festive Santa Photos in Melbourne for 2023

1. Santaland 

Santaland Myer Melbourne
Myer's Santaland is back for 2023.

Sometimes fancy locations can’t trump easy-to-travel places. At Myer's festive Santaland, Santa is waiting for you and the family, bringing a slice of the North Pole with him! 

Each 10-minute Santaland booking includes a personal one-on-one experience for you and your family. You'll get to meet Santa and his elves and get your 2023 Santa photos in the festive bag. 

Where:   Myer Stores, nationwide 
When:    From Friday, 11 November 2023

2. Federation Square

Santa photos in Melbourne 2023
Santa's Workshop at Federation Square.

There's plenty to celebrate at Federation Square this Christmas, with a glittering Christmas wonderland featuring the Christmas Tree, Santa’s Workshop, the Fed Christmas Gulls and more!

The big Man in Red will also be in attendance for your 2022 Christmas close-up. Santa's Workshop at Federation Square offers some of the best Santa photos in Melbourne, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

Where:   Federation Square, Melbourne
When:    Normally mid-November to mid- December, TBA for 2023

3. Westfield 

Santa photos in Melbourne 2023
Bringing the joy every year, Westfield is a great destination for Santa photos in Melbourne.

When it comes to Santa photos in Melbourne, destinations don't come much easier than Westfield. With so many locations across the city and the suburbs, Westfield is a great hub to suss out your Santa selfies for 2023. Participating Westfields usually include Doncaster, Geelong, Knox, Southland, and Fountain Gate.

Another joy-filled offering from Westfield this year is the return of their Auslan Santa. Launched as a pilot program in 2022 in collaboration with Deaf Australia, Auslan Santa offers children who use Auslan as their primary form of communication the opportunity to meet and sign with a Santa who is just like them. 

Where:   Westfield Shopping Centres across Melbourne
When:     From Sunday 12 November 2023

4. David Jones, Bourke St Mall

Santa walking with kids
Santa is coming to Melbourne!

He's back with a bang this year, taking over select David Jones stores across the country! 

Each guest will receive their photos in a beautiful package plus a custom David Jones 2023 Christmas bauble.

Pre-paid bookings are essential, and bookings open on 4 November—so keep your eyes out! 

Where:    David Jones, Bourke St Mall, Melbourne
When:    4 November and Sunday 24 December 2023

5. Greensborough Plaza

Greensborough Plaza
Greensborough Plaza

Grab your family, and grab your pets!

Santa photos in Melbourne are on this year at Greensborough Plaza, kicking off on the 18 November and running right through until Christmas Eve.

There are also Sensory Santa sessions available on Saturday, 2 December and Sunday, 3 December. 

Where:   Greensborough Plaza, 25 Main St, Greensborough
When:    18 November - 24 December 2023

6. Pacific Epping

Pacific Epping
Pacific Epping

Your one-stop shop for all-things Santa photos, Pacific Epping is the perfect destination for a snap with Santa in 2023.

There are family photo shoots available, as well as extended sessions for baby's first Christmas. Plus, pet sessions and Sensitive Santa sessions, where the lights are dimmer and the sounds are quieter for a calm visit with Santa!  

Where:   Pacific Epping, 571-583 High St, Epping
When:    18 November - 24 December 2023

7. Chadstone Shopping Centre

Santa photos in Melbourne 2023
Chadstone Santa Photos 2023.

Santa's heading back to Chadstone Shopping Centre soon and will be taking bookings for Santa photos from 13 November!

Online bookings are essential as walk-ups are not an option this year, and it's important to note that you must first become a Chadstone First member to book Santa photography. 

Where:   Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East
When:    13 November - 24 December 2023

8. Eastland Shopping Centre

Santa photos in Melbourne 2023
Eastland Shopping Centre

Dig out the Christmas costumes and festive props, Santa’s heading to Eastland Shopping Centre ready to have his photo taken in his magical Santa's Enchanted Forest!

This time-honoured tradition is the perfect way to capture festive memories for years to come. Online bookings and convenient pre-pay options make the process a breeze, so all you have to remember is festive cheer!

Where:   Eastland Shopping Centre, 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
When:   4 November - 24 December 2023

9. Highpoint Shopping Centre

Surprised Santa
Hurry on down to Highpoint to meet the big man in red himself this Christmas time!


Highpoint Shopping Centre is a wonderful choice for Santa photos in Melbourne in 2023!

Offering sessions for families, families with pets and also Sensitive Santa sessions for more tranquil bookings, it's time to grab your nearest and dearest and get ready to pose with the main man for a festive family snap to treasure. 

Where:   120-200 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong
When:    4 November - 24 December 2023

10. Pacific Werribee 

Pacific Werribee Santa Photos
Santa photos at Pacific Werribee

Get ready to update your annual family snap at Pacific Werribee!

Santa's coming to town, and booking is a breeze, whether you're looking for pet photography, extended baby's first Christmas sessions, sensitive Santa sessions or a standard family picture, it's as straightforward and hassle-free as possible at Pacific Werribee.

Where:   120-200 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong
When:    12 November - 24 December 2023

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