Where To Go For An Awesome Santa Photo 2019

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We know Sydney is the world’s most picture-perfect city. While we may not fit the Northern hemisphere’s overrated white Christmas setting, our amazing summer blue skies frame the red Santa costume beautifully. From Sydney’s picture-perfect Harbour to a luxurious Swarovski garden, we have no doubt that these are the best spots for Santa photos this year.

A Fairytale Christmas at the QVB

On Saturday 2nd November, Sydney’s home of Christmas, the Queen Victoria Building will open it’s doors to Santa's Enchanted Garden and the glittering sight of the city's iconic QVB Christmas tree. Amongst the blooming wildflowers, woodland creatures and spellbinding lights, festive fairies will greet families arriving for precious photographs with loved ones. Pet Santa photos will return for your furry friends (available Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 20th November.) and there are Sensory Santa sessions for those who may find the festive hustle and bustle a little overwhelming (available Tuesday 5th - Sunday 10th November). Book your QVB Santa Photos now. 

When:  Available Saturday 2nd November - Monday 24th December 2019
Where: Level 2 Queen Victoria Building, George St Sydney CBD

Santa Photos At The Grounds of Alexandria

Santa at The \grounds

Santa will be calling The Grounds home again this year until Christmas Eve, and his workshop will be open every day for photos with the whole family (including pets). Santa will be making special evening visits on select nights in December too! The elves have been hard at work creating a new Winter Wonderland photo installation with a surprise twist, plus there are lots planned to keep everyone entertained with a touch of Grounds magic. So don your elf ears and pull out your Christmas hats - Santa is coming to The Grounds! Book your Santa Photos at the Grounds now.

When:  Tuesday 19th November - Tuesday 24th December 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria, 7A/2 Huntley Street Alexandria

Santa at the Christmas Lights Spectacular, Hunter Valley

Get lost in an illuminated fairy tale wonderland created with over two million Christmas lights. Have your photos taken by a professional photographer at Santa’s Cave or the kids can sit on Santa’s knee to make their Christmas wish list. With a fantastically festive atmosphere, there is no spot more spectacular to take Santa photos than the magical Hunter Valley Gardens this Christmas. 

When: Friday 8th November 2019 - Sunday 26th January 2020 (closed 25th December 2019). Gardens open daily 9am-4pm, lights open 5.30-10pm.
Where: Hunter Valley Gardens, 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

Santaland, Myer Stores Across Sydney

Image: Courier Mail

Sometimes fancy locations can’t trump easy to travel places. In almost every central city store in Australia, Santa is waiting for you and the family and he’s brought a slice of the North Pole with him! Mrs Claus will also be giving a very special storytime to well-behaved children. Santaland at Myer offers professional Santa Photos at Myer stores nationally.

When: Friday 8th November to Tuesday 24th December 2019
Where: Myer Stores

Santa’s Magic Cave, David Jones

Marking the launch of David Jones Christmas and Santa’s grand arrival, visit their Market Street store for the unveiling of their famous Christmas windows. Enter a whole new world for your Santa photo with the one-of-a-kind Enchanted Forest, and feel the magic of Christmas all around you. You can also create extra special moments this Christmas and have a Santa photo with your beloved feathered, fluffy or furry friend on 23rd and 24th November. There's also Sensory Santa experiences on 1st and 3rd December. Book your David Jones Photos With Santa.

When: Saturday 9th November until Christmas Eve 2019
Where: Level 6, Toy Department, David Jones on Seven Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Santa Photos With A Harbour View At Watson's Bay Boutique Hotel 

Sit back and enjoy a day out after getting your annual Santa snap taken in front of one of the most iconic Australian views. Photo packages start at $38. Find more details and book now for Santa Photos at Watsons Bay.

When: Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December; Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December; Sunday 15th December -  8.30am to 12.30pm.
Where: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay

Lennox Reserve, Canley Vale

Get a Santa photo with a twist - outdoors, and with pets! Photography studio Azuelo Designs are offering gorgeous enchanted forest Santa sessions with a touch of vintage styling and a professional, kid-friendly (patient!) photographer. Packages are $85 and include five high-resolution, professionally-edited digital images via email - perfect for Christmas card printing.

When: Weekends from Saturday 16th November - Sunday 1st December 2019
Where: Lennox Reserve, Canley Vale

Santa Photos At Royal Randwick

Royal Randwick Shopping Centre is hosting FREE Christmas craft sessions including decorating reindeer bags and making reindeer food! Santa will also visit each workshop and give a gift to each child. There is no photographer or backdrop at the centre this year, however, you can take your own photos with Santa. Book your child in for Free Christmas Fun At Royal Randwick Shopping Centre.

When:  Wednesday 4th - Thursday 19th December 2019; Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
Where: Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, 73 Belmore Rd, Randwick

Santa by the Surf - Bondi Beach

Image: Newcastle Herald

Ditch the shopping malls and bring your family and pets down to Bondi Beach for a summer Christmas photo with Santa. With two amazing locations to choose from, this is the perfect activity to get into the festive spirit. Book now for Santa By The Surf at iconic Bondi Beach.

When:  Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2019 10am - 2pm (The Bucket List Bondi Beach); Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th December 2019 8.30am to 12.30pm (North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club).
Where: Bondi Beach

Santa's Arrival At Chatswood Chase

Santa is making a magical and fun-filled entrance into his new home at Chatswood Chase on Saturday 16th November 2019. From 10am, join a joyous family day with craft workshops, roaming entertainment and special offers throughout the day. Be there with bells on to see the Christmas Parade before Santa’s arrival at Centre Court. Christmas cheer will fill the centre and all children who sit for a photo with Santa will receive a sweet treat from Haigh's Chocolates. Book your Santa photo at Chatswood Chase.

When: Saturday 16th November until Tuesday 24th December 2019
Where: Lower Ground Level, Centre Court, Chatswood Chase

Santa's Aussie Summerland At Sydney Tower Eye

Say G’Day to a summery Santa up high in the sky, and grab your FREE Santa snap (with any ticket) at his fair dinkum Aussie Christmas at Sydney Tower Eye. He'll be donning his boardies, thongs and sunnies, and chilling on a beach chair under the palm trees! Book your Sydney Tower Eye tickets now.

When: Saturday 30th November to Monday 23rd December 2019
Where: Sydney Tower Eye, 100 Market St, Sydney

Looking for something a little more low-key? Check out our guide to Shopping Centre Santa Photos.

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