The Most Festive Santa Photos in Sydney for 2023
Mums & Bubs
As a child, did you even have a Christmas if you didn't get a cool Santa photo? Santa photos in Sydney are BIG at this time of the year, and by BIG, we mean they get booked out way in advance!
From Santa photos in shopping centres to Santa photos by the beach, getting snap-happy with the Big Man in Red should be top of your list of Christmas to-dos this year. Here are all the best spots to sit on Santa's lap and wait for the flash - time to get booking!
The Most Festive Santa Photos in Sydney for 2023
1. Sleigh Bells & Selfies
Make your Christmas memories magical with this beautifully crafted experience for parents and children, grandparents, and the whole family! Sleigh Bells and Selfies is proud to provide a unique, stress-free Santa photography session for you and your family. They offer an experience that is private, beautifully-appointed and by appointment-only in Seven Hills, Western Sydney — that's right, no more long queues at the shopping centre! Photo packages range from 3 different poses with Santa to 7 different poses with Santa, all delivered as high resolution digital images to your email by our professional photographers. And let’s not forget you can also take a selfie with Santa on your own phone! Book your Santa Photos at Sleigh Bells and Selfies now. Get 30% off with promo code Ella30 when booking online.
Where: 35 Foundry Road, Seven Hills
When: From 5 December 2023
2. Santa Photos at The Grounds of Alexandria
Santa will be calling The Grounds home again this year until Christmas Eve, and his workshop will be open every day for five-minute photo sessions with the whole family!
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.
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria, 7A/2 Huntley Street Alexandria
When: From 1 November 2023
3. The Enchanted Trove
For one of the most professional Santa photos in Sydney for 2023, book your session with The Enchanted Trove stat!
The Enchanted Trove is a professional photography studio in Campbelltown and this year, Santa and his elves will be in the studio to make your family photo shoot extra authentic. Your photo package includes a 15-minute session with Santa and his crew, high-resolution photos from the day on a Christmas-themed USB, 10 professional quality prints of your favourite photo in various sizes, and a keepsake gift from Santa to take home.
Where: 111 Queen St, Campbelltown
When: From 4 November 2023
4. Santa Photos on the Beach
What could be more Aussie than snapping your Santa photos in Sydney on the beach?!
Booking your Santa snaps on the beach this year is a fantastic option for families who just can't get enough of the beach. Santa on the Beach Pics will be back in 2023 and are taking bookings from October.
Santa on the Beach Pics will be shooting on select beaches on the Northern Beaches.
Where: Beaches along the Northern Beaches
When: Bookings for 2023 are full
5. LC Photo
Why not snap a photo with both Mr and Mrs Claus this year?!
LC Photo will be running several Christmas photo options, including sessions with a delightful Mrs Claus! You can choose to mix up your sessions this year and select either a Santa only sessions, a Mrs Claus session, a Christmas session, or a Mr and Mrs Claus session! There are also sensitive Santa photo sessions available at LC Photo for children on the spectrum or those with extra sensory needs and their family.
Where: 541 High St, Penrith
When: From 28 October 2023
6. Santa by the Surf
Ditch the shopping malls and bring your family and pets down to Bondi or Bronte 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 and Bronte Surf Club. Strict social distancing measures will be in place, and bookings are essential.
Where: North Bondi Surf Club, Bronte Surf Club and Watsons Bay Hotel
When: Sunday 3 - Wednesday 20 December 2023
7. Santa in the Paddock
If you'd like to go more rural with your Santa photos this year, Santa in the Paddock is back and taking bookings for 2023!
Professional photographer Clare Oliver will be setting up a Christmas wonderland in the stunning rustic surroundings of Arcadia and ready to snap the kids or your whole family, but hurry - there are only two days of shooting available this year!
When: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2023
When you think of Santa photos in Sydney, usually the first hotspot that comes to mind is Westfield, and for good reason.
Westfield shopping centres all across Sydney have been running Santa photos since before they were a thing! 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 Bondi Junction, Chatswood, Miranda, Parramatta, Penrith, Hurstville, and Liverpool.
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 Sydney
When: From Sunday 12 November 2023
Sometimes fancy locations can’t trump easy-to-travel places. At Myer's festive Santaland, Santa is waiting for you and the family, and he’s brought a slice of the North Pole with him!
Dates for Myer's Santaland extravaganza are yet to be released, but they usually run from mid-November up until Christmas Eve at select Myer stores across Sydney - watch this space for more updates!
Where: Myer Stores across Sydney
When: Sunday 12 November to Saturday 24 December 2023
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