After a year like no other, we could all use another reason to smile – and a photo with Santa is the perfect opportunity! This year with COVID still lurking, Santa photos and their set ups are looking a little different.
So…what shopping centres are having photos this year and who isn’t doing them? We give you a run down of your local centres, what their plans are, and how you go about booking in (yes you will need to pre-book for most!).
Westfield Penrith Santa Photos
Various days/times from now until Christmas available between 9am-8pm. Pre-booking recommended, walk ins are limited.
All children will receive a Reindeer Headband from Santa
Glenmore Park Town Centre Santa Photos
Santa arrives at the centre from 21st November throu to Christmas eve, and the photo backdrop with stunning white fireplace is ready to go!
Pet Photos and Sensory Photos are also available.
Rouse Hill Town Centre Santa Photos
Santa has his own private cottage, so book your private Santa photo experience at RHTC this Christmas! Whilst you may not be sitting on Santa’s lap, he will be able to hear what you want for Christmas in this tranquil and intimate (but socially distant) setting.
Plus you automatically go in the draw to win $500 worth of toys when you book!
Westfield Mount Druitt Santa Photos
This year at Westfield Mt Druitt, not only are there Santa photos, there are also Pet photos and Sensitive photos too! They cater for every family member! Bookings are essential.
As a bonus for Westfield Plus members – purchase the Santa’s Gift pack and you’ll receive a second free digital photo, valued at $8.95!
The Hideaway Santa Photos
The Hideaway is located in Bringelly, and the photographers who usually run several locations around Sydney, are only going to be at this one location this year. These photographers are very popular, and have amazing Santa’s so make sure you book ahead (We personally have always loved Santa Martin)!
Bookings are mostly full already, however they have a waitlist, so you can reach them on their Facebook page to get on the waitlist. They are also doing Sensitive Sessions.
Blacktown Westpoint Santa Photos
The queues are cancelled this year, so book ahead and stroll on in at your set time for Santa photos. The set up at Blacktown Westpoint is just gorgeous this year! NO walk ins are allowed.
If you’d like any particular props, please bring them with you. There’s also Sensory photos available too.
Stanhope Village Santa Photos
Bookins are essential this year at Stanhope Village, no walk ins are going to be taken. This set up is more designed this year for teenagers – they would have fun in front of the broken cracker!
They are also doing Pet Photos and Sensitive Photos.
Centres NOT having Santa photos
Richmond Marketplace – Richmond won’t be having their usual set up this year, however the photographers who usually run this location (Lasting Memories Photography), are at The Hideaway at Bringelly (see above photo and description for this location)
Southlands Shopping Centre
Jordan Springs Shopping Centre
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