We can’t believe we’re saying this, but… Santa is coming! Here’s where you can see jolly ol’ Saint Nick as he rolls into town.

Pacific Fair
Get set – Santa will make his way to Pacific Fair this weekend, on Saturday November 7, and they’re hosting a party to celebrate! See Santa’s arrival, enjoy a live Bluey experience, get involved in free Christmas workshops and snap up exclusive offers, plus so much more!

Westfield shopping centres
From pet photography to Sensitive Santa sessions, and of course your favourite family photos with Santa, will all be on offer at Westfield shopping centres from this weekend! While your Santa photos will look a little different this year – accommodating for social distancing – there will be no shortage of Christmas cheer spread around Westfield Chermside, Westfield Coomera and more!

Robina Town Centre
Santa will also be spotted at Robina Town Centre from this weekend until Christmas Eve, and you won’t want to miss him. He’ll be set up in his very own Enchanted Forest on the centre’s Ground Level, hand sanitiser in tow, and he’s taught all of his reindeer the important social distancing protocol.

You don’t have to leave home to enjoy the Santa fun – there are a huge variety of virtual Santa experiences to be found online! JingleRing is a fun, affordable and safe way for your kids to see Santa, while Boo Productions have pivoted their in-person offering to create a virtual Santa’s grotto online. A simple Google will reveal the best service for you!

Here’s how to snap the perfect Santa photo.

  • Help your children prepare: Get your kids ready for the fact that they’re about to see Santa. They could write a letter, watch a Santa movie or even do a few walk-bys of Santa in the flesh to get an idea of what it’s all about. This will help you immensely when it comes time to have your family Santa photo taken.
  • Make it a family photo: Yes, seeing Santa is pretty much all for the kids, but it might also be the only time this year you get a professional photo taken – make the most of it! You’re sure to look back on these photos in years to come, so make sure the whole family is included.
  • Be creative: A screaming child doesn’t have to ruin your Santa photos – with a bit of creativity, their cries can become a funny memory to look back on! Google  family Santa photo ideas for inspiration on how to dress or pose, and get the whole family involved.


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