Santa Photos – Where To Go To See the Big Man in Red

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At some point or another, you’re probably going to snap your kids on the lap of a fuzzy ol’ Santa. Here is a list of local Santas sure to bring a smile (or tears!) to your kids’ faces! 



Santa has arrived at The Enchanted Garden on Level 2 and you’re invited to visit and enjoy this magical Christmas experience.

Get the family together to explore the whimsical garden, covered in blooms and adorned with twinkling lights, it’s a magical place where wishes really do come true. Be sure to keep a lookout for Santa’s festive friends at the edge of the garden too!

This year bookings to visit Santa are online only, which means no waiting around. Book online here

When: Saturday 4th November – Christmas Eve

Where: Level 2, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney



Top Ryde Shopping Centre

He was the RDM favourite last year, can the Top Ryde Santa do it again? To avoid the queues this Christmas, on selected days and times you can do some extra shopping, grab a coffee or sit and wait in comfort with use of a new buzzer system.

When: Saturday 18th November – Christmas Eve

Where: Ground Level


Rhodes Waterside

Capture your Christmas memories with Santa. See Santa at Rhodes Waterside this Christmas and capture your Christmas memories. Each child who visits Santa receives a gift. 

When: Saturday 25 November to Sunday 24 December, 11am to 4pm (open ‘til 6pm on Thursdays)*

Where: Opposite Le Cherie

Cost: See price list HERE 

For every Santa photo package purchased this Christmas, we will donate $1 to the Mummy’s Wish, helping to support mums with cancer. All orders will also receive a special Christmas book valued at $19.95.

Special sessions will also be held for Sensory Santa, Pet and Corporate photo bookings. To book sensory, pet or corporate photos, please call Customer Service on 02 8754 1111.

*Please note, Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from 1pm to 1.30pm every Thursday and Sunday. 

If you can’t get to Santa, why not let him know your Christmas wish list via text! Text your letter to Santa to 0451 562 111 and receive a reply in real time, straight from Santa’s workshop. 


Macquarie Centre

Santa is in town and he wants a photo with you! Visit him at his throne and tell him what you want for Christmas. All Macquarie Monsters will receive a free gift! Click here for more information.

When: Sunday 12th November – Christmas Eve

Where: Centre Court, Level 1, Macquarie Centre, Cnr Herring & Waterloo Roads, Waterloo Road, North Ryde



Birkenhead Point

Fancy a photo with Santa this Christmas? Meet Santa and his friends in his magical Christmas set on Ground Level. Get your photo every day from 10am – 4pm (6pm on Thursdays). For every Santa photo package purchased, they’ll donate $1 to Mummy’s Wish.




Chatswood Chase

Beat the queue and book your preferred session. Walk-ins are still accepted throughout the day. All children to take a photo with Santa will receive a treat from Haigh’s Chocolates. 

When: Saturday 18th November – Christmas Eve

Where: 345 Victoria Ave Chatswood. Centre Court, Lower Ground Level



Westfield Chatswood

Westfield Chatswood will also be using an online booking system for photos this year, although walk-ins are still welcome. Click here to book online

Bring your furry little friends along to meet Santa Claus! Every Sunday morning Westfield Chatswood will be opening up the Santa set for our four-legged friends. Simply book your spot online, choose your package and turn up with your pet in tow.

When: Sunday 12th November – Christmas Eve

Location: 1 Anderson Street Chatswood



North Rocks

Avoid the chaos of Christmas by spending time with the adorable Santa’s at North Rocks Shopping Centre. He’s so cute even the adults will be convinced he’s real! The extra friendly elves are very accommodating and will do anything to get you the perfect photo.

When: Saturday 18th November – Christmas Eve

Where: Outside Bakers Delight 



Westfield Parramatta

Beat the queue and pre-book your Santa photo here. Sensory Santa will be available on December 2 (8am – 9am) & December 3 (8am – 10am).

When: Sunday 12th November – Christmas Eve

Where: Level 2, Centre Court