Christmas at Rhodes Waterside

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This year Rhodes Waterside wants to celebrate all of the extraordinary little moments that go into making Christmas full of connection, full of love, and full of joy.

From the perfect gift to the freshest food, Rhodes Waterside is here to help create wonder in every little moment and make this Christmas…


Santa Photos

Get ready to sprinkle some holiday magic into your life because Santa Photo bookings are officially open!

Join in on an adventure with The Santa Express for a jolly good time and make memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on special bookings for sensory sessions, paws with Claus and even Santa after Dark sessions!  Located on Level 4 between EB Games & Jaycar

Book here!


Tote Giveaway

This Christmas Rhodes Waterside is giving you the chance to receive your very own, limited-edition tote. But wait, there’s more! You will also have the chance to have your bag customised by the in-house calligrapher.

Want to get your hands on one? It’s easy! Simply spend $100 or more in centre* across specialty stores, visit the Christmas cart and subscribe to the Rhodes database to collect your bag.

The customisation station will be open on the following days ONLY 12-4pm: Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday 24th December

T&C’s apply. Please note, this bag design is strictly limited and once the stock allocation has been exhausted the promotion will end and the design will not be restocked.  Redemption must occur within the promotion period.

More info here!


Virtual Reality Sleigh Ride

Embrace the silly season with a ride on Rhodes Watersides Virtual Sleigh!

This year Rhodes Waterside is beyond excited to be the exclusive home of the first in Australia, Virtual Reality Sleigh Ride!

Join D.A.S.H on a fantastical test flight of Santa’s new sleigh and experience Christmas magic like never before.

When the test flight runs into difficulty, visitors will be transported across the globe, and even into outer space! Hold on to your hats and antlers everyone, this could be a bumpy ride…

For a gold coin donation, you can experience this fully immersive, 4D experience, complete with a VR headset and hydraulic sleigh!

When: From Monday 11th Dec 2023, 10:00am

Book here!


Gift Wrapping

Get into the festive spirit and head in-centre to have your Christmas gifts expertly wrapped by their skilled team of professionals.

The best part? All proceeds from this service go directly to Project Kindness, making your holiday shopping not only convenient but also heart-warming.

It’s the perfect way to spread joy and generosity during the festive season. Make a difference while crossing off your holiday to-do list.

  • Where: Level 4, near Ayada Thai
  • Ends: Sun, 24 Dec 2023, 3:30pm



Foodbank Food Collection

It’s time to give back and make someone else’s Christmas Wonder Full.  In partnership with Foodbank NSW&ACT, Rhodes waterside will be collecting a range of food and personal care items which will go directly to those who need it most. It’s the perfect way to spread joy and generosity during the festive season.

You can find the donation boxes on Level 2. Please ensure the donated items are new and in their original sealed packaging, and that food products have a Best Before / Use by Date visible.


  • Bottled water
  • UHT milk
  • Cereal
  • Pasta & pasta sauce
  • Tinned food & meals with ring pulls
  • Spreads (e.g. peanut butter, jam, honey, vegemite etc)
  • Christmas biscuits (shortbreads, other)
  • Christmas puddings (single serve, or serve 4)


  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Sanitary items
  • Deodorant
  • Bodywash
  • Baby food & formula

More info here.