Local Shopping Centre Santa Photos

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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! 


Top Ryde City Shopping Centre

The same Santa we know and love is back! With his real beard and huge smile, he’s sure to bring joy to your Christmas photo experience! 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 the use of their buzzer system. For times and pricing visit the TRC website.

This year you can also join Santa for Story Time at 9.30am each Monday at the play zone located on Level 1. All welcome, no bookings required.

When: Saturday 16th November – Christmas Eve

Where: Ground Level, near Harris Scarf



Macquarie Centre

Visit Santa in his new living, breathing Secret Garden made with over 250 real plants! Located on Level 1 outside Target this beautiful set is one of a kind.

Wonderfully, all the plants in Santas Garden will be auctioned off and money divided between the following groups depending on how his visitor’s vote (using a wood chip):
🐨 Port Macquarie Koala Hospital 
💧Drought Angels
🦁 Lion Club Need for Feed


The auction is now live so head to his set to cast your vote!

Book online and skip the queue! View full price list and packages here.

When: Saturday 30th November – Christmas Eve

Where: Santa’s Secret Garden, Level 1 outside Target



Rhodes Waterside

The jolly man in red will be here on selected weekends in December and ready to strike a pose with you! Bring your cheesiest smile and receive a FREE photo with Santa.

While you’re there make sure to check out the Christmas Museum on Level 1 near Bing Lee.


  • Friday 13 December – 9am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1pm-1:30pm) 
  • Saturday 14 December – 9am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1pm-1:30pm) 
  • Sunday 15 December – 10am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1pm-1:30pm) 
  • Friday 20 December – 9am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1pm-1:30pm) 
  • Saturday 21 December – 9am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1pm-1:30pm) 
  • Sunday 22 December – 10am to 6pm  (closed for lunch 1pm-1:30pm) 

Please note they do not take bookings for Santa Photos and customers will be served on a first in best-dressed basis. 

Where: Level 1 near Bing Lee

More info here.



Carlingford Court

Beat the queues at Carlingford Court and meet this lovely Santa his all-new Set, located on Level 1. Online bookings also available.

Where: Level

When: Saturday 1st December – Christmas Eve, Daily. Times vary – visit the website for more details.