Where to Get Your Santa Photos on the Gold Coast

Where to Get Your Santa Photos on the Gold Coast

18 Nov 2022

It's an annual tradition that little people (and their parents!) love. Santa has arrived early this year to sprinkle his own signature brand of magical merriment throughout Gold Coast shopping centres. Get in quick - he needs to get back to the North Pole to prep for his big delivery day. Here’s where you can get a Christmas keepsake for 2022.

Sanctuary Cove

What could be better than getting a photo with Santa in his very own North Pole igloo? Santa will be inviting families at Sanctuary Cove to come and join him for a photo inside his impressive igloo on December 8th and 9th  from 10am - 3pm and December 10th and 11th from 11am - 3pm. On December 11th, between 10am - 3pm bring your fur-babies for photos in the igloo too. Find out more here.

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Harbour Town Premium Outlets

Join Santa onboard the Harbour Town Express from December 1st from 11am - 3pm daily to hitch a ride around the centre on Santa’s very own train. You’re welcome to snap some free photos also, and keep a lookout for one of the largest Christmas trees you’ll see on the coast. It makes for the perfect picture.

Robina Town Centre

Already in residence at Robina Town Centre, Santa is excited to be able to offer kids a chance to get closer this year, setting up outside Myer in his Magical Enchanted Forest. Hes also holding Pet Paw-traits on the Promenade on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 5pm - 8pm (when its nice and cool) for furry friends. And Sensitive Santa returns with early sessions held from November 21st for children with sensory needs. Bookings Essential. Find out more here.

Pacific Fair

Santa's new glittering golden palace has opened its sparkling doors outside Myer at Pacific Fair, inviting families and fur babies to sit with Santa for their photos with an extra dose of bling this season. Sensitive Santa returns too with lights dimmed and a calm environment inviting kids to spend a little longer (20 minutes) with him. Bookings can be made via the website. Find out more here.

Paradise Country

Kids will be delighted to know that Santa is setting up for photos at Paradise Country this festive season. And he's bringing some farmyard friends to make you smile - baby goats are good at that! (It's also a great way to win over kids that might be a little hesitant of the big guy with the beard.) Snap a photo with Santa and cute farm animals December 12th - 24th from 10.30am - 1.30pm. Bookings essential. And in the spirit of giving, a portion of proceeds will be donated directly to Paradise Country's conservation program. Find out more here.

Australia Fair

From December 1st, find Santa in his pretty woodland setting where free photos plus a sweet little book gift will ignite the festive spirit. Youll be required to spend $20 or more at Australia Fair to qualify, but bookings are not needed. Conditions do apply, so pop onto the website for more info. Find out more here.

Westfield Helensvale

Santa will have a full suite of beautiful photos to offer families, pets and children with sensitivities this Christmas, plus the choice to cuddle close or remain at a distance. Bookings can be made online. Find out more here.

Narelle Bouveng
Narelle Bouveng

A local Gold Coast mum and well-travelled Australian travel writer, Narelle has over 21 years’ experience wandering and chooses to call Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast home. A sunrise and sunset regular, you will often find her juggling a coffee and her camera, snapping for her blog and family travel inspired Instagram @alittleatlarge while youngest daughter Tiah frolics alongside.


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