Sydney Santa Photos 2023

Looking for Santa photos with your family? There are so many better options in Sydney than your local Westfield. Please find our comprehensive list below, in alphabetical order.

Please note, all options are subject to availability and some dates have sold out already. Bookings are highly recommended.

Broadway Sydney, Ultimo, 22/11-24/12, from $24.95. Get ready to sprinkle some holiday magic into your life because their Santa Photo bookings are officially open. Join them at their immersive Santa experience for a jolly good time and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Castle Hill Cultural Centre, Castle Hill, 4/11-24/12, from $24.95. Book your Santa photo session with them and capture a merry memory for years to come. Whether it’s a solo photo with Santa, a family portrait, or a team snap, they’re here to make your holiday memories last forever. Visit Santa during November and you’ll go in the draw to win a $1,000 Christmas Shopping Spree. Plus receive a complimentary 6″x8″ photo print with any package purchase over $49.95. Book your baby’s first Santa photo with an extended session and exclusive photo package. Pet, Auslan and sensitive sessions also available.

Central Coast Santa, North Avoca Beach, selected dates from 18/11-20/12, from $90. Something a little different than the traditional Santa photos, with no waiting in line for hours at stuffy shopping centres. All Central Coast Santa sessions are pre-booked, so just head down to the beach and create some lasting memories with family, friends and pets, in a relaxed and fun environment. There is a photo package for everyone. Receive your photos through digital download, or take a pick from our vast range of printed, acrylic and canvas package options.

Club Central Menai, Menai, selected dates from 2-24/12, $35. The time between Santa’s visit each year seems to get shorter as we get older, but Little Pix never fails to keep the magic of the festive season alive. Just as they have done in the past, Santa will sit in a beautiful sleigh pulled by his reindeer, and the children will sit to the side. This is not just a photoshoot; you’ll get a magical Christmas set and the most wonderful authentic (real- bearded) Santa Claus experience! Little Pix has been creating memorable experiences since 2003 with professional photographers & staff, a wonderful Santa and beautiful Christmas props. Pet and sensory sessions also available.

Cronulla RSL, Cronulla. Details coming soon.

Crowne Plaza Coogee, Coogee, selected dates from 9-23/1, $69.67. In-house guests can enjoy an exclusive discount on their Santa photo experience. Ho ho ho! Get ready for a jolly good time at the 2023 “Christmas by the Sea” event! Join them at the Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach, for a festive experience like no other. Bring your little ones to meet Santa Claus himself and capture those precious moments with a professional photo. Their talented photographers will make sure to capture the holiday spirit in every snapshot. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of “Christmas by the Sea” as you enjoy the stunning coastal views of the Crowne Plaza Coogee. You’ll feel like you’re celebrating the holidays in a true beachside paradise! You can expect to see:

  • Santa with his surfboard
  • Kids playing on bean bags
  • Props
  • Matching family Christmas shirts
  • Furry friends welcome

David Jones, CBD, 11/11-24/12, from $30. In a Sydney exclusive, join them instore at their Sydney Flagship for a magical, multi-sensory experience like no other at Santa’s Workshop of Wonder this Christmas. In addition to their premium Santa photos, for the first time ever they will be offering VIP photo sessions with Santa including additional lifestyle photography, extended time, special entertainment and refreshments. There will also be Pawtraits (pet photography) and Sensitive Santa sessions for children with sensory needs. As you adventure through the experience, collect a special David Jones Reindeer antler headband, take a selfie in the gift box and turn the cogs in the interactive workshop. Then write a letter to Santa at our dedicated station which will be hand-delivered to Santa before your photo. Plus, don’t miss countless photo opportunities including a dedicated selfie room with our houndstooth dogs, before heading in to meet Santa in your own private photo room.

The Enchanted Trove, Campbelltown, selected dates from 4/11-16/12, from $180. Over November & December, their professional photo studio will transform into Santa’s Palace, with snow-topped trees, whimsical décor and neutral furnishings. During your private and personalised experience, you will meet their jolly characters and be immersed in the magic of Christmas. On the day, you will:

  • Meet The Christmas Fairy, an Elf, & Santa Claus himself.
  • Find your child’s name on Santa’s list.
  • Enjoy a 15-minute private session in our photo studio, where our team will capture candid shots and assist your group with various poses.
  • Receive EVERY high-resolution quality photo we take on the day on a complimentary themed USB.
  • Receive ten professional quality prints of your favourite photo in various sizes to gift to relatives or divide amongst co-workers easily.
  • Receive a keepsake gift from Santa to take home.

The Grounds of Alexandria, Alexandria, 1/11-24/12, from $68.87. Get your annual family Christmas photo in our Santa room at The Grounds of Alexandria, a decked-out space full of Christmas magic! Each booking will include a printed photograph (6 x 8 inch photo) and a digital transfer of 4 images specially selected for you by our in-house photographer. This year’s Santa room will be in the style of a luxurious white French provincial parlour. Dress to match in white, gold, or a bold red or green for a contrasting statement. They love 4-legged friends, so dogs that are properly secured on leads are more than welcome to be part of your photograph with Santa.

James Mills Photography, Curl Curl Beach, North Avoca Beach, Norah Head (Soldiers Beach), Patonga Beach and Umina Beach (they choose the most stunning beaches on the East Coast as your backdrop), selected dates from 4/11-7/1/24, $350. No Santa, but they encourage you to take your Santa hats for Christmas-themed photos. Have fun on the beach with your family, while James captures you in your element! With a playful nature and a knack for stunning natural portraits, your family photography session with James will blow you away.

J Roberts Photography, Long Reef Beach, selected dates from 19/11-20/11, $85. Have your kids’ photos with Santa with an Aussie feel. Their Santa will be set up at Long Reef Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches for your family to come down and capture the essence of Christmas in Sydney. No need to wait in queues for your time with Santa, their bookings are 5 mins per family, made in advance, and you’ll receive 3 high resolution images to post, email, print as you wish.

LC Photo, Glenmore Park, from $115. Come say hello to Santa (by himself or with Mrs Claus), and tell him what you want for Christmas while he talks your ear off about elves and reindeer. Sessions without Santa are also available, in their fully decorated studio greeted by Santa’s elves!

Let’s SEA Santa, Turimetta Beach, selected dates from 2-10/12, $80. They‘ll be blowing bubbles, singing Jingle Bells and doing all they can to make your little humans smile. For the little ones who are a bit unsure and not too keen on the big guy, Santa has perfected what we call the ‘Santa photo bomb’. Wave goodbye to Santa as he walks away for a bit and while they’re taking photos of just your family, he sneaks back in and your little person is none the wiser!

Macquarie Centre, North Ryde, 1/11-24/12, from $24.95. Get ready for a magical journey to meet Santa! Capture a memorable photo with Santa inside their award-winning Secret Garden. Cross the boardwalk, explore the glow worm cave, pass by iconic Australian landscapes and MORE at Santa’s Secret Garden. Book your Santa Photos before Friday 1 December and enjoy $10 off when you use PROMO CODE: P233138 at the checkout. 

Martinette, near Galston (details will be provided after you book. Their locations are a secret), 18/11-22/12, from $150. NB – Santa’s not there, but there are reindeers!

Myer, CBD store only. Santaland bookings are free. If you would like to purchase the professional photos taken on the day, printed photo packages start at $25.95. You may also add-on a digital version of your photos for $12.95 with any printed package purchase. Jump aboard the Santaland Express and make your way to the North Pole. Take some fun photos in front of our green screen. You’ll be able to do some colouring, post a letter to Santa, and of course, meet Santa himself and take a magical family Christmas photo. Tip: Don’t wear green if you want to get some great green screen photos. Special Sensory and Santa Paws at Myer sessions also available.

Naomi Reiter Photography, Roseville, 4/11, 11/11 and 18/11, $220. A unique and fun option for your family Christmas photo! Held in her cosy Roseville studio, you just need your beautiful family, Christmas outfits and festive cheer; even include your pets! There is also a fun family mini-shoot (white background) after your Snow Dome photo is taken.

Noemie V Photography, Gladesville, selected dates from 10/11-26/11, from $220.

QVB, CBD, 11/11-24/12, Adult/teenager (13 years or over) $95, Child (1 – 12 years) ticket $75. Under the glistening chandeliers of the iconic Tea Room QVB, book your table for a magical, memorable and intimate Santa Experience. Indulge in a bespoke Christmas-themed Traditional High Tea designed by the Tea Room QVB Executive Chef Rob Crichton and have your memories captured with our professional photography of your special moment with Santa himself.

Revesby Worker’s Club, Revesby, 2-24/12 from $24.95. Make your Christmas even more memorable with photos with Santa.  Whether it be the entire extended family, just the kids, or your fur baby, they make the entire experience hassle-free. What’s NEW this year? Every year the set is revitalised to give you something new. No more numbered tickets or returning to collect your photos. Your chosen photo package will be conveniently printed and packaged in Club. Pet and sensitive sessions also available. 

Rouse Hill Town Centre, Rouse Hill, 4/11-24/12, from $24.95. You’re invited to visit Santa’s House in Market Square, and capture your magical moment. Pet and sensitive photo sessions are also available.

Santa in the Paddock, Arcadia, 2/12, 3/12, 9/12 and 10/12, from $165. Create some Christmas moments with Santa, country-style! Visit Santa in beautiful Arcadia to capture your precious moments of the festive season. Set on five acres, there will be two festive themes. The session will be shot by a professional photographer in an interactive setting.

Santa in the Park, Kellyville, 10/12, FREE Santa Photos. Join them for an afternoon of festive family fun. Soak up the holiday spirit with FREE face painting, a jumping castle, sausage sizzle and plenty of fun activities on the day! Pack a picnic, bring some friends and enjoy an afternoon outdoors proudly supported by The Studio Estate Agents.

Santa on the Beach, North Curl Curl Beach, North Avoca Beach, Norah Head and Uminaselected dates from 29/10-9/12, from $89. Enjoy Christmas in Australia with fun, festive photos on the beach. Looking for a fun, classic Australian Christmas photo that the whole family (including the dog) will love? You’ve found it! Bookings for 2023 are full….BUT…Our 2023 bookings were snapped up quickly this year and we are fully booked! However, we have opened a waitlist on our booking page and will advise all those on the waitlist if we open up extra sessions in 2023, and/or when we open our bookings for 2024. Occasionally extra spots open up if people cancel/reschedule.

Santa in the Gardens, Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden in St Ives, selected dates from 11/11 – 17/12, $80.  Grab the family for a unique outdoor photo opportunity in a beautiful bushland setting.

Santa Haus, Tuggerah, 12/12, from $110. Santa Haus has been part of the magic of Christmas for more than 10 years as the original Central Coast Santa on the Beach photography. They have rebranded and expanded to bring you more Santa magic with personalised Santa letters, Christmas decorations, keepsakes and gifts, whilst still making your photo sessions a magical experience. They offer new Christmas themes every year, whilst keeping their very special Santa Roy and Santa Bruce. Watch your family grow up year after year and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Santa at the Summit, Sydney Harbour Bridge, every Sunday morning 11/11 – 24/12, from $344 adults, from $149 children (8-15 years), family tickets save 15%. And if you’re from the Greater Sydney area you may also be eligible to claim $50 cashback on Adult Climbs (t&cs apply). Santa is coming to the Summit and you can meet him for an iconic festive photo atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Climbers can tick off Sydney’s must-do experience AND pose for a festive photo with the big man himself atop the iconic arches, 134 metres above the Sydney Harbour. It certainly beats the Aussie-style beach Christmas snap, or typical shopping centre backdrop don’t you think? An iconic Santa photo to share with loved ones near and far that is sure to go straight to the pool room. All you need to do is bring a frankincense of adventure!

Santa by the Surf, North Bondi, Bronte and Watson’s Bay, 2 selected dates from 26/11 – 20/1, $57. Santa family Christmas photos at Australia’s most iconic beaches. Pet-friendly – furry family members welcome. Support your community and local surf clubs. Come and enjoy the sun, sand, surf and Santa!

Santa Train, Thirlmere, 25/11, 26/11, 2/12 and 3/12, adults $35, children (2-17) $15. Visit Santa at the NSW Rail Museum and join Santa for a festive 40-minute steam train ride inside a beautifully restored carriage, from historic Thirlmere Station to Buxton and return. Included in your ticket is access to the NSW Rail Museum, plus enjoy a Christmas scavenger hunt, stories, performances and singalongs, face painting and more!

Santa’s Vintage Electric Train, Central Station, 9-10/12, adults $30, seniors/concessions $20, children (2-17y) $15. Direct from the North Pole, don’t miss the Santa’s Vintage Electric Train for two days only! Enjoy a 50-minute ride aboard Sydney’s Vintage Electric Train, Red Set F1, with Santa from Central Station through Sydney’s inner west to Rhodes and return. This is a rare opportunity for the whole family to experience Sydney’s vintage electric train with the big man himself!

Top Ryde Centre, Top Ryde, 12/11-24/12, from $27. Visit Santa, have a photo and capture a special memento of Christmas 2023. Bookings preferred and given priority. Walk-ins welcome subject to availability. Pet and sensory sessions also available.

Winston Hills Mall, Winston Hills, more details coming soon.

Feeling overwhelmed with the festive season? Forget Santa’s Little Helper – have your own!


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