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Pet Santa Photos in Brisbane 2023

Thinking about getting Santa Paws Pet Photos with your favourite pet?

We all know Santa loves children and animals, but did you know why Santa likes to meet your fur-kids before Christmas too? Well, it’s so the dogs won’t bark and wake the kids on Christmas Eve of course! Santa also likes to know whether your pet prefers squeaky toys, balls, or food treats because dogs and cats are part of the family and deserve gifts too. If you want to find out where you can take your dog or cat (or both!) to paws for a pawtrait with Santa Paws, read on.

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David Jones Queens Plaza Brisbane CBD

Join David Jones this Christmas for a premium Santa photo experience with their magical Christmas sets and real-life Santas at Queens Plaza Brisbane. All bookings will receive their photo in a custom designed David Jones frame and each pet will receive a special reindeer antler headband from Santa himself.

Book your visit to Santa at David Jones here.

Paw-Traits with Santa at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Santa pet photos at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Take home a PAW-fect piece of magic from Santa World at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre by securing a booking for your Pet Photo with Santa! You’ll be able to feature in the photo with your furry friend but a safe distance from Santa must always be maintained. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm from 12 November – 24 December.

You can find more information on Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Santa pet photos here.

Santa Paws at Victoria Point Shopping Centre

Santa paw-traits at Indoorroopilly shopping centre

Santa has combed his beard and pressed his jolly red suit and is ready to have you all visit for your pet Santa photos this year. He is inviting you to bring your pooch with paws so they don’t miss out on visiting Santa. Specific times have been allocated for these photos.

  • Thursday 30 November – 3:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday 2 December – 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Thursday 7 December – 3:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9  December – 4:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Thursday 14  December – 4:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Saturday 16 December – 4:30pm – 7:30pm

You can find more details on pet Santa photos at Victoria Point Shopping Centre here.

Santa Photos at Pet City in Mt Gravatt

Santa is coming to Pet City Mt Gravatt!  Bring the dog, cat, feather-kids and of course the WHOLE family for a photo to be treasured furever! Choose from a variety of photo packages to suit your wishes this Christmas.  Pet City is located at 224 Wishart Road, Mt Gravatt. Saturday 25 November – Sunday 10 December.  Bookings essential.

There is more information on Santa photos at Pet City here.

Santa Paws Pet Photos

Pet Photography at Westfield: Santa Photos

Make it a very furry Christmas at Westfield. After a year like no other, we could all use another reason to smile – and a photo with Santa and your furry family member is the perfect opportunity. While things will be a little different in Westfield’s Santa pet photography sessions this year, their team will be working hard to make sure the moment is as magical as ever. Online bookings required!

Westfield North Lakes

Lights, camera…action! Pet photography sessions will be located at Centre Court, near the Food Court. You can wait at the entry door until time of your booking and a Scene to Believe team member will take you through to visit Santa. Dress-ups are encouraged, so dress your pet in their best festive outfit and create the paw-fect Christmas memory to cherish for years to come. 20 November – 11 December.

There is more information on getting your pet Santa photos at Westfield North Lakes here.

Westfield Chermside

Make it a very furry Christmas at Westfield Chermside.  Online bookings are required, and sessions book out quickly. Please note, there will be no walk-ins available. (No matter how persuasive those puppy eyes may be.) 20 November – 13 December

You can find more information on pet Santa photos at Westfield Chermside here.

Westfield Mt Gravatt

Just because you haven’t got an actual kid, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on that time-honoured tradition of taking some festive shopping centre snaps with the jolly man himself. Westfield Mt Gravatt welcomes fur kids as well!  Bookings are essential. 28 November – 17 December

You can find out more about pet Santa photos at Westfield Mt Gravatt here.

Westfield Carindale

Why should your four-legged friends miss out on all the fun? Bring them along for a Santa photo with the whole family. Online bookings are essential, and sessions book out quickly. Please note, there will be no walk-ins available (no matter how persuasive those puppy eyes may be). View the variety of photo packages available. 15 November – 8 December.

There are more details on getting your pet Santa photos at Westfield Carindale here.

Santa Photos at Morayfield Shopping Centre

Moryafield Shopping Centre Santa

Create precious memories to share with the family and furry friend at Morayfield Shopping Centre. Santa Pet Sessions are limited and are available after trade on selected Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights. Please enter the Centre via the Western Entrance (near Australia Post) as Santa Staff will guide you and your pet to the Atrium from the entrance.

There is more information on Santa photos at Morayfield Shopping Centre here.

Strathpine Centre Santa Pet Photos

Take in your beloved family pet for a photo with Santa. You are welcome to have a family photo with your furry friend or dress up your pet for a photo with Santa. 10 minute time slots are allocated per sitting. Dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs and rabbits only.

  • Tue 28 & Wed 29 November
  • Tue 5 & Wed 6 December
  • Tue 12 & Wed 13 December

You can find more information on how to get your Strathpine Centre Pet Santa photos here.

Sniffed out another Santa pet photo opportunity?

We LOVE our fur babies! If you’ve got any knowledge about anywhere else we can go to get their photos taken with the big guy, please let us know in the comments below.

Looking for more Christmas in Brisbane fun?

Check out our list of Christmas Markets Brisbane here.

What have you got planned for Christmas lunch? If the idea of outsourcing is appealing be sure to read our guide to the BEST places for Christmas Lunch in Brisbane.

Looking for other dog friendly ideas around Brisbane 2023?

If you are looking for a doggy daycare in Brisbane for your furry friend, we know that too. Or if you want to take your pooch to the beach that welcome dogs on the Sunshine Coast or dog friendly Gold Coast beaches, or just an off  leash park for dogs in Brisbane, we’ve got you covered! If you are busy and need a dog walker in Brisbane, check out that article! And if you want to sip on a coffee and treat your pooch with a pupachino, check out these awesome dog friendly cafes in Brisbane. You. Are. Welcome!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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