Santa Photos on the Gold Coast 2022 for Your Family!

Santa photos on the gold coast
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It’s time to pull out the glad rags, brush the hair, polish the shoes and get ready for your Santa photos on the Gold Coast. Thankfully, despite being busy sorting out everyone’s presents and all, Santa always makes time for a few pit stops just before Christmas on the Gold Coast.

It’s usually best to make a plan and check it twice, to get your best Santa photos.  Earlier in the month of December, it can be quieter in the line ups to meet Santa, so you may not have to wait too long.  It might be obvious, but make sure the kids are well fed and watered and not ready for their daytime nap (although some of the best baby photos with Santa is when bub is fast asleep in Santa’s arms!). Another tip is that the adults taking the kids for the photo session should dress to be in the photo, even if you are not planning to.  Sometimes things don’t go to plan and you may have to hop in the photo to support the kids!

We have hunted high and low to find where you can get your best Santa photos on the Gold Coast. We have broken the list into different categories, and we always suggest checking close to the time you are going in case there are any last-minute changes.

If you are on the Gold Coast any time of year, this is the best list of things to do on the Gold Coast with kids we know of!

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Westfield Santa photos 

TBC for 2022: Westfield Santa photos are one of the most popular places to get cute photos with Santa each year! While you are out shopping for Christmas earrings to match your new Christmas dress, why not stop in and get your Santa photos taken with the kids?

On the Gold Coast you can find Santa being snapped happily for Santa pics at the following Westfield locations:

Westfield Coomera

TBC for 2022:  Grab a photo with your family and the jolly man himself at his Christmas wonderland. Each child that gets a photo taken will receive a wearable gift – a cute reindeer headband.  Skip the ques and you can book ahead online.

When: Saturday 13 November to Friday 24 December

Cost:  See website for cost details

Find out more about getting your Santa Claus photos at Westfield Coomera here.

Westfield Helensvale 

TBC for 2022:  Children can visit Santa and have their photo taken at the Christmas set. Each child that gets a photo taken will receive a wearable gift – a cute reindeer headband.

When: Saturday 13 November – Friday 24 December

Cost:  See website for cost details

Find more information about getting your best Santa photos at Westfield Helensvale here.

Myer Santa photos 

TBC for 2022:  Santa Claus is coming to town and bookings are essential this year. Sign up to secure your spot and Santa photo. Meet Santa and his Elves and get your Christmas photos taken at Santaland in Myer Pacific Fair.

When: Saturday 7th November – Thursday 24th December

Cost: See website for cost details

There is more information about Myer Santa Photos at Pacific Fair here.

Harvey Norman Santa photos 

TBC for 2022:  Who doesn’t love a FREE Santa Claus photo?  Head to your local Harvey Norman where everyone receives a free 6×4 Santa photo.  There are other sizes and packages available to purchase as well. Santa said he would bring his special “magical key” to show children, so they know how he gets in if they don’t have a fire place.

When: Check each store for days and times

Cost: Free 6×4 photo

Find more details on getting your Santa photo at your local Harvey Norman here.

Where to get free Santa photos on the Gold Coast

We know that the festive season can be really expensive. If you are tightening the purse strings at this time of year, you might like to find somewhere to get a free Santa pic.  We have found some places to offer just that.

Pet Santa photos on the Gold Coast

Fur babies have Christmas wishes, too, and we know that Santa Claus has a special place in his heart for them, regardless of whether they have been naughty or nice this year. Photos with Santa are a favourite Christmas tradition, and there are several places where pets are just as welcome as children. We have put them together in a list for you here.

We hope we have given you a good head start on capturing the best Santa photo yet.  If it doesn’t all go to plan, just remember that sometimes the best Christmas photos are the ones that are totally unexpected! Don’t forget to buy the stamps ready to send the results to all the relatives.  Merry Christmas!

You are sure to find some special Xmas presents for family and friends to fit your budget.

If you are hoping to help someone in need this Christmas, check out our volunteering at Christmas article.

Have a lovely Christmas!

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