It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The stores are now filled with Christmas trees and decorations. Shopping Centres have strategically placed Christmas Carols after every second regular track- just enough to ensure you are humming George Michael’s ‘Last Christmas’ for the rest of the day.
The Jolly Man in Red has also started to make an appearance in centres, stores, and events alike.
Here, at Adelaide Mums Group, we have compiled a list of places where your children can meet Santa Claus, have a photo with him, and list the endless toys, games, and clothes that they are hoping for this Christmas.
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Westfield Marion is running Santa photo sessions from 19 November- 24 December. Availabilities are running out fast, click here to book a time slot. Click here for the price list. Santa photos are located on Level 1, Centre Court.
Westfield Tea Tree Plaza is running Santa photo sessions from 4 November- 24 December. Bookings are recommended, however, walk-ins will be accepted (waiting periods may apply). To book a time slot, click is running Santa photo sessions from 19 November – 24 December. Santa will be outside General Trader, near Target on the ground floor.
Elizabeth City Centre will be arranging Santa Happy Snaps from 24 November – 24 December, near Harris Scarfe. Click here for a price list.
Armada Arndale has transformed the area in front of Harris Scarfe into The Enchanted Forest- home of Santa Claus, from 18 November – 24 December.
Colonnades is welcoming Santa into their shopping centre for some Santa Happy Snaps from 30 November – 24 December.
Castle Plaza will be hosting Santa Claus from December 1- until Christmas Eve. Santa will be waiting for you just outside Target entry. There will be a special gift for every child.
Harvey Norman will be hosting Santa every Saturday and Sunday between 11:00am-2:00pm from 18 November – 17 December. Times may vary, call your local store for more information. Santa photos are FREE. Thanks Mr Norman!
David Jones has transformed their Level 2, Toy Department into The Magic Cave, a Winter Wonderland, filled with a magical carousel, and giant funfair mirrors. To book online, click here.
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Adelaide Showground has been magically transformed into Santa’s Wonderland. Beginning on Friday, 8th December, and finishing on Christmas Eve, there will be plenty of time to organise a day of fun and festivities, but be sure to book your tickets ahead of time, this is bound to sell out fast! Tickets cost $34.95 each, or buy 4 or more for $29.95 each. There will be amusement rides, Christmas stage shows, ice skating rinks, tobogganing slides, and a Christmas Activity Trail. These will all be found in three different locations: Traditional Family Christmas Land; Ice Wonderland; and Candyland.
Santa Claus will be arriving at certain shopping centres before/after operating hours, or during off-peak hours to spend quiet time with children who have special needs. This allows the child, and parents to have a magical experience with Santa, without the extra noise of added traffic.
Westfield Marion will be opening up Santa’s headquarters between 28 November and 5 December. There are limited times and spaces available. For bookings, please call concierge on 8298 1188.
Sensitive Santa will be at Westfield West Lakes on Friday 1 December, and Tuesday 5 December from 5:30pm- 6:30pm. Please call concierge on 8159 4333 to book a spot.
Sensitive Santa will be at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza on Wednesday 29 November from 5:30pm – 6:30pm, and Wednesday 6 December from 8:00am – 9:00am. Please call concierge on 8246 4011 to book a spot.
Quiet Santa will be at Elizabeth City Centre on select dates between Sunday 26 November – Sunday 17 December. Bookings are essential. Click here to make a booking.
Castle Plaza is also hosting Quiet Santa on Sunday 10 December at 9:00am – 11:00am. Santa sessions run for 10 minutes each. To make a booking, call concierge on 8277 6733.