The annual Santa photo is a great way to capture how your children grow and change each year.
Help make sure the photo is a success by maybe popping in and seeing Santa a few days prior, choose a quiet time so your kids aren’t rushed and don’t forget to wear something yourself that you are happy to have pulled out every year and exclaimed over, just in case you need to hold your child next to Santa to get the photo.
Find your nearest friendly Santa from the list below.
#1: Milford Shopping Centre,24 Milford Road, Milford, Auckland
Get a professional photo taken with Santa this festive season at Santa’s Wonderland in Milford Shopping Centre.
Plus get a FREE Christmas stocking to take home and decorate.
Daily from 30 November to 24 December 2019, from 12pm – 5pm.
#2: Snowplanet, 91 Small Road, Silverdale, Auckland
Enjoy the snow at Snowplanet – and a photo with Santa in new Winter Wonderland. Santa will be at Snowplanet from 23 November to 24 December 2019.
Prices start at $9 per person, and bookings are essential – phone 09 427 0199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
#3: Santa’s Cave Te Whare Hana Kōkō, 326 Main Street, Palmerston North
This historic Santa’s Cave is a Manawatu favourite. No matter that you think its enthralling, magical, kitschy, or even a little creepy, it’s a must do.
There’s grown up nights for the big kids as well as PJ nights for the kids who would love a bedtime story from the jolly man himself.
#4: Highbury Shopping Centre, Birkenhead, Auckland
Santa will be in Highbury Shopping Centre daily from 8 to 24 December 2019 (10am – 1pm weekdays and 10am – 4pm weekends).
Come and have your annual Santa photo taken and enjoy some of the other seasonal offerings at Highbury.
Pet photos available too! Have your gifts wrapped and donate to the SPCA
#5: Centre City, 11 Gill Street, New Plymouth
Capture the magic of Christmas by having your photo taken with Santa in his winter wonderland from 6 to 24 December 2019.
Sensory and pet sessions available too.
Find Santa on Level 1 next to Lush Cafe.
#6: The Palms, Corner Marshland & New Brighton Rds, Christchurch
Come and meet Santa outside Kmart from 2 to 24 December 2019.
Santa is also available for ‘Scene To Believe’ Christmas photos.
Every child who purchases a photo receives a free book (subject to availability).
#7: Santa Grotto at Kids Kingdom. Rainbows End, Manuaku
Santa has taken up residence in the Kidz Kingdom castle from 23 November to 22 December 2019 at Rainbow’s End!
Santa will be in his Grotto Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30am to 3.30pm. During the week you can see the grotto and meet his elves from 11am to 2pm.
Visiting Santa is free with your Kidz Kingdom or Rainbow’s End Child Superpass and photos are available for purchase.
#8: Meridian Mall, 285 George Street, Dunedin
SANTA and his helpers would love to get a photo with you and hear how good you have been this year!
Find him in his Grotto on the lower level from 10am to 1pm on week days and until 4pm on weekends.
Post a letter in Santa’s mailbox and get Santa’s helpers to wrap your gifts!
#9: Harvey Norman stores nationwide
Santa is coming to your local Harvey Norman store.
Head in store for your free 6″x4″ photo with Santa!
11am to 2pm Saturdays and Sundays from 23rd November until Christmas.
#10: Queensgate Shopping Centre, Cnr Queens Drive and Bunny Street, Lower Hutt
Meet Santa in his amazing new Toy Emporium. 10am to 4pm daily.
Take advantage of the late night shopping and extended hours to meet Santa until 7pm.
Every child who has a photo with Santa will receive a gift!