Where to Get Santa Photos on the Gold Coast in 2023

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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 time to pull out the glad rags, brush the hair, polish the shoes and get ready for your Santa photos on the Gold Coast.

It’s usually best to plan ahead a little to get your best Santa photos.  Earlier in the season, it can be quieter in the line ups to meet Santa, so you may not have to wait so 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 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 tie 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

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 2023

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 Christmas tree scrown.  Skip the ques and you can book ahead online.

When: 12 November to 24 December

Cost:  See website for cost details

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

Westfield Helensvale 2023

Children can visit Santa and have their photo taken at the Christmas set. All children who visit Santa will also receive a Christmas Tree Crown to take home.

When: 12 November – 24 December

Cost:  See website for cost details

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

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Santa photos 2023

Save the date! Santa is making his way to Pacific Fair on Saturday 4 November. Visit Santa in his magical new palace, filled with golden treasures for all to enjoy! Bookings are essential.

When: 4 November – 24 December

Cost: See website for cost details

There is more information about getting your dog and cat Santa photos at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre here.

Myer Santa photos 2023

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: 25 November – 24 December

Cost: See website for cost details

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

Tweed Mall Santa Photos 2023

Visit Santa for your 2023 Christmas photos and each child will receive a free gift from Santa. Online bookings are recommended for Santa photography sessions. At the time of booking online, a $5 deposit fee will be charged to secure your booking and will come off your photo purchase.

When: 1 – 24 December

Cost: See website for cost details

You can find how to book for Tweed Mall Santa photos here.

Gold Coast Santa Beach Photos 2023

Gold Coast Santa Photo Sessions are 5-10 minutes per shoot with Santa, your family and your pets!  You will receive 4 high resolution digital images per session.  Please read the full terms and conditions before booking. Gold Coast Santa Photos love to theme their photography sessions.  They have several themes to choose from at two locations across the Gold Coast.  They love photography, families, pooches, the Gold Coast and of course Santa! Family mini shoots are only an extra $50.

When: 20 November – 4 December

Where: Various Beaches on Gold Coast

Cost: See website for cost details

You can find more details on Gold Coast Santa Beach Photos here.

Robina Town Centre Santa Photos 2023

Dig out the Christmas costumes and festive props, and gather your nearest and dearest – Santa’s heading to Robina Town Centre ready to have his photo taken in his magical Enchanted Forest.

This time-honoured tradition is the perfect way to capture the festive memories for years to come. Whether you’re grabbing a snap with your nearest and dearest, your besties or your office team. To make the process simple, enjoy online bookings, and convenient pre-pay options.

When: 4 November – 24 December

Cost: See website for cost details

You can read more about Robina Town Centre Santa Photos on their website.

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.

Check out our Christmas events on the Gold Coast here and 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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Regina Gleeson

Regina is a fan of all things Christmas! As the Listings Editor of the popular Families Magazine she was instrumental in putting together the Christmas content in the print publication and on their website since its inception in 2013. She is extremely community-minded and makes it her personal mission to contribute content that is low cost (or free!) and suitable for families. This thirst for knowledge and desire to experience the things she writes about makes her an irreplaceable member of the team.

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