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Where to get Santa snaps on the Gold Coast

Lola Snodgrass

It’s that time again Gold Coasters (unsure how but what can you do). Christmas is here or it may as well be, since there are decorations everywhere and you may now pop down to see the big guy for a snap.

That’s right, it’s time to book in your Santa portraits pals and here’s the lineup of where you can do exactly that around the Coast. Don’t forget to take your Christmas wish list along with you and let Santa know just how deserving you are of every single thing on it.


FOR THE FUR BABIES

Stockland Burleigh Heads
Get your pawtraits taken for Paw & Claus at Stocklands on Thursday 5th (6pm-9pm), Sunday 8th (7am-9am), Thursday 12th (6pm-9m) and Sunday 15th (7am-9am) December in Burleigh. Bookings essential via their website.
Where: Outside Aussie Homeloans (outside the centre entrance)

Sanctuary Cove
Your beloved pets can post for a photo with Santa and owners alike for Paws for Santa. Santa will be stopping by The Breezeway on Sunday 8th December between 11am-1pm. All photos are free, but make sure you book via their website.
Where: The Breezeway, located between The Cove Tavern and Anchor Buoy

Robina Town Centre
Furry friends don’t miss out this year with Santa snaps being taken at the The Promenade from Saturday 23rd November to Sunday 15th December 1st. Make sure you book via their website and get a pre-photo spruce up and free Puppaccinos, thanks to Starbucks.
Where: The Promenade, Robina Town Centre

The Pines
Santa loves all creatures great and small so get them down to The Pines from Monday 25th November. Tickets must be booked online in advance. Pets must enter via the entrance near Specsavers.
Where: 13/31 Guineas Creek Rd, Elanora

Westfield Coomera
Your furry, four-legged friends are part of the family so book your photo with Santa from Saturday 30th November. Tickets must be booked online in advance.
Where: 103 Foxwell Rd, Coomera QLD 4209

Burleigh Pavilion
This year do Christmas photos a little differently with Santa by the Surf at Burleigh Pavilion. Bring along the whole family (including the doggos) on Sat 18th & Sun 19th Dec between 8.30am-12.30pm to have photos taken with Aussie Santa, with uninterrupted views of Burleigh Beach as your backdrop.
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads

FOR THE HUMAN BABIES

Westfield Coomera
From now until December 23rd, you and the family can get up close and personal with Santa for a snap at Westfield Coomera. There are various times throughout the next couple of weeks (with bookings recommended, although walk-ins are welcome). There is also the option of a sensitive Santa photography session this year in a sensory-friendly environment.
Where: Centre Court, Level 1, Foxwell Rd, Coomera

Sanctuary Cove
Santa will be stopping by The Marine Village at Sanctuary Cove from Saturday 7th December to Sunday 22nd December from 11am-1pm each weekend. All photos are free.
Where: The Breezeway, located between The Cove Tavern and Anchor Buoy

Harbour Town Shopping Centre
You’ll find Santa cruising the Harbour Town’s palm-lined malls from Monday December 2nd until Christmas Eve. Shoppers can wave him down for a FREE selfie, or if you visit between 11am-3pm when Santa’s friendly helper will be on hand to snap a free photo of the whole family (family to provide own camera or camera phone). Harbour Town is pet friendly and so is Santa! Pets are welcome for extra Happy Howl -iday vibes and free Santa Paw traits!
Where: Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters

Australia Fair
Pop into Australia Fair for your Santa portrait and get yourself (or your child probably) a free Penguin book to take home. From now until the 24th of December.
Where: Outside Coles on the ground floor, 42 Marine Pde, Southport 

Surfers Paradise
It’s free selfies with Santa in Surfers Paradise over Christmas this year. From December 20th to 24th, seek the big guy out at his Beach Bungalow and step inside a life-sized globe from 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm everyday.
Where: Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

Pacific Fair
From now until Christmas Eve, visit Santa in his sparkly pavilion for a sweet little snap. Every child that visits Santa gets a free childrens book to take home.
Where: Santa’s Pavilion, Ground Floor outside Myer, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Robina Town Centre
Go see Santa in the enchanted forest at Robina Town Centre and prepare to be delighted from now until Tuesday 24th of December. Best to book online to not miss out!
Where: Outside Myer, Ground Level, Robina Pkwy, Robina

Stockland Burleigh Heads
Santa is on his way and available for photos from November 29th at Stocklands in Burleigh. He’ll be at his beach shack while the centre is open until Christmas Eve. Sensitive Santa sessions are also available on Sunday 1st December for kids with special needs.
Where: 149 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads

The Pines
Say g’day to the big guy at The Pines Elanora from Thursday 21st November until Christmas Eve from 10am daily. Plus, for the first 100 children to visit Santa on Thursday 21st they will receive a FREE Christmas photo. NB: all other times are paid.
Where: 13/31 Guineas Creek Rd, Elanora

Burleigh Pavilion
This year do Christmas photos a little differently with Santa by the Surf at Burleigh Pavilion. Bring along the whole family (including the doggos) on Sat 18th & Sun 19th Dec between 8.30am-12.30pm to have photos taken with Aussie Santa, with uninterrupted views of Burleigh Beach as your backdrop. Skip the shopping centre lines and enjoy a fuss free Christmas experience with the whole family.
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads

Tweed Mall
Grab the family and get into the Christmas festivities at Tweed Mall this Christmas. Visit Santa from December 1st – 24th for $7* Santa photos and each child receives a free gift, plus, Mrs Claus pops in from 21st -24th December. Don’t forget about your fur baby, you can include your pets on the 12th and 19th of December and there’s a separate sensory photo environment for children with special needs on Sunday8th December. Not to mention Tweed Mall are offering free* Santa photos on Sundays. *$7 Santa photo includes one 6×8 inch framed photo only and is limited to one per family per day. Additional packages available for purchase. Terms and conditions apply.
Where: Tweed Mall, Cnr Wharf and Bay Streets, Tweed Heads

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