Here’s where you can get a photo with Santa on the Gold Coast

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on and now is the perfect time to get that special snap with Santa.

A number of Gold Coast Shopping Centres have welcomed the jolly man to town, offering an array of fun for the whole family.

Here is our pick of where to go for your Christmas photos this year:


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Robina Town Centre
Where: Near the cooking stage at The Kitchens
When: Every day until Christmas
Why: Santa is located in an enchanted forest filled with furry forest friends and twinkling lights. There are interactive activities and surprise gifts for Santa’s youngest admirers as well.
Cost: From $20.95
More Information: robinatowncentre.com.au

Pacific Fair
Where: Outside Myer on Ground Floor
When: Every day until Christmas
Why: Santa is at home in a gold sparkly pavilion that is teeming with Christmas trees wrapped in fairy lights and reindeers! Kids can mail a letter to the North Pole and every child that visits Santa will receive a free toy.
Cost: From $20.95
More Information: pacificfair.com.au

Harbour Town
Where: Various location throughout the centre
When: Every day until Christmas
Why: Santa is decked out in beach gear and will be cruising around in his beach buggy every day. Simply wave him down and take you’re a selfie with the jolly man.
Cost: Free
More information: harbourtowngoldcoast.com.au

Australia Fair
Where: Ground Floor outside Coles.
When: Every day until Christmas
Why: The Jolly man in red will be spreading Christmas cheer and getting snaps with kids until Christmas eve. Plus every child will also receive a free Christmas gift.
Cost: From $10
More information: australiafair.com.au

Marina Mirage
Where: Ground Level
When: Each Saturday until Christmas
Why: Kids whisper their Christmas wish lists to Santa on board his dazzling, festive-trimmed boat and get a cool snap as a memento of their special day.
Cost: From $15
More info: marinamirage.com.au

Tweed City Shopping Centre
Where: Outside JB Hi Fi near the Food court
When: Every day until Christmas.
Why: Let the kids tell Santa their Christmas wish and get a photo. Each child who has a photo with Santa will receive a FREE wooden Christmas tree decoration with pens.
Cost: From $20.95
More information: tweedcity.com.au

Westfield Helensvale
Where: Near Target
When: Everyday until Christmas
Why: Children can visit Santa again this year and have their photo taken with the man in red.
Cost: From $29.95
More Information: westfield.com.au/helensvale

The Strand
Where: Various locations throughout the centre
When: Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays from December 18 until Christmas Eve, 11am – 2pm
Why: Meet Santa and Mrs Claus as they roam throughout the centre and take your photo with Santa for free.
Cost: Free
More Information: strandcoolangatta.com.au

The Pines
Where: Near Woolworths
When: Everyday until Christmas
Why: Come and visit Santa and tell him what’s on your wish list for Christmas. Head along on Thursday evening and you can get a free USB full of photos to share with loved ones.
Cost: Free on Thursday evenings, from $12 all other times.
More information: thepineselanora.com.au

Stockland West Burleigh
When: Everyday until Christmas
Why: Santa is kicking back in his beach shack for photos at Stockland West Burleigh, so it’s the perfect place for a beachy looking Christmas shot.
Cost: From $20.95
More Information: stockland.com.au

Runaway Bay Centre
When: Everyday until December 23
Why: Write a list and tell Santa what would add a little sparkle to your Christmas before getting a festive snap. And every child will receive a free gift.
Cost: From $20.95
More info: runawaybaycentre.com.au

Harvey Norman
Where: Various Harvey Norman Stores
When: Every Saturday and Sunday until December 17
Why: Take home a free 6”x4” photos with Santa. Plus there are photo packs to purchase if you wish.
Cost: Free
More Info: harveynorman.com.au

Domayne
Where: Various Domayne stores
When: Weekends Only until December 17
Why: Don’t have the cash to splash on a Santa photo? Head along and get a free picture on Santa’s knee.
Cost: Free
More info: domayneonline.com.au

Treetops Plaza
When: Weekdays only from 11th – 22nd December
Why: Bring your own camera for a free snap with Santa.
Cost: Free
More info: treetopsplaza.com.au

Capri On Via Roma
Where: Santa will arrive by boat
When: Saturday 9 December from 9am-1pm
Why: Snap a selfie with man in red and then enjoy loads for free kids activities.
Cost: Free
More info: caprionviaroma.com.au

Metro Market
When: 18-24 December from 10am to 2pm
Why: Snap a selfie with Santa and Mrs Claus during the week before Christmas.
Cost: Free
More Info: metromarket.com.au

Southport Park
When: Everyday until Christmas Eve.
Why: Share a Christmas wish list with Santa and then get a photo to remember the moment. Kids will also get to take home a free gift.
Cost: Enquire with centre management.
More info: southportpark.com.au

Surfers Paradise
Where: Cavill Mall
When: 13th-24th December
Why: Santa Claus himself will be setup in a surf boat sleigh, where families can pose and take their own photos.
Cost: Free
More information: paradisecentre.net.au

Know another place you can get a photo with Santa on the Gold Coast? Leave a comment to let us know!

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You missed the Nerang mall one.