We all love a good old fashioned pic with the man in the big red suit, but Covid restrictions are making some just a little bit different this year.
While there are still plenty of opportunities to mark the festive season of 2020 with happy snaps, you may have to book, and of course adhere to Covid-safe guidelines.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the local offerings;
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The Night Before Christmas Family Experience
Taking place at the Southport Sharks, there are twelve breathtaking three-dimensional photo opportunities and six engaging activities to enjoy. And of course, Santa is on hand for the perfect Christmas photo!
Go to: nightbeforechristmas.com.au
All the major shopping centres on the Gold Coast are offering Santa pics, including;
Santa’s Pavilion on the ground floor near Myer at Pacific Fair has the perfect glittery backdrop for your festive photos this year. Bookings are essential!
Go to: pacificfair.com.au
Harbour Town Premium Outlets
Harbour Town’s famous Surfing Santa is in centre cruising through the malls daily until December 24th. Look out for him to get your FREE socially distanced selfies.
Go to: harbourtowngoldcoast.com.au
Robina Town Centre
If an enchanted forest is more your vibe, Robina Town Centre is the place for you. Locals are encouraged to take along crazy props such as ugly sweaters and Santa hats. There’s no queuing, so you have to book.
Go to: Robinatowncentre.com
Every child will receive a free gift with Santa photo packages purchased at Tweed Mall. This is a super affordable option, with $7 Santa Photos packages available and a free photo on Santa Sundays. Bookings must be made.
Go to: Tweedmall.com.au
Westfield Helensvale and Coomera
From now until Christmas Eve, you can book in to get photos with Santa at Westfield Helensvale or Westfield Coomera. You can even take your pets along so nobody in the family misses out!
Tickets must be booked online.
Go to: Westfield.com.au
If you’re in the central Gold Coast area and would like shots with the jolly fellow, you can do so at Southport Park. Bookings are essential.
Go to: southportpark.com.au
The Club at Parkwood Village
How about a spot of mini golf in a Santa themed sanctuary? The Club at Parkwood Village has transformed nine holes of the mini golf to be festive and at the end of your game you can take selfies with all the Santa statues.
Go to: theclubparkwood.com.au/
And, for something a little more in line with our coastal location, why not hit the sand?
Summertime Santa Gold Coast
If a quintessentially GC beach pic with Santa is more your thing, try Summertime Santa Gold Coast. Get in quick though, they’re heavily booked!
Go to: facebook.com/summertimesantagc