Christmas 2021 – Where to get your Santa photos

We've listed all the local places, dates and times you can spot Santa and take a festive family photo.

Santa visits may once again be a bit different this year, but Santa’s little elves have been working as hard as ever to make sure your family’s visit with Santa is magical. Social distancing and hygiene will remain a priority across many of the Santa visits, and we’ve made a list of where you can see Santa locally this Christmas.


Westfield Booragoon

Source: Westfield Booragoon

Tis’ the season to be making merry memories. The much-loved tradition of visiting Santa will be balanced this year with ensuring the health and safety of customers - and of course, Santa and his elves. Still with the magic you know and love, Westfield will be offering a COVID-Safe Santa experience this year. This means families will be positioned in front of Santa’s throne. 

Online bookings are essential for Santa photography sessions. View the variety of photo packages available and book here to secure a time that is convenient for you.

All children who visit Santa will also receive a reindeer headband to take home!

Sensitive Santa Photography
Santa is setting aside some time to create a sensory-friendly environment, so that families can visit the Christmas wonderland and have their photo with Santa in a relaxed environment. These sessions are run before stores are open. Please see their website for more details.

Pet Photography
Don’t miss out on the chance to get a Santa photo with the whole family – furry friends included! Book here.

Click here to book your session

Dates: Daily from Nov 13 until Dec 24
Bookings: required
Where: Centre Court near Mecca at Westfield Booragoon. 125 Riseley Street, Booragoon


Myer Santaland

Santa Claus is popping into Myer’s Santaland and bookings are essential this year. Each 10 minute Santaland booking includes a personal one on one experience for you and your family. Meet Santa and his Elves, and get your 2021 Christmas photos taken.

Click here to book your session

Dates: Daily from Nov 25 until Dec 24
Bookings: essential
Where: Myer at Westfield Booragoon. 125 Riseley Street, Booragoon


Southlands Boulevarde

All the way from the North Pole, Santa’s visit will delight kids big and small. Every child who visits Santa will receive a free gift of a Mini Christmas Pop It Keyring or one Colour-In Christmas Bauble (while stocks last), plus the first 150 families to attend their booked photo session with Santa will receive a FREE HOYTS movie voucher valued at $22! Conditions apply, see their website for more info.

Santa at Southland’s will also be offering Sensitive Santa and Pet photography sessions.

Click here to book your session

Dates: Daily from Dec 18 until Dec 24
Bookings: essential
Location: Next to Woolworths at Southlands Boulevarde. 45 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton


Kardinya Park Shopping Centre

Santa will be visiting Kardinya Park Shopping Centre every day during the festive season up until Christmas Eve, from 11am – 2pm. Christmas dancers and singers will be performing from 12.30pm to 1pm whilst Santa has a break. Bookings are not required and you can take your own photos, so remember to bring your camera!

Dates: Daily from Dec 18 until Dec 24
Bookings: no bookings needed
Location: Middle mall near Kmart at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre. Corner of South Street and North Lake Road, Kardinya



Phoenix Park Shopping Centre

Santa is stopping by Phoenix Shopping Centre! From December 11 until Christmas Eve, take a free photo with Santa outside Big W between 11am – 2pm.

Dates: Daily from Dec 11 until Dec 24
Bookings: no bookings needed
Location: Near Big W at Phoenix Park Shopping Centre. 254 Rockingham Road, Spearwood


Perth Zoo

Don your elf ears and pull out your Christmas hats, Santa will be at Perth Zoo from December 11 ’til Christmas Eve! Have your camera or phone ready to hand to Santa’s elves and take as many photos as you wish with Santa in the comfort of his living room. Kids can also drop off their letters to Santa in our special Christmas mailbox.

Bookings are required and can be made on the Perth Zoo website.

Click here to book your session

Dates: Daily from Dec 11 until Dec 24
Bookings: essential
Where: Bukit Station, opposite Elephant Amphitheatre at Perth Zoo. 20 Labouchere Road, South Perth


Stockland Bull Creek

Create a Christmas memory and a special keepsake of the festive season by booking your photo with Santa at Stockland Bull Creek. Visiting Santa will be a fun and safe experience this year with additional health and safety measures for customers and of course, Santa and his elves.

To make your experience more personalised, you are welcome to bring festive props or keepsakes to create a your special Christmas photo.

Bookings aren’t essential for Santa family photography sessions, but are required for Sensitive Santa and Pet Photography sessions.

Sensitive Santa Sessions
Sensitive Santa sessions are available for children with sensory challenges, with sessions held before most stores are open to create the most sensory friendly environment. Bookings are essential for Sensitive Santa sessions, and will be held from 9:30am until 10:30am on Sunday the 12th of December. Book here.

Pet Photography
Bring your fur-baby in for your special keepsake of the festive season. Online bookings are essential. Photography sessions will be held from 5:30pm until 7:00pm on Thursday the 16th of December.

Dates: Daily from Dec 11 until Dec 24
Bookings: not required (however essential for Pet and Sensitive Santa)
Where: Near Target at Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre. Benningfield & South St, Bull Creek


Head to our What’s On calendar for even more events happening in and around the Melville area this festive season.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums

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