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Santa is coming to town!

We are delighted to welcome Santa back to Craigieburn Central this Christmas. We’ve been busy planning with Santa and his elves to bring you a safe and magical experience.
All the way from the North Pole, Santa’s visit will delight kids, big and small.


To ensure the safety of your family and our staff, online bookings to visit Santa are essential and we won’t be taking walk-ups. Photos will look a little different this year with families sitting at a safe distance from Santa, although we promise it will still be fun and memorable.

Be sure to book your photo session, visit our Magical Wonderland located in front of Kmart and make memories that will last a lifetime.



Have your Santa photo taken between Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 5 December to go into the draw to win one of two $100 Craigieburn Central gift cards!

View T&C's here.

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What you need to do:

  • Book online (we suggest booking early to secure your preferred date and time) 
  • Have your booking confirmation ready to show Santa’s helper on the day, either on your phone or print off your confirmation.
  • Arrive within 5-minutes of your booking and not any earlier or later. This will help avoid queues and customers gathering.
  • Please wear your mask and wait in queue, whilst maintaining social distancing from other groups.

What you can expect on the day: 

  • One of Santa’s helpers will look after you and ensure everyone follows our COVID-Safe measures.
  • All visitors will sit/stand a safe 1.5m distance from Santa and his helpers, but you can still tell Santa what you want for Christmas. 
  • All props will be handled by Santa and his team.
  • A max number of people can be in a photo at any one time. 
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for your use. 
  • Staff will also explain the COVID- Safe process to you on arrival. 
  • You will be further distanced from staff by a protective screen and a separate monitor to view your photos.
  • While you can’t sit on Santa’s lap, you’ll be seated nearby on stools that will be cleaned between sessions. 
  • You can expect to wait up to 5 minutes for your photos. Photos will be collected from a designated pick up area. Santa’s Helpers will be able to assist you with this on the day.
  • Before starting work each day, Santa and his helpers will have their health and temperatures checked. 
  • Staff will also be frequently cleaning all customer touch points and between sessions.
  • If you or your family are feeling unwell or awaiting COVID test results you are not permitted to attend your session but can rebook to attend at a later date.


FAQ's for Santa Photos at Craigieburn Central

How many people are allowed in a photo?

Maximum 10 people, from the same household.

Can I take a photo with my friends/ family from a different household?

Unfortunately, group pictures are for same households only this year.

Can I book in just to see Santa, not for a photo?

This year Santa is only taking bookings for photo sessions.

Does my family have to be double vaccinated to get a photo with Santa?

Yes. In line with Victorian Government guidelines, only vaccinated adults (16+) can visit Santa, until restrictions ease. Under 16 years does not have to be vaccinated.

I don’t have access to the internet – how do I book my photo session?

If you visit the friendly team at Centre Management (located in the Coles Quadrant) they will happily help you book your session

Will the set be cleaned between photo sessions?

The team will be sure to make the space COVIDsafe and clean for your visit to Santa. The set will be cleaned between sessions and after Pet Photography sessions also.

Can I walk through the centre with my pet for Pet Photography?

Yes. Please enter via the doors near Bed, Bath N Table

Are all your staff double vaccinated?

Yes, all staff including Santa are double vaccinated.

Do I need to wear my mask in the photo?

At this point in time, Victorian Health requirements mean yes, you need to wear a mask during your photography session.

Where to find us

Kmart Quadrant


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