Where To Get Your Santa Photos In The Illawarra

Smile! It’s time for the annual festive tradition of photos with the big fella!

To quote the classic Christmas film, Elf….. “SANTAAAAAA! I KNOW HIM!”

We just love the man in red and photos with Santa are a tradition that cannot be missed.

Here’s a sackful of places [+ some more in our Event Directory here] to get those Santa pics that you and the fam will cherish for years to come.

Santa will be at the Waterfront Twilight Christmas Markets, Shell Cove

Port Kembla Santa Photos

Santa is coming to Port for one day only on the 19th of November. Get your pic with Santa a real Illawarra way right on the sandy shores of Port Kembla beach. Funds raised for the photos will go towards supporting the local surf club.

Figtree Grove Shopping Centre

Santa loves Figtree and so do we! They have both traditional photos with Santa and a sensory-specific session on the 26th of November and 3 December. But what if your kids are more of the fur variety? Great news! You can book Fido in for a pet photo too. Hey Alexa… add a doggy reindeer costume to our shopping list!

Wollongong Central Santa Photos

The folks who run the Santa photos here have some of the best sets, the simplest booking processes and the friendliest staff. They also have dates available for “Sensitive Santa Photo Sessions” and the staff are skilled in working with children who experience sensitivities. And for all you pet lovers, they’ve got you with their Santa pet photo sessions.

Hip Hop Santa Photos With Street Beatz

This sounds like so much fun! Street Beatz in Wollongong have given old Saint Nick a hip-hop makeover and here’s your chance to get photos with him and his fly new look. Book a session on the 26th of November and make this Christmas a hip-ho! ho! ho-ppy one!

Santa photos at Stockland Shellharbour

Another great shopping centre option, starting from the 18th of November through the end of December. Photos are printed on the spot so you can take ‘em home and pop ‘em in the pool room ASAP. They encourage props like Santa hats, reindeer ears and Rudolph noses to give your piccys a silly season edge.

Santa Photos At The Farm

Picture this [punny, aren’t we?]. Your smiling family posing amongst green hills, grazing cows, hay bales and Santa on a big red tractor! The folks at Jerrara Creek Farm and Jamberoo Public P&C have made this a reality. So affordable at only $25 per group for a download of digital images. These sessions will run on the 2nd and 3rd of December, just head to their website to book. Proceeds will directly support Jamberoo Public School…. So good!

Santa will be at Port Kembla Beach

Santa On The Beach At Shellharbour Surf Life Saving Club

Being in the Illawarra means we are so lucky to be able to spend our Chrissy hols at the beach AND we can even get our Santa photos there! Shellharbour Life Saving Club will be running photos with Santa on the beach from now right up until just before Chrissy. All profits go to the club to buy new equipment and all credit goes to you for picking such a gorge spot to live in!

Santa Selfies At Kiama Downs SLSC

Santa has gone full beach bum this season. Kiama Downs Surf Club are giving us Santa Selfies on the beach on the 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th of November as well as the 2nd of December. Bookings are due to open this week so keep an eye on their site to secure your spot.

Santa In The Village

You can get snaps with him at the beach, you can get snaps with him at the farm and you can even get snaps with him in the village. These guys offer absolutely picturesque family shots with Santa in Mount Kembla Village as well as beach photos and “Santa’s Toy Shop” sessions at their studio in Unanderra. Their website shows all package and date options but be quick as some dates are already booked out.

Santa Photos With Candid Spectrum Photography

A wonderful option for both adults and children with special needs. Sessions will be held at Koonawarra Sailing Club and Corrimal Community Centre. The sessions will be quiet, secure, and judgement-free. Both adults and kids are free to play with the Christmas toys on display. Bookings are filling up quickly so send them a message soon to secure your spot.

Santa Photography At Dapto Mall

The early bird gets the worm! Or in this case $10 off your Santa photo. If you book a Santa Photo session at Dapto Mall between 27 November and 1 December and spend a minimum of $30 they will give you $10 off your package….bargain! This excludes pet photography but don’t worry, all booked pet photos will receive a free pet bandana gift from Santa. They are also hosting sensitive Santa photos and Auslan Santa photos.

Wollongong Santa Photo Experience With Lollie Claire

This is your family’s chance to have a special time with Santa in a magical Christmas setting. The best part is there’ll be no waiting in lines or feeling like you’re being rushed through. The sessions will take place on 17-19 November and you can book on their site.

The Illawarra “All I Want For Christmas” Market

On the 16th and 17th of December, The Groundz Precinct will be holding an epic Christmas market and we have it on good authority Santa will be making an appearance for selfies and to spread cheer. There will also be stalls, live music and yummy food so you can make a day of it.

The Albion Park Community Hub Christmas Market

Santa’s excited about this one. On the 3rd of December, he’ll be showing his jolly face at Centenary Hall in Albion Park. There’ll be music, festive food, free Christmas craft activities and FREE pics with the man himself [if you can drag him away from all the goodies].

Grand Christmas Street Parade

Berry will be extra merry on the 9th of December with their super exciting Christmas street parade. After the parade, there will be an arvo of fun at Nature Play Park with Santa photos and a sausage sizzle mmm. Just make sure to clean the tommy sauce off the kids’ faces before you get your shot.

Santa Photos at the Illawarra Dog Training Club

This one’s for our fur babies. For a $5 donation, you can have yourself some furry Merry Christmas shots. On 18 and 25 November dress your puppers up in their best Christmas gear and head to JJ Kelly Park for some photos with Santa. And pleeeaaaase tag us in your posts of the shots so we can share the cuteness overload.

Well, now it’s time for you to choose one and jingle all the way over!

And if this list isn’t enough, we have even more options in our What’s On Event Directory. Christmas has never looked more photogenic.

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