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Capture that special moment in your child’s life sitting on Santa’s knee before he or she is all grown up.

Here is your guide on where to find Santa in Coffs Harbour this season.


Coffs Central Santa Photos

Santa is back for the annual Christmas photo but with Covid safety measures in place.  Traditional, Sensitive and Santa Paws all available as usual.

When:  Santa photos available from 28th November.

Bookings:  We’ve made it even easier this year by booking online, BOOK HERE.

Where: Ground level opposite Kathmandu, Next to BCU.

  • Animals to enter via Gordon street entrance only.
  • Additional times available but book soon to avoid disappointment.

Call: 5622 8900 with any questions.

Regular sanitising, wipe downs between each photo as well as social distancing in place, it is a set like no other that will capture your beloved Santa photo in a way the kids will love!



Park Beach Plaza

It’s a magical Christmas at Park Beach Plaza and this year there are heaps of ways you and your family can celebrate Christmas with a special photo

Socially Distanced Santa Photos

Park Beach Plaza is ensuring the Christmas tradition will continue in 2020 and are introducing “Socially Distanced” Santa Photos in the lead up to the festive season.  While things will be a little different with socially distanced Santa photos sessions designed to keep customers 1.5 metres from the man in red, our photography team will be working hard to make sure the moment is as magical as ever.

This year customers will be required to book a Santa Photo Session online prior to arriving at Park Beach Plaza.  Booking your Santa Photo time is as easy as following the link to the Santa Photo Bookings.

Your wellbeing is our priority, so physical distancing will be practised during your visit. This means that families will have their own seat next to Santa’s throne. We encourage you to bring festive props or a favourite toy to create a unique and interactive Christmas memory. All children who visit Santa will also receive a reindeer headband to take home.

To view Santa Photo times and prices on our website please click here


Sensory Sensitive Santa Photos

There will also be Sensory Sensitive Santa Photo session times available to cater to families with special needs which can be booked separately by calling 6652 4366.

These will be held between 9am – 10am to ensure the environment is calmer and quieter. Sensory Sensitive Santa Sessions will run on the following dates:

  • Sunday 29 November
  • Sunday 6 December
  • Sunday 13 December


Magical Christmas Quest

As an alternative option this year we have created a fun way for you and the kids to find Santa and his friends at Park Beach Plaza.  Simple look for our Magical Christmas Quest markers throughout the centre and download the Creativitek App, scan the marker and see who you can find.  You can even find Santa and take your own photo!

When: 21 November until Christmas Eve

Where: Park Beach Plaza


Toormina Gardens – Make Memories with Santa

Santa will be visiting Toormina Gardens (details to be updated shortly)

Where: Toormina Gardens


Santa on the Beach 2020 with Fille & Moi Photography

COVID Safe & Council Approved.

What does this mean for my family? We want to keep your family safe! No queues, socially distanced and a maximum of 10 per shot.

Santa will not be allowed to nurse babies or sit next to children. Parents please come prepared to be in the photo with your baby or toddler. We hope you understand.

Group bookings of up to 20 are allowed, however, you will need to book and pay for two consecutive bookings. Payment will be required upon arrival.

When:  21st &  22nd November, 28th & 29th November , 5th & 6th December

Where:  Various Beach Locations on the Coast

Booking:  Book here to secure your photos


Santa Free Christmas Portraits with Julie Clyde Creative

30 minutes @ A$60.00

Santa photos without the tears are a fun alternative to the shops this year. Simply select your background, pop over for a shoot in the studio in Bonville, and wait for the magic!

Shoot + one social size digital image with background $60

The session fee includes up to 3 kids in one Santa-free photo and a small sized digital file 🙂

Bookings:  Please book here for your session with Julie Clyde Creative