If you are asking the question about where to have a photo taken with Santa this year, here are some venues for you to visit.
The Complete Camera House in Orange is holding Santa’s Studio. They first produced Santa photography more than 25 years ago at Myer, and all of these years later still love the interaction with the children. They are now photographing the second generation of children, which is lovely. They have created a Covid-safe studio, in which Santa’s reindeer provide the 1.5m clearance necessary. Many of the younger children seem to appreciate the extra distance between themselves and Santa.
Do you need to book? What is the cost?
All digital files will be supplied on USB at the conclusion of your sitting, for $50.
Included on your USB is a complimentary $10 print voucher redeemable online from Camera House.
From December 1st, the photography times are:
Tuesdays – 10am-12noon, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Wednesdays – 10am-12noon, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Thursdays – 10am-12noon, 1.00pm-3.00pm, 5.00-7.00pm
Fridays – 10am-12noon, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Saturdays – 10am-12noon, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Sundays – 10am-12noon, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Orange City Centre
Santa Photography and have introduced online bookings and contactless payments through their website now. This means you will not need to wait in line for your photo session and you will have a set time to enjoy your special experience with Santa. Santa’s grotto will be reconfigured to allow for social distancing and provide a safe distance from Santa with additional props and decorations.
Sensitive Santa bookings are available on the morning of Sunday 6th December.
All of you photos from the session will be loaded onto USB for you to take home on the day.
Book a session from 5 December here
Book a sensitive Santa session here
Bathurst City Centre
Win a zoom with Santa and PJ Masks
This Christmas is a little different, with COVID Safe practices in play so there will not be Santa photos this year.
We will however host a virtual Santa competition through our Facebook page.
Customers will have the chance to enter for the chance to win an exclusive Zoom session with Santa and his superhero friends, PJ Masks in the days leading up to Christmas.
Five lucky winners will win a one-on-one session each with Santa and his friends, as well as amazing prize pack with a total value of $2,000. Zoom calls will take place between 10am and 1pm, Tuesday 22 Deccember.
Acts of Kindness
This Christmas Bathurst City Centre have partnered with B-Rock and 2BS to spread some Christmas cheer to the community. Customers will be asked to nominate a friend or family member that deserves to win a $100 Bathurst City Centre gift card.
Throughout December both stations will surprise the person nominated with a gift card on behalf of their friend/family member, helping to give a little treat in the lead up to Christmas.
Other suggestions for Santa Photos
If you can’t make it to a centre that is setting up Santa photos, perhaps book a photographer for a mini session and bring a Santa to you!
A friend may help out by jumping into a Santa Suit, buy some decorations as props and you can still walk away with family portrait photos with some festive cheer. Check out our Little Black Biz Book here for some fabulous photographers who are holding family portrait sessions pre-Christmas.