Santa Photos in Cairns 2020

What can we say about Santa Photos this year – things are going to look a bit different, that’s for sure, with kids not actually being able to sit on Santa’s lap. Be assured they are still going to be memorable photos that will be cherished in the years to come.

For the very small kids we actually think they will be even better, as the man in red can be quite scary for some young kids.

You will also need to book online this year, which should help to avoid the long lines traditionally seen at the shopping centres.

We’ve put together some information and direct booking links for each venue to save you time. Most venues also have designated Sensitive Santa sessions for those with sensory challenges. We love this!

Where to find Santa

Mt Sheridan Plaza from 28th November 24th December

Enjoy a brand new interactive Santa Photo experience at Mount Sheridan Plaza!
Santa will be here in person, however, he is leaving his big red chair behind, swapping it for two huge Christmas-themed photo sets – one featuring a Tropical Theme (Nov 28-Dec 10), the other, a more traditional Night-Time Sleigh Theme (Dec 11- 24), both created with laser-cut acrylic props and minimal touchpoints for a covid-safe fun photo experience. All of Santa’s visitors will receive a FREE gift! There is also a Sensitive Santa session for those kids with sensiory issues.

To find out more and to book visit

Cairns Central Shopping Centre 16th November to 24th December

Bookings essential. Create new memories this Christmas with an unforgettable 2020 Santa photo. We’ve been busy planning with Santa and his elves to bring you a safe and magical experience with Santa.

Smithfield Shopping Centre from 12th November to 24th December

Booking essential. 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.

Stocklands Earlville from 21st November to 24th December

Bookings essential. Santa is arriving at Stockland Cairns, and this year he’s bringing a safer photo experience.

DFO Shopping Centre

DFO have organised to do Selfies with Santa; instead of traditional Santa photos. Santa will have a selfie stick and will be taking selfies with families whilst roving around the Centre handing out free goodies. 🙂

Santa Photos @ Cazalys! Join us on Thursday 3rd, 10th or 17th December from 6pm through until 7.30pm for a very special Santa Photo.
There will be strict social distancing rules and hygiene measures in place. We ask that all members and guest follow our instructions to keep Santa and the children safe. *Numbers are limited due to the Santas’ busy schedule. 🎅🏼

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