This Christmas, Santa and his magical elves will return to Southgate Shopping Centre to help spread season greetings and messages of cheer.

Hosted by C&E Imaging between November 20 – December 24, this much-loved family tradition of visiting Santa for a cherished family portrait will be made available, with some extra steps and measures to allow for social distancing.

Located at the front entrance, next to Optometrist Sylvania, Santa’s enchanted forest has been re-imagined – just in time for his long-awaited arrival.

Due to popular demand, bookings are essential this year, with early bookings highly encouraged to secure your photo with Santa.

When visiting the centre, we do ask that all shoppers continue to adhere to the NSW Government regulations for the health and wellbeing of our staff and fellow shoppers.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we wish everyone a safe and happy festive season.


Disclaimer – Socially Distanced Santa Photography is available by bookings only.

This year, Santa Photography at Southgate Shopping Centre will be a contactless experience managed by C&E Imaging. Social distancing will be maintained at all times and families will be photographed 1.5m from Santa.

Please note that bookings are essential this year and 1 family is permitted per booking.

Under the current NSW Government requirements, everyone must wear a fitted mask unless they are exempt (e.g. under 12 years of age) or hold a medical exemption certificate. Masks are permitted to be removed temporarily while photos are being taken, however they must be worn as soon as photos are finished being taken.

Additional check-in/ proof of vaccination requirements may apply upon arrival. We do ask that you refer to local health information relevant at the time of your visit

Bookings are free of charge, however photography costs do apply depending on your requirements.