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6 Quirky Santa Photo Opportunities Around Sydney

Santa Experience at Luna Park

Santa Claus is more omnipresent than we think!

Getting your picture taken with Santa at the local shopping centre is so cliché. Hats off for trying to weave in some Christmas shopping, but the Santa pictures all look relatively the same. How dull!

Fret not, kids! We’ve found some quirky Santa-snapping spots around Sydney. How about a snap by the beach? Or in a park? Or high up in a tall tower? Or with your cute and cuddly pet? Hop aboard our imaginative sleigh and let’s take a whirl around Sydney – Santa is out there somewhere!

Santa by the Surf

Santa by the Surf is exactly as it sounds. But there is a handful of “by the surf” spots to choose from. Make a day of it by heading to Bondi Beach for an afternoon of swimming and getting an Instagram-worthy snap with Santa. Or, head out to Watsons Bay for a Christmassy afternoon at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. There’s also Manly Wharf, Bronte Beach and North Bondi Surf Club. 

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Various locations Various dates

The Grounds of Alexandria

Where better to snap a picture with Santa than at the famed Grounds of Alexandria! The guys here have jingled up a small area dedicated to Santa who will be residing there all the way to Christmas Eve. On top of this, there’s no need to wait forever in a queue; simply book yourself a photo session online and show up when you need to. They may even be able to accommodate walk-ins. And the greatest thing is that pets are allowed to curl up with Santa too. 

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2 Huntley St, Alexandria 19 November - 24 December

Santa Experience at Luna Park

This would have to be the ultimate Santa photo opportunity. From Sunday 1 December through to Christmas Eve, the jolly old Santa Claus will set up shop outside of Sydney’s greatest landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We recommend making a day of it with the kids! Get snapped with Santa before lunch and then head into Luna Park for an afternoon of frivolity. 

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Outside gates of Luna Park Sunday 1 - Tuesday 24 December 19.95+

Paws and Claus at Stocklands Wetherill Park

How quirky is this? A Santa Claus photo booth dedicated to our four-legged friends. Not just dogs, but cats, guinea pigs and even rabbits. Unfortunately, no reptiles or farm animals allowed, so leave your eight-legged friends and no-legged friends at home. Each session is booked for 10 minutes, allowing you plenty of time to get the perfect picture. Bookings are essential.

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561-583 Polding St, Wetherill Park Saturday 23 November, Saturday 30 November and Saturday 4 December

Santa's Aussie Christmas At Sydney Tower Eye

Snap yourself with a weather-appropriate Santa Claus featuring the sprawling city of Sydney in the background. How’s that for quirky? From Saturday 30 November to Monday 23 December, Santa will be chilling 250-metres above the Sydney CBD in a quintessential Aussie summerland. This sky-high Santa photo opportunity is included in the cost of your ticket to the viewing deck of Sydney Tower Eye.

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Sydney Tower Eye, 100 Market St, Sydney Saturday 30 November - Monday 23 December

Christmas Infinity Rooms at Market City

Christmas Infinity Rooms at Market City will provide Aussies with the ultimate Instagrammable shopping break. Using mirrors or graphics, objects and lighting to intrigue the senses, the walls, floors and ceilings’ surfaces create endless vistas, allowing guests to gaze into infinity. Two external photo opportunities of magical Christmas scenes will also be on show for those who are in a rush but still want to capture a great festive shot.

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9-13 Hay St, Haymarket Friday 8 November - Tuesday 24 December
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