The best places to visit Santa this Christmas in Auckland
Here is our pick of the best places to take the kids to see Santa and have a family photo this Christmas in Auckland, New Zealand.
Visit Santa at Snowplanet from Thursday 29 November to Monday 24 December 2018 in the snow. Remember to dress up warm as you will be in the snow dome, and it is a chilly -5 degrees to make Santa feel at home. We liked visiting Santa at Snowplanet, as not only do the kids get to visit Santa, but they get to have fun playing in the snow. Plus we didn’t seem to get as many questions asking is Santa really real when we visited him here.
Santa’s Magic Castle Visit includes: visiting Santa and one printed group photo, 1 lollipop for each child for $9 per person. You can get all of your digital photos from your photoshoot on a secure web portal for $12.
Santa’s Snowtubing: You can add on 30 minutes of snow tubing to your Santa’s Magic Castle Visit for an extra $12 per person too.
Bookings are essential, call 427 0199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Lights at MOTAT
MOTAT is celebrating the spirit of giving with its special Christmas Lights at MOTAT this Festive Season from 8pm to 11pm on Thursday 13 to Monday 24 December 2018. The Museum grounds will be transformed by fairy lights illuminating the streetscapes, trams and buildings. Your family can enjoy carols, festive movies, activities, Christmas crafts, and meet Santa and his Elves.
Entry is $2 per person, and children under 5 are free. The proceeds will go towards children’s gifts for charity.
See Santa at SkyCity Christmas Wonderland
Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Smith & Caughey’s
Santa’s Forest at Sylvia Park
Your local shopping centres
We know sometimes you just want somewhere close to home to visit Santa, so here are the other local shopping centres in Auckland you can find Santa this Christmas. If you want to take the kids to a local santa parade have a look at What’s on this weekend in Auckland for Kids
– Westfield St Lukes from Monday 17 November to Sunday 24 December 2018*
– Eastridge Shopping Centre*
– Royal Oak Shopping Mall from Saturday 1 December 2018*
– Westfield St Lukes Shopping Centre from Saturday 17 November to Sunday 24 December 2018. Photos are from $16*
– Coast Plaza Whangaparaoa from Saturday 9 December 2018*
– Santa’s Workshop at Highbury Centre from Saturday 8 December 2018*
– Santa’s Workshop at Milford Shopping Centre*
– Santa at Westfield Albany from 17 November until 24 December 2018*
– Santa at Shore City*
– NorthWest Shopping Centre from 24 November to 24 December 2018*
- Santa’s Workshop at Westgate from Saturday 1 December 2018*
– Santa at Wesfield Manukau City from Saturday 17 November to Monday 24 December 2018.* There are Sensory friendly Santa Photo sessions on Saturday 24 Novmber and Sunday 2 December 2018 too.
– Santa at Lynnmall from Saturday 24 November 2018*
* Please check with your local shopping centre Santa’s hours before heading out as he is not there every day in December.