Photo Credit: The Original Santa On The Beach Facebook page
Santa photos can be a special family tradition and there are plenty of places on the Coast you and your kids can meet the jolly man in red this Christmas, whether that be in a shopping centre, at a pet friendly session, a sensory Santa session or down at the beach.
Central Mums has you covered for all the best spots to share a hug and a photo with Santa this year.
There are many shopping centres around the Coast that create a magic Christmas wonderland to have your Santa photo:
1. Erina Fair Dates: 4th November - 24th December
Check out Santa's Wonderland from now until Christmas Eve for a magical Christmas experience and of course to meet Santa and have a photo. Times vary so be sure to check the website for details.
2. Westfield Tuggerah Dates: 12th November- 24th December
Head down to Westfield Tuggerah on Sunday 12th November to see Santa arrive in style on a helicopter! He will then start his parade through the centre, along with Mrs Clause, his elves and a marching band. See here for more details.
To meet Santa and to get your 2017 photo, sessions are available from the 12th until Christmas Eve and bookings are available to make online to avoid little ones waiting in queues.
3. Bateau Bay Square Dates: 25th November - 24th December
Visiting Santa at Bateau Bay Square is always fun and guaranteed to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
4. Imperial Centre, Gosford Dates: 25th November - 24th December
Get ready to meet Santa and have your annual Christmas photo at the Imperial Centre in Gosford this Christmas.
5. Deep Water Plaza Dates: 2nd December - 24th December
Santa arrives at Deep Water Plaza on 2nd December so be sure to catch his arrival. He will be ready for photos that afternoon and every day from then until Christmas Eve. Further details to be announced on the website soon.
These wonderful sessions give children with special needs a chance to meet Santa in a more quiet and sensory-friendly environment. Contact the shopping centres to organise your booking:
Photo Credit: RSPCA Care Centre Tuggerah Facebook page
Looking to get an extra special Santa photo? These Central Coast photographers create wonderful and unique Santa photos that you'll treasure for years:
1. The Original Santa On The Beach Location: Tuggerah
Kath Carr, photographer at The Original Santa On The Beach, has been taking Santa photos on the Coast for 9 years. Her photos are beautiful keepsakes and the experience she creates of meeting Santa is always fun and unique. With several different packages available to choose from, including a sandy Santa session, a rustic Santa session and a session especially for babies and toddlers, with all being pet friendly, there's something for everyone.
2. Central Coast Santa Location: North Avoca
For a unique and memorable Santa photo experience, Central Coast Santa holds beach photo sessions with Santa in a relaxed and fun environment, with a true Aussie vibe. Photos can be sent to you via USB, a digital download or from a range of printed options.%%
3. Brilliant Santa On The Beach Location: Shelly Beach
Brilliant Santa On The Beach creates fun, family Santa photos on the beach, all the whilst supporting and raising funds for children with autism.
4. Santa On The Sand Location: Terrigal
Santa On The Sand has been taking Santa photos since 2011 and in doing so, have raised and donated over $12,000 to St Vincent de Paul. Check them out for a relaxed and truly Aussie Christmas photo session.
Photo Credit: Brilliant Santa On The Beach Facebook page