Santa Photos

Santa Photo's available from his Grotto from 7pm, Nov 8th - Located Level 1, Crown Building


Come visit and have a photo with Santa in his enchanted Grotto! 

Santa is set to arrive in the evening on November 8th, and after his grand entrance he will be heading straight to the grotto to meet the families of Wollongong. 

We are offering Sensitive Santa sessions again this year, along with offering more opportunities to have a photo with your pet. To find out more about these sessions, see below. 

As Santa is very popular, we suggest you make a booking to see him. Whilst it is not essesntial, it is recommended. 

To book a session online, click on the required session type below;

Santa Hours:

Come vist Santa in his grotto, tell him your Christmas wishes and a grab a photo on your own, or as a family!
Santa will be incentre from November 8th until December 24th, and times vary each day.

To find out more about the Santa Photo Hours please check the relevant dates below;

To book a session online - click here 

Sensitive Santa:

These sessions are ideal for those little ones who may be a little more sensitive to the loud and busy environment of a shopping centre. During these sessions music will be minimal, staff will be considerate to any sensitivities, we have sensory toys to help calm any nerves and our stores will not be open so people traffic will be at a minimum. Bookings are essesntial for these sessions. 

To help children feel comfortable with the social procedures of santa photography, we have developed a meeting santa photo guide for parents to use specific the Wollongong Central Santa Grotto. Click here to access. 

11th November - 9th December
  • Sunday's 9.00am - 10.00am

16th December
  • Sunday 8.00am - 9.00am
To book a sensitive santa session online - click here

Pet Photography:

Is your pet considered part of the family? Then no need to exlude them from the family christmas photo! Bring along your pet to meet Santa and share in the festivities! Bookingd are essential for these sessions. 

12th November - 28th November:
  • Monday's 4.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Tuesday's 4.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Wednesday's 4.30pm - 6.30pm

3rd December - 19th December:
  • Monday's 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Tuesday's 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 5.30pm - 7.30pm
To book a pet photo session online - click here
*Note: As Pet Photography occurs outside of the normal centre hours, some of our doors will be closed. Please access the centre via the P2 car park (Off Market St/Next to police station) once in the car park, best to park on level 2 or level 4 and take the lifts down to level one. Once out of the lift, turn right towards the Grotto. For the safety of your animal, please do not let your animal travel on the travelator. Alternitively, the doors off Market Lane will be open (this enters next to Glass Alley coffee/Strandbags) - this lane is accessed next to the entrance to the P2 car park described above. These are the closest points to the set.
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Wollongong Central
200 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone: 02 4228 5999