Welcoming Santa to Westfield Manukau

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Welcoming Santa to Westfield Manukau

Christmas officially arrived at Westfield Manukau last Saturday. The South Auckland Community came out to celebrate the arrival of Santa as we kicked off the Festive season with live performances, face painting, balloon twisting, circus performers and so much festive fun.



Santa’s team of jolly helpers paraded through the mall and then into centre court where we welcomed Santa to his throne with a sensational Christmas show. Our Christmas singer, Santa’s dancers and a very merry Monty the Monkey put on a sensational show, ending with an amazing balloon drop over the crowd to conclude Santa’s arrival parade.

We also brought a sprinkle of North Pole magic to New Zealand, with our brand new Make It Snow experience located in our magical Winter Wonderland, where we had our favourite Christmas fairy spreading some Christmas joy.


After a long journey from the North Pole, Santa was delighted to see so many of his South Auckland friends come out to welcome him. Once he got settled in his grotto, he spent the afternoon receiving letters, meeting and taking pictures with excited children and their families.

Here at Westfield Manukau, we’re making it our mission to make your Christmas even merrier. We have activities for all the family, from Christmas crafts, to Storytime with Mrs. Claus to pet Santa photos and more.

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