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Book your Santa photo at Westfield Riccarton today

Tis’ the season to be making merry memories. Create a Christmas memory and book your photo with Santa at Westfield Riccarton

With a variety of photo packages available, make your booking today to secure a time that is convenient for you.

This year, Westfield Riccarton have a range of photography sessions to suit everyone, with your choice of:

  • Family and friends
  • Sensitive Santa
  • Pet photography

All children who visit Santa will also receive a gift to take home. All Santa photo sessions require an online booking.

Make it easy and plan your visit ahead of time with our handy hints:

  • Our Santa Photography set is located: Level 2 opposite Decjuba
  • Best parking: Entrance off Rotherham St and up ramp to the Mezzanine Level

Santa Photography Sessions - Family and friends

Christmas is more magical with our loved ones, so get together with your friends, family, sports teams, school groups, work crew and any other loved ones to create a memory to last a lifetime.

We've made it easy with an online booking system offering a range of photo session times and a photo package to suit every size group.

Book your Santa photo session today.

Sensitive Santa

Everyone gets their time with Santa this Christmas with our Sensitive Santa option.

Join us for our Sensitive Santa experience where families can have a photo taken in a relaxed environment, tailored to children with sensory challenges. These calm and comfortable photography sessions take place before stores open when the centre is quieter to create a relaxed and sensory-friendly Santa experience.

Book your Sensitive Santa experience today.

Online bookings are essential for Sensitive Santa photography sessions.

Pet Photography Sessions with Santa

Why should your four-legged family members miss out on all the fun? Bring them along for a Santa photo with the whole family.

Online bookings are essential, and sessions book out quickly. Please note, there will be no walk-ins available (no matter how persuasive those puppy eyes may be). View the variety of photo packages available and book your session today.

Entry Point:
Dress-ups are welcomed, so dress your pet in their best festive outfit to create the paw-fect Christmas memory to cherish for years to come.

Please also note that when you book a photo online for you and your pet, you are automatically opting in to the below terms and conditions:

  • Owner/s must be responsible for their pet at all times.
  • Owner/s must bring waste disposal bags for their pet's use if required. Please note that waste is prohibited from being placed in bins inside the centre.
  • In the event that any animal exhibits aggressive behaviour, we will ask that they are removed from the centre.
  • Owner/s must wait at the designated entrance, outside of the centre, prior to your allocated booking time. At the time of your booking, a staff member will meet you at the designated entrance and escort you to the Santa photography set. Pets must be brought into the centre on a lead or in a cage.
  • Every endeavour will be made to adhere to your booking time, however in the event that another photography session is being completed, we appreciate your patience while the current pet photography session is finishing up.

Which pets are allowed?

  • Most pets are welcome, including dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals
  • Centre management may at its discretion, remove any animals from the centre

If you have any questions regarding your pet photography session, please contact us on 03 983 4500

Westfield members get more benefits this Christmas

Jolly news for our Westfield members! Purchase the "Santa's Gift Pack" photography package online and you’ll receive a second complimentary digital when you enter the promo code at checkout. Find your promo code in the Santa photography article in the Westfield Member app.

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