Santa Photos

WHERE: Candyland (between H&M and Hallensteins)
WHEN: 4 December - Christmas Eve
BOOKINGS: Essential (no walk ins). Click on the "Book Now" button below.
COST: Photos start from $17.90 and are managed by Scene To Believe
SANTA'S GIFT: This year Botany Town Centre will be donating $1 for every booked photo session to Bellyful.

Come along and get a photo with Santa! Some things will be a little bit different this year in Candyland but Santa and his helpers will ensure the moment is just as magical. 

Saturday 4 December 9am – 5pm
Sunday 5 to Wednesday 8 December 10am – 5pm
Thursday 9 & Friday 10 December 10am – 7pm
Saturday 11 to Wednesday 15 December 10am – 5pm
Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 December 10am – 7pm
Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December 9am – 8pm
Friday 24 December 9am – 5pm

We are also offering Santa Pawtraits and Sensitive Santa sessions.


The health and wellbeing of Santa, our staff and all the families who visit is a priority this year. Please do not visit Santa if you or your children are unwell. Santa and our team are doing everything they can to make your Santa Photo experience magical and safe. During these times we ask for your support and understanding.

Candyland operates under the retail setting and as such, Vaccine Passes are not required. We need to keep the Christmas team (and Santa) at 1m distance to keep everyone safe. Practice smiling with your eyes as everyone over the age of 12 (including Santa) will need to wear a mask, in line with the Government requirements.

  • Please scan the NZ Covid Tracer QR code on entry to the Santa set
  • Please maintain your distance from other families at all times. 
  • Only 1 family is permitted on the Santa Set at any time.
Thank you for helping keep Christmas magical and safe this year. See you soon.
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