Special Occasions

Sensitive Santa

SUNDAY 12 DEC 2021

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Level 1, opposite McDonalds. We request that families park at Level 3, accessible via the ramp on St Aubyn Street and will be meet there and escorted via the lifts to Level 1 to see Santa. All other centre entries will be closed. 
Have a private photo session with Santa for children with special needs and sensory processing disorders. This exclusive session is held after the Centre closes with no background music to avoid overpowering the senses. 

Santa photos will be managed through our online booking system and we will be adhering to social distancing requirements and government guidelines. 

Things will look and operate differently this year for everyones safety. Please maintain social distancing from others and do not visit if you or your children are unwell. We ask for your support and understanding, while we do everything we can to make your Santa Photo experience magical and safe. No aggressive behaviour towards staff will be tolerated and you may be asked to leave. 

Should any changes to our Santa Photos be required, information will be updated on our website and any booked sessions will be contacted to advise of the change.

Photography requirements
The following has been put in place this year to ensure we can keep everyone safe and adhere to government guidelines. We wish to make your experience as magical as possible, so please read the below before booking your photo to avoid disappointment on the day. 
  • Santa will be required to wear a mask, even during the photo
  • Santa's helpers will all be wearing masks
  • Families visiting Santa, must wear a mask, even during the photo unless they are exempt (ie: Children under 12 years). Please don't be offended if we ask for proof of your exemption if you are over 12 years. 
  • Families will be socially distanced from Santa this year.
  • Our Winter Wonderland operates under the retail setting and as such, Vaccine Passes are not required for a photo.
Thank you for helping keep Christmas magical and safe this year. See you soon.

Private bookings are essential and offer no queues and an understanding Santa. Photography is managed by Scene to Believe. Prices start at $17.90. 

Book your photo session HERE - you will be taken to a new website to complete your booking. 

Santa's Gift
This year Centre City will be donating $1 for every booked photo session to Taranaki Cancer Society in lieu of gifts for children.

Virtual Santa Video
If you're looking for an alternative to a Santa photo this year, you can get a FREE personalised Santa video direct to your inbox. Find out more HERE