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Santa and Friends
For children, some of the magic of Christmas is watching Santa arrive at various events. From pageants to shopping centres, Santa arrives in a blaze of glory, bringing with him the promise of new toys and fun for good children. If you are looking for where to take your little ones to see Santa this year, here is where you will find him.
Let's not forget that if Santa was to be at all these places he would simply become exhausted, so sometimes it may be one of Santa's dedicated helpers dressed up as Santa. But who knows which one is the real Santa.
The Magic Cave – Saturday 9 November to Tuesday 24 December 2019
Home to the Santaland Express, this life-size train will take shoppers of all ages on a virtual journey from Myer Central Station, Level 2, Myer Centre to Santaland. Enjoy Santa's workshop with a letter-writing station and then visit the Claus' Residence for a photo with Santa.
Take the kids to the Goyder Pavilion, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville to visit Santa in his Wonderland. This interactive journey through Ice Wonderland, Candy Land and the Traditional Family Christmas will provide 3 hours of non-stop full-filled memory-making moments.
Your entry fee includes 3 hours of unlimited rides includes ice skating, tobogganing, jumping castle zones, a free activity trail, showbag and live Christmas stage shows.
Children can sit in Santa's sleigh, write a letter, paint, make a personalised Christmas bauble, listen to a Christmas story with Mrs Christmas and get some free reindeer food to take home. Santa, Frosty, Chrissy the Christmas Fairy, Rudolph, the elves, the North Pole Christmas penguin and Christmas teddy bear will all be there.
Tickets purchased online are $35.95 each or $30.95 each for groups of 4 or more plus booking fee. Children under 2 years are free. Tickets at the door are $45 per person.
Santa will be waving at everyone from his sleigh in the Playford Community Christmas Pageant, from the corner of Anderson Walk and Queens Street, down Warooka Drive to finish behind the Munno Para Shopping Centre.
Munno Para Christmas Party – Saturday 30 November 2019 - 10.30 am to 3.30 pm
Santa will arrive at the Munno Para Shopping Centre after the Pageant for a big party with free entertainment including the Mix102.3 Street Crew. There will be lots of fun, games and prizes.
There will be free balloon twisting, glitter tattoos, face painting, Santa visit, photobooth and plaster funhouse. Spend $5 in the centre on the day, keep your receipt and submit your entry form in the entry box near CIBO by 2 pm, then be there at 2 pm to see if you have one 1 of 4 $500 Munno Para Gift Cards.
Santa will arrive via the Funk Coffee entrance with Mrs Christmas and their helpers including Tinsel the Reindeer, the Toy Soldiers, Snowman, Magic Christmas Fairies, Angels, Dancers and the Salvation Army Band.
Tea Tree Plaza – Saturday 9 November – Monday 23 December 2019
Santa is at Tea Tree Plaza for visits and photos from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday, 9 am to 8 pm Thursday and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday each week. Times vary in the week before Christmas, please check the website.
All children who visit Santa receive a gift to take home.
Take your pet for a special photo Monday and Tuesday, 25 and 26 November and 2 and 3 December 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Westfield Marion – Sunday 10 November to Tuesday 24 December 2019
Santa will arrive at Westfield Marion on Sunday 10 November 2019 at 11 am with the help of his trusted elves, commencing at San Churro through to Santa's throne at Centre Court. At 11.30 am the magic of the North Pole will bring snow to Adelaide's summer.