Growing up, a visit to Myer at Christmas time was always a treat usually to view the whimsical, sparkling window display of festive stories. And of course, there was the mandatory (and sometimes scary) visit to see Santa, to share your perfect present list in the hopes that they would magically appear under the tree on Christmas morning. But stepping through the glass doors of the iconic Brisbane Department store and climbing to the fourth floor takes the adventure of a visit to see Santa at Christmas time to a whole new level.
All aboard the Santa Express Phooto courtesy the Myer facebook page
Welcome to Santaland. I initially went in search of some special and unusual trinkets for the house and was immediately greeted by Christmas trees decorated in a range of styles and colours. There was the traditional and classic gold and red trinket combinations along with a room full of lights to the more modern scandi and wooden decorations. All were beautiful, sparkling and brought the beauty of the Christmas season to life.
But it was then that I noticed "Elf Meg" who was waiting beside a giant train carriage welcoming passengers aboard the Santa Express. I was there in a heartbeat. The life-size Santaland Express Train at Myer is an opportunity for visitors to step inside a carriage, climb aboard the train and take a realistic, albeit motionless, journey to Santa's workshop at the North Pole.
The fun doesn't stop there. After your visit to Santa, kids can continue their stay at tables with activities, including Crayola letter writing, LEGO and Duplo activity tables, Nerf Gun target shooting and other play stations. What fun (for everyone).
As you leave, a photo booth is located at the exit to view your pictures with Santa. Prices for the prints are::
Twin Pack- 2 Santa prints $27.50
Essentials pack- 3 Santa prints 1 set of 4 mini Santa prints $45.95
USB Pack- 2 Santa prints, 1 4GB USB drive (includes 2 images) $49.95
Santa Combo Pack- 2 Santa prints, 1 green screen print $42.95
Full Set- 2 Santa prints, 3 green screen prints $62.95
Gifting Pack- 2 Santa prints, 3 green screen prints, 1 4GB $79.95
Single Santa Print- $25.50
Single Green Screen Print- $19.95
Whether taking the kids or re-imagining your favourites childhood memories, Santaland is a Christmas joy and is sure to bring a smile to your face. If only it was Christmas everyday.