Where to find FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2021

The festive season has begun! Kids will be getting excited to put the Christmas tree up, decorate the house and a covid safe visit to see Santa is a must. If having a photo with Santa is a tradition in your family, but you don’t want to spend too much money, there are options for FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2021.


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Image: Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

Santa will be spreading his festive cheer while roving around Queen Victoria Markets on 21, 22, 23 & 24 December 2021. Queen Victoria Market will not be offering photos with Santa at his seat due to covid restrictions visitors will be able to snap a photo while he’s roaming around the Market.

Date: 21, 22, 23 & 24 December 2021
Location: Queen St, Melbourne VIC

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Where to find FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2021
Image: Crown Atrium, Melbourne

Crown Atrium

The Christmas Spectacular display is returning to Crown Atrium this Christmas. Due to Covid restrictions, there are no traditional photos with Santa this year. Santa and other entertainment will be roving near the Crown Atrium.

Santa will be at the Crown Atrium on these dates:

3, 4 & 5 December 2021
10,11 & 12 December 2021
17, 18 & 19 December
20–24 December 2021
Time: 12pm–3pm
Location: Crown Atrium, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
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Image: Santa's Workshop, Fed Square

Santa’s Workshop

Santa and his elves are busy making toys at his workshop in Federation Square. Say hello to Santa and pose for a free photo from a COVID-safe distance.

Santa will be in his Workshop 10am to 12pm, then 1pm to 3pm every day of the Festival. On Thursdays and Fridays in December, he’s also hard at work 4pm to 7pm.

Location: Federation Square

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Where to find FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2021
Image: South Melbourne Market

Santa’s Big Red Chair – South Melbourne Market

Keep an eye out for Santa’s big red chair at South Melbourne Market. Families can take a sneaky photo of themselves while Santa isn’t watching. Santa will be walking around the markets, so be sure to ask him for a photo.

Date: 1 – 24 December 2021
Time: 8am – 4pm
Location: Centre Aisle, South Melbourne Market, 322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne.

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Where to find FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2021
Image: Burwood Brickworks

Santa’s Picnic – Burwood Brickworks

Get into the Christmas spirit at Burwood Brickworks this year by attending Santa’s Picnic. Families can welcome the big man himself and enjoy the festive entertainment including Story Time and Christmas Carols with Mrs Claus, a magic show, Santa selfies and more.

Date: 11 – 12 December 2021
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Location: The Urban Plaza, Burwood Brickworks, 70 Middleborough Rd, Burwood East

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Please check with each business on how they will operate under COVID Safe settings – QR code check-in, proof of vaccination and capacity limits may apply.

We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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