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Where to find FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2022

Having a family photo with Santa is a regular tradition in my family and for many families around Melbourne. It can, however, be prohibitively expensive, so we have found places around Melbourne where families can have FREE Santa photos.

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Where to find FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2023
Image: Atrium at Crown Melbourne

Atrium at Crown Melbourne

The Atrium at Crown Melbourne will once again transform into a Christmas wonderland, and Santa is undoubtedly the most anticipated attraction at Crown over the festive period. Santa will be on his throne for digital photos from 12 pm – 6 pm daily, from 1 – 24 December 2022.

Date: 1 – 24 December 2022
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Location: Crown Atrium, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Price: Free
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Image: Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

Santa will be making a last-minute stop before the North Pole to say hi to the kids at Queen Victoria Market. Santa will not be at his seat this year, Santa will be roving around Queen Victoria Markets on (20, 21 & 22 December) to take photos with families. 

Date: 20, 21 & 22 December 2022
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Queen Victoria Market, Queens Street, Melbourne
Price: Free
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Where to find FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2023
Image: South Melbourne Market

Santa at South Melbourne Market

Keep an eye out for Santa at South Melbourne Market, as he spreads festive cheer this December. Santa will be walking around the markets, so be sure to ask him for a photo.

Date: 22, 23 & 24 December 2022
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Location: Centre Aisle, South Melbourne Market, 322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne.
Price: Free

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Where to find FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2023
Image: Santa's Workshop at Fed Square, credit City of Melbourne

Santa’s Workshop

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

Date:  – 
Time: 10 am – 5.30 pm (Thu & Fri 10 am – 7.30 pm)
Location: Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne
Price: Free

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Image: Bunjil Place Plaza

Santa at Bunjil Place

Santa will be dropping by for photos at Bunjil Place this festive season. On Saturday 3 December 2022, Bunjil Place will be hosting a Christmas market and lighting of the plaza Christmas tree. Get your camera’s ready and snap a photo with Santa while enjoying the live music, food trucks, workshops and performers.

Date: Saturday 3 December 2022
Time: 3 pm – 9 pm
Location: Bunjil Place Plaza, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
Price: Free

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Where to find FREE Santa photos around Melbourne 2023
Image: Santa's arrival, @frankstonchristmasfestival

Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights – Santa

Santa will officially open this year’s Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights, with an arrival Parade down Young Street. He will then make his way to Santa’s House in Cube 37.

At Cube 37, kids will have a chance to tell Santa all their Christmas wishes and snap their own picture with the big man himself to take home.

Date: Saturday 26 November 2022
Time: 5.30 – 9 pm
Location: Cube 37, Davey Street, Frankston
Price: Free

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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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