Christmas is fast approaching and the North Shore’s most iconic shopping destination, Macquarie Centre, has revealed its exciting program of shopping experiences. Spanning luxury Australian brands, dining, entertainment and fresh food, Macquarie Centre will bring customers fun activities and special offers to carry them into the festive season with joy and ease.

The incredibly unique and award-winning Santa’s Secret Garden is back this year and takes Christmas lovers, young and young-at-heart, on a journey of quintessential Australian Christmas landscapes from 20 November – 24 December. This one-of-a-kind living, breathing Christmas set, created from native and drought-tolerant plants transports guests from the beach to the bush, encompassing lush greenery with tropical plants and coastal pathways. Shoppers will pass through iconic Australian scenery including a boardwalk and glow worm cave to finally arrive to meet Santa.

Centre stage at Santa’s Secret Garden will be Santa Photography, Sensitive Santa and Pet Photos with festive savings to be had and patrons who book for their Santa photo this year, will not be required to pay a booking fee. Visitors also have the opportunity to register for a FREE personalised video from Santa! In addition, customers that lock in their photo session from Monday to Thursday of the first two weeks of Santa’s Secret Garden will also receive $10 off their package*.

  • Santa’s Secret Garden will run from 20 November – 24 December and will be located on Level 1 near Kmart.
  • Bookings for Santa Photography, Sensitive Santa and Pet Photos are available to book online now here. Online bookings only, no walk-ins allowed.
  • *Eligible dates for the $10 Off Santa photo are Monday 22 November – Thursday 25 November and Monday 29 November – Thursday 2 December.

When booking a package during selected dates, the code: P213130 must be entered to receive $10 off. While sessions last. Minimum spend $29.95. ​Terms and Conditions Apply.

  • Macquarie Centre’s COVID safety protocols can be viewed in its Shopping as it Should Be video which can be shared with online readers.
  • For further information on the COVID-safe Santa photo experience, how to book, pricing packages and trading hours, visit the Macquarie Centre website


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