It's that special time of the year when Santa pops up all around Melbourne to meet your excited little children ahead of Christmas Day.
Plan your Santa meet-and-greets now so that you won't miss out on the best places to get your 2017 Christmas photo with Mr Claus.
Where do meet Santa in Melbourne
From shopping centres to Christmas events to Santa sessions in the park, Melbourne Mums Group has covered the best places for you to meet the jolly man in red so that you can organise your child's photo with Santa. All links take you through to the specific Santa meet-and-greet pages.
"Create precious memories with Santa instore right up until Christmas Eve. To start your Christmas journey, simply book a time online or come in and leave your details with Santa's Elves who will send you text message when he's ready" Participating David Jones stores: Chadstone, Doncaster and Bourke Street Mall
"Santa only comes down from the North Pole once a year, and he’s back in town for all the festivities at Myer!" Participating Myer stores: Bourke Street Mall, Chadstone, Doncaster, Eastland, Frankston, Highpoint, Northland, Southland, Werribee, Fountain Gate, Knox City.
"Santa will be in residence at Fed Square this year, found underneath the new supersized 16 metre tall Christmas tree; take a free photo with him as he waits to hear what you want in your stocking this year." Where: Federation Square, Melbourne
This list is a work in progress so do let us know if we have missed any Santa meet-and-greets so that we can add your favourites to the list.
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