Santa’s waiting to meet you!


From Saturday 2 December, Santa will be stopping over at Northlands, before he sets off on Christmas Eve to deliver his parcels across the globe.


This year you can book your visit to Santa online! 🎄Book Here 🎅 Walk-ins are still available but are subject to availability on the day. Book now so you aren’t disappointed and to reduce queueing time.


Santa will be located at Centre Court, near Michael Hill and BNZ, and every child that visits him will receive a FREE* book, ‘developed by Kiwi Property. As a partner to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand we have created “Where’s Hollys Hat” a Christmas story with a difference. This exclusive book tells the story of Holly, the happiest little kākāpo in New Zealand who experiences all kinds of feelings when she loses her special hat and her new bush friends help her to learn how to deal with these feelings.  Learning about emotions and recognising how they affect us is part of developing emotional literacy. By simply naming our emotions we can help them pass more smoothly. As adults, when we model talking about our feelings and are honest about them, we help create a sense of safety and openness for our tamariki to talk about their own feelings, just like Holly does.

If you would like to have a photo with Santa, and receive your FREE copy of ‘Where’s Holly’s Hat’, the team from Scene to Believe will be able to help you.


Sensitive Santa sessions are coming to Northlands on Saturday 9 December

Join us for a sensory-friendly Santa experience. Tailored to those with sensory challenges that might feel overwhelmed by a regular visit to Santa. The sessions will be held before the centre opens, when it is quieter, for a more relaxed experience. Please enter the centre through the entrance on Sisson Drive near BNZ and Saint Pierre’s.

Bookings are essential. Book here


And a reminder that Santa needs to take breaks throughout the day to feed his reindeer, so if you visit during the hours he is in residence and he’s not there, he won’t be too far away.

Santa’s hours of residence are:

Saturday 2 – Wednesday 6 December  : 10am-4pm

Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 December  : 10am-5pm

Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 December  : 10am-4pm

Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 December : 9am-6pm

Sunday 17 December  : 10am-6pm

Monday 18 – Saturday 23 December  : 9am-8pm

Sunday 24 December  : 9am-5pm


Santa Terms & Conditions here.

*Available while stocks last. One book per child.

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