Smile with Santa at Pakenham Central

Santa's helpers are set to take over the Pakenham Marketplace this Christmas. 187461

There’s something for every family member this Christmas at the Pakenham Central Marketplace.

Starting Sunday 18 November, families are invited to snap a photo with Santa in his Christmas Kingdom just outside Ozmosis. Sessions begin at 11am each day (until 24 December) and for an extra Christmas treat, kids can visit Santa at 10:45am until 16 December for a special story time before Santa Photography starts. For full hours visit the website.

For children on the autism spectrum or those who simply require a little bit more quiet, Sensory Santa will be in the centre on Saturday 1 and Wednesday 5. Sensory Santa allows children to take photos with Santa without the sensory overload of lights, long queues and music. All bookings are essential and are 10 minutes long allowing children to get comfortable in their surroundings.

Even the furry friends in the family can now enjoy a photo with Santa at Pakenham Central Marketplace. Photos can also include both owners and pets in the same picture. Pictures will be taken within a professional set up. Bookings are required. Visit the website for more information.

Finally, from 18 to 24 December kids can get ready for Christmas at the Marketplace’s Christmas workshops. Taking place daily from 11am to 2pm, children can write letters to Santa, create slime, gift tags and special reindeer food!

To keep up-to-date about what’s happening at the Pakenham Market Place, visit or find them on Facebook.