You better watch out Melbourne, because Santa Claus officially touched down his sleigh this morning and has launched the festive season at Eastland.
The celebrations included playing musical instruments, singing along to some of our favourite Christmas carols and of course, an exclusive meet and greet with jolly old Mr Claus.
The gorgeous new set provides more than a just photo with Santa. This year it features animated decorations, a range of craft activities, sensory and light decorations, and lots of entertainment (including Mrs Claus and some of Santa’s Elves) to ensure the experience is a sleigh-load of fun for all kids, big and small.
BREAKING NEWS! Eastland will also be introducing Fast Pass, an online booking system for Santa photos to reduce wait times.
AND! Sensitive Santa sessions will also be available before trade on Wednesdays and Saturday for those who require a more peaceful experience prior to the crowds commencing. The centre will reduce sound, lighting and entertainment elements.
Santa Photo’s are running daily from this weekend, all the way up to Christmas Eve.
Until December 24, 2018
Eastland Central Mall
Level 1, outside the Commonwealth Bank
OH YEAH! This Christmas, Eastland will also be offering Pet Photography! HELLS YEAH! Bring your pooch or fluffy friend along to The Atrium (on Level 3, next to Abacus All Day and Robinsons Bookshop) to join in on the fun.
The Atrium will be perfectly styled for a great animal experience with Santa, festive props, and a magical set for photography and sessions will run on Wednesday and Sundays.
Be sure to check out my Eastland Christmas post, which rounds up all the amazing Festive activations happening throughout November and December! It is HUGE (and shares how to get your hands on #free bubbles 🥂 – woooop!)
Eastland is the place to be this festive season for endless family fun and the best Christmas shopping!
Address: 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday – Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Keep an eye out for extended trading as we get closer to Christmas.
For more information, please call 03 8820 8027 to speak with one of the team’s friendly Valet attendants.
If it’s your first time visiting Eastland, you can have confidence knowing that the centre has heaps of under cover parking (parking is free for up to 3 hours), as well as being accessible by train – just jump onto the Belgrave/Lilydale line and exit at Ringwood Station.
Insider Tip: I always park near the Coles entrance (Entry 8). It’s my go-to for fast entry and exit.
There’s also a Valet Parking service located in the South carpark (Entry 5 or Entry 6) off Warrandyte Road. If you have a baby, their recently upgraded Parents rooms are wonderful for feeding and changing facilities.