Celebrate Santa’s Arrival Parade at Westfield Penrith


Celebrate Santa’s Arrival Parade at Westfield Penrith

Santa's Arrival Parade

It’s that magical time of year that everyone looks forward to. Santa Claus is coming to town in one of the largest Santa’s Arrival Parades Westfield Penrith has ever seen. You will also be able to kick-start your Christmas shopping on Saturday 9 November, with $9 parking all day!

Join us on Saturday 9 November for Christmas pre-entertainment from 10:30am. The parade will begin at 11am to welcome Santa, Mrs Claus and their helpers. Riley Street will be closed off from traffic to host the parade and will be filled with Christmas joy. It wouldn’t be the most wonderful time of year without snow! On the day, watch as the snowflakes fall over the parade from above.

The magic of Christmas will come alive with over 300 participants in the parade; including your favourite Nickelodeon characters from PAW Patrol (Skye, Chase & Marshal), Dora the Explorer, Shimmer & Shine, SpongeBob SquarePants and the adorable Rudolph. The magnificent 75 piece NSW Public Schools Millennium Marching Band will lead the way with festive songs, followed by Frosty the Snowman, skating baubles, giant presents, acrobatic elves, hip hop Santa’s, dancing soldiers and much more! Ending with the most anticipated of them all... Santa & Mrs Claus spreading Christmas cheer on a large custom float!

After the parade, Santa Photography begins at 12.30pm and your favourite Nickelodeon characters and Santa’s helpers will take over the centre! You will be able to meet and snap a photo with PAW Patrol on Riley Street throughout the day, Dora the Explorer in the Food Terrace, Shimmer & Shine next to Mecca and more.

Click here to view the schedule and Meet & Greet locations!

Santa Photography

Tis’ the season to be making merry memories! Santa Photography kicks-off at 12.30pm on Saturday 9 November. Be sure to beat the crowds and book your Santa Photography session online here.

This year there will be Pet Photography sessions available and Sensitive Santa sessions by creating a sensory-friendly environment, so that families can visit our Christmas wonderland and have their photo with Santa in a relaxed environment.

$9 Parking All Day on Saturday 9 November

To celebrate the arrival of Santa, we are offering all of our customers $9 parking all day on Sat 9 November.

How does the $9 parking rate work?

Please refer to the rate card below for the day. If you are parked for under 3 hours, parking will remain free. If you stay between 3 – 3.5 hours the parking rate remains at $6. The $9 all day parking will automatically be activated if you stay over 3.5 hours.

First 3 hrs = Free
3 – 3.5hrs = $6
3.5hrs – 4hrs = $9
+4hrs = $9
Entry after 6pm = Free

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