What’s on this Christmas at Westfield West Lakes


What’s on this Christmas at Westfield West Lakes

It's no secret that Christmas is a merry time of year. The presents, the pav, the smell of fresh pine needles, and of course, being surrounded by the people you love. But at Westfield, we’re making it our mission to make your Christmas even merrier. Whether it be with visits with Santa, Christmas events to keep the kids entertained or longer opening hours – we’re bringing the festive spirit and the handy hacks to make your Christmas jollier, easier and that little bit merrier.


'Tis the season to be making merry memories! Create a Christmas memory and book your photo with Santa.

Santa photography

Sunday 10 November - Tuesday 24 December | Hours vary
You can pre-book your Santa photo online by selecting a time that’s convenient for you. All children who visit Santa will also receive a free gift to take home. Online bookings are recommended, however walk-ins are also welcome. You can pre-book your Santa photo online by selecting a time that’s convenient for you.

Pet photography

Monday 25 - Tuesday 9 December (varied dates) | 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Your furry, four-legged friends are part of the family. Have a very Furry Christmas at Westfield West Lakes, with Santa photos for the whole family. Online bookings are essential and sessions book quickly.

Sensitive Santa photography

Santa is setting aside some time for children with sensory challenges, so that they can visit our Christmas wonderland and have their photo taken in an environment tailored to them. Bookings are essential.

What's happening

Coastal Collective Christmas Market
Thu 5 - Sun 8 Dec | Located in-between Coles and Woolworths
Stuck for gift ideas? Explore some of SA's best makers and creators. Live music from 11am-3pm daily.

Elf on the Shelf Hide & Seek
Sun 1 - Thu 12 December
Follow the clues and find our Scout Elf hidden in a new location daily to WIN prizes! More details to come.

Free face painting
*Thu 19 & 23 December | 4pm - 8pm | Located in-between Coles & Woolworths
Let your Christmas spirit shine through with a unique festive design.

Sample festive treats
Mon 16 - Tue 24 December | various times | Roaming in-between Coles & Woolworths
Take a break from your Christmas shopping and taste one of the festive treats on offer from our fresh food mall.

Balloon twisting
Mon 16 - Tue 24 December | Roaming near Santa's set, opposite QBD Books
Watch the magic unfold before your eyes! Complimentary balloon animals for the young and young at heart.

Boxing Day sales
26 December | 9am - 5pm
Shop 'til you drop this Boxing Day with sales across the centre. Complimentary treats and live DJ.

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Santa's arrival
Sunday 10 November
The wait is over, it's time to mark your calendar with the most anticipated event of the festive season - Santa's arrival at Westfield West Lakes. Your favourite white-bearded, red-suited man will be arriving in style, joined by his trusted elves and friendly helpers. Stay until the very end, and you will be treated to a magical Christmas surprise!

Santa's Breakfast
Sunday 10 November | 9am - 10.30am | Located near Cafe Brunelli
Kids will have the opportunity to meet Santa and take a photo at our festive photo moment. Each child will receive a healthy breakfast and a unique Christmas gift to take home. Bookings open soon.

Kids Christmas craft
Every Tuesday in November & December | 10am - 12pm | Located near Woolworths
Get the little ones into the festive spirit with our Christmas craft. Suitable for ages 3+. Parent supervision requited. Find the craft zone located next to Woolworths.

Midnight shop
Thursday 19 December & Monday 23 December
Shop until you drop. W'e're open from 9am until midnight for all your last minute Christmas gifts.

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Valet Parking

Keep focused on the fun and have someone else do the parking with our Valet Parking service. For just $10, not only will our friendly staff park your car for you, you'll also receive one complimentary Reading Cinema 'Cinebuzz' voucher, which provides free admission into a standard movie session*.

No other parking fees apply for customers using valet.
*Terms and conditions apply.

Car wash

No time to wash your car? Drop your car off at Magic Hands Car Wash located on undercover near McDonalds. The teams will have your car freshly washed and ready to go when you've finished your shopping.
Find out more about parking >

The Christmas gifting inspiration you need now

From parents to siblings to best friends and everyone in between, we’ve pulled together a raft of gifting options to take you through the silly season.

More gift guides coming soon!

Need help navigating the centre?

If you need to locate a specific store or event but are not sure where it is, visit our friendly concierge team on level 1 near Harris Scarfe or call them on (08) 8159 4330 and they will be able to direct you to the right location.

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