Santa Visits Across Brisbane For Kids With Sensory Challenges

Have you always wanted to take your Brisbane Kids to see Santa but have been worried about how they might react?

Do your Brisbane Kids have sensory challenges and would be fine to see Santa if only they didn’t have to wait in line with the crowds, feel the pressure of time and the noise of lots of people walking around?

Well Sensory Santa could be exactly what your child needs in order to visit with Santa this year.

 What is Sensory Santa?

Sensory Santa, or Caring Santa as they are also known, usually occur in shopping centres.  Both are for families with special needs children. Sensory Santa is a visit with Santa that has

  • no crowds and minimum noise as the session is before the shopping centre opens to the public
  • no lines -appointment bookings only in 10 minute sessions
  • no music
  • no spotlights
  • a chair next to Santa
  • an understanding Santa and photographer
  • wheel-chair access

Sensory or Caring Santa will be at the following locations in 2020. Make sure you keep coming back and checking as we will be constantly updating this article with new venues as more dates are released closer to Christmas. 

Sensory Santa North Brisbane Locations 2020:

  • Strathpine Shopping Centre- 

Sunday 29 November, 8am – 9.30am

Sunday 6 December, 8am – 9.30am

Tuesday 8 December, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 12 December, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Sunday 13 December, 8am – 9.30am

For bookings contact the Concierge Desk on 3817 9600 and get more information here

  • Indooroopilly Shopping Centre- 

Tuesday 1 December, 8am – 10am

Tuesday 8 December, 8am – 10am

Tuesday 15 December, 8am – 10am

For bookings contact Indooroopilly Shopping Centre by clicking here

  • Brookside Shopping Centre-

Date: Saturday and Sunday from 28 November, 9am-10am

Online bookings are now open. Find out more here

  • Westfield North Lakes- 

Sunday 14 November, 7am – 9am

Sunday 21 November, 7am – 9am

Sunday 28 November,  7am – 9am

Sunday 5 December,  7am – 9am

Online bookings are now open. Find out more here

Sensory Santa South Brisbane Locations:

  • Westfield Carindale- 

Sunday 15 November, 7.30am – 9.30am

Sunday 22 November, 7.30am – 9.30am

Sunday 29 November,  7.30am – 9.30am

For bookings visit

  • Westfield Garden City- 

Sunday 15 November 8am -9.30am

Sunday 29 November, 8am – 9.30am

For bookings visit

  • Hyperdome- 

Date: Various times and dates from 19 November 

For more information visit and book online vis the link. 

Sensory Santa Outer Brisbane Locations:

  • Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre

Sunday 29 November, 8am – 10am

For bookings click here

  • Westfield Helensvale

Saturday 14 November, 7am- 9am

Saturday 21 November, 7am – 9am

For bookings click here

  • Westfield  Coomera

Sunday 8 November, 7.30am – 9.30am

Sunday 15 November, 7.30am-9am

Sunday 22 November, 7.30am – 9.30am

For bookings click here

  • Robina Town Centre

Tuesday 17 & 24 November, 7.30am – 9.30am

Wednesday 18 & 25 November, 7.30am – 9.30am

Sunday 29 November, 7.30am – 9.30am

Sunday 6 December, 7.30am – 9.30am

For bookings visit

Places are filling up fast, so book quickly.

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