Santa is about to set off on his annual journey from the North Pole and is looking forward to meeting the wonderful families of Castle Hill! He’s loaded up his sleigh with plenty of hand sanitiser, trained his helpers and reindeer in social distance protocol and has graduated from a quick course in online zoom calls. He’s also cancelled queuing, preferring to offer online bookings so children can visit him safely this year. His friends at Castle Towers have his availability, and a range of photography packages to choose from, with a convenient option to pre-pay. Just be sure to make your date with Santa early as he is expected to be in high demand.
So, with Santa well and truly up to speed when it comes to celebrating Christmas safely, here’s what you’ll need to know:
Kicking things off, why not gather your nearest and dearest for a magical holiday snap to round out 2020? We’re re-framing Santa Photos this year in line with NSW health advice, so expect a unique, new perspective for your annual Christmas keepsake. Photos will be landscape instead of the traditional portrait view to allow for a safe distance between yourself and Santa. We ask for a Maximum of 8 people per photo. We also encourage you to BYO favourite festive dress-ups and props to make your moment extra memorable - think crazy Santa hats, ugly sweaters, OTT tinsel and all things red and green!
Taking residency in his Castle from Saturday 7 November until Thursday 24 December, Santa and his dedicated team of Christmas helpers will be on hand to not only make sure your Santa Snap experience is unforgettable, but also safeguard the health and wellbeing of our community, including our customers, staff and of course Santa himself.
It’s with this in mind that we are activating a number of COVID-safe practices for Santa Photos, including hand sanitising stations upon entry to Santa’s HQ, dedicated cleaning ambassadors, and safe processes for viewing and collecting photos.
Finally, if you can’t make it in-Centre for your snap with the big man in red, we’re also offering a Castle Towers first: zoom calls with Santa! That’s right, ‘zooming’ has been a phenomenon in 2020, with everything from meetings to weddings going online, so now we’ve up-skilled Santa in video conferencing too.
Click HERE to book your Christmas zoom call.
Click HERE to view photo packages.
Click HERE to see the measures we have in place for keeping our community safe this Christmas.