Photogenic Sniffalicious and owner Judy Mroz will be just one duo hitting Grand Central for their annual photo with Santa, only this year the usual Christmas spirit will be accompanied by appropriate safety measures.

Santa Claus will be arriving at Grand Central for photos with pets and owners this month for just two days.

Grand Central marketing executive Sara Reimers said she expected the event would be as successful as it has been in previous years.

“This year in particular, with pet adoption rates surging as people worked from home during lockdown, our furry members of the family have become even more important to us,” she said.

“Not only is it a great opportunity for fur babies to meet Santa, but we find some children who may be a bit hesitant to have a photo with Santa have more confidence when their furry friends can join in.

“These sessions usually book out quite quickly, so we encourage people who want to get a photo of their pets with Santa to book online through our website as soon as possible.”

Ms Reimers said the team had taken extra measures to ensure the sessions would be COVID-safe while still a lot of fun for those involved.

The traditional portrait photograph has been “reimagined” and replaced with a landscape shot that will fit everyone in the frame while maintaining physical distancing.

Cleaning ambassadors, hand sanitisers and safety processes have also been put in place.

To book, go to www.grandcentralshopping.com.au.

For more information about Christmas activities at Grand Central keep an eye on Grand Central’s Facebook page and visit www.grandcentralshopping.com.au

Dates & times for Santa Pet Photography sessions are as follows:

– Monday 7 December, 4.30pm – 7pm

– Monday 14 December, 4.30pm – 7pm

Bookings are essential.

Originally published as Don’t miss out: Two chances to take photos with your pets and Santa



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