Santa, Christ­mas elf in the pic­ture at shop­ping cen­tre

Pilbara News - - News - Shan­non Beat­tie

The fes­tive sea­son of­fi­cially be­gan last week when Santa ar­rived at Kar­ratha City Shop­ping Cen­tre, ready to meet chil­dren and hear their Christ­mas wishes.

Santa and Fairy Skye the Christ­mas elf will be around for pho­tos over the next cou­ple of weeks, with par­ents able to take their own pho­tos for the first time.

Cen­tre man­ager Melanie Garbin said not hav­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher of­fered more flex­i­bil­ity.

“A lot of peo­ple like to take pho­tos on their phones; this way they can take shots in­di­vid­u­ally and as a fam­ily, with par­ents or with­out,” she said.

“Hav­ing Santa at the cen­tre is a ser­vice we pro­vide which makes Christ­mas real for the kids.

“They get to talk to some­one about what they want and what their wish is for this and next year.”

Pho­tos with Santa will be avail­able on Thurs­days from 4-6pm and Satur­days from 11am-1pm un­til De­cem­ber 15.

Shop­pers are also en­cour­aged to get in­volved with the other ac­tiv­i­ties at the cen­tre in­clud­ing Post N Pak, the Kmart Wish­ing Tree Ap­peal and the Sal­va­tion Army’s food drive.

Pic­ture: Shan­non Beat­tie

Santa and Fairy Skye the Christ­mas elf are at Kar­ratha City Shop­ping Cen­tre for the fes­tive sea­son.

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