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Santa, The Grinch and a parade of other colourful Christmas characters will kick off a month of festivities at Cockburn Gateway as the countdown to Christmas begins. Santa will arrive on his Christmas train near Target at 10am on Saturday 1 December, along with The Grinch, who has chosen Cockburn Gateway for his only WA appearances this Christmas. A host of other Christmas themed characters will join Santa’s festive parade, continuing to roam throughout the shopping centre until 4pm.

There will be free face painting between 11am and 4pm on the Piazza and in-centre near Woolworths.

To further celebrate Santa’s Arrival, we will be hosting a one day sale on Saturday 1 December with centre-wide offers from your favourite stores. Stay tuned for more details.


The jolly man in red will be visiting Cockburn Gateway every day in December until Christmas! You can snap a FREE photo with Santa if you bring your own camera. Plus every child who visits Santa will receive a FREE gift (while stocks last). Scroll down for a full list of Santa photo times.

Santa Paws Pet Photography

Bring your furry friend along for a photo with Santa on Sunday 16 December, from 3pm to 5pm on the Piazza stage. Bookings are essential- limited spots available. Book now at

Sensitive Santa Photography

Santa will also be offering very special Sensitive Santa sessions at Cockburn Gateway on Sunday 2 and Sunday 9 December, from 9am to 11am. These sessions will provide a calm environment for children with special needs to have a photo with Santa.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Visit to book. Staff from the Autism Association’s First Steps Program will be there to support you and your child to ensure this is a memorable and positive experience.

PLUS, snap a photo at the Magic Christmas Zone outside Woolworths in December, upload it to Facebook or Instagram with #CGChristmasMagic for the chance to win one of five Christmas prize packs. 


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For a gold coin donation per gift, you can help support the important work of our Christmas charity partners, Breast Cancer Care WA and The Lions Club of Jandakot Lakes (in-centre from 10 – 24 December).


 Be entertained by Rudolph, Christmas carollers and local performers throughout December.

Plus, there will be carnival rides on the Piazza from 15 December.