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Santa is ready to share the Christmas joy at Watergardens Shopping Centre. Pictured is Santa with Evie, 5. (Damjan Janevski) 373638_02

Santa has landed at Watergardens Shopping Centre, and is ready to spread the holiday cheer.

Watergardens is inviting all shoppers to embrace their inner child, with the launch of its Christmas campaign, which is set to reignite holiday joy in the lead up to the festive season.

Locals can look forward to a wide range of exciting entertainment and competitions, all designed to celebrate the festive spirit and deliver a memorable shopping experience.

Among the fun, this year families will be able to visit Santa with a number of experiences on offer, including pet photography, baby’s first Christmas and traditional photos.

For the first time, Watergardens will also be offering Auslan Santa sessions. Children who primarily communicate through Auslan will have the chance to convey their Christmas wishes with a Santa fluent in Auslan.

For shoppers who need a little help with their wrapping skills, Community Gift Wrapping stations will be back from December 6 to 24, with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House charity.

“We want families to feel connected and we hope to inspire family fun and remind people that Christmas is about love, celebration and joy,” centre manager Trish Gardiner said.

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