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#1 cooltate23

Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

My daughter and I lined up to see Santa today at the hyper dome.  We lined up for an hour or so, and when the time arrived we were pushed through without my daughter being able to talk to Santa, it was let's take your photo and Next....my daughter was very unhappy, no chatting to Santa, we were told "not enough time to talk"

And Santa didn't give anything out either.  Last year she was give a colouring book, I wasn't happy at all  and will never go back their again.

I want to take her elsewhere so she can talk to Santa about what she wants, does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks

#2 blinko

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:50 AM

Santa at the Belconnen Mall was fantastic earlier this week. He had my usually santa shy DD really chatting with him.

#3 greypink

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

I second the Belconnen Mall Santa, we went early on a weekday morning so there was noone else waiting and he was just fantastic. They also give out those Antler headbands and have a colouring in section where the kids can colour while you wait in line.

#4 Oh My......

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

Have to agree. The Santa at Belconnen was great with my very shy DS

#5 Duck-o-lah

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

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Thanks for the heads up OP, was going to take DS to Tuggeranong next weekend. He wanted to see him today but the line was soooo long. Last year he was so good, DS was incredibly shy and didn't want his photo taken, but Santa had plenty of time to chat and eventually coaxed a high 5 from him.

The Santa's at DFO are usually pretty good, anyone been out there?

#6 LEGs-R-US

Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

yep belco santa looks like the real deal + if you write a letter and put it in the north pole box you get another letter back.  made the kids day getting santa mail


yep belco santa looks like the real deal + if you write a letter and put it in the north pole box you get another letter back.  made the kids day getting santa mail


#7 Wiggle-fan's_Mum

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Without sitting and getting an "official" photo Santa is wandering around Target Tuggeranong Sat and Suns 11am - 3pm, you can stop and have a chat and take a pic with your own camera. He has a real beard too and seriously looks the real deal and is a nice guy. So if you just want a chat I reckon he's your guy.

#8 lovingmother

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

I have to say I would make a complaint to management at the hyperdome about the way it is run.

But I do have to say the Santa at the Belconnen Mall is amazing this year so Lovely and when the child asks for something Santa repeats it Very loud so you can hear. He is so Happy to talk to all the children.

#9 boofloo

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:00 AM

I was at the hyperdome yesterday and the Santa there was fine  original.gif I took my youngest (6 months) in to try and get her used to santa before we get photos done with her brothers and sisters.  They were happy for her to just sit there and talk to santa without getting a photo done - she didnt get offered a gift, but I would not have expected that as she was so young.

I notice you were there on the 1st of December...is that the day Santa arrived at the hyperdome?  Maybe they were really busy that day, hence the rushing you through?   If there were lots of people in the line (and it sounds like there was is you waited an hour) I can see why they dont want people 'talking' to santa for a long time - but they should have let your daughter talk to him for a minute or so!  We normally go there during the day or straight after school and we have never had to wait anywhere near an hour (15 minutes maybe) and have never been told we had to get a photo  unsure.gif

#10 Duck-o-lah

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:03 PM

I went to Tuggeranong this morning, not intending to see Santa, but we turned up 10 minutes before he started and there was no line so we popped in. He was great!

It took a while to get a good pic, even after 5 ok ones I asked if they could try once more and they were very happy to oblige (got a pearler btw wink.gif ). I think the key is to avoid when busy, but still I would have been miffed had I been told my children couldn't talk to Santa sad.gif

#11 HeroOfCanton

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

We loved the Tuggeranong Santa - DD was very reluctant, and didn't go near him (despite asking to go twice rolleyes.gif) but he was great with DS & gave them both a coloring/story book.
Santa at Majura Park is nice too, they don't have a photographer, but you can take your own photos!

We loved the Tuggeranong Santa - DD was very reluctant, and didn't go near him (despite asking to go twice rolleyes.gif) but he was great with DS & gave them both a coloring/story book.
Santa at Majura Park is nice too, they don't have a photographer, but you can take your own photos!

#12 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

We were in Woden today. The line for the "Mall" santa was huge.

We popped into DJ's, and we got to see their Santa straight away, with lots of chit chat from Santa. He managed to get DD talking, she was nervous apparently...




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