It’s that time of year and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate all things Christmas!

We’ve got lots in store with Santa Paws + Family Photos plus a weekend full of festivities with face painting, fairy floss & lolly cart, gingerbread workshops and special visits from Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!

SAT 11th + SUN 12th December
11AM – 2PM
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Santa PAWS



1… 2… 3… Say treats! 
If you didn’t already know, HomeHQ Artarmon is a pet-friendly centre, so it’s only natural that your pooch gets a chance to meet Santa!

Book your FREE photo session and receive:

– 6 x 8 inch printed photo
– Digital photo file for unlimited prints and sharing

Select from the following dates:

Thursday 9th DEC: 3pm – 7pm
Friday 10th DEC: 11am – 3pm
Saturday 11th DEC: 11am – 3pm
Sunday 12th DEC: 11am – 3pm

Thursday 16th DEC: 3pm – 7pm
Friday 17th DEC: 11am – 3pm
Saturday 18th DEC: 11am – 3pm
Sunday 19th DEC: 11am – 3pm

Terms and Conditions apply. See below for details.


Let their creativity pipe and sprinkly wild with our FREE Gingerbread workshops. Kids will get to decorate their very own gingerbread cookies, then get to take them home and eat them of course!

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP: Located Ground Level opposite Wintons Teak 


Santa’s best buddies from the North Pole are coming to visit so look out for them as they’ll be walking about the centre.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN: Saturday 11th December
RUDOLPH THE REINDEER: Sunday 12th December


Let the kids feel extra festive with FREE Face Painting and don’t forget to stop by to see our Balloon Bender who will be twisting up some Christmas magic!

FACE PAINTING: Located on Lower Ground near Pet Stock & Ground Level opposite Gingerbread workshop
BALLON BENDER: Ground Level at escaltors opposite Snooze.


Get your Christmas sugar rush from our Fairy Floss & Lolly Cart, served up by one of Santa’s lovely little helpers…

FAIRY FLOSS & LOLLY CART: Located on Lower Ground opposite Pet Stock


We’re ‘decking the halls’ with Christmas spirit… Sing along with our festive carolling crew roving about the centre!

CAROLLERS: Saturday 11th December
MUSICAL DUO: Sunday 12th December




  • HomeHQ welcomes all four-legged furry friends for Santa Paws photography (dogs & cats) Unfortunately, no reptiles, insects or birds will be accepted for photographs with Santa
  • Please be mindful of others and clean up after your pet. Contact centre staff for any ‘incidents’ you are not able to manage on your own
  • All pets must be on lead and/or in a carrier when visiting the centre
  • All pets must be photographed with owner holding pet or by owner’s side in order to social distance from Santa
  • Anyone over the age of 16years must provide COVID-19 vaccination certificate and check-in prior to Santa Photos
  • Please wear a mask at all times when visiting the centre. Your mask may be removed only for when a photo is being taken
  • Any children over 16years attending the Gingerbread workshops will need to provide COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Parents or guardians who are not double-vaccinated may not enter the fenced workshop area
  • While it is encouraged, children under the age of 12years are not required to wear a mask