Christmas at Bendigo Marketplace

At Bendigo Marketplace we’re keeping safety at the forefront of this year’s Christmas festivities… As always, we are committed to delivering a memorable festive experience, however, our priority is to keep our local community, and very importantly, Santa Claus himself, safe so that he can deliver gifts to all the boys and girls this Christmas!

We’re re-framing Christmas photos this year, with something different for your annual Christmas keepsake and although Santa will not be appearing in person at Bendigo Marketplace, you will see the magic of Christmas come alive through a series of fun activities in the Centre.

Saturday 28th November to Thursday 24th December

Snap a festive photo at our Christmas-themed photo pod located near Jeanswest. Jump in and take a fun family pic – and if you’re feeling really festive, follow the pod instructions at the snowglobe photo to create an animated image to share with your loved ones this Christmas! The pods will provide a safe, socially distanced and FREE alternative to the traditional Santa Photo.

Sunday 6th and Sunday 13th of December

Sensitive Christmas Sessions are coming to town! Although Santa Claus is not visiting us in person this year at Bendigo Marketplace, we will be offering Sensitive Christmas Sessions so that children can get a special festive photo in our 3D self-serve pods. The sessions are run during quiet periods where many of our stores are closed so that children can enjoy their experience in a low-stress environment.

The sessions will run on Sunday 6th and Sunday 13th of December from 8am to 9.30am. Bookings are essential for our Sensitive Christmas Sessions, each family booking to use the pods will be allocated a 10 minute timeslot. Please note: These sessions are strictly for special needs children only.

To book your Sensitive Christmas Session please email