Skype with Santa this Christmas

Date published: 13 November 2020

Get your COVID-safe photo with Santa for free this Christmas with Townsville City Council’s Skype With Santa events.

For three consecutive Sundays, families will be able to meet Santa at Flinders St via Skype, chat about what presents they want under the tree, and have their photo with Santa snapped in the North Pole.

The Council team will be taking snaps of families against a blue screen to photoshop Santa into a photo scene in Santa’s home.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said Skype With Santa gave families the best of both worlds.

“Christmas time is all about being together, but coronavirus has changed the way we can celebrate Christmas together this year,” Cr Greaney said.

“Luckily, little ones will still be able to chat with Santa and have their photo taken to remember Christmas 2020 a little differently with Skype With Santa.”

Each group will be provided  a unique code to access the pictures on the photographer’s website.

Cr Greaney said it was easy to get involved.

“Just book in your photo time via the Council website, and then come to chat with Santa via Skype at Flinders Square before having your photo snapped by the onsite photographer.

“When you’re getting ready for your photo, try to remember to avoid wearing blue, as this is the colour of our backdrop.”

Skype With Santa runs at the Cotters Markets on Sunday 29 November, Sunday 6 December and Sunday 13 December from 9am to midday.

To book your photo time, visit Skype with Santa.