Santa's Enchanted Forest is back this Christmas at Auckland's iconic Queen Street department store. Bring the little ones in to Smith & Caughey's to explore the magical forest, see the elves scurrying about preparing for Christmas, and meet Santa Claus himself.
The Smith & Caughey's Enchanted Forest is one of the central city's most magical Christmas experiences, and is a festive event not to be missed. And while you're there, check out the fabulous window display and the Christmas Shoppe.
Location: Santa's Helpers will be waiting for you beside the Customer Service Centre on the ground floor of the Queen Street Store.
Bookings are essential in 2023 - no booking, no entry.
Images are of Smith & Caughey's 2019 Enchanted Forest.
Early bird, 11-30 November: $25 per child | 1-24 December: $29 per child.
One of Santa's Helpers will be waiting for you beside the Customer Service Centre on the ground floor of the Queen Street Store, to see you on your way to Santa's Enchanted Forest. Before making your way to meet Santa, explore the Enchanted Forest and see Santa's helpers getting ready for Christmas. Each child will receive a collectible Christmas tree bauble gift from Santa and a keepsake photo with him. After meeting Santa and giving him your Christmas wish list make your way to Level 2 to choose and collect your printed Santa photo.
You will also receive all digital downloads of all your photos with Santa. Additional printed photos are available on the day for $10 each.
It's easy to get in, out and around
Getting around the city centre is easier, and cheaper than some may think! Here are some parking and transport hacks to remember when you're coming in.
- Half price public transport fares for adults.
- Kids ride free on public transport at weekends.
- $2 per hour on weekends (max of $10) at Victoria Street car park.
- $2 per hour on weekends (max of $12) at the Civic car park.