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12 December, 2020

Get a selfie with skating Santa

SANTA Claus will be busy taking selfies with families, handing out free gifts, helping sprinkle his Christmas cheer (and creativity) at workshops, and hitting the ice when he returns to DFO Cairns this Christmas.

Santa with Ruby Abel (10), Angelica Picco (10) and Caitlin Chenoweth (9). Photo by Tanya Murphy

Father Christmas will feature daily at Frozen Wonderland’s ice-skating rink (but he won’t tell us which session) when he appears at the shopping centre from this Saturday, December 12, until Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24.

He will also be taking ‘socially distanced selfies’ with families and handing out free goodies from 10:30am – 1:30pm each day.

He’s a jack of all trades, as he joins in the gingerbread decorating workshops and helps families solve the ‘Scan Santa to Win! Competition’. In this scavenger hunt-like game, customers have to solve the Christmas poem, by scanning the QR codes on the mini Santas around the Centre, to win.

Each mini-Santa will contain a ‘word’ to include in the Christmas poem and ‘clue’ as where to find the next Santa.

Once complete, customers are to take their completed poem back to the Information Hub to claim their prize… and guess what, multiple prizes contain a golden ticket with cold hard cash (in the form of a gift card) to spend at DFO Cairns.

Located next to TK Maxx and opposite Urban Habit, Frozen Wonderland will be open over the Christmas holidays until January 26 for their usual 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm sessions.

Ice skating costs $20 for 15 years and older, $16 for 14 years and under, $22 for a parent and child younger than five years, while a family pass for two adults and two children aged under 14 is $65. Tobogganing costs $5 for four rides. No bookings required. BYO long socks.

Over the Christmas break at DFO there will also be plenty of other attractions such as Charity Gift Wrapping, the tropical brass band decking the halls with our favourite Christmas carols and much more.

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