Santa has made a special trip all the way from the North Pole to set up a Winter Wonderland right in Metrotown at Metropolis this holiday season. He arrived on November 15th, and will hear all the wishes from children across Metro Vancouver until December 23rd before hopping on his sleigh for his grand world tour.

It’s best to reserve your time and date for photos to ensure you have a spot and don’t have to wait long in a line-up. The online reservation system is easy to use, and all photos are sent digitally right to your email. If you’re feeling spontaneous, you can also walk in to meet with the big guy, but visitors with reservations will be prioritized.

This year, photos are by $10 donation with all the proceeds going to support Burnaby-based non-profit organizations through the Burnaby Christmas Bureau.


  • Arrive 10 minutes early for the appointment to beat the traffic at the mall
  • There are 5 photos maximum per session. If you think you might want (or need) more, book a double session to ensure you have the time.
  • Santaland is located in the Grand Court on the Lower Level; make sure you check the location on a map of the mall if you aren’t familiar with Metrotown so you aren’t wandering around!
  • Be ready to give the hard-working elves your phone number and email address so they can send you your photos.

Santaland Photos

When: November 15- December 23, 2022
Time: 11am-1pm/2pm-5pm/6pm-8pm (Monday-Saturday) 11am-1pm, 2pm-6pm (Sunday)
Location: Metrotown at Metropolis