Children will receive a free breakfast and gift from Santa at CS Square shopping centre in Caroline Springs as part of the festive season.

The centre will host the breakfast event on December 2 in its food court.

The initiative coincides with the launch of Santa’s magical Christmas Wonderland scene; inspired by Alice In Wonderland.

The centre will also host a range of Christmas activities every Thursday night, along with storytime with Mrs Claus, pet photography, sensitive Santa for children with special needs, gift wrapping and carol performances.

And for the first time the centre will install a 3D art installation outside the main entrance.

Charity gift wrapping will be available from December 11.