Australian Gambling’s Top Online Christmas Holiday Pokies

by William Brown Last Updated
Merlin's Magic Respins Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and our top-rated online casinos are celebrating by decking the halls with a range of Christmas-themed pokie games. Bring in the festive season with these excellent virtual slot games, all of which are available in real money and free play modes at trusted gambling sites such as Royal Vegas.

Secret Santa 1024 Ways SlotSecret Santa

– 5 x 4 reels
– 1024 ways to win
– Min/max bets: $0.50/$25

Few Internet slots can claim the kind of features on offer in this merry Microgaming beauty. Besides giving us over a thousand chances to win on any given spin, the Secret Santa real cash pokie has plenty more presents in the sleigh with seven random bonus features – including Free Spins with a fixed 3x multiplier, a Scatter Spree feature where all symbols pay from any position, and Rolling Reels with a rising multiplier which increases after each consecutive win. Play now at

Gingerbread Lane Christmas PokieGingerbread Lane

– 5 x 3 reels
– 25 paylines
– Min/max bets: $0.01/$50

This new release transports us to a world of baked goodies, sweet treats, and the best gift of all: cold hard cash. In terms of sheer graphic quality and commitment to a theme, this is one of Microgaming’s best efforts yet – regardless of genre. The highlight is the Christmas Presents bonus feature, which is activated when we land three scatters anywhere on the reels. Choose a gift from under the tree to score a surprise number of free spins with a random multiplier. Play now at

Merlin's Magic Respins Christmas SlotMerlin’s Magic Respins

– 5 x 3 reels
– 50 paylines
– Min/max bets: $1/$1400

Designed by Australia’s own NextGen Gaming, the Merlin’s Magic Respins Christmas slot is perhaps the most complete hi-stakes pokies title on the Web. There are stacked wilds on reels two, three, and four, which also appear on reels one and five when the Wild Respins feature is unlocked, and we can score seven free spins by hitting three scatters anywhere on the board. But the big drawcard is the SuperBet feature, which increases the number of respins available and raises the maximum wager to $1400 per spin – a bet limit unheard of in the world of online slot games. Play now at

Merilin’s Magic Respins Christmas is also available at real money online casino sites like Thrills and Emu. These are two Christmas-themed pokie casinos powered by Internet slots developers such as BetSoft, Leander Games, NYX and NextGen Gaming, Microgaming and Net Entertainment. Both accept AUD cash deposits and have increased pokie bonuses and promotions over the Xmas holiday period.

Santa's Wild Ride Online PokieSanta’s Wild Ride

– 5 x 3 reels
– 243 ways to win
– Min/max bets: $0.30/$7.50

With a bet limit of only $7.50, this Microgaming treat is not for the VIP high rollers out there. However, the vast majority of Australian pokies players will find plenty of entertainment and rewards to be had in the Santa’s Wild Ride video slot. The bonus game is especially attractive, as we can choose one of three wild sets – expanding wilds, trailing wilds, or stacked wilds – to go with our 25 free spins and 2x fixed multiplier. There is also a Free Gift Bonus which can be won at random on reels two and four, as well as a non-progressive jackpot of up to 1,900,000 coins. Play now at All Slots.

Deck the Halls Real Money PokiesDeck the Halls

– 5 x 3 reels
– 30 paylines
– Min/max bet: $0.01/$15

Microgaming’s Deck the Halls pokies game goes full Christmas with twinkling stars, lit-up trees, and stacked Santa symbols. There are 2x wild multipliers on offer in the base game, which turn into 4x multipliers during free spins (where all wins are doubled by default). And if you are especially lucky, you can fill your stocking with a fixed jackpot of up to 2,400,000 coins. Play now at Royal Vegas.

Santa Paws Virtual Slot GameSanta Paws

– 5 x 3 reels
– 20 paylines
– Min/max bets: $0.01/$100

We’re not sure if Santa was eaten by a polar bear, or if he merely lost his hat while flying over the South Pole. Either way, the jolly gift-giver has been replaced by the denizens of the Antarctic in this feature-rich virtual slot machine by Microgaming. Santa Paws himself and his trusty servant Rudolf (that is, a killer whale wearing reindeer antlers and a red nose) act as the wilds here, while the Penguin is a scatter feature which can unleash 12 free spins with a very tasty 7x multiplier in play. There’s also a double-or-nothing gamble feature, just like on those classic Australian video pokies found at pubs and clubs up and down the country. Play now at Casino-Mate.

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