Where to see Santa this Christmas
Don’t miss out on some festive fun this year - Alice Beer is here with her ultimate guide to enjoying the run up to Christmas with all the family.
And, with tickets to see Santa selling out fast - you need to book now!
BEST PLACES TO SEE FATHER CHRISTMAS
Lapland UK, Ascot: DATES/PRICES: Lapland UK runs from November 17 2018 / Prices start from £49
Santa Land, Edinburgh: DATES/PRICE: 17th Nov - 24th Dec 2018 / Tickets for Santa’s grotto £8.50 includes a gift
National Coal Mining Museum for England, that’s in Wakefield in Yorkshire: DATES/PRICES: 24 November-23 December; Adult/child £5.50 /7.50 (includes gift and certificate)
London Zoo: DATES/PRICE: 22 Nov - 1 Jan; adult/child/family of 4 £16.50/10.50/52.00
Eden Project, Cornwall: DATES/PRICE: Eden Project; 24 November-24 December; Eden Project admission adult/child £27.50/14,PLUS Santa visit child & 1 adult £8-10
Santa’s Trains - East Lancashire Railway: DATES/PRICES: Weekends from 24th November - 24th December / Adults from £8.50, Kids from £5.50
Black Country Living Museum Santa Hunt, Dudley: DATES/PRICES: Weekends 24 November- 24 December / Adult £16.50, Children £10.50
Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire: DATES: Weekends between 1st - 23rd December 2018 / Adult: £14/ Children: £7
WINTER EVENTS TO BOOK NOW!
Christmas at Kew, Richmond: DATES/PRICES: 22nd November - 5th January 2019 / Adults from £16.50, Children from £10:00
Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour Free event. Dates below:
- Wednesday November 14 (12pm – 8pm): Tesco, Newcastle Upon Tyne
- November 15/16 (12pm – 8pm): Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth
- November 17/18 (12pm – 8pm): Queen Street City Centre, Cardiff,
- November 17/18 (12pm – 8pm) and (10am – 6pm): Fox Valley, Sheffield
- Wednesday November 21 (12pm – 8pm): Tesco, Swansea
- Wednesday November 21 (12pm – 8pm): Asda Pudsey, Leeds
- November 24/25 (12pm – 8pm) and (10am – 6pm): Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough
- November 24/25 (12pm – 8pm) and (11am – 5pm): The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol
- Wednesday November 28 (12pm – 8pm): ASDA Eastlands, Manchester
- December 1/2 (12pm – 8pm): Lakeside Village Shopping Outlet, Doncaster
- December 1/2 (12pm – 8pm) and (12pm – 8pm): Pier Approach, Bournemouth
- December 4/5 (12pm – 8pm): Serpentine Green, Peterborough
- December 6/7 (12pm – 8pm) and (12pm – 8pm): Victoria Retail Park, Nottingham
- December 8/9 (12pm – 8pm): Jingle Bell Ball, London
- Tuesday December 11 (12pm – 8pm): ASDA, Queensferry
- Tuesday December 11 (12pm – 8pm): ASDA, Watford
- Wednesday December 12 (12pm – 8pm): Tesco, Borehamwood
- Thursday December 13 (12pm – 8pm): Tesco, Sutton Coldfield
- December 15/16 (12pm – 8pm): East Side Green, Birmingham, B5 5JY
- December 15/16 (12pm – 8pm): Valley Retail & Leisure Park, Croydon, CR0 4YJ
Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Watford: DATES/PRICES: November 17 2018 - January 27 2019 / Adult £43.00, Child £35.00
Festive Cinema, It’s A Wonderful Life, Manchester: DATES: 13 December 2018 /Free entry - go on the website to book your place now!
Christmas Family Race Day, Ascot: DATES/PRICES: December 22, gates open at 10.45am and racing starts at 12.40pm / Adult entry from £19, free entry for under 18s.
Carol-oke, Various Locations: DATES/PRICES: Admission to Winter Wonderland is free; book ahead for karaoke adult/child off-peak £14/7