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Santa Claus is coming to town!

Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!

Here's where you can find Father Chrismas this winter:

This year bring your little ones to experience the magic of Christmas at Lightwater Valley. Meet Santa and his helpers in his Grotto, watch their talking reindeer show, be amazed by the Christmas magic show and browse an array of stalls selling beautiful hand-crafted gifts - perfect to purchase those unique Christmas presents from.

All the elves at Stockeld Park have been working really hard to build Santa a brand new Grotto! Help them welcome him back to Stockeld Park and visit him in his luxury log cabin in beautiful woodland surroundings. Celebrate Santa's arrival at Stockeld Park in November; see his reindeer in their pen and follow Santa and his sleigh around our Enchanted Forest in a wonderful parade.

Santa Sunday at Burnby Hall Gardens: Christmas is coming and at Burnby Hall Gardens their thoughts are turning to Father Christmas's visit on Sunday 7th December. Everyone is really excited that he's coming once again to Pocklington's iconic Gardens. They've lined up a really special day to welcome him with craft stalls, children's Christmas craft activities and animals from the Purple Pig Company for everyone to see. There's even the Driffield Silver band coming along and play festive music from the bandstand between 1pm and 3pm.

This Christmas, Santa will return to his Magical Kingdom at Meadowhall and will be ready and waiting to find out just what you want for Christmas! Get ready for some festive fun as you pass twinkling icicles and sparkling snow, meeting a whole host of frosty friends along the way. Santa will have a special gift for every one of his visitors and you can even buy a special souvenir photo on the day.

Meet Santa as he takes some time out from the North Pole to meet all the good girls and boys at The Deep! See him feed the penguins at 11:30am and meet him in his grotto at 12pm and 3pm every weekend in December. All children who meet Santa will receive a small gift for no extra cost.

Father Christmas's Grotto at Fountain's Abbey & Studley Royal, Weekends 29 November - 21 December, 1pm - 3pm. What's that sound? It's the jingle of reindeer bells - Father Christmas is touching down at Fountains Abbey this year and he comes bearing gifts. If you've been a good little boy or girl then come and pay him a visit in his cosy grotto and he may have a special something for you.

Come down to Murton Park to meet Santa and his elves including the infamous Bauble! Take a guided tour around Santa's village and see his house! Visit the elves workshop and help them solve "The Case of the Missing Sleigh". Meet Santa on the train where all children receive an early Christmas present! Adults receive a glass of sherry and a mince pie.

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - Join the Santa Special at Oxenhope, Haworth or Keighley Stations for a ten-mile return journey on our steam train, lasting around an hour. Experience nostalgia and the magic of Christmas in our specially decorated coaches, with festive music to get you into the mood. Santa and his pixies visit each child during the journey, delivering presents and the grown-ups are served with a mince pie and seasonal drink: the perfect way for you and your family to start the Christmas season.

This year Flamingo Land are delighted to announce that Santa will be taking a break from his busy schedule to join them for the start of Winter at Flamingo Land. But, with so much to do before Christmas Day, he's decided to enjoy a well-earned rest in the Mansion House & Tea Room's majestic private lounge. However, younger guests will receive an exclusive opportunity to visit Santa for FREE* with any purchase from the Mansion House children's menu. And what's more, they'll receive a complimentary Christmas gift too, making your visit a truly special day!

Father Christmas is now busy working in his grotto at Clapham's Ingleborough Cave. You are invited to visit him on: 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd December. Children price is £7.00 (inc present).

Join Xscape Yorkshire for a magical Christmas adventure this December.. Down at their giant snowglobe. Once there you will get the chance to meet Father Christmas himself and his ever helpful friends "The National Elf Service" and if you've been a good boy or girl Santa will have a little present for you to keep under the tree until Christmas day..

Santa Cruises with Pennine Boat Trips - Wait for Santa to jump on board with a bag of super presents! Then Join in the fun, with a wizard and his magic. Monster juice for kids, coffee & mince pies for adults.

Santa's Steam Adventure, National Railway Museum - Join Santa on an exciting steam adventure filled with magic and fun this Christmas. Help him prepare for his busiest time of the year and your little ones will be rewarded with a special present during your journey. As the steam ride comes to an end, relax and enjoy a festive snack and drink.

Christmas at Harewood House. Children can spend time with Father Christmas by the fireside over the festive period for a storytelling session as he spreads the Christmas spirit. Each child will receive an individual gift and there will be photo opportunities with Father Christmas himself. Don't forget to download our Christmas tree craft activity to bring on the day!

An Audience with Father Christmas at Brodsworth Hall - Meet Father Christmas in the entrance hall of Brodsworth, dressed in sumptuous traditional colourful costume to tell tales of Christmas past and recite famous yuletide stories and poems. Join the audience to relax and listen to these heart warming stories. There will also be opportunity for photos and short sessions with a treat for each child.

Festive Fun & Meet Father Christmas at Barley Hall. Make this Christmas even more special for your children with a personal invitation from Father Christmas to join him at this exclusive festive event within Barley Hall. On arrival you will be greeted by our costumed hosts for a festive breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea followed by fun games within the decorated parlour, seasonal stories and have-a-go Christmas crafts. Afterwards you will be joined by Father Christmas himself, who has a personalised present for every child to take home and put under their tree!

For an extra magical Christmas this year, why not join a YorkBoat Santa Cruise and meet a very special guest? Every child onboard will receive a personalised gift from Father Christmas. With refreshments and fun onboard, what better way to get in to the Christmas spirit this December?!

Santa Claus is coming to Eureka! So have you been naughty or nice? Panto & Christmas craft activities free with standard admission or your Eureka! Annual Pass.

Make their Christmas magical with a visit to Santa in his beautiful log cabin in Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland at York Designer Outlet. The grotto will be open regularly in the run up to Christmas, and Santa and his elves look forward to welcoming you to his grotto from in Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland this festive season.

Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with the Santa Express shuttle service departing Pickering, Grosmont and Whitby stations. Perfect for families with young children, embark on this magical adventure on-board the Santa Express to meet Santa in his Grotto on-board the train. What better way to start the festive season? Ticket price includes return travel, a present for each child, a scrumptious mince pie for everyone, warming hot drinks, juice for the children and adults can enjoy a complimentary alcoholic tipple.

Santa Underground at the National Coal Mining Museum: Meet Father Christmas, 140m underground in his magical grotto throughout December! Plus don't miss our Pocket Panto, Craft & Gift Fair and seasonal treats...!

Give your Children a great treat and visit Santa's Grotto at Ripley Castle this Christmas.

Santa's Magical Grotto at Thorp Perrow Arboretum. Come and meet Santa and his elves in his NEW magical winter wonderland......follow the magic stars and clues to the place where the snowmen live. A wonderful adventure for children and adults alike!!

Worsborough Mill, Barnsley. Meet Father Christmas and his elves in their magical workshop and help them in their preparations for the big day! Booking advisable. £7 per child; £4 per adult - tickets on sale now.


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