The run up to Christmas may feel a little different this year but one thing is certain – Santa will not be letting anything get in the way of his annual visits. There are a range of experiences taking place tailoring to everyone’s needs from zoom calls to a visit directly to your front door Santa is trying very hard to be flexible and accommodating during these tricky times. Please do check with specific venues to enquire about availability or any last minute changes – and keep those fingers tightly crossed that you’ve made the Nice List this year!
Wednesday Dec 16th – Thursday Dec 24th
Visit the Wishing Tree and see Santa on his sleigh at Groombridge Place this Christmas! You’ll be invited to enter the little secret garden transporting visitors to a delightful winter scene where children can add their special wishes to the magic Wishing Tree. Santa will be on site waving from his sleigh with his naughty elves and there will be special Punch & Judy performances in Crusoe’s World on Saturday 19th and Christmas Eve.
Friday 5th December – Christmas Eve
Santa is coming back to BA i360 and will be joining the team there on selected Santa Flights throughout December! Plus, you can now enjoy the full BA i360 Fly with Santa Experience with a brand new Breakfast and Fly with Santa ticket. Enjoy a hot breakfast served by a team of cheeky elves in their sea view restaurant before taking your flight with Santa to 450ft above the City of Brighton.
You can read our review of visiting Santa on the BA i360 here.
Dates throughout December.
Enjoy the magic of Christmas straight from your front door! As it’s difficult for some of us to visit Santa’s grottos this year Sussex Santa are thrilled to offer a unique experience this Christmas. Book one of their doorstep visits for your little ones and they can enjoy the magic of Father Christmas and his jolly Elf visiting your home to deliver some festive sparkle and a hand wrapped gift.
11 & 12 December, 19th-23rd December
Knockhatch will be hosting their very own Santa’s Grotto as well as an interactive Elf on the Shelf Hunt and special guests. Tickets will be available to buy online at the start of December.
December 5th – Christmas Eve
Choose from one of three ways to meet Santa through this clever booking system at Father Christmas in Kent. You can chat to Santa face to face at his log cabin next to the skate ground at Calverley Grounds, or you can arrange for him to visit you at home OR you can even have him call you up via Zoom. What an incredible age we live in!?
26th November – Christmas Eve
This year the Llama Park’s one and only real Santa will be available for some very special meetings online using Zoom. The personalised visits last 10 minutes and are available for up to 3 children. All of Santa’s visitors will receive a special gift after their chat.
Saturday December 5th – Wednesday December 23rd
Come and visit the spectacular grotto before meeting Santa face to face and receiving a gift from the man himself. There’ll also be a huge Christmas tree, festive nibbles and all the usual Drusilla’s fun.
December 5th – 24th
Board the train with your very own private compartment before feasting on mince pies as you chug along the line. Visit Father Christmas in his parlour and take time for a photo, then collect your own special gift from the workshop. Plus make sure you leave plenty of time to browse the Christmas markets on the platform. A festive train ride to treasure.
And something a bit different…
Weekends throughout December and 19-24 December
Not strictly Santa related but festive all the same. The talented team at the Phileas Fogg Experience are hosting two Christmas events this year: The Elf Christmas Panto & A Christmas Carol. Both experiences are booked in small groups of between 3-6 participants and last around 60 minutes. They’re also hosting their very own Variety Show: Brighton’s Got Talent!