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Best Places for a Manchester Santa Visit this Christmas 2021

a child with santa in Manchester

Looking for the best places to see Santa in Manchester? Discover the best Manchester Santa visits for Christmas 2021 in our guide here. 

Christmas is nearly here and that brings the question of where are the best places to 'see Santa near me'? 

From breakfast with Santa and afternoon tea with Father Christmas, to Santa grotto visits to full-on Santa experiences complete with reindeer and lots more, we have been on the hunt to bring the top picks to see Santa in Manchester for 2021. 

There are lots of Santa visits to choose from across Manchester and Greater Manchester to choose from to enjoy with the kids and family. 

Check out the best places to see Santa in Manchester for 2021, and make sure to keep checking back as we update and add more events on the run-up.  

Christmas 2021 in Manchester is on its way!

Best Places to See Santa In Manchester 2021

Christmas Northpole Adventure, Cockfield's Farm 27th November to 31st December 2021

Cockfields Christmas Experience Santa 2019

Meet Santa and real reindeer, make your own toys, visit Santa's toy shop, grab a bag of sweets from the Elf Village sweet shop, go through the Naughty Or Nice door, make magical reindeer dust, ride the carousel and the tractor ride and lots more at and lots more at the Cockfields Farm North Pole Adventure 2021. Booking required. 

See here for details and how to book the Christmas Northpole Adventure at Cockfields Farm for 2021. 

Toddler Northpole Adventure, Cockfield's Farm 29th November to 17th December 2021

Toddler Christmas Cockfields

Under 5's can join Santa at Cockfields Farm for a special Toddler Christmas North Pole Adventure 2021. Taking place on Monday to Fridays from the 29th November to 17th December 2021, little ones can meet Santa in his Grotto and receive a gift, meet Santa's animals, cuddle guinea pigs and bunnies and of course, Santa's real reindeer Prancer and Dancer and explore the Elf Village, make magic reindeer dust and ride the fairground carousel and tractor-trailer. Booking required. 

See here for details and how to book the Toddler Northpole Adventure at Cockfields Farm for 2021. 

Santa at Trafford Centre in his Twinkly Tipi - 19th November to 24th December 2021 

Santa Trafford Centre tipi

This Christmas head to see Santa at the Trafford Centre along with his Elves in a beautiful Twinkling Tipi. Receive a gift and meet the big man himself at this lovely Santa's grotto at Trafford Centre's Tinsel Town event. 

Check out more details and how to book the Santa at Trafford Centre see here. 

 

Santa and Real Snow at Chill Factore - 27th November to 24th December 2021 

Chill Factore Santa

This Christmas enjoy a trip to see Santa in Manchester in his log cabin grotto set in real snow at Chill Factore in Trafford. Families can enjoy an unforgettable journey where they can join in with the festivities here at Santa’s Manchester Grotto. Plus you can follow your visit with a play session in the snow (must be booked separately). 

See here for details and how to book to see Santa at Chill Factore here. 

Santa Special at East Lancashire Railway - 27th November to 24th December 2021 

Santa train east lancashire railway

Go on a Christmas adventure on a traditional steam train with the Santa Special at East Lancashire Railway. This 1 hour and 30-minute trip offer the chance to meet Santa receive a gift and get in the Christmas spirit. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. 

See here for full details and how to book tickets for the Santa Special at East Lancashire Railway here. 

Father Christmas at Tatton Park Farm 2021 - 27th November - 21st December 2021

Tatton Park Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas and his elves. on the Tatton Park Farm on various dates from 27th November to 21st December 2021. You can also enjoy roaming entertainers, live music with festive choirs and brass bands and stop off for a tasty treat in the Christmas Cafe located in the Clydesdale Barn. Booking required. 

See here for more details and how to book to see Father Christmas Tatton Park Farm.

Santa's Grotto at Chill Factore - 27th November to 24th December 2021  

Chill Factore Santa

Enjoy meeting Santa surrounded by real snow at Chill Factore. Your little ones can experience an unforgettable journey where they can join in with the festivities at Santa’s Manchester Grotto. If that is not enough you can follow your visit with a play session in the snow (must be booked separately). 

For more information about Santa visits at Chill Factore see here. 

Father Christmas at Wythenshawe Hall - 4th to 23rd December 2021

Father Christmas Experience at Wythenshawe Hall

Sneaky Experience are running Father Christmas visits at Wythenshawe Hall this Christmas. Enjoy a magical tour within the hall, for a theatrical interactive storytelling experience. Booking required. 

To book to see Father Christmas at Wythenshawe Hall see here.  

Father Christmas at Winter Wonderland 4th to 24th December 2021

Winter Wonderland Event city

Why not combine a visit to see Father Christmas with lots of fun at Winter Wonderland. Along with the chance to meet Father Christmas, you can also enjoy funfair rides, circus shows, and lots more. 

See here for more details and Father Christmas at Winter Wonderland this Christmas. 

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