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Where To See Santa In Manchester 2023

Santa Manchester
6 Dec 2023

Looking for the best places to see Santa in Manchester? Discover where you can see Santa in Manchester Santa for Christmas 2023 in our guide here. 

Christmas is nearly here and that brings the question of where to ‘see Santa near me’? 

The Santa visit is always a lovely festive tradition, seeing the kid’s faces when they see him, them hopefully telling him their Christmas wish and that all-important Santa photo.  

We are lucky to live in Manchester as there are so many great places to see Father Christmas for 2023.

From breakfast with Santa, afternoon teas with Father Christmas, Santa grotto visits to full-on Santa experiences with reindeer and lots more, we have been on the hunt to bring the top picks to see Santa in Manchester for 2023. 

There are lots of Santa visits to choose from across Manchester and Greater Manchester to choose to suit all tastes and budgets.

Check out the best places to see Santa in Manchester for 2023, and make sure to keep checking back as we update and add more events on the run-up.  

We have listed the Manchester Santa’s in start date order so make sure you read right to the end. 

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Where to See Santa In Manchester 2023

Here is the big list of where you can see Santa in Manchester, plus read on to discover more details including dates and how to book.

  • Cockfields Farm – Santa and Christmas at Cockfields
  • Cockfields Farm – Toddle Mini Christmas at Cockfields 
  • John Lewis Cheadle – Santa’s Grotto 
  • The Trafford Centre – Christmas with Santa 
  • Housing Units Oldham – Breakfast With Santa 
  • East Lancashire Railway – Santa Special 
  • Santa’s Grotto at Haigh Woodland Park 
  • Spindles Shopping Centre Santa’s Grotto Oldham 
  • Stockport Merseyway – Free Santa’s Grotto 
  • Ashton Arcades – Free Santa’s Grotto
  • Tatton Park – Father Christmas On The Farm 
  • Food & Forne Bistro 
  • Newbank Garden Centre, Bury – Santa’s Grotto
  • Manchester Cruises – Cruise with Santa 
  • Hollingworth Lake – Sail to Santa’s Grotto
  • Heaton Park Garden Centre – The Santa Experience 
  • Planet Ice Altrincham – Skate and See Santa 
  • Lymefield Garden Centre – Santa’s Grotto 
  • Salford Museum – Breakfast With Santa
  • Village Hotel Hyde – Lunch or Tea with Santa 
  • Village Hotel Ashton – Breakfast with Santa 
  • Harvester – Breakfast with Santa 
  • Portland Basin, Ashton – Sail With Santa 
  • The Plaza Stockport – Breakfast With Santa 
  • Ashtree Farm Ashton under Lyne – Breakfast with Santa 
  • Selfridges Trafford Centre – Breakfast With Santa 
  • Freight Island – Santa Experience
  • Hard Rock Cafe – Breakfast with Santa 
  • Deck 747 City Airport, Deck The Halls with Santa

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Lunch with Santa, Village Hotel Hyde – Sponsored

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10th to 23rd December 2023 

Join Village Hote Hyde for a festive lunch with Santa. 

Children and families can enjoy a 2-course lunch, a children’s entertainer and a mini disco. 

Plus every child will get to meet Santa. 

The lunches with Santa will run on set days and booking is required. 

Read More >>> Lunch With Santa at Village Hotel Hyde

Tea with Santa, Village Hotel Hyde – Sponsored 

a snowglobe with Christmas scences inside Tea With Santa Village Hotel Hyde
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20th December 2023 

Along with the Lunch with Santa event, village Hotel Hyde will also be hosting a Tea With Santa. 

Taking place in the early evening on Wednesday 20th December 2023, the Tea with Santa will include a 2-course meal, children’s entertainer and a mini disco. 

Children will also each get to meet Santa. 

Read More – Tea with Santa Village Hotel Hyde 

Breakfast With Santa, Village Hotel Ashton – Sponsored

Santa Village Hotel Ashton Breakfast with Santa Christmas 2023
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Children and families can enjoy a breakfast with Santa this December at Village Hotel Ashton. 

The event will include a full English breakfast, the chance to meet Santa and a gift for each child. 

The breakfast will take place on Saturday 23rd December 2023 and places are limited. 

Read More >>> Breakfast with Santa Village Hotel Ashton 

Where is the Big Santa in Manchester? 

Big Santa Manchester

Christmas is not complete until you have had a glimpse of the Big Santa in Manchester and he is back for 2023. 

Manchester Big Santa is located in St Peter’s Square, near Manchester Central Library and will be bringing lots of festive sparkle on the run up to Christmas. 

This huge light-up Santa sits at a huge 12-meter high, weighs over 2.3 tonnes and is powered by low-energy lightbulbs.

Housing Units Oldham – Breakfast With Santa – Now Sold Out 

Breakfast with Santa at Housing Units

18th November to 24th December 2023

The Popular Breakfast with Santa at Housing Units is back for 2023. 

Taking place in the Wickentree Restaurant, you can expect live piano music and a fun sing-along to help welcome Santa.

The family can then enjoy a lovely breakfast. Children’s breakfast will consist of a ‘Festive Breakfast Stand’ comprising a mini sausage sandwich with ketchup dip, Xmas tree toast with jam & butter, cereal, milk and fruit pot, dessert and a children’s soft drink.

Adults will receive a welcome drink of Bucks Fizz and the breakfast will consist of scrambled free-range eggs, dry cured bacon, Wickentree sausages, baked beans, a hash brown, tomatoes and toast.

Festive brownies to finish and orange juice will be on the table. 

After breakfast, Santa will arrive at the restaurant to a singalong before each family will be invited to meet Santa and have a photo opportunity. Each child will receive a gift from Santa, a personalised letter and a sweet treat.

Tickets are priced at £24.95 per child and £24.95 per adult.

To book tickets to Breakfast With Santa at Housing Units Oldham see here. 

The Trafford Centre – Santa at The Grotto : Dear Santa 

The Grotto Santa The Trafford Centre
Credit The Grotto

18th November to 24th December 2023 

Santa is returning to Trafford Centre for 2023 and will be bringing the enchanted land – The Grotto Dear Santa event.

Families will journey through The Candy Cane Land and Inchanted Forest in search of the Merry Mailroom where you can write your special letter to Santa.

You will get to meet Santa and children will be given a gift. 

Booking is required.

Read More >>> Santa at Trafford Centre 

Discover >>> Review of The Grotto: Dear Santa at the Trafford Centre 

Cockfields Farm – Santa and Christmas at Cockfields Experience 

Cockfields Christmas Santa

25th November to 24th December 2023

Santa is back at Cockfields Farm for 2023.

The Christmas at Cockfields event will include the chance to meet Santa and real reindeer, make your own toys with the elves, visit Santa’s toy shop and choose your own toy.

Plus you can enjoy decorating gingerbread men with Mrs Clause, head to the North Pole sorting office, visit the elf village, play in the snow (foam) and lots more festive treats. 

Cockfields are also running a Toddler Christmas Experience with Santa – see below. 

Read More >>>> Santa at Cockfields Farm See here. 

Discover >>> Review of Christmas at Cockfields Farm 

Check Out >>> Top Tips for Visiting Cockfields Farm Christmas Experience

John Lewis Cheadle – Santa’s Grotto 

Santa John Lewis Cheadle

25th November to 24th December 2023 

This year John Lewis will be bringing back Santa’s Grotto this Christmas Grotto with a special mission.

With the help of Santa’s helpers, you will need to break the code to the door to meet Santa. 

Plus children will receive a special gift and have a photo taken.  

They will also be running Dog visits to Santa’s Grotto.

Details and how to book Santa’s Grotto at John Lewis Cheadle here. 

Santa’s Grotto at Haigh Woodland Park 

haigh woodland park Santa Grotto

25th November to 23rd December 2023 

Santa’s Grotto at Haigh Woodland Park is back.

Head upstairs to the Kitchen Courtyard for a special visit with Santa in his Grotto. 

There will be plenty of time to chat and hear all about Santa’s Magic Key, before posting their Christmas Lists in the North Pole Postbox. All children receive a small souvenir gift.

Santa’s Grotto at Haigh will be open each weekend from 25th November to 23rd December.

Tickets to see Santa cost just £7.50 per child. 

Details and how to book Santa’s Grotto at Haigh Woodland Park here.

Heaton Park Garden Centre – The Santa Experience

ticket cost Santa Heaton park garden centre

25th November to 23rd December 2023 

Santa will be back at Heaton Park Garden Centre for Christmas 2023. 

You will be able to paint a Santa ceramic, sing and have a story with story with Santa, receive a gift, and more. 

Places need to be booked in advance. 

To book and read more >>> Santa at Heaton Park Garden Centre 

Spindles Shopping Centre Oldham – Santa’s Grotto

Santa at Spindles Shopping Centre Oldham

25th November to 24th December 2023 

Meet Santa at his Grotto at Spindles Shopping Centre.

Children will get to meet Santa, tell them his Christmas wish and pose for a picture. 

Tickets can be booked in advance and there may be some availability on the day.

Read More >>>  Santa’s Grotto at Spindles Shopping Centre 

Free Santa’s Grotto, Stockport Merseyway 

Free Santa's Grotto Merseyway Stockport
Credit – Stockport Merseyway

2nd to 17th December 2023 

This Christmas families can visit Santa and his elves this Christmas at Merseyway’s free Grotto!

Children will be able to meet Santa Claus himself and receive an early gift ahead of Christmas Day.

The grotto will be located in the cosy hut in the outdoor mall and will be decorated with colourful candy-cane lollipops, fairy lights and cosy interiors.

The Grotto will be open on: 

  • Satruday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023
  • Satruday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2023
  • Satruday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2023

The Santa visits take place from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm and are on a first-come first-served basis.

Check out more information about the Free Santa’s Grotto In Stockport here 

Free Santa’s Grotto, Ashton Arcades 

Free Santa's Grotto Ashton Arcades
Credit – Ashton Arcades

2nd to 23rd December 2023 

Ashton Arcades is giving those on the nice list to visit Santa for free this Christmas. 

You will get to see Santa in his grotto, take your own photos and each child will receive a gift. 

The free grotto will be running on: 

  • Saturday 2nd December 2023 
  • Saturday 9th December 2023 
  • Saturday 16th December 2023 
  • Saturday 23rd December 2023 

It will be open from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm (closed 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm).

Santa’s Grotto will be located on the upper level of Ashton Arcades. 

More information about the free Santa’s Grotto at Ashton Arcades here. 

Deck The Halls Santa’s 747 Experience, City Airport, Salford

Santa City Airport Salford

2nd to 24th December 2023 

Santa is in a new type of flying machine this Christmas at City Airport in Salford. 

Head to the deck of the 747 for some festive fun.

Lasting for one hour, the experience includes:

  • Checked in by one of Santa’s elves
  • Go on a treasure hunt
  • Group games, crafts and competitions 
  • The chance to get behind the controls in the cockpit and help the elf land or take off. 
  • Surprise visit from Santa with a gift for each child
  • Lots of photo ops 

Tickets start at £39.95 for one child and adult with additional adult and children tickets available.

To book tickets for the City Airport Deck the Halls Santa’s 747 Experience see here. 

Santa Special at East Lancashire Railway 

santa special santa train East Lancashire Railway

25th November to 24th December 2023 

Go on a Christmas adventure on a traditional steam train with the Santa Special at East Lancashire Railway.

Start your journey decorated station where you can meet Mrs Clause and see the singing tree. 

Board the Santa Special Train with the fun elves, brass band and of course a visit from Santa to your carriage where little ones will receive a gift.

Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. 

Read More >>> Santa Special at East Lancashire Railway 

Tatton Park Farm – Father Christmas At The Farm 

Father Christmas at Tatton Park

25th November to 24th December 2023

Father Christmas will be heading back to Tatton Park Farm this Christmas. 

You can meet Father Christmas and his elves in the Festive Grotto where children will receive a gift.

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 and more.

Booking is required.

Read More >>> Father Christmas Tatton Park Farm.

Breakfast With Santa at Dobbies Garden Centre

Breakfast With Santa Dobbies Garden Centres
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25th November to 24th December 2023 

Join Dobbies for a breakfast with Santa this Christmas. 

This fun event will include: 

  • A delicious breakfast 
  • Fun and games 
  • Decorate an elf mask 
  • Meet Santa and receive a gift. 

Tickets cost

  • £13.99 for children including a choice of hot breakfast and a gift. 
  • £8.60 for adults including a choice of hot breakfast 

The Breakfasts at Santa will take place at Dobbies Altrincham and Dobbies Marple on;

  • Saturday 25th November 2023 (Marple Dobbies Only)
  • Sunday 26th November 2023
  • Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd December 2023 
  • Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th December 2023 
  • Sunday 26th November 2023
  • Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th December 2023 

The events are aimed at children from 3 to 10 years. 

Booking is required. 

To book tickets for Breakfast with Santa at Dobbies here

Food & Thorne Bistro, Ashton Under Lyne – Breakfast with Santa 

A santa ornament Breakfast with Santa Food and Thorne Bistro

26th November to 17th December 2023 

Enjoy a breakfast with Santa at Food & Thorne Bistro in Ashton Under Lyne. 

Tickets will include a full English breakfast with toast, croissants and danish pastries, fresh orange or apple juice along with tea or coffee. 

Children will get to meet Santa and receive a gift with a chance for a photo.

The breakfasts with Santa will take place on Sundays from the 26th of November to the 17th of December 2023. There will be 3 settings available at 9.30 am to 11.00 am, 11.30 am to 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm. 

Places need booking, are limited and cost £13.00 each. 

For more information and to book Breakfast with Santa at Food and Thorne Bistro see here.

Cockfield’s Farm – Cockfields Mini Christmas Toddler Event

Cockfields Farm Review Santa

1st to the 15th December 2023

Under 5’s can join Santa at Cockfields Farm for a special Toddler Christmas at Cockfields Mini Event.

Taking place on Mondays to Fridays from the 1st to 15th of December, little ones can meet Santa in his Grotto and receive a gift, meet Santa’s real reindeer Prancer and Dancer and enjoy a story with elves with a cookie afterwards.

Plus there will be a chance to make reindeer dust, meet Santa’s animals, and cuddle guinea pigs and bunnies.

Booking required. 

Read More and To Book >>>  Toddler Santa Visits at Cockfields Farm

Newbank Garden Centre, Bury – Santa’s Grotto 

Newbank Garden Centre Santa Grotto Bury
Credit Newbank Garden Centre

1st to 23rd December 2023

Santa will be returning to Newbank Garden Centre this Christmas for a festive storytelling experience. 

You will be greeted by one of Santa’s elves who will show into Santa’s grotto to take a seat and learn a song.

Before long Santa himself he will arrive to tell the children a magical story and each child will receive a special present  as they leave the grotto. 

The grotto will be open from the 1st to 23rd December 2023 excluding 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th December 2023. 

Tickets cost £12.99 for one adult and one child, additional adult tickets cost £4.99.

Booking required. 

More details and to book for the Santa’s Grotto at New Bank Garden Centre see here. 

Manchester Cruise – Cruise With Father Christmas 

Cruise with Santa Manchester Cruises

25th November to 23rd December 2023 

This Christmas enjoy a boat trip with Father Christmas in Manchester. 

This fun Santa Cruise with start at Salford Quays, and will make it’s way down the Manchester Ship Canal. 

There will be a chance to meet Santa and kids will receive a gift, and enjoy fun Christmas activities, whilst taking in the views. 

There will also be mulled wine and mince pies for adults and cookies and juice for the children. 

The events are aimed at children from 2 to 10 years and adult participation in the fun is necessary. 

The cruises will be running on 25th and 26th of November and then each day from the 2nd to 23rd of December 2023 with both morning and afternoon slots.  

Tickets cost £14 for adults, £12.50 for children and free for under 1’s. 

Booking in advance is required. 

Details and how to book the Cruise with Father Christmas in Manchester here. 

Hollingworth Lake, Sail To Santa’s Grotto 

Sail to Santas Grotto Hollingworth Lake

25th November to 22nd December 2023

Head to Hollingworth Lake this December for a magical boat trip to see Santa. 

Once you arrive at the floating Grotto you can post your letter to Santa in the magical elf box and then see the big man himself where children will receive a gift. 

The whole experience will take 20 minutes and you will go in a group of 10 to see Santa.

The Santa experience will run weekends from Saturday 25th November to Sunday 17th December, then each day from Tuesday 19th December to Sunday 22nd December. 

Tickets cost from £5.00 for adults and £10.00 for children plus a booking fee depending on the date. 

To book the Sail To Santa’s Grotto at Hollingworth Lake see here. 

Skate and See Santa, Planet Ice Altrincham Ice Rink 

santa at altrincham ice rink planet ice

2nd to 24th December 2023 

What better way to meet Santa than surrounded by ice? Now you can at Planet Ice, Altrincham Ice Rink.

Their Skate and See Santa event will give the kids a chance to enjoy: 

  • Skating in the ice rink including skate hire
  • Meet Santa and his elves 
  • Receive a gift from Santa
  • Enjoy a Christmas story from his elves

The event costs £22.00 per child including one free spectator ticket.

Santa will be at Planet Ice Altrincham weekends from 2nd December and each day from Thursday 21st December until Christmas Eve 2023

Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. 

More information and to book tickets to see Santa at Altrincham Ice Rink here 

Santa’s Grotto at Lymefield Garden Centre 

Santa Lymefield Garden Centre

2nd to 17th December 2023 

Santa will be returning to Lymefield Garden Centre for 2023. 

Meet Santa, his elves and reindeer, plus each child will receive a gift. 

All proceeds in aid of Reubens Retreat. 

Details, times and how to book >>> Santa’s Grotto at Lymefield Garden Centre 

Breakfast with Father Christmas, Salford Museum – Sold Out 

Breakfast with Santa Salford Musuem

2nd to 16th December 2023 

Join Father Christmas at Lark Hill Place at Salford Museum for a lovely Breakfast. 

Families can enjoy a breakfast, story time session, craft activity and of course a meet and greet with Father Christmas where children will receive a gift.

Breakfast will feature a hot sandwich and pastries including options suitable for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dietary requirements. Fruit as well as unlimited tea, coffee, and juice will also be available.

The breakfasts will take place on Saturdays from the 2nd to 16th December 2023 – 9.30 am to 11.30 am 

Ideal for children over 5 years old and booking is required. 

To book the Breakfast with Santa at Salford Museum see here. 

Breakfast with Santa at the Harvester, Across Greater Manchester

Harvester Breakfast with Santa

2nd to 24th December 2023

This Christmas treat the kids to a festive Breakfast with a visit from the big man at the Breakfast with Santa at Harvesters across Greater Manchester. 

Taking place at Harvester Quayside MediaCityUK, The Sir Winston Churchill Rochdale and The Horwich Park Inn in Bolton.

The kid’s breakfasts include breakfast, Fruit Shoot, a chocolate treat, colouring-in activities, a goody bag and some time with Santa. 

The Breakfast with Santa’s cost £9.99 and £10.99 on Christmas Eve. 

Details and how to book the Breakfast with Santa at the Harvester here. 

Santa’s Grotto at Totally Christmas, Walkden Town Centre 

Totally Christmas Walkden trail theme two

Totally Christmas will return to Walkden this Christmas. 

This indoor festive trail features themed rooms where you have to solve the puzzle before you can move on to the next. 

There are two different trails to choose from and themed rooms include the likes of The Grinch, Ice Cave, Gingerbread, Christmas Carol and lots more. 

Each of the trails ends at Santa’s Grotto where children will receive a gift. 

Tickets need to be booked in advance online. 

More information about the trails and how to book tickets >>> Santa at Totally Christmas 

The Plaza Stockport – Breakfast With Santa – Now Sold Out

breakfast with santa plaza

2nd to 24th December 2023

Santa is making a return to The Plaza Stockport for 2023. 

Families will be able to enjoy a wonderful breakfast including pastries and waffles for kids and bacon barms for adults and more. 

Then you can head to Santa’s Grotto to meet the big man himself and receive a gift. 

Booking required. 

Read More and Book >>> Breakfast with Santa at The Plaza Stockport 

Selfridges, Trafford Centre,  Breakfast with Santa at Selfridges – Sold Out 

Breakfast with Santa Selfridges Trafford

2nd to 20th December 2023 

This Christmas you are invited to be the guest of Santa Claus at a special festive breakfast

Join Santa, Mrs Claus and their North Pole Elf full of lovely breakfast treats and a gift for each child. 

The event is aimed at children between 2 and 10 years old. 

Children’s tickets cost at £30 per person and must be pre-booked online. Adults don’t need a ticket but will not recieve breakfast. 

Discover more details and how to book Breakfast With Santa at Selfridges, Trafford Centre here. 

Santa’s Experience at Freight Island

Santa Freight Island
Credit Freight Island

3rd to 23rd December 2023 

Santa is heading to Freight Island this Christmas. 

Head to his grotto, go on sing-along tour with elves, meet Santa, and receive a a LEGO and Lindt gift and more. 

Read More >>> Santa’s Grotto at Freight Island here. 

Smithills Hall Museum – Sold Out 

Smithills Museum Santa
Credit Smithills Museum

3rd to 17th December 2023

The Father Christmas Experience is back at Smithills Hall Museum. 

There will be a festive sweet treat and hot chocolate for every child and adults will be able to purchase festive drinks, cakes etc for a small additional charge if they wish.

There will also be a variety of traditional ‘elf-made toys to play with, the opportunity to find out your elf name and time to make a traditional wooden Christmas decoration for your Christmas Tree.

Tickets cost £17.50 per child which includes a gift and admission for one adult. Extra tickets for family members can be purchased separately for £2.50 per ticket.

The event will be running on the following Sundays: 

  • 3rd December 2023
  • 10th December 2023
  • 17th December 2023

Tickets are limited and they need to booked in advance.  

To book tickets to Smithills Hall Museum Santa Experience see here. 

Portland Basin Sail With Santa 

sail with satan 2 boards and a passion ashton santa

9th to 20th August 2023

Join 2 Boards and a Passion as their Sail with Santa trips return to Portland Basin this Christmas.

You can enjoy a sail down Tameside canal with songs and stories, and snacks but children and adults. 

Children will also receive a gift from Santa. 

Tickets must be booked in advance.

Read more and tickets here >>> Sail with Santa at Portland Basin 

Breakfast With Santa, Ash Tree Farm Ashton Under Lyne 

Breakfast With Santa Ash Tree Farm

9th to 24th December 2023

Head to Ash Tree Farm for  Breakfast With Santa.

You can enjoy a full buffet breakfast. Adults can enjoy unlimited tea and coffee for the adults and milk or water for the little ones.

There will then be a chance to visit Santa and receive a small gift and certificate.

The Breakfast with Santa at Ash Tree Farm will take place on the 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th of December 2023. 

Places cost just £8.99 per person and full payment is required at the time of booking.

To book Ash Tree Farm Breakfast With Santa see here. 

Father Christmas Experience at Bramhall Hall -To Be Confirmed For 2023

Father Christmas Bramhall Hall

Head to Bramall Hall for a magical experience this Christmas. 

Go on a journey through the sparking Hall, go on the Elf spotting trail, make a Christmas tree decoration and write a letter to Father Christmas.

Then enjoy an audience with Father Christmas in the Great Hall and collect a special gift.

Tickets cost £16.00 for a child with one adult and an additional adult ticket cost £5.00. 

You can purchase the tickets for the Father Christmas Experience at Bramhall Hall here. 

 

Breakfast with Santa, The Navigation Marple – To Be Confirmed For 2023

Breakfast with Santa Marple The Navigation

Enjoy an exciting Breakfast with Santa experience at The Navigation in Marple. 

Enjoy a help-yourself, continental-style breakfast buffet before taking part in Christmas crafts.

You can make a Christmas ornament, decorate your own Christmas cookie, or write a letter to Santa! (And receive a reply in the post).

Plus there will be a team of cheeky elves will be on hand to help and entertain the kids along with a show from local magician Robbie Star. 

Of course, there will be a chance to meet Santa himself in a private visit in his Grotto. Here there will be chance for a photograph and receive a gift.

The Breakfasts with Santa will take place on 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th of December. 

Tickets cost £15.00 for adults, £12.00 for children and free for under 2’s (booking fees apply).

To book the Breakfast with Santa at The Navigation in Marple see here. 

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester – Breakfast with Santa – Sold Out 

Hard Rock Cafe Breakfast with Santa

9th to 24th December 2023

The Breakfasts with Santa are back in Manchester City Centre at Hard Rock Cafe. 

You can enjoy a buffet breakfast, balloon modelling, fun and games and face painting. 

Plus each child will get a visit from Santa. 

Booking required. 

Read More >>> Breakfast With Santa at Hard Rock Cafe 

Lyme Park – A Timeless Christmas at Lyme By Sneaky Experience – Not going ahead for 2023

Santa Lyme sneaky experience

Sneaky Experience is bringing A Timeless Christmas to Lyme Park.

In this immersive experience, you will go on a journey to help save Christmas. 

When time is accidentally stopped you will need to help find the parts to a magical grandfather clock. 

You will meet magical characters along the way before heading to see Father Christmas where you will receive and take photographs. 

Booking required

To book the Lyme Park Santa Experience See here. 

Touchstones, Rochdale – Santa’s Grotto – Not Going Ahead for 2023Santas grotto Touchstones Rochdale

Santa’s Grotto is back at Touchstones in Rochdale for Christmas 2022.

There will be a chance to hear some of Santa’s favourite stories get arty with some Christmas crafts and kids will get a special gift from the big man himself.

The event is aimed at children aged 3 to 11 years.

Booking is essential and tickets cost £10 each.

Adults don’t need to book a ticket. 

Details and how to book Santa’s Grotto at Touchstones here.

Read >>> Things To Do New Year’s Eve  With The Kids and Families In Manchester 

Discover More >>> What’s On This Christmas In Manchester 

Santa’s Grotto’s Not Running This Year

Magical Santa’s Grotto, Altrincham – Not running for 2023 

Magical Santas Grotto Altrincham

 A new magical Santa’s Grotto is heading to Altrincham this Christmas.

Kids can see Santa in his igloo grotto where they will receive a gift. 

There will also be the chance to take part in a craft activity with elves. 

Tickets need to be booked in advance.  

Details, times and how to book Santa’s Grotto in Altrincham here. 

Santa and Real Snow at Chill Factore – Not running for 2023

Although not confirmed for 2022, in previous years you can expect a lovely 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. 

 

Father Christmas at Winter Wonderland – This Event Will Not be Running This Year

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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