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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:

Jolly explorers... get set for a magical Christmas journey to Santa's grotto at Tong Garden Centre. You'll receive your festive passport and Santa's team will help you journey from the South to the North Pole, sharing their magic with you! You'll see how Santa's chief elf plots that magical journey on Christmas Eve before you make your way into the grotto to meet Santa and, if you're on the nice list, you can choose a gift from his toy shop!

At Stockeld Park, they always like to make Santa feel at home and have prepared him a beautiful log cabin all the way from Lapland. Santa will arrive in November towed by his trusty reindeers on his sleigh around the magical Enchanted forest.

Santa and his trusty Reindeer are returning to The Little Hide, Wigginton in North Yorkshire this year after a year off! They are returning to spend December in some enormous yuletide Yurts, at The Reindeer House which will be based at Willow House Caravan Park on Wigginton Road! Visitors will be able to meet Santa's elves, including the Grand Master Elf, who oversees all the elves, some of the Reindeer, and a gaggle of festive goats as well as the big man himself!

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.

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.

At Thorp Perrow Arboretum follow Eric the Elf's festive trail through the Arboretum to Santa's log cabin grotto, where the elves are on hand to guide you through a winter wonderland, filled with magical creatures, arctic animals and snowy Christmas scenes. Santa waits in his cosy living room, with a cheery smile and gift for every child.

Christmas wouldn't be the same without a visit to Santa at Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland and this year he has a stunning grotto, with a magical setting of twinkling lights and a special gift for every child. Beside the rink, a street of wooden cabins depicting wintry fairy tale scenes will enchant young and old alike.

The Crimple Hall elves are waiting to greet all of the good little boys and girls before taking them down their magical woodland path to find Santa. A Grotto experience that will leave them mesmerised with the magic of Christmas!

The Winter Wonderland Grotto at Totties Garden Centre opens on the first weekend in Decemeber and runs right through until Christmas. Santa will be there, riding his sleigh in the grotto with his elf, to see if the children have been good this year.

Be enchanted by storybook cabins inspired by Narnia and then take a walk through magical woodland to find Santa in his beautiful log cabin set within Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York. Elves will be on hand to welcome you into the cosy grotto where Santa awaits with a wrapped gift for every child.

Hop Onboard the Santa Express! Santa will be visiting his Cedarbarn Grotto to prepare for the big day and would love for you to come and visit while he is here. Hop onboard the Cedarbarn Santa Express, your journey takes you and your family to the North Pole Station where Santa will be waiting to see you. Santa's grotto is outside, so wrap up warm & don't forget to bring your camera.

There will be a sprinkle of festive magic across Kilnsey Park this winter, as they host their annual Christmas cracker. Father Christmas will visit the Dales for a special weekend of family fun on 17 and 18 December 2016. He'll be at the park's magical wooden cabin ready to meet our little visitors, catch up on their Christmas wish lists and present them all with a gift to enjoy now. Booking is essential via the website.

Meet Chase, Pikachu, Peppa Pig and all your favourite characters for Ackworth Garden Centre's grand Christmas grotto opening! Santa Claus arrives Saturday the 12th of November at 2pm!

Experience a classic family Christmas at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre. Meet Santa in his new Grotto and take a magical sleigh ride through the wintery woods. See the Farm Barn Nativity Scene and take part in animal encounters, visit the Elf Workshop for Christmas Crafts, enter the Christmas Jumper competition and enjoy festive food in the Butterfly Café.

Hop on board a YorkBoat Santa Cruise, York's most unique Santa experience and YorkBoat's most magical cruise. Meet Santa and friends whilst cruising along the beautiful River Ouse for an enchanting hour. Each child will be hand delivered a personalised present from Santa. Refreshments, fun and surprises will guarantee a Christmas cruise to remember.

Santa in the Shambles. Santa has returned to York for the St Nicholas Fair with the help of York's Chocolate Story. The man himself will be sending his builder elves to construct him his very own log cabin to house his workshop and festive study just off the world famous Shambles! Just hunt for the fairy lit snickelway to find him in the Shambles Market.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we've just had word that Santa will be visiting Elsecar Heritage Railway this year! Despite his busy schedule, he will be riding our trains on the 3rd and 4th, 10th and 11th, and 17th to 21st December 2016. Good boys and girls from all over are welcome to join us for this Christmas escapade. They will receive a present from Santa, a drink and some chocolate. Adults are not forgotten either, with a drink and a mince pie, so all are looked after.


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