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Where To See Santa 2019


Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus is coming to (Hemel Hempstead) town and we have the ultimate guide to all the places he will be visiting in the local area this Christmas.  From train rides to winter wonderlands you can find them all here.  So don't delay and get booking, as some of the most popular ones get booked up very quickly!

We will continue to add to this page as more details of where Santa will be appearing become available.  We do our best to ensure all these details are correct but from time to time things do change so please do check the websites and book where necessary to avoid disappointment.

Last updated 15th November 2019


Hemel Hempstead Rotary Club Santa Float FREE
The Rotary Club of Hemel Hempstead organise a charity Santa Float around Hemel Hempstead and will be running most evenings from 25th November. You can find the timetable here and even track Santa at christmas.trackit247.com

Hemel Hempstead Christmas Festival FREE
Saturday 30th November 2019
Santa's Grotto will be located inside the Marlowes Shopping Centre between 11am and 4pm.
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Santa's Gingerbread Factory, The Marlowes FREE
Saturday's & Sunday's from 30th November - 22nd December 2019
Located in North Mall, children will be able to experience the magic of Christmas, with a show from the Gingerbread man before taking part in a gingerbread themed workshop, then meeting the big man himself. All visits to Santa are free and children will also receive a free gift. There will be an option to buy professional photo with prices starting at £6. More details

Santa's Grotto at The Snow Centre
7th - 24th December 2019

Santa has found the perfect place to hang out in the lead up to Christmas - The Snow Centre of course! When taking time out to visit all the boys and girls in the lead up to Christmas, Santa Claus loves his home from home in freezing temperatures at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead. Just £15 per child including a gift from Santa. Adults go free - Maximum of 2 adults per child. Booking advised.
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Christmas in Haywood, The Box Moor Trust
Saturday 7th December 2019, 10am - 12.30pm
Visit Father Christmas in his woodland grotto. Drop in sessions with Christmas crafts, outdoor activities and a gift for each child. Suggested donation £2.50 per child.

Redbourn Christmas Market FREE
Sunday 1st December 2019
11 - 5pm
Santa will be in his magical grotto on the High Street
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Willows Farm Santa Spectacular
23rd November - 24th December 2019
Santa Spectacular is a full day out of festive family fun and the child ticket price includes all the activities and shows plus a visit to Santa and being able to choose a gift from his Toy Shop, making a toy bear in the Create-a-Character workshop and biscuit decorating.
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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Dunstable Downs
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st - 23rd December 2019
9am, 10am, & 11am
Come and join Santa for breakfast as he prepares for the festive season.
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Brunch with Santa, The Fishery Inn
Saturday 30th November 2019
10am - 1pm
Enjoy a lovely brunch with Santa himself where he will read a story whilst the little ones can have a breakfast juice and a brunch dish for £8. If you have been good this year he just might also give you a little gift! Mum and Dad we are not letting the children have all the fun, you can enjoy a hot drink, breakfast juice and brunch dish for £14 per person. More details

Meet Santa at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Weekends from 30th November plus 23rd & 24th December 2019
Book a timed slot to visit Santa in his grotto (general zoo entry still required).
Throughout weekends and the week leading up to Christmas, visitors can book to Meet Santa at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
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Father Christmas Visits Wardown Museum
Every Sunday from 1st - 22nd December 2019
Curl up with Mother Christmas for a special story in the library before joining Father Christmas in the dining room for a special gift from under the tree. Afterwards, you'll be treated to milk and cookies with the friendly elves. More details

Wrest Park, Luton
7th, ,8th, 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd December 2019
Meet Father Christmas as he tells tales of Christmas past amidst the yuletide decorations. Lucky visitors will even get a festive treat from the man himself! 
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Santa Claus and the Night before Christmas - Watford Colosseum
3rd - 24th December 2019
A magical Christmas experience with songs, stories, a meet and greet with Santa and a gift.
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Aldenham Country Park Frost Fair
14th -17th November 2019
Along with all gifts, food, music and entertainment Father Christmas will be there
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Knebworth House Sunday Lunch with Santa
8th, 15th & 22nd December 2019
Give your family an early Christmas treat with a fantastic lunch at Knebworth Barns, complete with a visit from Santa and a gift for every child. Pre-booking essential.  Tickets expected to sell out early.
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Leighton Buzzard Railway - Santa's Steam Specials
Weekends 1st- 22nd December, Wednesdays from 11th December plus 23rd & 24th December 2019
A 25-minute steam-train ride over a historic narrow-gauge railway. Meet Santa in his grotto, where children up to 12 will receive an early present. For the grown-ups, free seasonal refreshments await. Booked required
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The Magic of Christmas - Mead Open Farm, Leighton Buzzard
Thursday - Sunday from 30th November, plus 23rd & 24th December 2019
Includes meet Father Christmas, enjoy a groups story, Naughty & Nice Challenge Walk through, Magical Enchanted Forest, Make a Bear Workshop, Reindeer Flying School, Make Reindeer Food, Decorate Gingerbread  plus entry to the Farm.
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The Santa Show, Hertford Theatre
14th, 15th, 17th-19th, 21st - 24th December 2019
This exciting, colourful, sing along interactive show is perfect for 2 – 6 yr olds, their families, pre-schools and nurseries. Children will also get the chance to meet Santa and receive their very own Christmas present!
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The Olde Watermill Christmas Grotto, Barton-Le-Clay, Beds
23rd November - 24th December 2019
Come and join us at the Olde Watermill Grotto where Tinseltoes and Snowball are waiting to take you on a special 40 minute, fun-filled adventure of festive singing and high jinks with Rudolph and Percy the Polar Bear, before enjoying a story and a present from Santa himself in Mrs Claus’s cosy sitting room. Booking required.
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Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands
Weekends from 9th November then 1st - 24th December 2019
Santa’s Head Elf and his team will get you in the festive mood with singing and dancing. In Santa’s toy workshop every child will be able to  choose a cuddly toy to create. Then get comfy for a wonderful magical story read by Santa himself. You will have family time with Santa and one of his elves will capture the perfect festive photo.
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Buckinghamshire Railway - The Panto Express with Father Christmas
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd December 2019
All aboard The Panto Express to enjoy a visit from Father Christmas on the train. When the train comes back into Platform 4, come inside the Visitor Centre and take your seats to enjoy our mini family pantomime, brought to you by a professional touring theatre company!
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Odds Farm Park, High Wycombe
30th November – 24th December 2019
Take an enchanting, immersive stroll deep into the sparkling, wintry wonderland in search of Father Christmas. Enjoy a personal visit to Father Christmas in his grotto. Head on into the Elves’ Workshop to create your extraordinary take home gift and finally onto the Toy Shop to choose your Christmas Spectacular present. New for 2019 - Tea & Story Time with Father Christmas.
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Van Hage, Great Amwell
16th November – 24th December 2019

Great Grotto’s cheeky elves will greet you with a smile upon arrival and when ready, invite you to walk through into Santa’s chamber. Once here you can say Hello to Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas. There will be sacks full of presents and if you are on his good list there will be a special gift waiting for you.
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