Where to see Santa in Birmingham and beyond this Christmas 2021: meet Father Christmas at these events

Father Christmas will be doing the rounds of a number of venues in Birmingham and beyond - here are some ideas of where to take your little one this year

<p>So many opportunities to see Santa in Birmingham this Christmas - don’t miss out</p>

So many opportunities to see Santa in Birmingham this Christmas - don’t miss out

As little ones get ready to send their Christmas lists off to Santa, they might be wondering if they’ve been good enough to take a trip to his magical grotto.

And, with Christmas now in full swing, there are plenty of festive events taking place across Birmingham and beyond, where Santa will be leaving his workshop ready to meet lots of boys and girls on his nice list.

From grotto’s decked out from head to toe, to magical Christmas shows and even story times with Santa, there are so many ways that little ones can meet the man himself.

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    So if you fancy a festive trip that will be fun for all the family, here are seven places you’re guaranteed to meet the man himself this Christmas!

    Sea Life Birmingham

    Get ready for the ultimate Christmas adventure this November, as Santa and his Elves are flying back into Birmingham to spread some festive cheer at SEA LIFE Birmingham.

    Running from now right through to Christmas Eve, Santa will be setting up camp in the award-winning attraction where guests can enter a glowing grotto full of Christmas spirit.

    They’ll have the chance to meet Santa and his Elves, where they’ll receive a special gift and have their photo taken. Guests can also explore the SEA LIFE Centre, where they can marvel at 2,000 amazing creatures, including penguins, sea otters, and more!

    To book your trip to see Santa at Sea Life Birmingham click here

    Santa at Cadbury World

    Cadbury World

    Dive into a chocolatey Christmas this year at Cadbury World, where it’s all hands on deck for Santa and his cheeky elves!

    As well as running a pantomime, Cadbury World is welcoming Santa for a festive Storytime on Thursday 9 and Thursday 16 December.

    Packed with magic and festive cheer, five shows will run every day, and each child will receive their very own gift from Santa to take home.

    Cadbury World is also hosting Christmas Celebration Weekends in December, where guests can catch Santa in his very own stage show and get involved in a host of chocolate-filled activities, including the attraction’s 4D unique cinema experience.

    Tickets to the Santa Show must be pre-booked before your visit.

    Santa is appearing at venues across the West Midlands this Christmas, including Warwick Castle

    Aston Hall

    Step into Christmas at Aston Hall this December, as families are invited to join Birmingham Museums in celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in one of the city’s oldest mansions.

    On Friday, December 17, Santa will be paying the hall a visit! Children will have the chance to meet him and receive a lovely gift to take home. Families will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa, making it a Christmas to remember.

    During their visit, children can also write their letter to Santa and post it off at the hall to ensure that it gets to the North Pole in time, before exploring the hall that will be decked with twinkly lights and Christmas trees.

    Various slots are available to visit Santa, but must be pre-booked in advance alongside tickets. Click here for more details.

    Santa Claus is at Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull

    Touchwood Shopping Centre

    Christmas is back at Touchwood this year, with the Solihull shopping centre going all out to get shoppers into the holiday spirit.

    As well as giving you the chance to cross some Christmas shopping off your list with a host of stores offering fantastic gifts for your family and friends, Touchwood has also welcomed Santa and his festive post train back to town.

    Eager to receive wishlists ready to take back to his workshop, shoppers will find Santa and his elves located in his grotto at The Atrium, while the Post Train will be ready to ship off letters in Theatre Square until Christmas Eve.

    Come and see Santa at West Midlands Safari Park

    West Midlands Safari Park

    Families can embark on a magical journey this Christmas at West Midlands Safari Park.

    The Santa Safari is back for 2021 and it’s set to be a truly festive day out for all the family, running right through to Christmas Eve.

    Families will be able to enjoy an enchanting four-mile safari tour before being whisked off to the North Pole to visit Santa in his grotto.

    Children can tell Santa what’s on top of their Christmas list, pick their very own present to take home and also enjoy a fantastic range of attractions at the Safari Park, including the unmissable sea lion show!

    To book your tickets to see Santa at West Midlands Safari Park click here

    Come and see Father Christmas at Drayton Manor Theme Park

    Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor

    Drayton Manor is swapping the thrills of its rides for wonderful Christmas this year.

    There’s so much for families to enjoy at Drayton Manor throughout December. The whole park will be covered in decorations, while guests can enjoy live entertainment at Thomas Land, explore the zoo and meet its residents, hope on a select range of family-friendly rides and, most importantly, head to the grotto to meet Santa!

    To top it all off, the park is also running an unmissable festive sing-a-long show, complete with a dazzling firework display.

    Don’t miss the chance to see Father Christmas at Drayton Manor - click here to book your tickets

    Father Christmas is visiting Warwick Castle

    Christmas at Warwick Castle

    If you’re looking for a truly incredible place to meet Santa this year, then look no further than Warwick Castle.

    With incredible festive events - including an outdoor ice rink and light trail - running from now until January 3, 2022, Warwick Castle has also teamed up with Orchard Toys to offer an unforgettable Santa experience for young visitors.

    As part of Stories With Santa, children will be able to pack up their very own exclusive game from Orchard Toys, each of which will be given Santa’s seal of approval. They’ll also have the chance to then enjoy a story with Santa and Mrs Claus, before enjoying a host of festive attractions.

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