York’s longest running Santa Experience is back in again in 2020, now into its 3rd decade!
There are still a handful of tickets left on selected dates. And due to popular demand, City Cruises have added an additional sailing at 7pm on the 12th, 19th, 21st and 22nd of December.
There is a reason why families return year after year to board the City Cruises York Santa Experience, it really is their most magical event on the River Ouse!
Santa clearly works hard all year around and especially in December when he somehow manages to find the time to visit all of the especially well behaved boys and girls before Christmas and he tells City Cruises York that their Santa Experience is the most unique venue that he visits in the city.
What’s New for 2020?
Santa and his team have made a few changes this year, to make sure that they can offer you a secure and comfortable visit, without missing out on any of the fun:
You will join Santa and friends aboard the Captain James Cook, their largest boat, meaning that there will be more space for groups to socially distance.
Each group will be seated at their own table for up to 6 guests.
There will be a transparent screen between each table.
All touch points will be cleaned regularly, staff will wear appropriate PPE, and hand sanitiser will be available around the vessel.
Social distancing will be in effect during queuing, boarding and disembarking.
Each child will receive an individual colouring and activity pack.
Each family group will have an opportunity to spend time with Santa in his grotto area and photo opportunity (no charge for photos – please bring your own camera).
There will also be a competition held aboard each cruise with fantastic tourist attraction entry tickets to be won!
And as always, each child will be hand delivered a personalised present from Santa whilst everybody on board will enjoy refreshments, fun and surprises, making this a Christmas treat to remember.
Do Mumbler Recommend It?
York Mumbler Leanne and her family visited in 2019. They said that on arrival they
“were all VERY excited and our expectations were well and truly exceeded”.
And there is no doubt as to who is the star of the show:
“Santa was FANTASTIC. My inquisitive 6 year old had various questions which were responded to superbly by a warm and friendly Santa. She later said: Aren’t we lucky the REAL Santa came today, not just someone who’s dressed up”.
Leanne said that they would definitely return:
“Well we will be returning! If you are looking for a Christmas experience, not just 3 minutes with Santa then this is definitely worth considering. If you would like a more relaxed and calm experience, this is the one to go to. If your child isn’t keen on long queues (who is?!), then this is right up your street and if you want the option to interact with Santa as much (or a little) as your child desires, then again this is what you are looking for.
We all left feeling suitably festive after a truly successful trip aboard!
Thank you City Cruises!”
Dates & How to Book:
City Cruises still have availability (at the time of writing) on the following sailings:
Saturday 12th December – 7pm
Saturday 19th December – 7pm
Monday 21st December –1pm, 5pm & 7pm
Tuesday 22nd December –1pm, 3pm, 5pm & 7pm
For full details, and to book your tickets today, click here.