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Places to see Santa 2020

Places to see Santa in 2020 in York. If you want to see Father Christmas in or near York this year then here is the full list…

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Christmas Fairs

Santa will also be visiting a lot of the Christmas Fairs happening across York, sometimes just for an hour or two.

See our Christmas Fairs page for more information on the fairs he will making a stop off at.

Our most magical event of the year returns again in 2020!
Running from Sunday 22nd Nov until Wednesday 23rd December.

There is a reason why families return year after year to join us for our City Cruises York Santa Experience, it really is the most magical event on the River Ouse! And tickets for 2020 are on sale now!

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 us that the City Cruises York Santa Experience is the most unique venue that he visits in the city.

Your Santa experience begins as you are welcomed into our Grotto, cleverly hidden away underneath the beautiful Lendal Bridge. Upon entering, the Santa Experience Captain will check all of the children off the special list that we receive from Lapland. If you have any pushchairs, then you are welcome to leave these in the safety of our Reindeer Pen (they will all be away on business with Santa at this time so there will be plenty of room).

You will then be warmly greeted by Santa’s good friend Mary Christmas or Ernie the Elf, who will gladly show you to your reserved seating and distribute the magic bells.

And we can’t tell you too much more about what happens next, that would spoil the magic. But we can guarantee that Santa Claus himself will find his way aboard and the whole family will have the most wonderful time on board our Santa Experience in 2020.

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.

Your ticket includes:
For adults a glass of red or white house wine or a refillable cup of tea or coffee, an apple or mince pie For kids a soft drink (Fruit Shoot or Capri Sun), a novelty biscuit
Present for each child, face-painting, colouring in sheets and a letter template to write a letter to Santa
Cruise (if river levels permit – otherwise a complementary voucher is given for a daytime sightseeing cruise at a later date that suits you)

Read our Mumbler review HERE.

Click “more info” to find out about the COVID safety measure that have been put in place this year.

01904 628324


Magical Sleigh Rides!

Ticket go on Sale September 4th at 6am!!!
Limited availability – online booking only

Everyday from the 21st November – 24th Dec 2020 jump aboard the magical sleigh ride to Santa’s woodland village for a truly unforgettable Christmas experience with new activities for this year.

Keeping you safe
Your Christmas experience will be a little different to normal. Changes include:
Reduced visitor number throughout the experience including on Santa’s Sleigh with social distancing carried out.
This year, individual families will meet Santa in his grotto.

Elf Airlines Sleigh Portal
Its time to check in at Elf Airline with our Elf hostess and spot your name in the lights on the live departure board. Arrive half an hour before your sleigh time so you can create your very own piglets passport.

Santa’s Sleigh will whisk you to the woodland village
All aboard Santa’s Sleigh for a unique ride through trees and twinkling lights to his Woodland Village.

Meet Santa in his Grotto, Exclusive for your family
As you arrive in the magical Woodland Village, Santa’s cheeky elves will great you and take you and your family to see Santa in his grotto..

Unlock Santa’s Toyshop with your magic key
Share your wishes and dreams with Santa who will give you the magic key to unlock his amazing Toy shop. Choose your perfect gift for a huge selection.

NEW Gingerbread Decorating

Free Mince Pie for grown ups to enjoy in Santa’s Tepee

Plus lots of animal and outdoor fun all included in your ticket price.

* Please note all additional outdoor activities at the farm are weather dependant.

Pre-booked tickets only and limited availability, so book online and secure your tickets today by clicking here.

Towthorpe Grange, York. YO32 9ST

01904 499 700


Don’t forget we list all the one off events throughout the holidays on the York Mumbler Events Calendar.

Click HERE to see what other family friendly events are happening.