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Discover where you can see Santa in Preston this Christmas…

Father Christmas, the big man himself, has been spotted in Preston! See all the places he’ll be stopping by at, ready to meet some well-behaved children and make some magical memories.

So, gather the kids and get ready to make Christmas 2018 one to remember. Expect gifts, yummy food, and plenty of family Christmas cheer with good ole Saint Nick!

Father Christmas and his Elf - Preston Markets

Saturday 1 December - Saturday 22 December, 11am-3pm

Head over to Preston Markets where Father Christmas and his elf will be waiting to hear about your Christmas wish list. Each child will also receive a free small gift. No booking is needed, just show up and make sure to tell Father Christmas what you'd like this year.

Santa's Grotto - St George's Shopping Centre

Sunday 25 November - Monday 24 December

Spot Santa whilst doing a spot of shopping this Christmas. Santa's Grotto will be open for children to visit for free in St George's Shopping Centre. Photos with Santa are available for a donation to Galloways charity.

For more details see St George's Santa's Grotto.

Santa's arm reaching for a hot chocolate with a candy cane and a cookie beside it.

Santa’s Grotto – Brockholes

Saturday 1 December – Sunday 16 December

Step inside Santa’s magical Grotto at Brockholes nature reserve. Santa will be waiting, ready to give you a gift and take some photographs – The perfect Christmas souvenir.

For more details see Santa's Grotto.

Breakfast with Santa – Brockholes

Saturday 1 December – Sunday 16 December, 9am-11am

Both children and adults can enjoy a full cooked or vegetarian breakfast at Brockholes nature reserve. After you’re nice and full, Santa will pay all the children a special visit and will have a gift for each child.

For more details see Breakfast with Santa.

St Catherine's Christmas Festival - St Catherine's Hospice

Saturday 1 December - Sunday 2 December, 10am-5pm

Meet Santa in his Grotto at this fabulously festive Christmas festival. There’s plenty to do for all the family after meeting Santa too, with seasonal stalls, tasty food, entertainment, and much more.

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Breakfast with Santa - Samlesbury Hall

Saturday 1 December - Monday 24 December

Both grownups and kids can tuck into a hot breakfast in Samlesbury Hall’s Wafflery. After breakfast there will be a story and a sing-along, with Santa then making his appearance and giving each child a gift.

For more details see Breakfast with Santa at Samlesbury Hall.

Waffles with Santa - Samlesbury Hall

Tuesday 18 December - Thursday 20 December, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Enjoy a tempting treat inside Samlesbury Hall’s Wafflery. After waffles there will be a story and a sing-along, followed by Santa making his appearance and giving each child a gift.

For more details see Waffles with Santa.

A Magical Meeting with Father Christmas - Hoghton Tower

Sunday 2 December - Sunday 23 December, 10am-2pm

Find Santa waiting by a roaring fire inside Hoghton Tower’s banqueting hall. Santa will be there to listen to what you would like for Christmas and will give each child a gift from underneath the beautifully decorated Christmas tree. There will also be time for family photographs to be taken.

For more details see A Magical Meeting with Father Christmas.

Afternoon Tea with Santa - Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland

Sunday 2 December - Sunday 16 December, 12.30pm-4pm

Get the whole family together for a traditional afternoon tea, followed by a special visit from Santa. There will also be a children’s craft corner where children can write Santa a letter.

For more details see Afternoon Tea with Santa.

Santa's Family Fun Day - Guy's Thatched Hamlet

Sunday 2 December, 1pm-4pm

This fun-packed day will get the whole family into the Christmas spirit. There will be a variety of entertainment for the kids as well as stalls and drinks for adults. Enjoy all the fun on offer before Santa and his elves arrives by barge, with gifts for all the children.

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Santa's face with Christmas lights in the background.

Santa Special Cruises - Barton Grange

Saturday 1 December - Sunday 23 December

Fun for all the family, these canal cruises promise a fantastic festive day out. There will be yummy treats for both adults and kids as well as a Christmas drawing competition judged by Santa himself. Team up with the pixies to spot Santa and his elf, before welcoming them on-board for each child to meet Santa and receive a personalised present.

For more details see Santa Special Cruises.

Santa's Grotto 2018 - Barton Grange

Saturday 24 November - Tuesday 11 December

Step inside Santa’s Grotto where you will receive a gift, a book, a photograph with Santa, and some reindeer food for Christmas Eve.

For more details see Santa's Grotto 2018.

Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival - Garstang

Monday 10 December - Tuesday 11 December, 6pm-9pm

As well as finding Santa in his Grotto, this annual Christmas festival will also include live music, carol singers, street stalls, and entertainment for the whole family.

For more details see Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival.

Other Christmas events in Preston

There are plenty Christmas events going on in Preston for both children and adults.

For what’s on in Preston this Christmas see Christmas in Preston 2018.

Map addresses for where to meet Santa in Preston this Christmas 2018

  • Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2RL.
  • St George's Shopping Centre, Friargate, Preston, PR1 2TU.
  • The Belvedere, Avenham and Miller Parks, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JT.
  • Brockholes, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0AG.
  • St Catherine's Hospice, Lostock Hall, Lostock Lane, PR5 5XU.
  • Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.
  • Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.
  • Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland, Leyland Way, Preston, PR25 4JX.
  • Guy's Thatched Hamlet, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RS.
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre, Garstang Road, Brock, Preston, PR3 0BT.
  • Garstang Town Centre, Preston, PR3 1EB.