Looking for magical places to see Father Christmas in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in 2022? Santa’s elves are busy wrapping up the presents, and Hampshire’s Top Attractions are anticipating his arrival.
We’ve listed below tons of fun events and days out to make this Christmas magical for all the family. Quick – don’t miss him before he has to jump back in his sleigh!
Magic moments with Father Christmas
Father Christmas and Mrs. Christmas will visit Chawton House on Saturday 26 November and Sunday 27 November.
Explore the Chawton House Christmas Fayre and purchase presents for your loved ones before meeting Father Christmas in his grotto. All children who visit Father Christmas will receive a present.
There are two chances to see Father Christmas at The Brickworks Museum this year – he will be handing out gifts to young visitors at the annual Christmas Festival on the 27th November and returning for the museum’s smallest and sweetest event of the year, the Children’s Christmas Special on December 11th.
Don’t miss ‘Santa’s Flying Visit’ to the Army Flying Museum on Saturday 3rd December, a must-see Santa event in Hampshire in 2022. Children’s tickets include a gift, plus a photo with Santa in a helicopter. Make a Christmas decoration and complete the festive trail. Children will receive a drink and biscuit and adults a tea or filter coffee.
You can also meet Father Christmas (3rd – 23rd December) in his magical Milestones grotto! As shown in the photo at the top of the page you can go along to the festive grotto deep in the heart of Milestones to receive a very special Christmas gift. Up to four children can visit Father Christmas at the same time.
Join Santa’s mischievous Elves between 3rd – 24th December, for festive fun & games this December at Spinnaker Tower. Children can write their Christmas wish list then meet Santa himself & receive a special gift. You can enjoy breakfast pastries & spectacular wintery views from the top of Spinnaker Tower.
Between 17th – 23rd December, head over to Staunton Farm and collect your trail pack and enjoy the activities around the Farm. Then follow the signs to Santa where his elves will be waiting for you with hot chocolate, before seeing Father Christmas himself and receiving a wrapped gift.
Father Christmas and his magical team of owls will be stopping at the Hawk Conservancy Trust for a special family event: Father Christmas’ Flying Visit! On 22nd December, good girls and boys will meet Mother Christmas for freshly-baked treats, find out what Evergreen the mischievous Elf is up to, and enjoy a festive flying display with the Trust’s mystical owls!
Visit Birdworld this Christmas and enter a magical winter wonderland full of varied festive scenes. While you wait to meet Father Christmas, take part in the special spotting trail as you wander through the grotto.
While the whole family will enjoy carols and festive food & drink at attractions around the Isle of Wight, little ones will have lots of opportunities to meet Santa in his wonderland grottos as he visits the Island, including at Tapnell Farm and Polar at Robin Hill. Turn your trip to see Santa into a fun experience by getting to the Island by Hovertravel, Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries.
Active experiences to see Santa in the New Forest
Visit Santa in the most unique way possible this Christmas on New Forest Activities Christmas Canoe Paddles! Paddle the Beaulieu River in your own stable canoe before meeting jolly Saint Nick in his boat full of presents. Hot chocolate is also included to keep everyone toasty!
Try something different when you are seeing father Christmas in Hampshire 2022 and explore the New Forest by bike. Wrap up warm and get festive this year with a wonderful winter cycle. Collect bikes from Cyclexperience and be sure to keep eyes peeled for Santa and his helpers hiding somewhere in the building!
See Santa in a Hampshire show
Have a magical time at Paultons Park! Father Christmas will be featuring in Santa’s Christmas Wish Show and Santa’s Storytime on the show stage as well as making appearances around the Park. New for 2022, see Santa in Hampshire with a private meet and greet! Availability is limited so book online in advance!
Join Santa in Cosmic Christmas, a brand new live-action immersive family adventure in the Planetarium of Winchester Science Centre. Watch as Santa and Aster the elf recreate their epic first mission to the International Space Station. You will be wowed as the tale comes to life through immersive experiences, live science and an out-of-this-world journey through space.
Jack’s beanstalk won’t grow and Cinderella’s glass slipper is broken so Christmas might have to be cancelled – unless someone can save it! Join Jack, Dasher the Reindeer and Pompon the Penguin on 19th December at Theatre Royal Winchester as they meet Santa at his North Pole home to help him save Christmas. A festive, musical family adventure (most suitable for children aged 2 – 7), with favourite festive songs. and every child gets a specially wrapped present from Santa!
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