Where to see Santa in Hampshire this Christmas!

October 8, 2020

After the year we have all had we deserve a bit of festive cheer, and although we will still be following guidelines and restrictions, we are pleased that Christmas will be coming to Hampshire’s Top Attractions! Although we can’t bring you quite the same jam-packed festive line up as we have done in previous years, we are delighted to share that Santa Claus will be coming to town!

These events will be subject to any changes, and we always advise you to book and look ahead, but let’s let the joy of the festive season in as we take a look at where to see Santa in Hampshire this Christmas…

Paultons Park is delighted to welcome guests to their new ‘Celebration of Christmas’! Discover magical illuminations, meet Peppa and George in their seasonal outfits and enjoy a BRAND NEW Christmas show featuring Father Christmas himself! (selected dates 21st Nov – 23rd Dec). Ticket capacity is limited and pre-booking is essential. 

Christmas at The Watercress Line
Christmas at The Watercress Line

See Father Christmas in his grotto at the Watercress Line and enjoy some traditional festive fun with vintage rides, a delightful miniature railway and a Christmas market.

Head over to New Forest Activities this Christmas. Cruise along the Beaulieu River and meet Santa in his boat full of Christmas gifts! All children will receive a gift from Santa. And at the end of the 90-minute guided tour, hot chocolate awaits you to keep you warm. 

Christmas canoeing with New Forest Activities
Christmas canoeing with New Forest Activities


Santa returns to the Spinnaker Tower this Christmas and he’s tucking into breakfast to make sure he’s full of energy for a busy day of festive preparations. Join Santa and his elves in the Waterfront Café at the base of the iconic Spinnaker Tower, for some festive fun. Children can write their letters to Santa, sharing their Christmas wish list, before popping it into the post box and chatting with the main man himself.

Father Christmas and his magical team of owls will be stopping at the Hawk Conservancy Trust for a special family event this year. The evening includes magical owl flying display, festive storytelling and a gift for all good girls and boys.

Father Christmas is promising to try his hardest to visit The Brickworks later this year. He is paying close attention to all the guidelines so please keep an eye on their website and Facebook page to find out what is happening. He won’t be able to get close to anyone but there will be presents! 

Join Father Christmas and friends Theatre Royal Winchester for a fun, festive, musical adventure to discover the wonder of Christmas. Santa’s Christmas Cracker is a 45 minute, interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds.  Afterwards each child gets to meet Father Christmas and receive a gift to take home!

We will keep you updated on any new Christmas events and opportunities to meet Father Christmas through our social media channels, so make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram

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