Good news, there is no need to take the family all the way to the North Pole to visit Father Christmas.
Find Santa in Cornwall this Christmas at a host of fun Christmas events in St Ives and across the region.
Read on to find out all about where to find Father Christmas in Cornwall…
As per the St Ives Christmas tradition, Father Christmas will visit Cornwall via lifeboat. With some help from his friends in the RNLI, Santa will ride the high tide between 18:30 and 20:30.
His sleigh will travel through St Ives from the Lifeboat Station to Royal Square and onto the balcony at Café Art.
Father Christmas will be greeted by the Mayor of St Ives for the official Christmas light switch on.
Bodmin & Wenford Railway’s Santa by Steam is back for 2023!
Enjoy a scenic journey in a historical Victorian carriage, where Santa and his elves will join the fun.
Your kids will love getting a photo with Father Christmas, and each child will receive an age relevant gift too.
Back at Bodmin General Station, little ones can take part in Christmas themed art and crafts, or snap a photo in Santa’s photobooth.
Another festive event organised by the lovely elves at Bodmin & Wenford Railway!
Story Time With Santa comprises a lovely evening of hot chocolate, cookies and Santa reading a story. A personalised book addressed to you by Santa will be waiting for you upon your arrival.
Afterwards, Santa will walk through the train to greet little ones and collect their Christmas lists.
The evening begins from 16:30 ready to board the carriages at 17:00. The station is open until 19:00, with the train remaining stationary throughout.
Journey on the magical Lappa Valley steam train this Christmas. Meet Santa in Cornwall along with his team of elves in his grotto.
Every child receives a present and you can write and post your letter to Father Christmas!
There’s even mince pies and hot chocolate available to keep the adults entertained!
Make your trip to The Lost Gardens of Heligan even more magical and meet Father Christmas.
Returning for 2023, you can look forward to seeing St Nick in the wonderful surroundings of the Heligan Night Garden. Tickets include a meet and greet with the big man in red, as well as a festive evening of Christmas crackers, art and crafts, and toasted marshmallows.
Meet Father Christmas in Cornwall at Newquay Zoo this December.
Come along for a delicious breakfast or tea at Café Lemur, before taking part in a fun Christmas craft activity. Afterwards receive a special gift from Santa.
Watch the spectacular biomes at Eden Project come alive with winter and festive magic this December.
Your littles ones will be filled with wonder when they meet Father Christmas in this amazing setting.
Join Santa and his Elves in their enchanting log cabin for a behind-the-scenes look at where the magic of Christmas happens.
Each child will meet Father Christmas and will leave with a gift that they can grow.
Catch Father Christmas getting some well-earned R&R before the big day.
Arrive at the Bedruthan and be welcomed into a world of magical festivities, where fires are lit, Christmas trees are up, and the smell of cinnamon fills the air.
Children will receive a Christmas toy, and will have the chance to create a beautiful Christmas list before meeting the man himself.
The National Trust have a beautiful range of festive events and activities on throughout winter.
Find out more at the National Trust – Christmas Days Out in Cornwall website.
Father Christmas will be making a trip to Lanhydrock. Families can explore the winter countryside trail before heading into this Santa’s grotto in Cornwall.
Even your pet pals are welcome to come along and receive a gift from Father Christmas!
The Park Café on site is the perfect place for a post-Santa visit pit-stop.
Join the team at Trelissick on the weekends to meet Father Christmas in Cornwall.
Throughout December, the garden, shop, café, gallery and second-hand bookshop will all be open.
Listen to Santa tell festive tales and stories before getting the chance to meet him. There’s relaxed sessions available with reduced crowds and noise levels.
Settle down for festive tales and traditions in Trerice’s beautiful drawing room. All children will leave with a present after having met Father Christmas.
Feeling in the mood for a festive break? Take a look at the collection cottages for Christmas breaks in St Ives and Carbis Bay.
This post was adapted from original content by Tony Townsend.