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Christmas Treasures at Lyme

When?  Friday – Monday,  3 – 24 December 2021 Where? Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR What? Start your Christmas celebrations at Lyme and see a selection of rooms beautifully transformed in festive splendour. Explore the traditions and treasures of Christmases past and as you make your way through the house. Cost: Please check with organiser

Snowman Hunt from Friends of Park Royal

When? Submit your entry by 5th January 2020 – either drop at the school or email your answer and unique map code to Where? Macclesfield What? Hunt for the snowmen around Macclesfield town, collect the letters and crack the code for a chance to win a £30 Love2Shop voucher. Cost: £2 – collect map from…

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Christmas at Pye Ash Farm

When? Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December 2020 Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December 2020 Where? Dene House, Bosley, Macclesfield SK11 0PN What? See a traditional Christmas on the farm. There are lots of things to see and do! Including a nativity scene, scavenger hunt, a sheepdog demonstration and lots of festive refreshments from Giddy Up…

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Christingle Service at Knutsford Methodist Church

When? Sunday 20th December 2020 4pm Where? Princess St, Knutsford WA16 6BY What? Christingle service  (need to book a space) Cost: Free

Santa Drive By from We are Knutsford

When?  19 and 20 December u2020 4-7pm Where? Knutsford What? Santa’s Routes and more details are on the App – Santa and Mrs Claus will be in attendance along with their Shetland pony reindeer.  The elves will be collecting food for Hope central so please leave this by the side of the road in bags and…

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Tittesworth Water Elf Hunt

When? 03 Dec 2020 to 24 Dec 2020 Where? Meerbrook, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8SW What? No booking required, just buy your trail map for £4 each from the shop in the visitor centre. Each completed trail sheet will give one chocolatey prize and certificate from Santa which can be collected from the shop after you…

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Lower Moss Farm – Visit Father Christmas in his Woodland Grotto

When? 12 and 13 December 2020 Where? School Lane, Ollerton, Knutsford, Cheshire. WA16 8SJ What? Follow the path around the nature reserve and visit Santa in is woodland grotto. Cost: Please contact organiser for details.

Santa’s Route around Sandbach

Due to current restrictions and for the safety of everyone, there won’t be cash donations taken during the routes. If you would like to donate, please do so via the JustGiving page (click here) or you can donate by text – Text ‘SANDBACHSANTA’ followed by a space and the amount you wish to donate to 70085…

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Santa’s Poynton Schedule

Here is Santa’s 2020 Schedule around Poynton – On a weekday Santa will aim to begin at about 5:30pm and on a Sunday about 5pm.  His routes around Poynton are: Wednesday 9th December London Road, Wolley Avenue, Clifford Road, Brookfield Avenue, Queensway Estate + roads off, Georges Road West, Park Avenue, Kingswood Estate, Vicarage Road,…

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Brunch with Santa, Hickorys Poynton

When? 12 December 2020 Where? London Rd S, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1LQ What? Meet the big guy – all you need to do is book a table between 10.30am & 3pm. Cost: Please contact organiser

Santa’s Grotto at The Mere Court Hotel

When? Sunday 6th & 13th December 2020 Where? Warrington Road  Mere  Knutsford  Cheshire WA16 0RW What? Socially distanced grotto – grotto visit is combined with either Festive Lunch or Festive Afternoon Tea booked directly with the hotel. Cost: Entry to the grotto is complimentary for children who are dining in the restaurant with adults either on…

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A Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail at Quarry Bank

When? Saturday 5th December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021, during opening hours Where? Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA What? Join Peter Rabbit and friends to solve puzzles, get closer to nature and have your very own winter adventure on this activity trail around the Upper Garden. Cost: Activity Pack £2 plus entrance fee to…

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A Peter Rabbit Winter Adventure Activity Trail at Dunham Massey

When? The trail will run from Saturday 5 December until stocks last. Where? Dunham Massey, Altrincham What? Join Peter and his friends for some winter fun at Dunham Massey. Follow the trail and find the clues to help Peter get set for winter.  Booking not needed for the trail but you need to book in…

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Santa at Glebe Farm, Congleton

When? Dates TBC (as at 30 November 2020) – please check with organiser directly Where? Peel Ln, Astbury, Congleton CW12 4RQ What? Santa Claus will be making appearances at Glebe Farm every Saturday and Sunday up until Christmas. Like most things this year, it will be in a different format from previously. Santa Claus will be on…

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Breakfast and Afternoon Tea with Santa, Bells Pantry

When? Every Saturday and Sunday in December 2020 Where? Treetops Knutsford and Congleton What? Breakfast and Afternoon Tea with Santa. Cost: Breakfast £14.95 pp; Afternoon Tea £19.95 pp

Totally Christmas at Shrigley Hall

When? 5th December 2020 – 10th January 2021 Where? Shrigley Hall Hotel and Spa, SK10 5SB What? A fun, socially-distanced, Christmas themed trail for Children. Complete with a visit to see Santa. Cost: Cost per bubble depending oil size – start at £25.90 for a bubble of 2.  

Christmas at Gulliver’s World, Warrington

When? 4th-24th December 2020 Where? Shackleton Cl, Old Hall, Warrington WA5 9YZ What? A few different Christmas experiences, all of which feature a journey on the North Pole Express.  Father Christmas will be making special appearances each day. Santa Sleepovers also available. Cost: Varies depending on experience.

Santa’s Route around Macclesfield

Covid cant stop Santa – he IS coming to town this year (with a few changes) – see the full Schedule below.

Christmas Stories at Dobbies

When?  17 and 24 December 2020 Where?Green Ln, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 8QP What? Settle down and listen to Christmas themed stories with your children, whilst enjoying a treat and hot drink for yourself. Cost: £5.99 per child with additional children 50p

Dobbie’s Christmas Party

When? 17 and 24 December 2020 Where? Green Ln, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 8QP What? This family event includes a hot meal, dancing and games with Dobbie the Reindeer.  Plus, finish off the afternoon with a visit and gift from Santa. Cost: From £5.99

Santa Saturdays at The Bridge Prestbury

When? Every Saturday in December 2020 Where? The Village, Prestbury, Macclesfield SK10 4DQ What?  Santa’s Grotto. Simply bring in a present to donate to our chosen children’s charities and Flat Cap will donate a second gift from Flat Cap Hotels. Santa will, of course, reward your little one with a gift of their own Cost: Simply bring in…

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Dobbies Altrincham – Breakfast with Santa

When? 18 – 24 December 2020 Where? Green Ln, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 8QP What? Popular family event which includes breakfast for each followed by fun activities and a gift from Santa. Cost: From £13.99 per child and £6.99 per adult

Christmas at the Magical Woodland at Blakemere Village

When? 2 December 2020 –3 January 2021 Where? Chester Rd, Northwich CW8 2EB What? A walking experience where you embark on a journey through a 15-acre magical woodland with cutting edge light and sound. Cost: From £14.50

Breakfast With Santa at The Mulberry Leaves Leek

When? 13th and 20th December 2020 9.30-11.30am Where? Macclesfield Rd, Leek ST13 8YG What? Kids breakfast, Christmas crafts and a present from Santa with a visit…all socially distanced sat on separate chairs, with 1 family visiting him at a time Cost: £8.50 per child

Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall – Robinson Crusoe

VENUE IS IN TIER 3 – PLEASE CONTACT ORGANISER DIRECTLY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  When? Dec 19th 2020  to Jan 3rd 2021 Where? Bagnall Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3AD What? Join Jonny Wilkes & Christian Patterson for some spectacular socially-distanced fun. Cost: From £13 with transaction fee

Blakemere Village Yuleville Trail

When? Selected dates from 5th December 2020 – 4th January 2021 Where? Blakemere Village, Chester Rd, Northwich CW8 2EB What? Search for the YuleVille characters in the shop windows. Tick their names off as you go around the trail and complete the word search to claim your prize at the end.No pre-booking necessary. Cost: £5 per…

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Pear Mill Santa

CANCELLED When? 5th and 6th December 2020 Where? The Squad House, 3rd Floor, Unit D2A, Pear Mill, Stockport Rd W, Lower Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP What? Annual Santa’s Grotto featuring Elves and Special Guests Cost: £8

Small Town Big Screen Christmas Tour

When?  Warrington – 15th and 16th December 2020. Crewe – 17th and 18th December 2020 Where? Bents Garden and Home and Crewe Hall, Crewe, CW1 5 What? Drive in Screening of Christmas Films Cost: £35 per car (plus booking fee)

The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival

When? 3rd-8th December 2020 Where? Intu Trafford Centre What? Drive in Christmas festival – events include Cinderella panto and Christmas film screenings Cost: Prices vary depending on event but around £40 per car

Manchester Opera House – Sleeping Beauty

ORGANISER IS CURRENTLY REVIEWING THIS EVENT DUE TO NEW TIER RESRICTIONS – PLEASE CONTACT ORGANISER DIRECTLY FOR FURTHER INFO  When? 12December 2020 – 3rd January 2021 Where?3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP What? Pantomime with Jason Manford, Billy Pearce and Jodie Prenger Cost: From £13

The Hayloft Santa Experience

When?05 Dec 2020, 06 Dec 2020, 11 Dec 2020, 12 Dec 2020, 13 Dec 2020, 18 Dec 2020, 19 Dec 2020, 20 Dec 2020, 21 Dec 2020, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2020, 24 Dec 2020 Where? The Hayloft, Sandy Lane Bold Heath, Great Sankey, Widnes WA8 3XP What? Meet Santa in an undercover outdoor setting Cost: Please…

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Tatton Park – Father Christmas at the Farm

When? Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 December 2020 Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 December 2020 Sarurday 19 – Sunday 20 December 2020 Where? Tatton Park, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6SG What? A holiday favourite, families can see Father Christmas and his elf helpers in a socially distanced grotto; enjoy a live Nativity; meet Dancer the reindeer along…

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Pop up Christmas stalls in the Stableyard at Tatton Park

When? Fri 4, Sat 5 and Sun 6 December 2020 Fri 11, Sat 12 and Sun 13 December 2020 Where? Tatton Park, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6SG What? A mini market of local traders selling homeware, Christmas gifts and much more. Cost  £7 vehicle parkland entry applies to all.

The Snowman Tour

When? Various dates Where? Chester Cathedral What? The film on a big screen alongside a live orchestra Cost: Prices start at £10.00 T:01283 533933

The National Forest Adventure Farm’s Christmas Cracker

When? 28th, 29th November, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th-24th December 2020 Where? Postern Rd, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9SJ What?Festive live shows with Father Christmas and Silvermist the Reindeer, gingerbread decorating with Martha Christmas, a Snowman Hall of Fame tractor ride and more. Cost: Prices start at £11.99 T:01283 533933  

Enchanted at Knowsley Safari Park

When? 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th November, 2nd-23rd December 2020 Where? Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot L34 4AN What? Enchanted woodland, animal light trail and festive fairground (extra cost) Cost: Prices start at £8 T:0151 4309009

Christmas at Castaway

When? Various dates in December 2021 Where? Castaway Play Event Area, CW12 3BP What? Visit the Castaway Alpine Retreat which includes Santa’s Grotto,  make a bear, snowball fights and more. Cost: £60 for a family of 4 T: 01260 279881

SIX at The Lowry

POSITION AS AT 30 NOVEMBER 2020 – THE LOWRY IS CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST 17 DECEMBER 2020. PLEASE CONTACT ORGANISER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND UPDATES.  When?Fri 27 November 2020 – Sun 10 January 2021 Where? Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ What? A sold out hit in the West End, on its UK Tour, at…

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The Gruffalo at The Lowry

POSITION AS AT 30 NOVEMBER 2020 – THE LOWRY WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST 17 DECEMBER 2020. THE GRUFFALO CAN BE STREAMED AT HOME. PLEASE CONTACT ORGANISER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND UPDATES.  When? 12 December 2020 – 10 January 2021 Where?Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ What? Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children…

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Cockfields Farm North Pole Adventure

CANCELLED BUT ORGANISER HAS PLANNED ALTERNATIVE EVENT – PLEASE CONTACT VENUE FOR INFORMATION  When? Various dates from 28th November 2020 to Christmas Eve Where? Cockfields Farm, Lees Rd, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR What? Visit Santa’s Grotto, create you own gingerbread man, meet the Elves, visit the animals, meet the reindeer and more! Website states these experiences…

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Reindeer Lodge Drive Through Reindeer Safari

When? Various dates from 4th -29th December 2020 Where? Reindeer Lodge Black Meadows Farm, Leeswood, CH7 4SQ What? To ensure a Covid-Safe festive treat this year we are offering a reindeer safari experience. Meet Father Christmas in his drive-thru Santa’s grotto and Toy Workshop. Cost:from £32.45 per car T: 01244 747686

Weston Christmas Light Display

When? 1-28 December 2020 Where? Carters Green Cottage,, Jack Lane, Weston, Crewe CW2 5LE What?  If you want to get in to the festive spirit this Christmas, a visit to the Weston Christmas Light Display is an absolute must! 24 yr old, Graham Witter will create a magical #winterwonderland by decking his family home, farm…

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Christmas Events

If you’re running a Christmas event and around East Cheshire  and would like to list it with us please get in touch here. If you’d prefer to search by date, head over to the Events Calendar which has details of these and all the other local family friendly events. Click here. Keep up with everything happening…

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Santas Tea Party at the Cafe at Plumleys

When?December 11th and 18th 2020 4.15-5.30pm Where?Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD What? Bring your children for some festive fun by joining Santa’s tea party! Cost: £15.00 per child T: 01565 722315    

Santa’s Grotto at Poole’s Cavern

CANCELLED When? 1st-24th December 2020 Where? Green Ln, Buxton SK17 9DH What? Bring your Christmas wishes to Poole’s Cavern this December, meet Father Christmas in his favourite REAL grotto, and explore the beautifully illuminated natural cavern deep beneath the hills of Buxton. Cost: Priced According to number in Bubble (£20 for Bubble of 2, £30 for 3 and so…

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Christmas at Dunham Massey

When?20 November to 30 December 2020 Where? Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4SJ What? An after-dark, illuminated trail winds magically through Dunham Massey. Cost: £13-£27.00 T:01619411025

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

When?  Selected dates from Friday 13 November – Wednesday 23 December 2020 Where? Chester Zoo, Chester CH2 4BW What? We transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and a sprinkling of snow! Cost: From £13.50 T: 01244 380280

Santa Specials at East Lancashire Railway

When? Various dates from 21 November to Christmas Eve 2020 Where? The East Lancashire Railway is located in the heart of Bury What? Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through a winter wonderland on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West. Cost: £17-£36 depending on age/date