Hurry, Hurry! Lots of places are selling out fast for their Christmas events in 2020 so it’s time to get booked. There are still some magical events happening this Christmas in West and South Yorkshire. I’ve put them into one big post so here you will find 12+ of the best Christmas events near you – where you can meet Santa and more. Don’t forget to book in advance this winter.
Update – This post was updated on the 27th of November
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CHRISTMAS EVENTS WEST AND SOUTH YORKSHIRE 2020
Boston Park Farm – Christmas at the farm – South Yorkshire – Event going ahead
Things are going to be a little different for Christmas at the farm this year due to all the restrictions in place. But we still want you to be able to enjoy a visit to the farm with some extra Christmas fun. From 12th December there will be a festive hunt around our nature trail, where children will need to solve a Christmas riddle in order to receive a treat. We will also have a special Christmas takeaway menu from our café including turkey paninis, gingerbread hot chocolates and not forgetting the mince pies!! Then from 19th – 22nd December Santa will be visiting!! He will be in his outdoor grotto enjoying a hot chocolate and will be there on the hour every hour from 11-2 for socially distanced selfies. All of these extra Christmas treats are included in the normal admission for the farm and you can also meet all our animals and play on the outdoor play areas. All tickets must be booked in advance.
Address: Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6DS
When? See above
How much/do you have to prebook? Child 3-12 £5, Adult £2, other prices are available. Prebooking is essential
Cannon Hall Farm – Santa Parade – West Yorkshire – Event going ahead with a few changes to the below info
Join us at Cannon Hall Farm this December when a very special guest will be visiting to make your family Christmas super special. We’ve had to significantly change our usual festive offering – but we are hopeful to celebrate with you in our brand new, entirely outdoor socially-distanced Santa experience.
Our socially distanced Santa parade will apply all the lessons we’ve learned since our reopening – and will give children the chance to see Santa in a totally outdoor environment. Santa will be doing a parade loop around our sheep racing arena with all children being given a souvenir to remember their visit – a commemorative keepsake colouring book featuring our most famous animals, drawn by local artist Elysia Gilman. Find the changes here.Cannon Hall Farm
Address: Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT
When? Selected dates from 5th to 24th December
How much/do you have to prebook? £9.95 each. Prebooking online in advance is essential.
Event Cancelled – Eureka! – Santa’s Grotto – West Yorkshire
Santa Claus IS coming to town… Visit him in his socially-distanced Grotto at Eureka! this Christmas. Ain’t no virus gonna stop THIS guy from visiting.Eureka
Address: Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE
When? Weekends from 28th November
How much/Do you have to prebook? There is currently no mention of this being of an additional cost to the entrance fee.
Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2020 – Meet Santa and More
Harewood House – Twilight Father Christmas – West Yorkshire – Update coming soon
Make their Christmas magical with a private twilight visit to Father Christmas at Harewood from 11 December. This year he’s taken up residence in the historic old library where twinkling lights, rich decoration and the smells of trees make for a truly authentic experience a world away from the bustle of Christmas.Harewood House
Address: Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE
When? Selected dates from 11th to 23rd December
How much/do you have to prebook? Prices start from £65 for 4 people up to £105 for 6 people.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – The Elf Express – West Yorkshire – Event going ahead, they are sold out but there may be some cancellations
Come aboard The Elf Express, and prepare to be amazed on a magical journey!
Arriving at Oxenhope, your Gateway to an exciting family adventure, you’ll meet some of Santa’s Elves and who will give you a Golden Ticket – your passport to an exciting journey to to Kringle Town’s Winter Wonderland. When the time is right, take a seat in your own private compartment and enjoy the ride to Kringle Town Station to meet Santa and his friends.
You’ll steam through the Worth Valley passing stations along the way. Be mesmerised as you pass through an enchanting tunnel of lights. Join in with the festive fun at Kringle Town Station, and meet the man himself. There’ll be singing, laughter, goodies galore and special family memories this Christmas.Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Address: The Railway Station, Haworth, BD22 8NJ
When? Selected dates from the 28th November until the 24th December
How much/Do you have to prebook? Compartments start from £80 up to £120.
Kirklees Light Railway – Santa Specials – West Yorkshire SOLD OUT!! – Event still going ahead
Best Christmas Events West and South Yorkshire 2020
Lotherton Hall – Christmas Experience – West Yorkshire – Event still going ahead with just a few minor adjustments
Steeped in traditional Christmas magic and excitement, Lotherton is pleased to host The Christmas Experience once again for families to enjoy a festive trip out.
Enjoy the interactive 12 Days of Christmas Woodland Walk through the Captains Wood. Sing along and count the dancing ladies, calling birds and drummers drumming as you wander through. Upgrade your ticket to meet Santa and his elves.Lotherton Hall
Address: Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB
When? 27 November 2020 – 3 January 2021
How much/Do you have to prebook? Christmas experience from £4.15 per person and Santa’s elf village from £12.95 per child.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park – Winter Illuminations – South Yorkshire – Event still going ahead
Brand NEW to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in 2020. This festive season Yorkshire Wildlife Park will be transformed into a spectacular after dark wonderland! Experience our brand new magical festival of light featuring amazing interactive exhibits, immersive lantern displays and glow in the dark trails. Don’t miss this unique spectacle of shimmering lights, colour and festivities.Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Address: Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Branton, Doncaster DN4 6TB
When? Selected dates from 20th November 2020 until 17th January 2021.
How much/Do you have to prebook? Adult ticket £18.00, child age 3-15 £15, other pricing options are available. Prebooking is essential.
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