Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2020 – Meet Santa and More

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.

Listed alphabetically.

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Cannon Hall Farm – Santa Parade – West Yorkshire

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.

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.

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.


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.

Harewood House – Twilight Father Christmas – West Yorkshire

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

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.

Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Kirklees Light Railway – Santa Specials – West Yorkshire SOLD OUT!!

Best Christmas Events West and South Yorkshire 2020

Lotherton Hall – Christmas Experience – West Yorkshire

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.

Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Yorkshire Wildlife Park – Winter Illuminations – South Yorkshire

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.

Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2020

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