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Places to see Father Christmas in Bristol

Christmas is just around the corner, the Elves, Mrs Christmas, and Father Christmas are all busy checking lists (twice), making toys, tending to the reindeer, packing up the sleigh and keeping the festive spirit alive. Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to come and visit lots of families in Bristol; check out the list below to discover where he will be and make your little ones Christmas even more magical!



Avon Valley Christmas Experience
An ‘experience’ is the best way to describe Avon Valleys Christmas event! With so much to do, see and join in with you will not be disappointed. Join in and get involved with the Santa Show, Santa’s Toy Factory, The Rudolph Show, Reindeer Food Making, Mrs Claus Gingerbread Parlor, The Magical Forest, Santa’s Post Room, Polar Express, The Grinches House, lots of Photo Opportunities and the main park attractions – we told you it was an experience!
When: 2nd December – 24th December – on selected dates
Where: Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Kaynesham, Bristol, BS31 1TP
Cost: Adult £25 | Child £30 | Babe in arms with no gift £0
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Christmas at YEO
Come and see Santa and Sven in this enchanting, interactive 50minutes show, perfect for the whole family. After three sell out years, British comic actor Stewart Wright is returning to bring the Father of Christmas to life. Experienced at entertaining all ages with his own brand of improvisation and audience interaction, it’s where theatre meets ‘An audience with’ Father Christmas. He’s reunited once again with the actor and circus artist Ben Kirby as Sven the Reindeer Handler. Guaranteed to bring a sense of fun, laughter and anticipation to all. There’ll be music, sleigh bells, and bucket loads of Christmas surprises. Santa can only bring the gift of laughter, joy and bedtime ruining excitement. They will, however, do their best to deliver your children’s Christmas wishes on Christmas Eve…. with your assistance.
When: 12th December 4pm
Where: Yeo Valley HQ Canteen, Rhodyate, Bristol, BS40 7YE
Cost: £10 per person 2years+
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Avon Valley Railway Santa Special
 Welcome to the Avon Valley Railway Santa Special, once onboard our festive trains the whistle will sound and you’ll depart on your fifty minute train ride. Whilst you’re travelling, you’ll enjoy a mince pie or festive biscuit and Santa will pass through the train saying hello to everyone. Then, when you return to Bitton Station each family group will meet Santa again and all good boys and girls will receive a present from him too! There will also be the chance for your family group to take photographs and create those special festive memories. The festive Christmas donkeys will be returning once again and you’ll be able to see these on the lawn at Bitton Station, either before or after you’ve travelled on the train. Please note you can also book for Breakfast with Santa and Tea with Santa.
When: 25th November – 3rd December 
Where: Avon Valley Railway (Bitton Station), Bitton Station, Bath Rd, Bitton, Bristol BS30 6HD
Cost: from £15 a seat
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Santa at Emersons Green Library
From the heart of Bristol comes a special Santa spreading Christmas cheer. With his trusty reindeer handler Sven, Santa will be coming live and direct to Emersons Green Library with a sack full of Yuletide greetings. This enchanting, interactive show brings the magic of Christmas to your doorstep. Local hero and West End star of Ben Elton’s comedy The Upstart Crow, established British comic actor Stewart Wright truly brings Father Christmas to life.
When: 4th December 7pm-7.40pm
Where: Emerson Way, Emerson Green, Bristol, BS16 7AP
Cost: £5 per person (1yr+)
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Santa Visit at Zion Christmas Market
Come and see Santa in his grotto this Christmas at Zion! Time slots need to be booked in advance. All children will receive a present from Santa. The Zion Christmas Market will be taking place with many wonderful stalls inside, an external hot food vendor and hot drinks & yummy cake inside.
When: 9th December – various times throughout the day 
 Where: 
Zion Bristol, Bishopsworth Road, Bristol, BS13 7JW
 Cost:
£5 per child – discounts for booking more than one child
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Story-time with Santa
Come and join Father Christmas, whilst he reads your little ones a story full of festive magic and fun characters. Each child will receive a small gift from Father Christmas, also feel free to get dressed up for the occasion. 
 When: 
18th November 4pm-4.45pm
 Where: 
Lyde Green Community Centre, Meeting Room 2
 Cost: 
£6 per child
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Farrington’s Miracle on Main Street 
Step into a world of Christmas enchantment at Farrington's... a truly memorable experience for all, and one not to be missed this Christmas! Get up close and personal with two of Santa's friendly reindeer (they are REAL!), learn fun facts about these majestic creatures and snap a selfie in Santa's sleigh. You will also meet Santa and receive special gifts from him.
When: 16th December 10am – 2.30pm 
 Where: 
Farringtons, Farrington Gurney, Bristol
Cost: Adult £4.50 | Child £18
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BS3 Santa
After three sell-out years, British comic actor Stewart Wright is returning to bring the Father of Christmas to life. Experienced at entertaining all ages with his own brand of improvisation and audience interaction, it’s where theatre meets ‘An audience with’ Father Christmas. He’s reunited once again with the actor and circus artist Ben Kirby as Sven the Reindeer Handler. Guaranteed to bring a sense of fun, laughter, and anticipation to all. There’ll be music, sleigh bells, and bucketloads of Christmas spirit. Santa can only bring the gift of laughter, joy, and bedtime-ruining excitement. They will do their best to deliver your children’s Christmas wishes on Christmas Eve…. with your assistance.
When: 16th December 11.30am – 12.30am 
Where: Hen & Chicken shed, 210 North Street, Bristol 
Cost: £11.50
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If you are looking for more ideas and inspiration over the festive season then take a look at the link below - Merry Christmas from all of us here at Bristol Rocks!