Santa's grottos and Christmas events in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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There are festive events for the whole family to enjoy across the country: celebrate Christmas aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh or find Santa at Hamleys in Glasgow. Father Christmas will also be greeting children in various locations from Belfast to Cardiff – find your nearest grotto here.

Free Santa's grotto at Cameron Toll Edinburgh
Visit Santa and his special guests this Christmas at Cameron Toll.

Christmas wreath making evening with the Queen's florist Edinburgh
Learn to make a Christmas wreath fit for the royal family.

Christmas events at New Lanark Lanark
Visit the Spirit of Christmas Ride, Santa's Grotto and other attractions. You can also buy tickets for this year's pantomime – New Lanark's Christmas Carol.

Santa's Post Office Cardiff Bay
Friendly elves will help your child write their special letter to Santa, and every child will receive a letter back within the week.

Plas yn Rhiw Christmas Weekend Gwynedd
Meet Father Christmas as he arrives on his horse, play Christmas games and see the house decorated for the festive period. Grown-ups get a glass of mulled wine on arrival.

Adventure to Santa Belfast
Enjoy Santa's Adventure Trail where families can explore a magical wooded walkway on their way to meet Father Christmas.

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