Christmas in Chesterfield

Meet Santa in Chesterfield

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Santa Claus is coming to town!

Looking for somewhere to meet Santa in Chesterfield? To help you plan your day out, below is a list of places he will be visiting across the town.

There are many ways you can meet Santa in Chesterfield. You can meet him in his magical Grotto, see him on a canal boat or even enjoy breakfast with him.

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Santa’s Grotto at Chesterfield Market Hall

Meet Santa in his magical Grotto upstairs at Chesterfield Market Hall and tell him what you would like for Christmas.

Every child who visits Santa will receive a wrapped present and they will be able to talk to him about what their Christmas wishes are this year

Vicar Lane GrottoSanta’s Grotto at Vicar Lane

Experience the magic of Christmas with a trip to Vicar Lane’s Winter Wonderland. Meet the big man himself and receive a gift and ‘nice list’ certificate to take home. You can even purchase an official photo. Autism friendly sessions are also available to book.

Enjoy many more festive experiences at Vicar Lane this Christmas from writing a letter to Santa to elf academy – on selected dates.

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Santa Special Cruises

Something a little less traditional – the popular trips on the Chesterfield Canal with Santa are back this Christmas. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a family day out and make memories with the littles ones.

All children will receive a gift and adults get a seasonal drink and mince pie or equivalent.

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Santa at Matlock Farm Park

Share breakfast with Santa and hear all about his reindeer at Matlock Farm Park. Children will receive a bag of magical reindeer food to sprinkle at home on Christmas Eve and a gift especially labelled for your young loved one.

You can also pre-book for the Festive Village Santa Experience. This includes craft making with Mrs Claus, magical story telling, Christmas letter writing and of course the opportunity to meet Santa in his cosy Grotto. For a calmer, more relaxed experience, autism friendly sessions to meet Santa are available.

Father Christmas at Bolsover Castle

Festive Stories with Father Christmas at Bolsover Castle

Meet Father Christmas at Bolsover Castle as he tells festive tales amidst the yuletide decorations. There will be two special sessions with Father Christmas which will be more calm and relaxed.

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Breakfast with Santa at Dronfield Hall Barn

Come along to Dronfield Hall Barn for Breakfast with Santa! Book a table for the whole family, enjoy a tasty breakfast and give Santa your wish list. Don’t forget to get a picture!

Storytime with Father Christmas at Chatsworth

Father Christmas will captivate little ears with the story of the first Christmas during storytime at Chatsworth. Then, come to help the elves make some reindeer food before receiving a gift to take home!


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