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Vicar Lane Christmas Activities

Snowy the Polar Bear at Vicar Lane

Vicar Lane will be hosting a number of Christmas fun activity days throughout this Christmas period!

Christmas Light Switch On

Sunday 19th November

Stilt walkers will brighten up Vicar Lane in their magnificent light costumes, rides will keep the children laughing and a doughnut and sweets stall will keep your stomach from rumbling. Kick-start the festive season with the annual Chesterfield Christmas light switch on.

Visit Santa in his GrottoVicar Lane Grotto

Selected dates from Saturday 18th November – Sunday 24th December

You’re invited to experience the magic of Christmas with a trip to Vicar Lane’s Winter Wonderland to meet Santa!

Santa has travelled all the way over from the North Pole to spread festive cheer at Vicar Lane. Come and meet the big man himself and receive and gift and ‘nice list’ certificate to take home. If you wish, you can even get an official photo!

Autism friendly experiences are also available, however for these sessions booking is essential. Please email or call the office between 9am-5pm on 01246 234630. Every child’s needs will be discussed upon booking so light, sounds and environment can be tailored accordingly.

Meet Snowy the Polar BearSnowy the Polar Bear at Vicar Lane

Saturday 25th November – 10am-4pm

Visitors are sure to have a ‘bear-y’ merry time as Snowy the Polar Bear is back to spread Christmas cheer at Vicar Lane! Come and meet the life-like polar bear and pose for a Christmas selfie.

Bauble Workshop

Saturday 25th November – 10am-4pm

Take part in a personalised bauble workshop. You will have the chance to personalise an ornament with your name, which will be the perfect keepsake to take home and hang on the tree. The workshop will be located next to Waterstones and no advance booking is required, so you can turn up and jump straight into the fun! Subject to availability.

Write your letter to Santa

2nd, 9th, 21st & 23rd December – 11am-4pm

Get your wish lists at the ready as it’s time to get writing those letters to Santa. Bring your little helpers along to Santa’s Elf workshop next to Waterstones. Plus! There will be lots of Christmas crafts for all to get involved in.

Elf Training AcademyElves at Vicar Lane

16th and 22nd December – 11am-4pm

Our elves are on the hunt for new recruits to help Santa get ready for the big day ahead. Do you think your little ones have what it takes? Come along to our elf training academy next to Waterstones.


This event is organised by Vicar Lane Shopping Centre.

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