Where's Santa in Cornwall

Read on for more on Santa's grottos, Santa by Steam and Santa's workshop in Cornwall in 2019...


At this time of year Father Christmas becomes an incredibly busy man, but as he’s so friendly and thoughtful he will always find time to listen to your wish lists.

There’s nothing that Father Christmas loves more than talking and listening to children, so he uses his super magical powers to whizz all over the county and can be in many places often at the same time!

You’ll find him in cosy cabins, in sparkly grottos, on festive trains and on horse-drawn sleighs in town centres, shopping centres, garden centres and family attractions.

As he gets exceedingly hungry on his travels he even turns up for breakfast and lunch at some places!So, along with his many helpers, do look out for Santa at the following locations this festive season…

PS. Don’t forget to leave out a treat or two for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. The cheeky elves have told us he likes smelly socks, but we think he would rather have a tasty mince pie!


Places to See Santa in Cornwall in 2019

From Saturday 23 November

Also 24 November and 1, 8, 15, 22 and 23 December

Meet Santa at Landal Gwel an Mor

Landal Gwel an Mor, Feadon Lane, Portreath, Cornwall, TR16 4PE


Santa will take up residence in his magical grotto at Landal Gwel an Mor. He will greet children with a gift and his little helpers will introduce the whole family to reindeer brothers Nadelik and Lowen. Take some photos of your family in the sleigh and create memories to cherish during the festive season. Enjoy one hour of free soft play at Base Camp before you meet Santa.  Cost £15 per child. Pre-booking essential.


Wednesday 27 November

Father Christmas Parade in Truro

Victoria Square, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2RX


Truro will welcome Father Christmas and his real reindeer as they lead a parade through the city to mark the start of late night shopping. Catch a glimpse from 6pm in Victoria Square before the parade starts at 6.30pm


Saturday 30 November

Santa at Redruth Christmas Festival

Fore Street, Redruth, TR15


From 5pm. After the festive procession, everyone will be invited to meet Father Christmas underneath The Miner’s Statue. Plus, meet Nadelik and Lowen the Reindeer in Market Strand from 3pm to 5pm


From Saturday 30 November

Also, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 December

Bedruthan’s Sugar and Spice Grotto

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, Mawgan Porth, TR8 4BU


Go on a magical adventure to Bedruthan’s Sugar and Spice Grotto this Christmas. Decorate beautiful wooden Christmas tree decorations, visit the Ice Queen in her snow cavern, throw snowballs and make snow angels. Wander through the frozen forest to find the Sugar and Spice Grotto to meet Father Christmas. Booking essential.


From Saturday 30 November

Also, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December

Santa by Steam

Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1AQ


Take a journey with the railway elves to visit Santa’s grotto. Arrive at Bodmin General Station for mince pies, seasonal drinks and carols on the platform, before climbing aboard for an hour-long return journey on a beautiful steam hauled train. During the trip you’ll visit Santa, with plenty of time for a photo, and gifts for each child.


From Saturday 30 November 2019

Also 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 to 23 and 24 December

Santa Claus at Crealy

Crealy Great Adventure Park, Clyst St Mary, Near Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DR


Santa will take centre stage in his own magical performance Santa’s Magical Show Time where he will delight audiences at intervals throughout the day and Mary Christmas is returning to the park to her festive bakery. Santa’s Toy Factory will be up-and-running at the theme park where his dedicated team of toy making elves will help children choose something from a vast array of toys. Tickets are now available - book now to get the best times and dates.


From 30 November

Also, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 December

Santa at Camel Creek

Camel Creek, Tredinnick, Wadebridge, PL27 7RA


Meet Santa at Camel Creek, where there will be a free gift given to each child. Plus, hop on the Elf Express and visit the special festive shop whilst you’re there. Booking is essential – call 01841 540276


From Sunday 1 December

Also, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December

Santa’s Grotto at Paradise Park

Paradise Park and Junglebarn Play Centre, 16 Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HB


Make your child’s Christmas extra special with a visit to see Santa at his magical Grotto. Plus, enjoy all the fun of Paradise Park.


From Thursday 5 December

Also, 6, 7 and 8 December

Santa’s Grotto at Padstow Christmas Festival

Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AF


Santa will be paying a visit to Padstow during its Christmas festival. Find Santa in his cosy grotto in the town. Plus, there will be a Santa fun run during the festival too!


From 7 December

Also, 14 and 21 December

Santa Visits Redruth Library

Redruth Library, Clinton Road, Redruth, TR15 2QE


From 10am to 2pm. There will be a free Christmas grotto at Redruth Library where the children can visit Santa and tell him all about their Christmas wish lists. There will be free Cornwall Council car parking on Saturday 7 December.


Saturday 7 December

Santa’s Arrival

Buller Quay Car Park, West Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1DX


See Santa as he leads a lantern procession to his special festive grotto. Plus, see the streets illuminate at the special Christmas lights switch on. Call 01503 262072.


12 December

Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening

Lostwithiel, PL22


Visit the traditional Santa's grotto – just look out for the secret entrance in Fore Street. Santa will be wearing his traditional green robes rather than red. Plus enjoy a lantern parade, street entertainment, live music and old-fashioned merry-go round.


From 14 December

Also, 15 December

Santa’s Grotto at Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, TR7 2LZ


Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift. Complete the naughty elf Christmas trail and pick up a special prize. Help the elves make Christmas presents for the animals and enjoy Christmas crafts in the elves workshop. For details ring 01637 873342.


From Saturday 14 December

Also, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December

Santa Specials at Lappa Valley

Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5LX


Enjoy the wonder and magic of Lappa Valley at Christmas time. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto, where he has a present for every child. Take a nostalgic steam train ride through the wooded valley into Lappa and find lots of festive fun such as balloon modelling, face painting and Christmas music from the fairground organ.


From 14 December

Also, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December

Father Christmas visits The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN


Meet Father Christmas and his elves in the cosy setting of the Head Gardener’s Office which is nestled in the garden. Plus, explore the festive trail through the gardens, write your letter to Father Christmas and enjoy Christmas craft workshops by the fire. Each child will receive a small traditional gift. For details call 01726 845100.


From Saturday 14 December

Also 15, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December

Breakfast with Santa

Trelawney Garden Centre, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6JA


Meet Father Christmas, enjoy a cooked breakfast and a drink and then visit his special festive grotto. What a cracking early Christmas present!



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