Where to see Santa in Sheffield 2021: how to book breakfast with Father Christmas and Santa's grotto events

Sheffield is gearing up to turn on its Christmas lights, and your kids will soon be able to visit Santa’s grotto.

Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 10:57 am
Updated Thursday, 11th November 2021, 5:33 pm

We’ve compiled a list of all the places you can meet and greet St Nicholas and his festive friends ahead of Christmas Day - make sure you book early to avoid ending up on your child’s naughty list this year!

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Christmas winter wonderland at Meadowhall

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There are lots of opportunities for kids to meet and greet Father Christmas and friends this year in Sheffield, from Santa's grotto at the Christmas market to a lunchtime feast at the Crowne Plaza Victoria hotel.

Look out for a magical snow flurry, with Meadowhall planning to make it snow for 10 minutes every day at 4.30pm outside in the Oasis Courtyard. Or meet fun festive friends – including Mrs Claus, The Grinch, a festive Unicorn or Giant Gingerbread Men – who will be spreading Christmas cheer, causing mischief and giving a warm welcome to visitors throughout weekends in December and the week before Christmas.

With Christmas baubles, Angel wings, Santa’s sleigh and a giant snow globe, there will also be plenty of opportunities to pose for that perfect festive selfie.

One Upon A Wentworth Christmas at Wentworth Woodhouse

Kids can embark on an immersive quest through the fairy kingdom at Wentworth Woodhouse to become the heroes of their own legendary Winter story and restore the magic of Christmas after Father Christmas was kidnapped.

Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse is staging a fantastical festive adventure which takes families on a mission through its grand state rooms to rescue Father Christmas.

The old chap has been stolen away by the Snow Queen in her bid to cancel Christmas, and young heroes and heroines are needed to rescue him.

The Once Upon a Wentworth Christmas experience was due to run in 2019, when the Covid-19 pandemic really did cancel many of the things families enjoy at Christmas.

This magical walk-through theatrical experience through a historic Grade 1* listed building takes place from December 18 - 24, with various times available through the website.

The Once Upon a Wentworth Christmas experience was due to run in 2019, when the COVIDS-19 pandemic really did cancel many of the things families enjoy at Christmas.

One paying adult can attend with up to three under 16s. All tickets are £16.50 plus £1.32 booking fee (under twos free).

Find out more at wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk

Breakfast with Santa at The Admiral Rodney

The Admiral Rodney, Loxley Road, is offering the chance for kids to have breakfast with Santa. Not only do your little ones get to meet and greet the king of Christmas himself, they also get a gift!

Get your kids excited for the festive season with a variety of meet-and-greet Santa events, including Christmas winter wonderland at Meadowhall (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Tickets include breakfast and a drink, and cost £10 for adults and £12.50 for children. Call in and speak to a member of the team to purchase your tickets.

Call The Admiral Rodney on: 0114 233 6121

Christmas Sunday Lunch with Santa at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield

The hotel is hosting a festive carvery from 12pm with Christmas novelties on Sunday December 5, 12 and 29.

Relax with your family and enjoy a special visit to Santa's grotto with a gift for all children 11 years and under.

The festive feast costs £19.95 for adults, £9.95 for children 11 years and under, and those under three dine free with every full paying adult.

Sheffield Christmas Market

The beloved Sheffield Christmas Market in the city centre will open on Monday, November 15 and will run until Christmas Eve.

Kids can visit Santa at the Grotto, and view the city from the sky on the iconic big wheel, while adults can enjoy a treat from over 50 log cabins and stalls, offering a range of festive items like clothing and house decorations, as well as plenty of places selling food and drink.

There will also be an Alpine Bar, a traditional German sausage grill, pizza, chimney cakes, churros and much more.