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Where to see Father Christmas in North Cornwall 2023

If you are looking for somewhere to see Santa in North Cornwall in 2023, we are busy rounding up some of the great experiences on offer this year.

There are opportunities to meet Father Christmas all over the area - with autism friendly Santa experiences and Santa train trips in Bodmin, breakfast with Father Christmas in Launceston, and santa fun run and Alpaca experience with Father Christmas in Liskeard!

We have got some suggestions for places to meet santa in person and get a gift, and also just to see him at a distance if your little one doesn't fancy getting too close to him.


Santa will be making an appearance on his sleigh for the Bude Late Night Shopping event.

Santa's Grotto and Procession


Where: Bude - starting in Crescent car park, heading to Chadd's Yard, Queen Street.

What: The Rotary Club of Bude, in association with Bude shopkeepers would like to welcome you to Santa's Grotto and Procession and a late night shopping evening.

How much: Free


There are a couple of options to see Father Christmas near Bodmin this year, and both of them involve meeting Santa and receiving a gift.

Autism-friendly Santa Grotto in Bodmin


Where: 1st Castle Canyke Scouts Hut

What: Fully inclusive, this Santa grotto is filled to the brim with love. The day will involve meeting Santa, special gifts and unlimited crafts what more could you want!

Described as "a calm environment with no queues, no rushing around and most of all no pressure for the children or their parent/carer in any way shape or form. The grotto is centred around children with additional needs but all are welcome we just ask that everyone is mindful of that fact."

Tickets must be booked in advance.

How much: £2.50 per child

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

When: Santa Specials will be running throughout December.


When: Saturday 2nd December

Where: Callington Town Hall

What: Visit Santa in his grotto during the Callington Christmas Craft Fair. Every child receives a gift.


Camel Creek

When: throughout December

Where: Camel Creek, Tredinnick, Wadebridge Cornwall PL27 7RA


Light Up Launceston

When: Friday 1st December

Where: Launceston Town Centre

What: Shops will be open late. Lantern Parade led by Father Christmas in his sleigh starts at 6pm from the Methodist Church, then Market St, Southgate Arch, Madford Lane, Westgate St, Town Square and ending at Broad St. Father Christmas will then be in the Town Square.

How Much: Free

St Joseph's School Christmas Fayre

When: Saturday 25th November

Where: St Joseph's School, Launceston

What: Meet Santa in his Grotto at the christmas fayre.

Father Christmas' Tour of the Town

When: 23rd December from 5pm

Where: Launceston Town Centre

What: Look out for Father Christmas on his sleigh as he tours through the town!

How Much: Free


The Siblyback Santa Scamper

When: Saturday 16th December

Where: Siblyback Lake, Liskeard

What: If you fancy watching a whole host of Santas taking part in a fun run, you can head to Siblyback Lake near Liskeard on Saturday 10th December!
The more energetic among you might even want to take part - the minimum age for competitors is 5 years old, and there are a variety of route lengths to suit different running abilities.

Liskeard Lions Santa Sleigh Tour

Santa will be touring the streets of Liskeard


Where: Liskeard Town Centre

What: Santa will be touring the town on his sleigh helped by Lions Club of Liskeard.


Looe Lions Santa Sleigh

Santa will be back out on his sleigh and travelling round the streets of Looe!
Have a look at the Looe Lions Facebook page for more information about his route and the days he will be out.


Meet Father Christmas

When: Saturday 25th November 2023, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Lostwithiel Social Club, Fore Street, Lostwithiel

What: Meet Father Christmas, receive a gift and decorate a biscuit. Only £3 per child


Wadebridge at Christmas


Where: Santa will be on Polmorla Walk, Eddystone Road and Molesworth Street.

What: Late night shopping, Fireworks and see Santa and his Elves

How Much: Free

Multiple Locations

Go Cornwall Santa Bus

Touring round Cornwall - see the timetable here.


The following experiences are not within our geographical area, but are all within and hour's drive.

Eden Project

Plym Valley Railway

Exeter Winter Wonderland