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Christmas Event, Sat 14 Dec 2019, free entry

Father Christmas At Home

Father Christmas At Home


Wakefield One,
Burton Street,

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What better way to experience the magic of Christmas than with a visit to Santa? But this is no ordinary grotto. Wakefield Museum invites your little ones (and you, too!) to take a trip back in time to the 19th century, and visit a more historical Father Christmas as he relaxes in his Dickensian home.

You’ll find this jolly old Saint Nicholas wearing a traditional robe as he waits to greet little visitors in his parlour – the “Front Room” of Wakefield Museum. But his ancient attire isn’t the only thing that makes this visit to Father Christmas stand out from the rest.

There are no queues here, so no endless lines and bored children. Instead, visitors take a number, and as they eagerly await their turn to tell Santa how good they’ve been, kids (and grown-ups!) can take part in 19th century-inspired craft activities. After craft-time is over, children meet and greet Father Christmas and receive a Victorian-themed gift.

And best of all, this magical adventure is completely free.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Dec 2019 10:00 to 15:00


Free entry

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Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68351 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield City Centre. Located behind Wakefield's County Hall.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups