We all need a little bit of extra magic this Christmas...

What makes Christmas special to you? To lots of boys and girls it's all about a visit to the big man in the red suit. So with the forever changing restrictions that are in place, we have scoured the internet for some extra special sparkle, to bring some festive cheer from a safe and social distance!

Send your photo to Santa

Moments last a minute. Photographs last a lifetime!

These are a great alternative to visiting the big man himself this year with the restrictions in place for Santa visits.

The images are made up of an photograph taken by the you (needs to be landscape orientation).

They’re £10 for 1. £17.50 for 2.

Just email your photograph to info@emily-green.co.uk with SANTA as your email subject. For more information on Emily her website here

Santa is coming out of ICE-solation to Wetherby

The Wetherby Lions’ much-loved Santa’s Sleigh is coming out of 'ICE-solation' and is ready to bring some much-needed cheer to you all. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions this year, Santa will unfortunately be unable to stop and talk to the children. He does of course, still really enjoy seeing everyone, so he asks that you all stay inside and wave to him from your window or front door.

You can see Santa on the streets of Wetherby from Thursday 3rd December to see the specific dates and nightly locations <click here> You can also see exactly where Santa is each night between 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm on his tracker <click here>

Santa’s Elves will not be collecting donations on the outings. However you can still make online donations via the Wetherby Lions’ Virgin Money Giving page. <Donate here>

Santa will also be making an appearance at Morrisons Supermarket car park on the Saturdays of 12th and 19th December, again he will be 'socially distanced' however he will be pleased to see you to give a wave.

NOTE: Santa is subject to the travel restrictions in place as part of 'Lockdown 2', should these restrictions not be lifted or other limiting ones put in place, Santa will not travel on the planned visits. You can check the position on his news page <click here>

Santa at Stockeld

Still want to visit Santa in person.

At Stockeld Park, they always like to make Santa feel at home and so as always, they have prepared him a beautiful, cosy log cabin ready for his arrival all the way from Lapland! Everything is set up so that your visit will comply with all of the latest social distancing guidelines. So get your family together and throw yourselves into the spirit of Christmas!

Stockeld Park are very lucky to have the man who makes Christmas visit every year! Their Santa’s Grotto is the most wonderful experience for both adults and children. With twinkling lights and Santa in a rustic wooden cabin, the whole family will feel the festive cheer here!

Subject to availability. Santa needs to check on his elves and reindeer every night, so ticket sales will cease once he has no time left available to see any more children each day.

NOTE: Please check before you travel on the current restrictions in place.

Click here for more details and how to book.

Portable North Pole

Personalise a video or why not create a magical Santa call Portable North Pole (PNP) is an online platform used by Santa and his elves to send personalized video messages and calls to the people you care about most anywhere around the world.

In just a few simple steps, you can help Santa gather all the information he needs about your loved one and create a tailor-made video message or phone call that is positively magical. But that isn't all Santa and his magical elves have in store! To create truly unforgettable memories, you can even download a HD version of your video to keep for years to come.

There is a cost involved on this service so please ensure you read their terms and conditions before placing an order.

Find out more here

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