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Best places to see Santa in Cornwall

Ho, Ho, Ho

We all know Santa is a busy man at this time of year with all that list making and checking but luckily for us, he’s still found time to come to Cornwall quite a few times in the run up to the big day. Here’s a round up of some of the best:

Eden Project – Father Christmas will be at Cornwall’s most popular attraction each day from 25th November. You’ll be invited to see ‘behind the scenes’ as Santa and the Elves read children’s letters and get the stockings ready. Then there’s a story in front of the fire before meeting Father Christmas himself. Booking is essential.

Truro Reindeer Parade – Father Christmas comes to Truro accompanied by real reindeer on 29th November. They start off in Victoria Square at 6pm followed by a parade through the city accompanied by Camborne Youth Band.

Tudor Christmas at Trerice – Trerice is an Elizabethan manor house not far from Newquay and they celebrate Christmas as it would have been 400 years ago. A special Tudor Father Christmas will be at the house at weekends from 2nd December to 17th December and he will be telling traditional tales from the past before giving each child a gift

Lappa Valley Santa Train – as a complete contrast, why not hop aboard the Santa Steam Train at Lappa Valley and travel to his magical Christmas grotto. There’s lots to do while you wait to meet Father Christmas including children’s entertainers, mince pies and mulled wine for the adults, Christmas card colouring and letter writing. Each child gets a present before it’s time to get back on board the train home. Booking is essential as the trains sold out last year.

If you’d rather dress up as Santa yourself rather than meet him, why not take part in the Cornwall Hospice Care Truro Santa Run on 3rd December. You can run, jog or walk this 3km course through the city streets dressed in full Santa costume – you even get a beard – while raising money for charity

Bedruthan Steps’ Grotto – Just a stone’s throw from us here at The Park you’ll find Bedruthan Steps, which creates a special winter wonderland each Christmas. Expect Nordic helpers, elves, snow and of course Father Christmas himself. This is a real day out and well worth a visit.

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