From Santa’s hidden woodland to breakfast – here are the nine places your kids can meet Santa this year

He’s checked his list, he’s checked it twice – but will your child be there to greet him in one of his festive Grotto’s this year?

Take your children to visit Santa Claus this Christmas at one of his magical Grotto's
Take your children to visit Santa Claus this Christmas at one of his magical Grotto's

If you want to know all the places you can take your children to see Santa Claus this Christmas then keep reading:

Christmas Party at St Hilda's Church

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When: December 19

Children get to spend one-on-one time with Santa at his Christmas Winter Woodland.

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    Time: 4pm to 6pm

    Tickets: £12 per child and booking is essential.

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    Elves workshop and Santa's Grotto at St Hilda’s Pit Head

    When: December 14

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    Santa, sleigh and reindeer displays at St Hilda's Church Gardens.

    Time: 11am – 1pm

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    Tickets: £15 per child and booking is essential.

    Santa Claus at Jingle Bell Square at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

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    When: Every Saturday from, November 30 to December 21

    Time: Times vary.

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    Tickets: £6.50 per child and booking is essential.

    More information: Children will receive a gift and suitable age range is for kids one to 12 years old.

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    Breakfast with Santa at Masons Gin Bar and Bistro

    When: December 15

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    Time: 10am to 12pm

    Tickets: £12 per child and children under the age of one go free.

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    Dinner with Santa at PRIMA South Shields at The Simonside Arms

    When: December 15

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    Time: 4pm

    Tickets: £20 per child and £23.50 per adult

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    Christmas Fayre at Horsley Hill Children's Centre

    When: November 27

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    Time: 3.30pm to 5pm

    Tickets: Free

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    Santa's Winter Woodland at West Boldon Lodge

    When: November 30, December 1, December 7, December 8, December 14, December 15, December 21, December 22 and December 23

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    Time: 9.30am to 5pm

    Tickets: £13 per adults and £15.50 per child and booking is essential.

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    More information: Journey through Elf School, the Enchanted Forest and the Elves' Workshop as you make your way to Santa’s Grotto.

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    When: December 1, December 8, December 15 and December 21

    Time: 12pm to 6.30pm

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    Tickets: £12 per child and booking is essential.

    More information: Post your letter to Santa then meet him in his hidden grotto and receive a special gift.

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    When: December 8, December 15 and December 22

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    Time: 12pm to 3pm

    Tickets: £19.50 per adult and £10.50 per child and

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    More information: Three course festive lunch with a visit from Santa.