The holiday season is upon us, and there's no better way to get into the festive spirit than by visiting the jolly old man himself – Santa Claus! If you're in Southampton and are wondering where to take the family to catch a glimpse of St. Nick, you're in luck. Below, you'll find all the enchanting locations in Southampton where Santa will be spreading cheer and joy.
Whether you're looking for a traditional Santa's grotto experience, a chance to enjoy a delicious meal with the family, or the thrill of receiving a special gift, we've got you covered. Get ready to make cherished holiday memories with your loved ones as we explore the top places to see Santa in Southampton this Christmas.
Meet Santa in John Lewis & Partners’ interactive grotto! Can you crack the code and unlock the door to meet Santa? Work your way through John Lewis’ interactive grotto with the help of some mischievous little helpers. Complete your mission and you'll meet Santa, have your photo taken and receive a very special gift. To purchase your tickets, click here.
This holiday season, add a dash of magic to your morning by enjoying a delicious breakfast with the jolly man himself, Santa Claus, at IKEA Southampton. It's the perfect way to sprinkle some joy into your day. For more dates, activities, and booking information, click here.
To add to all the excitement of this year’s Christmas Market, Father Christmas will also be making some special Sunday visits to join in the fun. He will be roaming the market from 12pm - 2pm. For more details click here.
Meet Father Christmas this December at Tudor House and Garden. With every visit, each ticket includes a crafty activity and admission to the grounds where you can follow their Christmas Tudor House Mouse Trail. Children will receive a surprise traditional gift. Suitable for children under the age of 16 years old. To book your visit, click here.
Come meet Santa and Mrs Elf at Sea Life Play Centre in the Marlands. All children will receive a hot chocolate, a gift from Santa, and one free digital photo taken by MB Photography. Each ticket includes full use of the play centre and a range of Christmas crafts including biscuit making. Click here to book.
Santa will be making two very special visits this year to The Grand! Experience the magic of Christmas and take the pressure off whilst you get treated to culinary delights by expert chefs. Indulge in a delightful festive feast while Santa stops by to greet the children in this beautiful historic venue. Book your table here.
Mayflower Theatre is welcoming a very special guest this December! On 20th and 21st December, treat the whole family to a magical afternoon tea with Santa. Santa's elf will welcome you in their sparkling foyer and usher you up to their Ovation Suite where you will feast on sweet treats and dainty sandwiches. Every child will receive a special gift to take home from Santa every child to take home plus, snap as many photos as you wish to remember your visit. To book and to view their adult and child menus, click here.