It’s the time of year again that excited children write letters to Santa and hope to catch a glimpse of him on Christmas Eve. If you fancy spoiling the kids this year, why not take them to see Santa before Christmas Eve? They say Christmas is best seen through the eyes of a child so a visit to Santa is a sure-fire way to sprinkle some magic.
The most famous place to visit Santa is Lapland, in northern Finland. In Lapland, children can meet Santa, play with his elves, and see real, live reindeer. Visitors can take rides on snow mobiles, toboggans and husky-pulled sleighs. You can book anything from a single day trip to a five-day trip. Prices for package trips begin at €660
Disney’s Enchanted Christmas
At Disney, visitors can spend a festive few days seeing Santa and their favourite Disney characters. Take in the beautiful sight of Disneyland Paris decorated with Christmas trees, garlands, and fairy lights. This year will be an extra special time to visit as the theme park is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, so expect some extra surprises! Events run from 11 November to 7 January. Children’s tickets are available from €42 and adults from €49
If a trip to the North Pole is out, you may like to try Lapland UK instead. Here you will find much of the same things you can find in the Finnish Lapland, such as reindeer, huskies, and of course the elves, and Santa himself. Visitors can go ice skating and exploring the winter wonderland in which Santa and his elves live. Ticket prices start from £65.
Christmas Island: The Santa Experience
Visitors to this Christmas world arrive by train. Children can have their photos taken with Santa’s big red sleigh and then sing and dance with elves before taking a magical sleigh-boat to the island to visit Santa in his grotto. Tickets are €18.50 per child, €4.50 per adult, and €7.50 per infant.