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Visit Father Christmas

One of the most magical parts of Christmas for small children is meeting Father Christmas. There are some fantastic grottos and chances to meet Father Christmas across East Herts this winter. Book soon to avoid disappointment!

In East Herts

Hertford Christmas Gala

The annual Christmas gala will be held on Friday 24 November as well as street entertainment and a festive market the gala also includes a Christmas grotto.

More information is available on the Hertford.gov.uk website.

Ware Dickensian Evening

Held on Friday 1 December the Ware Dickensian Evening is fun for all the family. More information is available on the Ware Dickensian Evening website.

Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre

The Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre will return on Saturday 2 December throughout the main high street in Bishop's Stortford. The Grotto will be located at 21 North Street, with all proceeds being donated to a local Bishop's Stortford charity. More information is available on the Bishop's Stortford Town Council website.

Much Hadham Village Hall

Taking place in the village hall on Sunday 26 November, the Christmas market and craft fair includes a visit from Father Christmas.

Father Christmas in Buntingford

Open Saturday and Sundays from 18th November. More details are available on the Buckland Barn website.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto at Van Hage opens on Saturday 18 November and runs everyday until 24 December.

For more information and to book your tickets please visit the Van Hage website.

Around East Herts

Father Christmas & Festive Fun

Meet Father Christmas and his helpers at Hatfield Forest, with several dates from Wednesday 6 December. Booking is essential, please visit the National Trust website for more info.

The Magic of Christmas

At The Old Rectory Farm in Walkern, The Magic of Christmas is open Saturday and Sundays. Visits include a gift from Santa and a personalised letter. More details are available on The Magic of Christmas website.

Santa Cruise

The Lea Valley Boats Centre are running 1 hour Father Christmas cruises on the 16 and 17 December. More details are available on the Lee Valley Boats Centre website.

The Frost Fair

Held over four days the Frost Fair at Hatfield House has something for everyone, including the chance to meet Father Christmas. More information is available on the Hatfield House website.

Santa Spectacular

Taking place from 22 November - 24 December at Willows Activity Farm in St Albans, the Santa Spectacular provides a full day of indoor and outdoor Christmas fun. Tickets are available on the Willows Activity Farm website.

Audley End

The Christmas special at Audley End Miniature Railway includes a train ride to meet Father Christmas, gift for every child and festive activities. More details are available on the Audley End Railway website.