Father Christmas in Essex

Father Christmas was here there, there and everywhere across Essex in 2018 – how does he do it?? We’re just starting to build up the 2019 listing.

The Father Christmas Experience
Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Saturday 16th November 2019 to Tuesday 24th December 2019
“A magical experience that’s full of surprises!”
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Magical Grotto
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Saturday 23rd November 2019 and Sunday 24th November 2019
“Write a letter to Father Christmas, sit in the sleigh, festive crafts, visit the Wish Queen, select a toy, play some festive games, and meet Father Christmas!”
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Children’s Magic of Christmas
RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
Friday 29th November 2019 to Sunday 1st December 2019
“Welcome in the festive season at RHS Garden Hyde Hall with a special Christmas story and the chance to meet the big man himself. As well as meeting Santa, get creative with our Christmas crafts to take home with you.”
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Santa’s Special Trains
Epping Ongar Railway
Saturday 30th November 2019 and Sunday 1st December 2019
“Meet Santa on the train, children receive a present and adults a festive drink and treat.”
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Magical Grotto
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Saturday 30th November 2019 and Sunday 1st December 2019
“Write a letter to Father Christmas, sit in the sleigh, festive crafts, visit the Wish Queen, select a toy, play some festive games, and meet Father Christmas!”
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Steampunk Christmas – Frozen in Time
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sunday 1st December 2019, 9:30am-4:00pm
“Christmas Steampunk Market for Gift Ideas, meet Steampunk Santa, Family Entertainment, Storyteller. Dancers and Steam Train Rides, and a Steampunk Santa!”
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Steam with Santa
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Halstead CO9 3DZ
Saturday 7th December 2019 and Sunday 8th December 2019
“Santa travels on board our luxurious Pullman train, with a present for every child.”
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Magical Grotto
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Saturday 7th December 2019 and Sunday 8th December 2019
“Write a letter to Father Christmas, sit in the sleigh, festive crafts, visit the Wish Queen, select a toy, play some festive games, and meet Father Christmas!”
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Dickensian Christmas
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA
Saturday 7th December 2019 and Sunday 8th December 2019
“A day of magical, festive activities for the whole family.”
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Santa’s Special Trains
Epping Ongar Railway
Saturday 7th December 2019 and Sunday 8th December 2019
“Meet Santa on the train, children receive a present and adults a festive drink and treat.”
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Christmas Fair
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sunday 8th December 2019, 9:30am to 4pm
“Come and meet SANTA in his Grotto, enjoy a miniature steam train ride, meander through our Christmas stalls and join in with our fun entertainment and children’s rides.”
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Steam with Santa
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Halstead CO9 3DZ
Saturday 14th December 2019 and Sunday 15th December 2019
“Santa travels on board our luxurious Pullman train, with a present for every child.”
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Magical Grotto
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Saturday 14th December 2019 and Sunday 15th December 2019
“Write a letter to Father Christmas, sit in the sleigh, festive crafts, visit the Wish Queen, select a toy, play some festive games, and meet Father Christmas!”
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Stow’s Naughty Elves!
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh CM3 6RN
Saturday 14th December 2019 and Sunday 15th December 2019, 10am to 4pm
“15 of Santa’s naughty elves hiding on site will be holding a piece of jigsaw. Collect all the pieces, and take your completed picture to Father Christmas and you will be rewarded with a special gift.”
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Santa’s Special Trains
Epping Ongar Railway
Saturday 14th December 2019 and Sunday 15th December 2019
“Meet Santa on the train, children receive a present and adults a festive drink and treat.”
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Dickensian Christmas
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA
Saturday 14th December 2019 and Sunday 15th December 2019
“A day of magical, festive activities for the whole family.”
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Magical Grotto
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Wednesday 18th December 2019 to Tuesday 24th December 2019
“Write a letter to Father Christmas, sit in the sleigh, festive crafts, visit the Wish Queen, select a toy, play some festive games, and meet Father Christmas!”
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Santa’s Special Trains
Epping Ongar Railway
Saturday 19th December 2019 to Thursday 24th December 2019
“Meet Santa on the train, children receive a present and adults a festive drink and treat.”
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Steam with Santa
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Halstead CO9 3DZ
Saturday 21st December 2019 and Sunday 22nd December 2019 and Monday 23rd December 2019
“Santa travels on board our luxurious Pullman train, with a present for every child.”
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