Santa 2017If my blog stats are accurate then many of you are a lot more organised than me (although I probably didn’t need numbers compiling to tell me that).

Last year’s Looking to find the man in red?, a list of where the bearded one and his helpers were appearing in and near Lincolnshire, has been steadily gaining views again since early this October.  Despite my usual “not until at least after Halloween” ruling I had considered doing my usual Father Christmas visit round-up earlier this year.  My post Putting the heart into Halloween might explain why I never managed to but, as I’ve also seen certain venues are already selling out, I thought I better get on with it now.  You never know, it might make me get on with booking our visit too, after all it’s not that long until he has to return to the North Pole to see to his global duties.

As always, live events can be subject to last minute changes and selling out so be sure to check booking details before you travel and certainly before promising anything to excitable mini ones! 

And, if you know of one we’ve missed, then please email with the link and I’ll be happy to add it.

Ark Wildlife Park, Stickney
Various dates between December 2nd and Christmas Eve

Baytree Garden Centre, Weston, Spalding
Various date between November 4th and Christmas Eve

Belton House, near Grantham
Various December dates

Boston Pescod Square
Various December dates
Facebook event

Brigg Garden Centre
Various dates in November and December

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
Various December dates

Doddington Hall, near Lincoln
SOLD OUT (waiting list available)

Downtown Boston
December 2nd and 3rd

Downtown Grantham Garden Centre
Various November and December dates

Downtown Grantham Superstore
Supper with Santa – Various November and December dates

Dunholme Community Christmas Fayre, St Chad’s Primary School
November 24th

Elsham Hall
SOLD OUT (December 1st, 3rd, 15th, 17th)
Facebook page

Fillingham Trees, near Gainsborough
December 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th

Hildreds Shopping Centre, Skegness
Various December dates

Holbeach St Nicholas Community Fayre
December 2nd and 3rd

Hykeham Lions
Various December dates
Facebook page

Johnsons Garden Centre, Boston
Various November and December dates

Kelham Hall, near Newark
November 25th and 26th

Kirton in Lindsey Fair Gardens
Various November and December dates

Lincoln area – Lincolnshire Firefighters Escort Santa’s Sleigh
December 15th-19th
Facebook post

Lincoln Castle
Various December dates

Lincoln Santa Fun Run & Walk 2017
(No grotto but hundreds of Santas!)
December 17th

Lincolnshire Showground Food and Gift Fair
(No grotto but Santa will be visiting on his sleigh)
December 2nd and 3rd

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Friskney
Various December dates

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
December 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th

Lincoln, Wacky Warehouse, Newark Road
Breakfast with Santa, December 9th, 17th, 23rd
Facebook event

Lincoln, Windmill Farm, off Whisby Road
Breakfast with Santa, December 23rd
Facebook event

LMS Country Store Christmas Market, Wellingore
December 2nd
LMS Facebook

Normanby Hall, near Scunthorpe
Various December dates

North Hykeham Fun Farm
Come dine with Santa – December 13th
Facebook event

North Scarle Miniature Railway
December 10th and 17th

Oldrids, Boston
Tea with Santa – December 14th

Oldrids, Gainsborough
November 25th and 26th

Oldrids, Scunthorpe
December 16th and 17th

Oliver Boat Trips, Brayford, Lincoln
Various November and December dates

The Pink Pig Farm, near Scunthorpe
Various December dates

Rand Farm Park, near Wragby
Various November and December dates

Reepham School Christmas Fair
December 2nd
Visit Facebook event

The Ritz, Lincoln 
Breakfast with Santa – December 19th-21st
Facebook event

Rufford Abbey Country Park
Various dates between November 18th and December 23rd
Facebook event

Scunthorpe Christmas Lights Switch On
November 25th
Facebook event

Sherwood Forest
Santa Paws Dog Grotto
December 9th and 10th
Facebook event

Springfields, Spalding
Various November and December dates

Sundown Adventureland, Rampton, near Retford
Various November and December dates

Tattershall Farm Park
December 2nd and 3rd
Facebook event

Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln
December 1st-24th

White Post Farm, Farnsfield
From November 25th

The Winter Express
December 20
The Poacher Community Rail Partnership will be taking the train from Nottingham to the North Pole (Boston) to watch the Polar Express in 3D.  On the train there will be activities, treats and on the way home a very special guest.  Booking essential.

If you’re looking for a special seasonal experience further afield then take a look at Daisy’s pick of 10 Amazing Father Christmas Visits in the UK on her family travel blog Dais Like These