Where to meet Santa in Oxford and across Oxfordshire

Where to see Santa in Oxford and across Oxfordshire. Santa’s Grottos in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Where to meet Santa in Oxfordshire this Christmas

Have you been naughty, or have you been nice? For children, one of the highlights of the festive season has to be a visit to see Father Christmas himself, a.k.a. Santa Claus, in his grotto. And as all the little ones have been extra good this year, we’re putting together this growing list of where to meet Santa in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Christmas.

Millets Farm Centre, Frilford

Santa’s Grotto at Millets Farm Centre

Santa’s Grotto at Millets Farm Centre

13 November to 24 December
Millets Farm Centre

Frosts Garden Centre are thrilled to announce the return of our famous Santa’s Grotto at their Millets Farm Centre location. Their team of elves have been working extra hard this year to bring you a new magical experience for everyone to enjoy.

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Please note this event is now sold out.

Yarnton Home & Garden, Kidlington

Yarnton Magic Garden and Christmas Grotto

Yarnton Magic Garden and Christmas Grotto

Until 24 December
Yarnton Home & Garden

Yarnton Magic Garden and Christmas Grotto is back this year. There’s the chance to create the perfect reindeer food, write a letter to Father Christmas that you can either give to him or post later, and see and talk to Father Christmas about all your Christmas wishes. You may even have the chance to sing some lovely carols with him and the excited elves!

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Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford

Believe - Santa’s Magical Reindeer Grotto at Westgate Oxford

Believe at Westgate Oxford

26 November to 24 December
Westgate Oxford

This year, Westgate is hosting ‘Believe - Santa’s Magical Reindeer Grotto’ – children will be entertained by a very special reindeer Norbert, they’ll make reindeer food in readiness for Christmas Eve, and they’ll have a one to one with Santa! All children will receive a wrapped gift of an age-appropriate book to take home.

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Hotel Du Vin, Henley

Henley Christmas Festival 2019 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Henley Christmas Festival 2021

26 November
Henley-on-Thames Town Centre

As part of Henley’s Christmas Festival on 26 November, Tom Ryan and Paula Price-Davies have arranged for a very special guest at the Hotel Du Vin – Santa Claus himself. Thanks to local support, this Santa’s Grotto is free to all, with a gift for every child.

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Oxford Castle & Prison, Oxford

Christmas at the Oxford Castle & Prison

Christmas at the Castle

27 & 28 Nov, 04, 05, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 23 & 23 Dec.
Oxford Castle & Prison

Santa is coming to town! Meet Father Christmas and enjoy some fun festive activities. The Castle Elves will welcome you to the ‘South Pole’, the winter wonderland. Each family will be individually taken to the ‘North Pole’ to meet Santa in his grotto, and not to mention, take some photos with him too!

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Cogges Manor Farm, Witney

Father Christmas at Cogges Manor Farm

Father Christmas at Cogges Manor Farm

28 Nov and 05, 12 and 19 Dec
Cogges Manor Farm, Witney

Come and meet Father Christmas at Cogges Manor Farm on Sundays 28 November and 05, 12 and 19 December between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The session will include a craft activity, a story with Father Christmas and a small gift for every child.

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Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton

Christmas Fairytale 2021 at Fairytale Farm

Christmas Fairytale 2021 at Fairytale Farm

04 to 24 December
Fairytale Farm

This is a relaxed and personal visit to the Grotto, with time for your entire family to meet and greet Santa. Santa is just how you would expect him to be – magical, very friendly and wanting to spend time chatting with your little ones before giving each of them a wrapped present.

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Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot

Steam Into Christmas at Didcot Railway Centre

Steam into Christmas at Didcot Railway Centre

04, 05, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 22 & 23 December
Didcot Railway Centre

Climb aboard a train of vintage carriages with a private compartment for each group and listen for the whistle and whoosh of steam as the train sets off on a journey to meet Father Christmas. Santa is letting his reindeer take a rest ahead of Christmas Eve, and he will be on a special train full of presents in a wonderfully decorated Victorian station.

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Looking for more festive things to do? See our full guide to Christmas in Oxfordshire.