Christmas is a magical time on the Isle of Wight and the perfect place for little ones to visit the main man, Santa Claus/Father Christmas/St Nick or whatever moniker you choose for the jolly man in red. Read our guide to where to meet him this December…
The Needles Star of Wonder Christmas Grotto brings sacks of fun for all the family. New for 2018 is the theme ‘Star of Wonder’ and you will find elves lining the streets, sprinkled with snow. Visit Father Christmas in his festive grotto and see special guest ‘Chuck the Chimp’ on the last weekend.
15-16 & 22-23 December
Visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway for the Santa Specials. There’s a traditional festive atmosphere with live Christmas music, market, entertainment and magic shows. Stroll through the Winter Wonderland then relax on the 10-mile round trip through the Island’s countryside, aboard a majestic steam train.
15, 16, 21 & 23 December
Tapnell Farm Park are welcoming some special guests this Christmas. Santa will once again be bringing two real reindeer to hang out at Tapnell, to take a quick break before they head off on their epic journey around the world on Christmas Eve. He will also be visiting with some different friends on other weekends in December,an unexpected assistant – the usually grumpy, and especially naughty, Mr Grinch.
15-16 & 21, 22 & 23 December
Santa is popping along to Arreton Barns this Christmas to meet each good little girl and boy. If you’ve been good this year (we’re sure you have) you will receive a gift.
But don’t forget to tell him your Christmas wishes!
1-16 & 22-24 December