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Christmas would not be complete without a visit from Santa Claus - and we've heard a rumour that the man in red will be calling in at some of Nottinghamshire's best-loved attractions and shopping centres.
At this magical time of year youngsters will be able to see Santa in his Grotto and tell him what they would like for Christmas. And as an extra special treat they may even receive a small present to take home with them.
So take a look at some of the places you can see Santa. A full list is available here.
See Santa in Nottingham
Santa has taken time out from his busy schedule at the North Pole to welcome little visitors to both of Nottingham's shopping centres. Visit him at the Victoria Centre from now until Christmas Eve or for something truly special you can see him in him in fabulous 5D at Broadmarsh Centre. Online booking for both is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Father Christmas at attractions
One of the best places to see Santa in Nottinghamshire is on board a train at Great Central Railway. The Santa Specials start on 29th November and run each weekend until Christmas Eve. During their trip children will receive a small gift and there will be seasonal treats on offer to everything. Booking is essential via the website.
Or why not catch Santa as he journeys through Sherwood Forest on a train? At Sherwood Forest Railway, youngsters will be able to give Father Christmas their list and receive a personalised gift while the grown-ups enjoy a mince pie and festive drink. Booking required.
Search for Santa's secret hideaway with Gunthorpe Leisure Boats throughout December. During the river cruise guests can enjoy seasonal refreshments and music before meeting Santa who will be giving out gifts.
Step back in time and experience a Victorian Christmas at Framework Knitters' Museum on 13th December. Explore this fascinating museum by candle light and see the practice of framework knitting brought to life by craftspeople before meeting Santa in his grotto. There will also be chestnuts and crumpets to keep you warm.
Other St. Nicholas highlights include...
- Santa, Elves and Sleighbells at Tropical Butterfly House: 6th - 24th December 2014
- Nottingham Castle: 13th - 14th December and 20th and 21st December 2014
- Steaming Extravaganza at Nottingham Industrial Museum: 14th December 2014
- Traditional Christmas at Kelham Hall: 29th - 30th November 2014
In Notts we love to bowl you over. If you are visiting for the England vs. Australia Ashes Test Match we have some great offers at bars, restaurants and attractions. Offers vary depending on the venue, see individual listings for details.
From: Tuesday, 26th May 2015
To: Monday, 10th August 2015