It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Especially as Father Christmas coming to town and making his way around St Helens early this year.

The Christmas countdown officially begins on November 28, which is the first day of advent and there are lots of events in the area that are perfect for a family day out.

We can’t think of anything better than visiting Santa in his Grotto, but there are also lots of Christmas markets and theatre shows you can see too.

Here’s a roundup of everywhere Father Christmas is visiting in St Helens this year and how you can meet him.

Church Square Shopping Centre

Where: Church Square Shopping Centre, Church Square Shopping Centre, St Helens, WA10 1BN

Church Square is bringing the magical experience of the North Pole to St Helens with a Santa's Grotto this winter.

Enjoy a live 15-minute interactive show with Father Christmas himself, and get a special gift.

Take photos of this magical event to make sure you capture the Christmas experience!

When is it on?

The grotto opens on Saturday November 27 and generally runs from 10am - 5pm. 

Here is the full list of times: 

  • Saturday 27th November | 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 28th November | 11am – 4pm
  • Saturday 4th December | 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 5th December | 11am – 4pm
  • Saturday 11th December | 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12th December | 11am – 4pm
  • Saturday 18th December | 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 19th December | 11am – 4pm
  • Monday 20th December | 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 21st December | 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 22nd Dec | 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday 23rd Dec | 10am – 5pm
  • Friday 24th December | 10am – 3pm

How much are tickets?

Tickets are priced from £7.95 and include one free adult admission. 

Tickets can be purchased via Design My Night.