Where you can meet Santa in and around Knutsford this Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Especially as Father Christmas coming to town and making his way around Knutsford 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 Knutsford this year and how you can meet him.

Santa Sunday Lunch

Where: The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6LJ

Enjoy a magical day with all the family, with children’s entertainment including an extra special visit from Santa, gorgeous Sunday lunch and face painting.

Tomato Soup served with garlic and rosemary focaccia croute (contains gluten, celery).

Traditional roast turkey
Served with Chipolata, sage & onion stuffing, Brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, pan jus (contains gluten, celery)

Mushroom Wellington
Served with roast potatoes, market vegetables and mushroom jus (contains gluten, celery).

Christmas pudding
Served with redcurrants and brandy sauce (contains gluten, sulphites)
Tea or coffee with delicious mini mince pies.

Children’s platter 
Mini slider burger, breaded chicken tenders, mini Margherita pizza, fries, baked beans and Häagen-Dazs ice creams for dessert. 

When is it? 

The Sunday lunch is on Sunday December 5 at 12pm.

Lunch will be served from 1pm and finish at around 5pm. 

How much is it? 

£36.00 per adult

£24.00 per child (2-12 years)

£7.00 per infant (0-1 years)

Tickets can be purchased via the website. 

Festive Afternoon Tea with Santa

Where: The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6LJ

The Mere will host Santa for a festive afternoon tea this winter, with a selection of sandwiches and pastries for everyone to enjoy. 

Roast Turkey
Caramelised onion and sage butter, cranberry sauce (contains gluten, wheat, milk).

Godminster Cheddar Cheese
Autumn fruit chutney (contains gluten, mustard, wheat, milk).

Free-range Egg Mayonnaise
Mustard Cress (contains gluten, egg, mustard).

Lemon and watercress crème fraîche (contains gluten, wheat, milk).

Smoked Salmon
Dill cream cheese (contains gluten, wheat, milk)

Baked Ham
Mustard mayonnaise, rocket salad (contains gluten, wheat, milk)

Scone and Pastries
Freshly baked fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve.

Enjoy an assortment of seasonal afternoon tea pastries and cakes, all served with loose leaf tea or fresh, ground coffee.

When is it? 

Dates for the afternoon tea are Sunday December 12 and Sunday December 19, from 12pm – 4pm. 

How much is it? 

£25.00 per adult

£17.50 per child (2-12 years)

£5.00 per infant (0-1 years)

Tickets can be purchased via the website. 

Knutsford Christmas Mareket

Where: Knutsford Town Centre

Father Christmas will be making a special visit to Knutsford this winter at the Christmas Markets.

Featuring artisan food producers, crafts and gifts from across the region there will be plenty of entertainment and enjoyment here. 

There will be the chance to meet Santa at his grotto, watch the Santa parade and listen to live music. 

When is it? 

Saturday November 27:
Christmas Market – 12 – 7pm
Santa Parade – 5pm on King Street
Christmas Light Switch On – 6pm in Canute Place
Santa’s Grotto all-day

Sunday November 28:
Christmas Market – 11am – 4pm
Santa’s Grotto all-day
Live music from 12pm

How much is it? 

Free for all visitors!

Dunham Massey 

Where: National Trust Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ

Dunham Massey has a Christmas specular this winter with over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds filling the air.

Father Christmas will be along the trail and there will be independent street food vendors bringing tasty treats.

When is it? 

  • Friday November 19 – Sunday November 21
  • Wednesday November 24 – Sunday November 28
  • Wednesday November 1 – Sunday December 5
  • Wednesday December 8 – Sunday Decmeber 12
  • Tuesday December 14 – Friday December 24
  • Sunday December 26 – Sunday January 2

4:30pm*, 4:45pm*, 5:00pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm*, 7:30pm*, 7:45pm*, 8:00pm*, 8:15pm*

*Not available for every date

How much are tickets? 

Tickets are cheaper if you buy them online in advance.

Prices start at £21 for adults and £13.50 for children.

You can book tickets via the Dunham Massey website.