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Looking for a Christmas day out to remember? Wondering where the best place to see Santa is? Take your little ones on a magical day out to see Father Christmas in Hampshire. 

This year Father Christmas will be taking time out of his busy schedule and popping up across Hampshire in several top attractions to spread the festive cheer. You'll find Santa, his elves and even Mother Christmas on a steam train, canoeing down the Beaulieu River, at the top of a tower and even at museums! 

Read on for our ultimate guide to the top places to see Santa in Hampshire this Christmas.  

Father Christmas Spinnaker Tower

Breakfast with Santa at Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth  

Santa returns to the Spinnaker Tower this Christmas, and he's tucking into breakfast to make sure he is full of energy for a busy day of festive preparations! Join Santa and his elves in the Spinnaker Kitchen and Bar for some festive fun. Enjoy a continental-style breakfast, served in the spacious Spinnaker Kitchen and Bar overlooking the bustling harbour, hosted by Santa and his merry elves. 

Find out more about break with Santa at the Spinnaker Tower 

Christmas at Paultons

Christmas at Paultons Park, Near Romsey 

Paultons Park will be welcoming visitors for their new Celebration of Christmas, including a range of seasonal delights for everyone to enjoy! This year's festive season will see the park transformed into a Christmas wonderland with magical illuminations across the site. Peppa fans will have the opportunity to meet Peppa and George in their seasonal outfits and enjoy seeing Peppa's world dressed for the occasion with festive music to set the scene too. Additionally, Santa's Special Christmas Show featuring Father Christmas himself will run twice daily with additional performances from Frosty in his 'Snowtime Show'. 

Find out more about Christmas at Paultons Park 

Christmas Canoe Paddle with Father Christmas at New Forest Activities, New Forest National Park  

Join New Forest Activities for a festive paddle on the Beaulieu River to find Santa this Christmas. Enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of the river's beautiful nature reserve, with the river offering up some of its more stunning sights on a fresh Winter's Day. You will set sail in stable and safe, Canadian style canoes with the added excitement that you will be meeting Santa on the river in his boat full of Christmas gifts! Each child will receive a gift from Santa. Please note: Places must be pre-booked in advance. 

Find out more about New Forest Activities Christmas Canoe 

Father Christmas' Flying Visit at The Hawk Conservancy Trust  

Evergreen the mischievous elf is up to his old tricks again! Last year he ate all the mince pies and so Father Christmas has sent him to work at the Hawk Conservancy Trust to make presents under the beady watch of Elder the Barn Owl. She keeps an eye on all elves, boys and girls every year so that Father Christmas knows who to put on his naughty and nice lists. 

Father Christmas and more of his magical team of owls will be stopping at the Trust for this special family event. Find out what mischief Evergreen the elf is up to this year and watch the magical owls fly. 

Find out more about Father Christmas’ Flying Visit at The Hawk Conservancy Trust  

Children's Christmas Special at Bursledon Brickworks 

Their smallest but sweetest event of the year is dedicated to everyone who truly believes in magic.  Father Christmas will be taking a day out from his very busy December schedule just for us and coming to the 'works to hand out gifts to his smallest fans!  

Find out more about Children's Christmas Special at Bursledon Brickworks 

See our full guide to what’s on this Christmas in Hampshire 

See our guide to Winter in Hampshire 

Planning a Christmas getaway? Check out our accommodation in Hampshire