Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2021 – Meet Santa and More

There are some magical events happening this Christmas 2021 in West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. I’ve put them into one big post so here you will find the best Christmas events near you – where you can meet Santa and more. Don’t forget to book in advance this winter.

Please keep up-to-date with government guidance before booking or visiting. I am unsure of the following attractions policies on cancellations of events. Please check with them in advance. It may also be an idea to check with the attraction that everything is as advertised the day before you visit.

Please also double-check the event descriptions on the attraction’s website as the below information could change. It is essential that you read their own information carefully.


Boston Park Farm – Christmas at the farm – South Yorkshire – To be confirmed

Info from a previous event – Things are going to be a little different for Christmas at the farm this year due to all the restrictions in place.  But we still want you to be able to enjoy a visit to the farm with some extra Christmas fun. From 12th December there will be a festive hunt around our nature trail, where children will need to solve a Christmas riddle in order to receive a treat. 

Address: Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6DS

When? TBC

How much/do you have to prebook? TBC

Cannon Hall Farm – Santa – South Yorkshire – Dates confirmed, tickets on sale soon

Our event team have been hard at work coming up with an amazing new festive experience guaranteed to delight and enchant. We’re known for our magical Christmas experiences – and for 2021 we’re bringing a Christmas cracker.
We’re still finalising our Christmas plans (we were waiting on the latest round of government announcements to give us more information) but all will be revealed in two weeks time when tickets go on sale.

Cannon Hall Farm

Address: Bark House Ln, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT

When? 4th – 24th December

How much/do you have to prebook? TBC

Eureka! – Santa’s Grotto – West Yorkshire – To be confirmed

Info from a previous event – Santa Claus IS coming to town… Visit him in his socially-distanced Grotto at Eureka! this Christmas. Ain’t no virus gonna stop THIS guy from visiting.


Address: Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE

When? TBC

How much/Do you have to prebook? TBC

Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2021 – Meet Santa and More

Harewood House – Harewoods Festive Season – West Yorkshire – Tickets on Sale Now

Delve into a voyage of the imagination this festive season, as Harewood recounts a Christmas tale and the House reveals its magic to all those in need of whimsical wonder.

Christmas is back and Harewood House has much missed the company of visitors from far and wide. Created by connoisseurs of make-believe Lord Whitney, the House shares its favourite memory of when a little girl was granted a festive wish to experience a Christmas like no other. 

Address: Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE

When? 13th November 2021 to 3rd January 2022

How much/do you have to prebook? There are varying prices for different events

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – The Elf Express – West Yorkshire – Tickets on Sale Now

Now in its second year, the new Christmas adventure is returning to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Arriving at Oxenhope, your Gateway to an exciting family adventure, you’ll meet some of Santa’s Elves and who will give you a Golden Ticket – your passport to an exciting journey to Kringle Town’s Winter Wonderland. When the time is right, take a seat in your own private compartment and enjoy the ride to Kringle Town Station to meet Santa and his friends….and more.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Address: The Railway Station, Haworth, BD22 8NJ

When? Every weekend from Saturday 27th November to Sunday 19th December AND will run up to Christmas from Monday 20th December – Christmas Eve.

How much? Compartments for up to 4 people from £90, £110 for up to 6 people.

Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Whistlestop Valley – Three Christmas Events – West Yorkshire – tickets on sale now

Mrs Claus Christmas adventure – selected dates in November and December – Bring your little ones (age 0-5) on Mrs Claus’ BRAND NEW Christmas Adventure at the KLR and enjoy a magical day out.

Christmas Elf Experience – selected dates from 4-24th December – WHOOPS!  Two of Santa’s cheeky elves have missed the sleigh and failed to make it to the North Pole! So, Santa has set them to work, recruiting new elves into the festive ranks. Have you got what it takes to join Team Santa?  Come and find out in our BRAND NEW Christmas Elf Experience at Clayton West Station!

Santa Specials – selected dates from 27th November to 24th December – This festive season, step aboard the steam-heated carriages of our Santa Specials & be transported to the North Pole. Whilst at the North Pole, you will have a one-on-one meeting with the big guy himself inside his cosy grotto, filled with sacks of presents for the good girls & boys.

Kirklees Light Railway

Address: Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ

When? See above

How much/do you have to prebook? Prices are available online

Best Christmas Events West and South Yorkshire 2021

Lotherton Hall – Christmas Experience – West Yorkshire – Tickets on sale now

Come and take a stroll on our magical woodland walk. Follow our twinkling lights, down winding paths and you’ll discover the enchanting installations of the Christmas traditions. 

Come on down to our elven bivouac to meet Santa, Snowy Flake and his friends under the magical wishing tree for stories and elf tales . Visit Dizzy Bells outside the Reindeer Emporium and take home some magical reindeer feed for Rudolph on Christmas Eve. Pop by and say hello to Postmaster Pippin McJingles outside Ye Olde Post Office Central to ensure your letter to Santa is safely on its way. Finally meet the main man himself outside Santa’s Cabin for a special Christmas one to one, and a little present for the journey home….and much more

Lotherton Hall

Address: Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB

When? Selected dates in November and December

How much? Prices vary greatly depending on what you want to book

Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Sheffield Cathedral – The Beginning – South Yorkshire – Tickets released at different times

Sheffield Cathedral will once again be transformed by its Christmas lights spectacular, celebrating the wonder and joy of the festive season

Address: Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6DS

When? 30th November to 5th December

How much/do you have to prebook? Adults £7.50, children 3-15 £6.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park – Winter Illuminations – South Yorkshire – Tickets on sale now

The Winter Illumination light and lantern trail is returning to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, with 4 enchanted worlds to journey through, which will be your favourite? Under the Sea? World of Fantasy? Animal Adventure? OR Fairytale Kingdom…. 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Address: Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Branton, Doncaster DN4 6TB

When? Selected dates in November, December and January

How much/Do you have to prebook? Standard illuminations ticket per adult £20, £17 per child age 3-15. Other pricing options are available.

Best Christmas Events West Yorkshire & South Yorkshire 2020