Visit Father Christmas in his grotto 2019

Meet Father Chrstmas in his cosy, traditional grotto

(Sold Out) Visit Father Christmas in his delightful, traditional grotto at Chirk Castle.

All tickets are now SOLD OUT.

Father Christmas returns to Chirk Castle to take up residence in his traditional grotto once again. He's brought presents for some very special visitors, so we hope you've been good!

Booking details

Tickets for the Father Christmas grotto this year are pre-book only. Please book online:

The grotto is available weekends 7&8, 14&15 and 21&22 December 2019. This year there are also some special Friday grotto sessions for younger children, or if you want to visit on a quieter day.

The grotto is located in the castle courtyard. For details of our 'Christmas of make-believe' event runing from 30 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day) please see the separate event page.

Tickets for the grotto are £6 each (including booking fee), which includes a visit with Father Christmas and a present. There are 5 tickets available for each 15 minute time slot.

A normal admission ticket is also required - prices are on our website. For National Trust members normal admission is free.

If possible, please bring your booking confirmation with you on the day of your visit (we do have a list so if you can't bring your confirmation it isn't a problem). There may be a brief wait at the grotto before entry. The grotto is based inside, however the waiting area might be cold so please dress appropriately.