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The Harrogate Father Christmas Experience 2023

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News from the Elf Village, Harrogate 2023!

This year has seen nearly 3000 believers visit Father Christmas!

From young trainee elves and their grown-ups, to budding codebreakers, to older members of the community, The Elf Village has played host to more wonderful Christmas magic this year, and the fun isn’t over yet! As of today, Tuesday 19th December, we have four more days packed with magical immersive Christmas shows. 

Find out what’s been happening so far and, if you’re booked on, what you can expect! 

Elf Training Workshops

This year, our young trainee elves and their grown-ups were given an extra special task to complete as they arrived. They had to make a wish upon a star for later in the show…

They were then taken into Elf School to be checked off on the good list and go over some Elf and Safety rules before moving on to…

The Forest of Enchanted Wishes, where they were immersed in things so secret that we cannot mention them here, but it did involve their stars from earlier.

Then, it was off to explore through Elf Village, peering into windows as they went on their way to enter the Christmas Tipi to enjoy the main event!

Songs were sung, magic was made, and Father Christmas himself appeared to join in the show.

All trained elves then received their certificates from Father Christmas and their early Christmas presents before heading out to sit in the sleigh and carry on with their magical day.

Codebreaker's Christmas

Budding codebreakers aged 7 to adult took on a brand new mission this year, solving puzzles and working together as one big team to track down Santa and save Christmas for one and all! 

They also managed to solve all the clues and puzzles to unlock their presents and were rewarded with wonderful gifts from Santa to say thank you! 

Last few tickets…

All shows are now sold old except for a few tickets remaining for our 1pm shows on Thurs 21st and Fri 22nd December. Book below:

With thanks to: 

The Harrogate Father Christmas Experience is sponsored by the Harrogate BID and hosted by the Cedar Court Hotel. 

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