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Father Christmas to spend Christmas time at Milton Keynes Museum

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and this December the most famous VIP of all is ready to set up his grotto at Milton Keynes Museum again.

Father Christmas will be keeping an eye on his reindeer and helping the elves with their present making before heading out on his most special journey on Christmas Eve.

But he has specifically asked to set up his grotto at the Museum so that he can meet as many of Milton Keynes' good boys and girls as possible!

“We are over the moon that Father Christmas has once again chosen to park up his sleigh at the Museum and will spend time with us during his busiest period,” said Museum director Bill Griffiths.

“He loves it here and knows that it's a family friendly place where happy memories are made. When he called from the North Pole to ask if we could stay with us again this year, we were absolutely thrilled!”

The man in the red suit will be at the Museum for the first three weekends in December.

The festive feeling will begin as soon as visitors arrive in the old farmhouse, which will be hosting its Victorian Christmas event.

Step inside the parlour and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or squash while you warm yourselves by the roar of the real fire.

It's the season to be jolly so sing like it is with a carol session before stepping into a bygone time in the Museum's Street of Shops where it will definitely snow during your visit.

Finally, families will make their way to the new gallery and that magical meeting with Father Christmas in his grotto.

“This is your chance to enjoy a traditional Victorian Christmas with lots of charm,” Bill promised, “And the Museum is one place where you are guaranteed to get snow in Milton Keynes in December!” Bill added.

“We want everyone to have a fabulously festive time with us, and will once again be running 'quiet hours' too. Forget the seasonal stresses and come along for some guaranteed festive fun."

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Families can visit Father Christmas as follows:

Fridays 3rd, 10th and 17th December, 4.30pm-7pm

Sat/Sun 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th December (museum will be open 10.30am - 4.30pm, grotto opens 11.30am-5pm)

Quiet hours: Sat 4th & 18th and Sun 12th 10am-10.30am

Advance booking is essential and tickets are expected to sell fast.

Entry is £9 per child and every child (0-12 years old) will receive a special gift to take home.

(Museum admission tickets MUST be bought with tickets to see Santa if visitors do not already have a valid re-entry ticket).


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