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Santa Experience bookings go live……….

Sorry, we know we might be a little bit early (especially as the sun is finally shining!) but we thought that you might like to know that our Santa Experience tickets are now on sale; and this year you can book online as well!

After all, there is a reason why families return year after year to join us for our Santa Experience, it really is the most magical event on the River Ouse!

Santa clearly works hard all year around and especially in December when he somehow manages to find the time to visit all of the especially well behaved boys and girls before Christmas and he tells us that the City Cruises York Santa Experience is the most unique venue that he visits in the city.

Your Santa experience begins as you are welcomed into our Grotto, cleverly hidden away underneath the beautiful Lendal Bridge. Upon entering, the Santa Experience Captain will check all of the children off the special list that we receive from Lapland. If you have any pushchairs, then you are welcome to leave these in the safety of our Reindeer Pen (they will all be away on business with Santa at this time so there will be plenty of room).

You will then be warmly greeted by Santa’s good friend Mary Christmas, who will gladly show you to your reserved seating and distribute the magic bells.

And we can’t tell you too much more about what happens next, that would spoil the magic. But we can guarantee that Santa Claus himself will find his way aboard and the whole family will the most wonderful time on board our Santa Experience in 2017.

How do we book?

There are now three ways to book; by telephone, in person at our Sales Office or online. 

To book online click here.

When booking online, you will need to do the following:

Select the number of people in your party (excluding any Infants aged under 1 unless you are purchasing a full child ticket for them to include a seat and refreshments).

Select your date, time and then the various ticket types that you require.

Enter your details including name, email address and home address.
Very important: In the “Comments box”, please enter the name, age and gender of all children in your party including infants under 1 year old. This means that we can pass these details onto Lapland to make sure that Santa brings an age and gender appropriate gift that is personalised for your little ones.

Then proceed to checkout.

One of our Sales Team will also follow up your booking with a courtesy call within a few days of your booking to ensure that we have all of your details correct.

Santa, Mary and all of the City Cruises York team look forward to welcoming you aboard in December…..