Five ways to have free Christmas fun

Christmas can be an expensive season… but it doesn’t have to be

1) A letter from Santa

Letter to Santa

Write to Santa at his grotto in Reindeerland

Get a personalised letter from Santa for FREE (well, the price of a stamp) via the Royal Mail.

The letters need to be sent to either Santa or Father Christmas, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ. And, for 2015,  they need to arrive by Sunday 6th December. You must include your little one’s name and address.

2) Colouring


Free colouring in sheets with Festive Fun

Fancy a festive colouring in session? Free Fun Christmas does free printable templates – reindeers, baubles and, of course, Santa. You don’t even need to sign up.


3) Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

Switch on and light up

Christmas Lights switch on events are usually organised by the local council, sponsored by shops and businesses.

But sometimes individual families put on better displays, often to raise money for charity. It’s a huge deal in America and it’s spreading over here. Christmas Lights Finder tells you where you can find your nearest display.


4) Track Santa

Track Santa

Track Santa as he does his job

The Official Santa Tracker only works from December  and really picks up on Christmas Eve. You track where in the world Santa is and CGI images showhim flying over famous landmarks and a running total of how many presents he’s delivered at any moment. It’s run by volunteers for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).


5) Listen to the Christmas story


Celebrate Christmas with Cbeebies

Get your little one involved with the Christmas story with the help of every toddler’s favourite channel Cbeebies. They explain the Nativity story in an age-approropate way with the help of sand drawings.