Tickets for the Bowes Museum Christmas events have gone on sale including booking to meet Santa in his grotto.

The Bowes Museum Christmas activities also include a Christmas market with stalls, live music and 'seasonal entertainment'.

What's the Bowes Museum grotto experience?

The Bowes Museum Christmas grotto starts with a toy workshop where children can join the elves to make Christmas craft items to take home. They'll then go through to Santa's grotto, where all children will be given a Christmas gift.

How much do Bowes Museum Christmas grotto tickets cost?

Santa's Bowes Museum grotto tickets cost £12 per child, with no charge for accompanying adults. The Bowes grotto ticket price includes a gift and entry to the Bowes Museum.  Children who are booked to see Santa between December 13-15 will be admitted free of charge to the Christmas Market.

What are the Bowes Museum grotto opening times?

The Bowes Museum grotto is open from Sunday December 1 to Sunday December 22. The opening times are 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2-4.30pm at weekends; 3.30-5.30pm on Decemer 9-11 and 16-18; 3.30-6pm on December 19; and from 3.30-6.30pm on December 20.

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The grotto on December 22 will be a more relaxed meet and greet type of session, where children can approach Father Christmas when they want to.

Grotto tickets are available to book on the Bowes Museum website at

What's on at the Bowes Museum Christmas market?

The Bowes Museum Christmas market will have food and drink stalls and crafts, plus live music and seasonal entertainment. Santa will also be there.

When is the Bowes Museum Christmas market?

The Bowes Museum Christmas market dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 13-15, 10am to 4pm.

How much do Bowes Museum Christmas market tickets cost?

The Bowes Museum Christmas market entry tickets cost £5 for adults, £2.50 for children, and free for pass holders. Christmas market tickets include entry to the Bowes Museum.

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