Visiting Santa Claus in his grotto is a magical experience for little ones at Christmas — so we've round up where you can find the man in red in Huddersfield this festive season.

Good boys and girls can tell Father Christmas what's top of their wishlist this year at grottos around Huddersfield , at garden centres, shopping centres and other venues.

Find your nearest grotto with our guide and create family memories that will last a lifetime.

Visit Santa in Huddersfield

Santa's Candy Cane Palace at Cathedral House

Visit Santa at Cathedral House
Visit Santa at Cathedral House

Where: St Thomas Road, Huddersfield HD1 3LG

When: Open now until Christmas Eve: Thursdays 10am-noon and 2pm-6pm; Fridays 10am-noon and 2pm-4pm; Saturday 10am-4pm; Monday December 21-Christmas Eve, 10am-2pm.

Cost: £6.50 per child (includes gift), two for £11, three for £17, four for £22. Free Fizzy Lizard play area voucher with every booking for use in January.

Tickets: Available from Centre Books and Gifts, call 01484 467323.

Santa's Grotto at Whiteleys Garden Centre

Where: Far Common Road, Mirfield, WF14 0DQ

When: Open now until Christmas Eve: December 1-4 5pm-7.30pm; Saturdays 10am-6.30pm; Sundays 10.30am-4pm; December 7-9 and December 14-16 3.30pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm; December 10-11 and 17-18 5.pm-7.30pm; December 21-23 10.30am-4.30pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm; Christmas Eve 10am-1pm.

Cost: £5.99 (includes gift)

Tickets: Available from main reception desk.

Santa's Grotto at Armitage's Pennine Garden Centre

Where: Huddersfield Road, Shelley, HD8 8LF

When: Weekends 11am-4pm; December 21-24 11 11am-4pm

Cost: £5 (includes gift), proceeds go to Kirkwood Hospice

Tickets: No booking required.

Santa and reindeer parade through Lindley to Armitage's Garden Centre, Birchencliffe.

Christmas Magic with Santa and Elsa at the Magical Forest

Where: The Magical Forest, Holy Trinity Church Hall, St James Road, Marsh, HD1 4QA

When: Saturday December 19, 11am-1pm

Cost: £8 per child (includes gift, themed Christmas lunch, party games, play-gym entry and singing and dancing with Elsa.

Tickets: Limited seating — call 01484 537719 or email magicalforest@outlook.com to book.

Santa's Grotto at Birchencliffe Garden Centre

Where: Birchencliffe HillRoad, Birchencliffe HD3 3NJ

When: Weekends 11am-4pm; December 21-24 11 11am-4pm

Cost: £5 (includes gift), proceeds go to Kirkwood Hospice

Tickets: No booking required.

Kingsgate Centre, Huddersfield

Santa's Candy Cottage at Kingsgate Shopping Centre

Where: King Street, Huddersfield

When: Open Monday-Wednesday noon-5pm; Thursdays noon-8pm; Fridays noon-5pm; Saturdays 10am-5pm; Sundays 11am-4pm

Cost: £5 per child (includes gift)

Tickets: No booking required.

Visit Santa at the Piazza Shopping Centre

Where: The Piazza, Huddersfield

When: Every Saturday in December, 11am-4pm

Cost: Free (includes candy cane), optional photo and gift for £4

Tickets: No booking required.

Colne Valley Garden Centre

Where: Scar Lane, Golcar

When: Wednesdays and Thursdays 4pm-7pm; weekends 11am-4pm

Cost: £5 per child (includes gift), profits go to Cowlersley Primary School gardening club.

Tickets: No booking required

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Further afield...

Santa's Grotto at Eureka!

Where: Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE

When: Open daily until December 23: All day at weekends, 2.30pm-3.30pm on weekdays (closed Mondays)

Cost: £3 per child (includes gift) — plus admission to museum.

Tickets: No booking required.

Santa and his Elves at Westgate Arcade Shopping Centre

Where: Westgate, Halifax, HX1 1DJ

When: Weekends until December 20, 10am-4pm; Thursdays December 3-17, noon-6pm; daily December 18-24, 10am-4pm.

Cost: £4.95 per child (includes gift and certificate)

Tickets: No booking required.

Santa Underground at National Coal Mining Museum
Santa Underground at National Coal Mining Museum

Santa Underground at the National Coal Mining Museum

Where: Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, WF4 4RH

When: December 5-6 and 12-13, 10am-4pm; December 18-20, 10am-4.30pm; December 21-23, 10am-5pm

Cost: Children £6 (includes gift and certificate), adults £5 — includes visit to underground grotto and craft workshops

Tickets: Booking essential — email info@ncm.org.uk or call 01924 848806.

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