Visit Santa with Sharky & George 

We'd love to invite you to come and see The Big Man before he heads North on the train from St. Pancras International to prepare for Christmas.

What to expect:

The first part of the experience takes place in Father Christmas's exclusive Station Waiting Room. Sharky & George elves will welcome you for fun and games before Father Christmas reads a special story and then you'll have the chance to tell him your Christmas wishes and take photos with him.  Magically he will know more about you than you'd imagine!

You'll then be sent on an immersive festive treasure hunt to locate Santa's secret stash of presents! 

Book your tickets here

Where to go:  

When you arrive at the station to meet Father Christmas, you will be able to find us in the Lower Arcade opposite Fortnum & Mason where you’ll be welcomed by Santa's Elves.  

See station map 

Food & Drink:  

There’s an impressive range of restaurants, cafes, and pubs at St. Pancras International who cater for eating in or taking away for breakfast, lunch, dinner and more! Here’s some of our suggestions and we advise to book a table where possible before the event days to avoid disappointment. We’ve added a few suggestions below, but see a full list here.

Eating in:  

  • Le Pain QuotidienTheir menu includes a range of tasty light and substantial meals including tartines, sandwiches, salads, hot dishes, and delectable range of patisserie sweet treats!  
  • Carluccios – Offering a range of hot and cold dishes for breakfast as well as a vast array of authentic and deliciously fresh Italian cuisine for later in the day. Perfect for all the family.  
  • The Betjeman Arms – Best known for their British pub classics, The Betjeman Arms has something to suit all tastes. They also have an indoor and outdoor terrace.  
  • Kineya Mugimaru - Expect a fresh, authentic, quick and an affordable menu of udon noodles in broths with side orders of tempura.

Takeaway:  

  • Remoli Visit Remoli's grab & go restaurant for fresh handmade pasta made daily and prepared to order; choose from tagliatelle, spaghetti, fusilli and maccheroncini pasta, then pick your sauce and cheese.
  • Sourced Market – A farm to table concept. Check out the hot deli counter which offers everything from free range bacon and sausage breakfast baps, gluten and dairy free porridge, beautiful stews, soups and salads for lunch or dinner.  There is also a great grab and go section offering house made sandwiches, salads sourced from our friends around London and soft drinks. 
  • Greggs - Greggs have long been making some of the nation's favourite pastries and sweet treats! From sandwiches to pastries and their famous sausage roll, pick up something tasty for breakfast and lunch from either of the 2 (yes 2!) station’s Greggs.

Good to Know:  

  • How long will it last – Sessions will last approximately 1.5hours
  • Shops – You’ll visit a large range of the shops at the station during your scavenger hunt but find out what more the station has to offer, see a full list of stores here.  
  • Toilets - There are free toilets and baby changing facilities available at the station in The Main Arcade and in The Circle area.  
  • Wrap up - Remember your winter woolies to stay warm, especially for the treasure hunt around the station 
  • COVID Safety – Our COVID-19 cleaning and safety measures have been Bureau Veritas certified - giving you extra peace of mind for when you visit. Read about our cleaning regimes and COVID safety here. We’d ask that you please consider wearing a face mask in the station. 
  • Security – The station is monitored and patrolled constantly, both by CCTV coverage and by station staff and the police. If you see anything suspicious, please tell a member of the station staff team or police. 

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