One of the most awaited events for most kids at Christmas is meeting Santa at the grotto and telling him about all the nice things they have done for the whole year and for them to collect a treasured gift from him at the end. Sadly, this year with the pandemic, it’s looking like things may be a little different may be seeing Santa virtually is the way forward?
With the festive season getting near, and the hope of meeting Santa at the grotto isn’t looking likely what can we do to make this special for our children because it won’t be a good year without a Santa Claus, right? The good thing is that lots of our favourite businesses have pulled together to put up virtual visits to save the holiday season!
Here are the top 10 ways to see Santa virtually this Christmas…
Wonder Adventures UK
This UK-based website is loaded with heaps of fun and adventures that kids will simply love. From your own Santa Experience to an online Christmas Eve Party, the Christmas magic is live and personal to your child …… with stories, song, a virtual sleigh ride & personalised shout outs. This LIVE interactive session is broadcast from Santa in the North Pole direct to your living room and will light up any little ones with excitement this Christmas. Each session is 40 minutes long.
There are also others to choose from – Adventures with Elf, Snowman, and Reindeer. They have it all! Their Virtual Santa Claus even gives positive shout outs about the great things you’ve done for the whole year. What’s more exciting about Wonder Adventures? You can book a Virtual Santa experience right on Christmas Eve – Watch their eyes light up in the cosy comfort of your home!
This website allows you to book a virtual visit with Santa. Parents can personalize the visit and request a Sensitive Santa & Mrs. Claus for families with special needs children. After the session, pictures and keepsake video are given as it was included with the package. Parents can also add storytime from their curated list of holiday stories and tales.
Santa Claus Virtual Visits
You can schedule a Zoom meeting with Santa Claus at any time of the year with a 3D realistic background of the North Pole. Santa Claus can even record the virtual visit and send you the recording link you can share on your social media. Merely the best right?
Santa Zoom Visit
Besides the similarity with other Virtual Santa visits, this website allows you to share the experience with up to 4 children. Yes, Up to 4 screens! You can share the holiday with your little cousins and grandparents.
Elf Town Galway
This virtual Santa Claus wants you to receive a very personal experience other than meeting him on screen. He will arrange everything from sending a package beforehand with an official invitation from Elf Town/North Pole for kids to open and a unique Elf Town toy coin for each child. The parents will need to hide the toy coin under their pillow, so after the call, Santa Claus will mention hiding a gift for them, and children will run to their rooms to discover this gift.
This website is all about fun adventures in Santa Claus’s lap land, but it did not stop them from adjusting to the new normal. They now offer a very close to real experience with the reindeers before going in to speak with Santa himself. Equally fun within the safety and comfort of your home.
The Toy Shop
Just sign-up on this online shop and check-out for toys and other stockings filler. If you are lucky, You get to win a VIP Virtual Meet & Greet with Santa! Toys and Santa. What a win-win situation!
This online shopping website cures both of your holiday shopping and Santa Claus meet and greets sickness. They are loaded with different kinds of events that you can book with their Virtual Santa Claus. From simple Dial-a-Santa to Virtual workshops!
This virtual visit with Santa Claus has never been so extra with their mailed invitation packed with a magical letter & wristband. This website also preserves the real sense of Christmas, the purpose of giving. Their #SaveChristmas campaign aims to give less fortunate children the experience of Christmas, and of course, they will provide you with a 10% discount on your visit too!
Santa Kris Kringle
Have you spent Christmas in Las Vegas before? This Santa Claus might look familiar to you. He is now giving Virtual visits too. He encouraged every child to send him a letter, and he will reference the letter during the call.
Photo from Wonder Adventures
Santa Claus will always find a way to keep the magic alive, it just might not be down your chimney this year!
This holiday may be different in some aspects, but no matter what we do. Christmas season will always be memorably spent with our loved ones inside our home.
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