He’s making a list, checking it twice, he’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice – Santa Claus is coming to The Falkirk Wheel!
Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule in the run-up to Christmas and offering families paying a visit to the world’s only rotating boat lift a magical journey to Santa’s Grotto – relocated all the way from the North Pole to Falkirk.
Kids who’ve managed to stay off the naughty list are in for a treat as Father Christmas hands out presents to all the good girls and boys. For those looking to make a day of it, The Helix and The Kelpies – the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures – are just a canalside canter away.
Santa himself has been spotted taking in the local sights, from The Kelpies to Falkirk F.C. football stadium, and even out shopping on the High Street, looking for that special something for Mrs Claus.
There’s also lots of Christmas fun in The Wheel’s activity zone, with face painting, gingerbread decorating, Christmas games and more to keep the little ones entertained.
Mums and dads can enjoy a non-alcoholic mulled wine and shortbread, and festive food and drink will be served up in the Wheel’s winter café to take away any cold chills in the air. The gift shop is also on hand for any last minute Christmas presents.
Santa, taking a break from his pre-Christmas preparations, added: “Rudolph won’t appreciate me saying this, but a boat trip on The Falkirk Wheel really is one of the best ways of travelling to my grotto. I can’t wait to see everyone in December.”
Kids and parents can visit Santa at his magical grotto on:
- Saturday 15th December
- Sunday 16th December
- Friday 21st December
- Saturday 22nd December
- Sunday 23rd December
- Monday 24th December
Boat trips to Santa’s Grotto run hourly from 12:30pm, with the last boat at 6:30pm. On Christmas Eve the last boat will be at 4:30pm.
Trips can be booked online at www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk or by calling The Falkirk Wheel’s booking line on 08700 500 208. To avoid disappointment, early booking is highly recommended.
Tickets are £13.95 per person, and include a gift for each child.
Please note there is a £2 standard booking fee if booking by phone. In the event of unforeseen weather, the boat trip on the Falkirk Wheel may not be possible and we will provide an alternative Santa’s grotto. No refunds will be issued.
One of Scotland’s top tourism attractions, The Falkirk Wheel has attracted more than 7 million visitors since opening in 2002. A working sculpture that links the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Union Canal 35m (115ft) above it, The Falkirk Wheel is Scotland’s busiest tourist attraction out-with a city centre location. Regular barge trips offer visitors the unique chance to take a turn on the world’s only rotating boat lift. For more information, or to book tickets, see www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk.