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A Christmas adventure awaits at The National Gallery

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 12:00

Join a magical adventure in a winter wonderland and visit Father Christmas in his London home at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square.  Help his elves with preparations for the busiest Christmas yet. The Christmas clock is ticking and there is much to do!

Start the adventure earning honorary Elf badge by making magical snowflakes, to be displayed on a shimmering ice wall, bathed in the glow of the Northern Lights.

Then, settle into the wintry forest to hear an Elven Story and pick up a secret or two about the care of magical creatures.

Listen well and remember the spell to earn a little pouch of reindeer food to leave out on Christmas night!

Pay a visit to Father Christmas in his cosy, snow topped cabin in the woods. He will be very impressed with all the hard work to find him and will reward with a special token to be traded for a special gift from the Elven Sorting Office, chosen by the Elves.

After visiting Father Christmas, visit the gallery’s collection and see more festive scenes or take part in a competition to design a festive card for a chance to win £100 to spend in the National Gallery Shop!


Children under 12: £22 (incl. gift)

Adults and children 12+: £12

Dates and times:

Weekends, 13 November – 12 December

Daily, 18–24 December

10am–6pm, Fridays until 8pm

For further information and to book tickets:

Father Christmas and his Elves will make sure you and your family are kept safe.

This event is suitable for children up to 12-years-old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

There is no admission charge for babies and disabled carers.