Great News! Santa has taken a short break from his busy schedule and will be visiting Bangor again in the lead-up to Christmas.

Santa will be in Bangor on the 8th & 9th December and he will be back on the 16th and 22nd of December.

8th & 9th December

Bangor Community Group will be hosting the ‘Bangor Christmas Star’ Event on the 8th & 9th December (Main Day Sunday 9th December) and Santa will be in his Grotto in the Deiniol Shopping Centre on both days between 10am – 5pm.

Prices: £4 each, 2 children £7, 3 children £10 (children must visit Santa together).

If your youngster has additional needs, requires some extra assistance or if you simply want to beat the queues, then are a limited number of bookable slots available. Please contact The Bangor Community Group via Facebook or email for more information

The Bangor Christmas Star will also see plenty of activity on Bangor High Street with a synthetic ice rink by Bangor Clock on Sunday 9th December, there will also be stalls, a fair and entertainment throughout the day.

16th & 22nd December

Santa will be back in Bangor on 16th December (Bangor Christmas Market Day) and 22nd December in the Deiniol Centre (next to the Vodafone shop) between 11am-4pm – Booking is available via email: or via the Facebook page

There is a charge of £5 per child and they each receive a gift, a professional photo with Santa plus a digital copy for parents. For those with more than one child, it’s £7.50 for two and £10 for three children (They each receive a present but only one photo).

People can book if they want to, otherwise it’s just walk in.

The photos are blue screen which means they can be transported to Lapland with Santa. They will be able to see themselves on our interactive magic mirror photo booth.

Elf Workshop

An Elf Workshop will also be taking place in the Deiniol Centre (next to Vodafone) where you can take part in a variety of Xmas crafts, activities and memory making photo experiences.

You could help us to find our naughty missing Elves who have hidden in some shops in town, then come back to the workshop to get your reward

You can write and post your letter to Santa in our Workshop via our North pole Express Postbox

Why not get a photo bauble or a photo Xmas card made while you wait.

You can also be magically transported to the North pole via the fantastic Magic Mirror Photo Booth.

The Elf Workshop will be next door to Vodafone in the Deiniol Shopping Centre on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd of December