CHRISTMAS is on the way in Herefordshire which means Santa will open his grotto in different locations across the county.

This weekend is the start of his journey in the run up to Christmas.

Here's a list of where you can see Santa this festive season:

Oakchurch Farm Shop

Santa will arrive at Oakchurch, along the Brecon Road, this Saturday, November 19 at 11am.

Families are invited to visit Santa in the run up to Christmas again this year.

Oakchurch is working with the Hereford Lions Club.

His grotto will be open every Saturday and Sunday until December 18.

It will also be open weekday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm during the week before Christmas until Friday, December 23.


For social distancing safety purposes, meeting Santa is strictly by appointment only.

Entry is free but the shop will ask people for a refundable payment of £5, for the whole family, to confirm a booking.

Bromyard Christmas lights switch on

Santa will be making an appearance at the Bromyard Christmas lights switch on this Saturday, November 19.

Santa's parade will start from the leisure centre to Santa's Grotto with his helpers and drummers, from 12.30pm.

The grotto will be open until 5pm at Falcon Mews. Tickets should be bought in advance to avoid disappointment via the Conquest Theatre.


Ross-on-Wye Christmas lights switch on

Ross-on-Wye Town Council will be holding the towns biggest ever Christmas fair on November 27.

The town centre, Broad Street and Croft Court, will come alive with over 70 stalls selling locally handmade arts and crafts plus delicious artisan food and drink.

Children can also pay a visit to Santa's Grotto at The Venue in Hill Street, where there will also be an array of charity stalls with plenty more gift ideas.

Santa's reindeers will be taking time out of their pre-Christmas training schedule to make a special appearance between midday and 2pm.

Maylord Orchards

Enchanted Kingdom will be hosting Santa in Maylord Orchards, in Hereford, on November 26 and November 27.

An all singing, all shouting, show will be held by the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who and Max the dog.

After the show people will have the chance to meet the characters, before heading through one family at a time to meet Santa Claus. All children will receive a special gift.

Radway Bridge

Santa will open his grotto at Radway Bridge Garden Centre, in Whitestone, on December 3.

People will need to make an appointment for the slots between 11am and 3pm.

Each child will be given a gift to take home.

Snowman and his friend will also be there to greet in the centre's enchanted surrounding of Christmas trees.

Mince pies and mulled wine will be available in the Mulberry Café.

St Michael's Hospice

St Michael's Hospice's Santa experience is back with more lights and surpises along its path to the grotto.

It will begin on December 3 and open across the month in the run up to Christmas until December 18.

Every child gets a quiz sheet, a warm welcome from the elves, a high-quality gift, and a return ride on the St Michaels Express.