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Meet Father Christmas at the ultimate art lovers festive experience at the National Gallery

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Temporarily closed - Step into a painter's winter wonderland, meet Father Christmas and his elves, enjoy a tasty treat, and take home a great gift from one of London’s leading art galleries this festive season.

Event Info

Date & Time

December 12 - December 23


National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7747 2885

Tickets & Prices


12th - 13th December 2020

17th - 23rd December 2020


10.15am – 8pm


£20 for children under 12, including a gift

£10 for adults and children 12+, including refreshments

Tickets booked for visits before 5pm include free access to the National Gallery Collection

Book Tickets

Looking for the best grotto in London to meet Father Christmas?

The man in the big red suit is set to stop off at the National Gallery from the 12th-13th December and 17th-23rd December 2020.

Running from 10.15am – 8pm on select dates through December, it’s the ultimate festive experience for budding young artists. You’ll meet Father Christmas and his Elves, enjoy a tasty treat, and take home a great gift from one of London’s leading art galleries.

Tickets cost £20, including a gift, for children under 12 and are £10, including refreshments for adults and children 12+. Tickets booked for visits before 5pm include free access to the National Gallery Collection, making it a must-visit for art lovers this festive season.

Plus, don’t miss a painter’s winter wonderland as you explore Hendrick Avercamp's 'Winter Scene'. Journey with the National Gallery to learn more about the characters as they play, show-off, laugh and fall over, all overlooked by a giant pink castle.

Step into the painting with the Gallery’s life-size seasonal scene. Take a photo and take it home with you to cherish the moment for a lifetime.

Whatever you decide, get ready to discover the ultimate festive experience for art addicts at the National Gallery.

Book your tickets online here. Or, call or email using the following details:

T: +44 (0)20 7747 2885


Tickets must be booked online in advance in order to attend.

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