Father Christmas is coming back to Truro Cathedral this year with a unique walkabout storytelling and magical grotto experience.

Finding Father Christmas at Truro Cathedral is more than a grotto, as the audience will be helping the elves search for Father Christmas (who is hidden somewhere in the Cathedral) and hearing festive tales along the way.

During the walkabout around the Cathedral, hear the Storytelling Cat and the singing Cathedral Mouse tell a story while they too search for Father Christmas and his grotto.

Towards the end of the 30-minute experience each child will get to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto in the cathedral’s crypt, tell him about what they would like for Christmas and also receive a gift.

Finding Father Christmas at Truro Cathedral runs on five dates in December for a total of 60 shows and requires walking between spaces and traversing staircases.

Tickets cost £8 per child and each ticket covers one child (aged 2 to 12 year) and one adult.

The event has been made possible due to funding from Truro BID, who have been working closely with Coppice Theatre, and support of Truro Cathedral which has agreed to host Father Christmas again.

Jasmine Cole, Producer at Coppice Theatre said: "We are delighted to be working with Truro BID, Truro Cathedral and Father Christmas again. It is fantastic that we can offer more shows this year so even more children can enjoy this magic event."

Alun Jones, Truro BID Manager said: “After the success of last year, we’re really pleased that Father Christmas can return to Truro Cathedral. Thank you to Coppice Theatre, Truro Cathedral and Father Christmas for working together with Truro BID to create this grotto and storytelling experience for families.”

Sean O’Neill, Chief Operating Officer of Truro Cathedral added: “The team at Truro Cathedral are delighted to be supporting the Father Christmas experience again this year, showing how this sacred space continues to engage in the vibrant life of the city at this particularly special time of year.”


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For more details and to buy tickets for Finding Father Christmas at Truro Cathedral, which starts on Wednesday 7th December, see: www.visittruro.co.uk and the ‘What’s On’ page at www.hallforcornwall.co.uk.

For details of all of Truro’s festive events see www.visittruro.org.uk and @visittruro on Facebook and Instagram.