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Santa Claus is coming to town

Father Christmas and real reindeer will visit Church Square on Saturday 15 December between 12:00pm-4:00pm, to allow children the opportunity to hand in their Christmas lists before the big day

Father Christmas himself will visit St Helens Town Centre next weekend to hear any last-minute Christmas wishes.

Complete with real reindeer in tow, Old Saint Nick will land in Church Square on Saturday 15 December where he will be around from 12:00-4:00pm to receive Christmas letters from crowds of excited children ahead of the big day.

Senior Events & Promotions Officer at St Helens Council, Suzanne Davies, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Father Christmas and his reindeer back to St Helens Town Centre for this fantastic free festive event which has proved extremely popular with families over the years.

“Don’t miss out on this wonderful event which is a fantastic opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit right here in St Helens at what is considered by many to be the most wonderful time of the year.”

A spokesperson for Father Christmas confirmed that the big man is very much looking forward to coming back to St Helens where he is always guaranteed to be given a warm welcome from residents.

For regular updates on events taking place across the borough over the Christmas period, including the Santa Dash in Victoria Park – also on Saturday 15 December – and a Carols by Candlelight service in Parish Church Church on Sunday 16 December (4:15pm), like What’s On In St Helens on Facebook, or give @whatsonsthelens a follow on Twitter.

To support the town centre over the festive period, St Helens Council has introduced free Saturday and late night shopping parking at council owned town centre car parks during the build up to Christmas.

The offer will run through until Saturday 29 December, while Christmas shoppers can also benefit from free parking at selected council owned car parks after 6pm on Thursdays 6, 13 and 20 December when shops in St Helens town centre remain open for longer.

This offer does not apply to on street pay and display parking spaces.

Car parks free on a Saturday and after 6pm on Thursdays in December

Birchley Street
Chalon Way
Hardshaw Centre
St Mary’s
Tontine

Other car parks free on a Saturday

Central Street
Cotham Street
Mill Street
Millennium Centre
North John Street
Parr Street
Tolver Street
Ward Street
Waterloo Street

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