Santa Claus is coming to Poynton!

Take the Santa Special Train to Santa’s Grotto at Brookside Garden Centre…

See the Round Table’s elves bring Santa’s Sleigh door to door around the village….

Enjoy late night shopping, music & fireworks at Poynton’s Annual Christmas Festival 

& go along to the numerous school & church Christmas fairs.  

Poynton certainly knows how to deliver Festive Family fun!

Here are all the events happening in Poynton and the surrounding areas.

Santa’s Grotto at Woodford Garden Centre, on 24 November 2012 – 24 December 2012
Take your children to visit Santa in his magical grotto at Woodford Garden centre from Saturday 24th November - everyday until Christmas Eve! Monday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays 10am-4pm. (Details of late-night opening hours to follow). £5.99 / child. Booking in advance recommended. For more information follow this link. Breakfast & Tea with Santa also available at Woodford Garden centre.

Brookside Miniature Railway Santa Special to Santa’s Grotto at  Brookside Garden Centre- on 24 November – 24 December 2012
Santa’s Grotto includes a ride to the Grotto on the miniature Santa Special railway and a gift. Opens Sat 24 Nov 11am. Then open: Sun 25th 11-4pm, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd 11-4pm, Wed 5 & Thurs 6 Dec: 3 – 6.30pm, Sat 8 & Sun 9 Dec: 11am – 4pm, Wed 12 & Thurs 13 Dec: 3 – 6.30pm, Sat 15 & Sun 16 Dec: 11am – 4pm, Mon 17 & Tues 18 Dec: 3pm – 6.30pm, Wed 19 – Sun 23 Dec: 11am – 6.30pm, Mon 24 Dec: 11am – 3pm , £7 per child (£4 for under 2s).


Father Christmas, Lyme Park. 1100-1600, on 2nd, 9th, 16th December 2012 
Take the children to meet Father Christmas in the stunning scenery of Lyme Park! Usual admission charges apply- £6 per child to visit Santa, including a fab gift.

Father Christmas Float 02 December 2012 - 19 December 2012
Father Christmas will soon be arriving again in Poynton. Old Santa Claus (and his not so little elves and helpers) will be visiting your road with magical Rudolph pulling Santa’s lovely sleigh. The Round Table and Ladies Circle pixies and elves bring festive cheer to hundreds of Poynton children. Acting as Santa’s helpers accompany the float around the village, assisting Father Christmas by a door-to-door collection for local charities. Father Christmas hopes to see children of all ages between 6pm and 8pm on Monday to Friday and from 4.00pm on each Sunday. For details of the timetable follow this link.


Breakfast and Tea with Santa at Woodford Garden Centre, on 08 December 2012 – 24 December 2012
This year, Santa is also hosting breakfast and tea at Woodford Garden Centre restaurants. For only £10, children can join Santa for a festive meal, storytelling, colouring with crayons and receive a gift. Breakfast Dates Dates in December – 9.30am – 10.30am 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd, 23rd & 24th – Tea Dates Weekdays in December 4.30pm – 5.30pm 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st.

Poynton Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert - 14 December 2012 – 15 December 2012
at Poynton Methodist church at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 including refreshments. Call 01625 879711  for more details.

Christmas Crafts at Poynton Library, on 15 December 2012 – 15 December 2012
Create a Christmas card and tree decoration to send to the ‘Books on wheels’ users. Join in this fun FREE activity at Poynton Library on Saturday 15th December from 10am-12pm.

A Christmas Concert by Poynton Royal British Legion Concert Band, on 16 December 2012 – 16 December 2012 A Christmas Concert by Poynton Royal British Legion Concert Band at Poynton Civic Hall at  7.30pm. Music for all the family including Christmas favourites and sing-along carols! Free interval refreshments. £7 adults, £4 under 16s For tickets, phone 01625 876865 or email

Nativity service at Poynton Methodist Church, on 16 December 2012 – 16 December 2012
Nativity service and all age Communion at 10.30am.

Christmas Cracker with Santa Claus, Bramall Hall 1100-1600, on 16 December 2012 – 16 December 2012
Bramhall Hall are holding a ‘Christmas Cracker with Santa Claus‘ event on Sunday 16 December 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm). For details click here.

Advent-ure Trail – Crafty Christmas Decorations, on 20 December 2012 – 20 December 2012
 There will be several activities for kids at Poynton Methodist & Poynton Baptist church, (both on Park Lane). Bring a friend to The Four Candles Advent Art Cafe in the Upper room at Poynton Baptist Church. Thursday 20th – Crafty Christmas Decorations.

Poynton Methodist church Christmas event, on 21 December 2012 – 21 December 2012
A film and visit from Santa for younger children and their parents from 4-5.30pm. Tickets £2/child available from church office. (open most mornings) 01625 871592

Classics at Christmas at St. George’s Church, Poynton, on 21 December 2012 – 21 December 2012
Join Epiphany for their annual ‘Classics at Christmas’ concert at St George’s Church, Poynton at 7.30pm A popular programme of light classics and Christmas music. Tickets £14, £8 (concessions), £30 (family: 2 adults/2 children) Ticket price includes seasonal refreshments.  Tel 01625 858802 for advance tickets or more information

Carol service at Poynton Methodist church, on 23 December 2012 – 23 December 2012
From 6pm

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Church Services….more to follow…

Christmas eve service at Poynton Methodist Church, on 24 December 2012 – 24 December 2012
All age service at 3pm

Christingle Service at Poynton Baptist Church, on 24 December 2012 – 24 December 2012
Each child makes a christingle (an orange with a candle and sweets). This is a fun & super festive service to come to with your family.

Children’s Christmas Eve Crib Services at St. George’s Church, Poynton, on 24 December 2012 – 24 December 2012
Crib services – 3pm aimed at Pre-school children, 4.30pm aimed at school age children.

Christmas Day Service at Poynton Baptist, on 25 December 2012 – 25 December 2012
Family service from 10.30-11.15am 

Bollington Festival Players presents Cinderella, on 04 January 2013 – 04 January 2013
A family pantomime By Alan P. Frayn at Bollington Arts Centre. Tickets £8/9 2pm / 7.30pm For mor details & Booking Call 01625 875326 or

Beauty & the Beast, Woodford Centre, on 08 January 2013 – 08 January 2013
“Beauty and the Beast” promises the same high quality production with a wonderful story, great songs and lots of fun delivered in a smaller theatre where you can get closer to the action and feel part of the show! Tickets are on sale now by calling our Ticket Line on 07535 674 222. Performances will be held at the Woodford Centre, Woodford each evening from Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th January with a matinee performance also available on Saturday. Ticket prices start at £7 with family and group bookings available.