Santa Claus arrives at his Christmas grotto in Dalton Park

Will you visit Santa at Dalton Park?
Will you visit Santa at Dalton Park?

Little boys and girls can make a special Christmas wish with the opening of Santa's grotto.

The man himself will move into his special grotto at Dalton Park on Saturday, at midday.

From then until Christmas Eve, good little boys and girls can visit Mr Claus and tell him what's on their Christmas list.

The dates are:

Saturday, November 7 from 12pm until 5.30pm.

Weekends only from November 7: Saturday, 10.30am until 5.30pm and Sunday, 11am until 5pm.

Wednesday, December 16 until Friday, December 18 from 12pm until 3pm.

Monday, December 21 until Wednesday, December 23 from 11am until 5pm.

Christmas Eve from 10am until 3pm

For more information, and to find out more about tickets, call 0191 5266157 or click here.
Tickets are priced £4 for a visit and present and £6 for a visit, present and photo.

A programme of festive music is also coming to Dalton Park, with local brass bands playing carols and Christmas sons.

The dates are:

Sunday, November 8: 1pm until 3pm, City of Sunderland Band

Saturday, November 21: 12pm until 2pm, Easington Colliery Band

Sunday, November 22: 1pm until 3pm, Trimdon Brass Band

Saturday, November 28: 12pm until 3pm, Bear Park and Esh Band

Saturday, December 5: 12pm until 3pm, Murton Salvation Army Carol Singing

Sunday, December 6: 12pm until 3pm, Fishburn Band

Saturday, December 12: 12pm until 2pm, City of Sunderland Band

Sunday, December 13: 12pm until 2pm, Lanchester Band

Saturday, December 19: 12pm, Murton Churches Together Service

Come along and hear all your favourite carols, sing along as you stroll along the mall – or just enjoy some traditional festive music. Donations are welcomed.