None, however, are likely to be as charming as the Father Christmas arriving to a fully furnished grotto bursting with gifts hot off the sleigh at the Royal Albert Hall.
Families get a journey through the glorious 19th century Hall on an exclusive tour and walk back in time to the Victorian era, the period which created Christmas as we know and celebrate it today.
As well as discovering the history of Christmas, children get the chance to take part in a workshop making cards and decorations to decorate their own homes with, before meeting Father Christmas and being gifted with something very special - assuming they've been good as gold this year.
Adults go free to this lovely event, which lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes, accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies and a vast array of soft drinks and Christmas treats for kiddies.
Suitable for ages 2+
|What||Father Christmas, Royal Albert Hall|
The Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP | MAP
|Nearest tube||Knightsbridge (underground)|
06 Dec 16 – 24 Dec 16, Showtimes vary, see the website for details
|Website||Click here to book via the Royal Albert Hall|