Christmas is fast approaching and Father Christmas is busy trying to visit as many children as possible beforehand.

Here are five places in Norwich to meet Santa this year. 

1. Winter Wonderland

Where: Norfolk Showground, NR5 0TP

Santa's Grotto will be back at Norwich Winter Wonderland for 2023.

Father Christmas and his band of elves will be ready to welcome guests and give out very special presents.

The Grotto will be open daily between November 17 and December 24.

Visits with Santa start at £10.50 and a range of photo souvenirs are also on offer from £6. 

Norwich Evening News: Visits to Santa's Grotto at Norwich Winter Wonderland can be prebooked from £10.50Visits to Santa's Grotto at Norwich Winter Wonderland can be prebooked from £10.50 (Image: Denise Bradley)

2. Jarrolds

Where: London Street, Norwich NR2 1JF 

Santa will be visiting his sparkling new grotto in the children's department on weekdays from December 1 to 20.

Children can post their wish lists in Jarrolds' festive postbox to ensure Santa receives it before Christmas Day.

Those who meet with him will also receive their very own gift.

Tickets can be booked for £9.

Norwich Evening News: Santa's Grotto will return to Jarrolds this DecemberSanta's Grotto will return to Jarrolds this December (Image: Jarrolds)

3. Maids Head Hotel

Where: 17 Tombland, Norwich NR3 1LB

The Maids Head Hotel will be hosting its magical Santa's Sunday Lunch event on December 10.

The whole family can enjoy a three-course meal and receive a visit from Father Christmas afterwards.

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Every child will receive their own gift.

Tickets cost £39 per person but children under 12 can join for half price and under-2s eat for free. 

4. Norwich Puppet Theatre

Where: St. James Whitefriars, Norwich NR3 1TN

Father Christmas will be visiting his festive toy workshop at the Puppet Theatre in the run-up to the big day.

Children are invited to pop in and choose their own puppet gift from his magical tree to take home.

Tickets cost £10 for one child, £19 for two and £28 for three.

Slots can be booked on December 2, 9, 16, 17, 21, 22 and 23.

Norwich Evening News: Visit Santa in his toy workshop at Norwich Puppet TheatreVisit Santa in his toy workshop at Norwich Puppet Theatre (Image: Simon Finlay)

5. ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure Park

Where: Lenwade, Norwich NR9 5JE

There are plenty of Christmas celebrations taking place at ROARR! this winter.

On selected dates enjoy events such as a Christmas show, Dippy's synthetic ice skating rink and a trip to Santa's Grotto. 

Dippy's Christmas Celebration will take place during daytimes from November 25 and the new Sparkle event will be open on selected evenings. 

Tickets to the events start at £15.95 and can be booked on the ROARR! website.