Beamish Museum to offer video calls to children from Father Christmas

FAMILIES who have missed out on meet and greets with Father Christmas this year due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions will be offered video calls.

Beamish are giving families the chance to speak to Santa over Zoom

EVERY weekend, Father Christmas will be talking to children about their gift wish lists all from the comfort of their homes through a Zoom call, organised by Beamish Museum.

Tickets for this experience are on sale now starting at £16, which includes a video call with Father Christmas for up to four children. Up to four additional children can also be involved an extra £2 each.

A spokesperson for Beamish said: “The video calls from Santa will be able to be accessed via Zoom.”

According to a booking update by Beamish Museum on Father Christmas video calls, their first set of dates are sold out but they are planning to “announce more Father Christmas video calls soon.”

Vicky Everitt, from Buckinghamshire, commented via Beamish Museum’s Facebook page about the Father Christmas video calls saying: “I think this shows brilliant initiative and a fantastic idea.”

Beamish Museum are planning to hold other Christmas festivities in December. Offerings include the traditional decorations, festive food, finding presents on the Edwardian stalls and seeing Father Christmas in The Pit Village within COVID-19 guidelines.

A spokesperson for Beamish Museum has said: “We’re continuing to follow the national COVID-19 restrictions and will be announcing more details of our festive plans at the museum on our social media and website as soon as we have further information about the government’s COVID-19 rules and reopening.”

More information about the Father Christmas video call offerings can be accessed via the Beamish Museum website here.

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