Portsmouth area places to meet Father Christmas including Keydell Nurseries and Hayling's Winter Wonderland

With the festive season fast approaching, there are plenty of fantastic Christmas events launching over the coming weeks – including appearances from the man himself.

Christmas grottos are a highlight of the yule-tide celebrations for many families, with people across the Portsmouth area eagerly anticipating the chance to meet Father Christmas – and, if they’ve been good, get a present.

We’ve put together a list of some spectacular Christmas events in and around the city where children can come face to face with elves, reindeer and, of course, Mr Claus.

Here are 9 places to meet Father Christmas in and around Portsmouth: