Video Calls with Father Christmas

Video calls with Father Christmas have now sold out.

Make this Christmas extra special with a video call with Father Christmas!

We’re delighted to be able to offer Father Christmas video calls again this year, where children can talk to Father Christmas from their own homes!

Father Christmas will be by the fireside in his festive Edwardian cottage at the museum, chatting to children about their present wish list and he’s sure to know a few things about them already, as he checks his naughty or nice list!

Families will also have the chance to invite other family members or friends to join them during the unique experience – meaning loved ones from all over the world can enjoy the magical moments.

Please note, this is a virtual experience to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. This experience does not include a visit to Beamish Museum.

Video calls last up to 10 minutes and cost £20 (for up to four children), £2 extra for every additional child.

What’s included with this fabulously festive experience?

  • Enjoy an exclusive 10 minute call with Father Christmas who will be calling you live from his cosy festive Edwardian cottage at Beamish Museum.
  • Father Christmas will chat to your children about their present wish list – he’s sure to know a few things about them already!
  • You can invite friends and other family members to join in with the magical experience from the comfort of their own homes.
  • The price for this experience is £20 and includes a video call with Father Christmas for up to four children, (up to 4 additional children, £2 each). Whether your friends and family live locally, or the other side of the world, our virtual calls mean you can join together online and share the magical experience with other children, friends and family.

For schools or groups who may want to host a Christmas party, we can also offer special video calls with Father Christmas. To find out more about these calls, please email

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