16th Dec - 23rd Dec

Father Christmas Magical School of Wishes

Sneaky Family

York, North Yorkshire

St. Saviourgate, The Shambles

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About the Event

Dates: 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December

Learn to be a real elf and help save Christmas
Experience Christmas like never before with an exciting live theatre performance where you’re part of the story – as you train to be an official elf, and help save Christmas. Join us at the St Saviourgate Church this December for an enchanting and engaging experience like no other. Have you got what it takes to graduate from Father Christmas’ School of Magical Wishes – and become a fully-fledged elf?

This unforgettable experience will bring the magic of Christmas to life, as the performance unfolds around you, and anything can happen. All you have to do is believe. Because we believe in you.

“The kids had an absolute ball, and the small groups and excellent attention to detail meant that as grown-ups, we could fully relax and enjoy watching our little ones get involved.”

Take a seat – Elf School has started

Father Christmas doesn’t usually let humans into his School of Magical Wishes, but this year he’s making an exception. And he needs your help. With wishes and festive cheer at an all-time low, he’s desperate to recruit the very best humans to join his army of elves. During our immersive and enchanting elf bootcamp experience you’ll learn the art of wish making and magic, and understand the true meaning of Christmas. And if you work hard and pass the tests, you’ll be able to journey through the mystic portal and travel to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas himself!

We could tell you about the big surprise that happens at Father Christmas’ School of Magical Wishes, but that’s a secret – you’ll just have to find out for yourself.


Festive fun for all ages

St Saviourgate Church is a stunning location to host our one-of-a-kind immersive theatre experience – and the perfect place for The Head Elf, Professor Pumpernickel and Doctor Nutmeg to teach you everything you need to know about being an elf. Join in with experiments, singing and dancing, as our performers guide you from class to class. And don’t forget to like lots of photos – every scene is the perfect Instagram moment.

From your littlest trainee elves to parents and grandparents who need to brush up on their magic skills, our Wishing School experience has something for everyone.

“Everyone was kept fully involved all the way through. Nobody was overlooked and each character chatted to each child individually.”

The most magical Christmas experience

Do something totally different this year and avoid the chaos and queues of an ordinary meet Santa. Our elf-tastic Wishing School experience will reignite the whole family’s love of Christmas and bring a little extra magic to the season. Your children will never forget this event, and you’ll never forget the look of joy on their faces.

  • Tickets: £25.50 – £30.50pp + booking fee
  • Family ticket (4 people): £91.50 – £109.50 + booking fee
  • Under 1s free
  • Meet Santa – includes gift worth £8rrp
  • The experience lasts 45 minutes
  • 3 immersive performance spaces
  • Quiet performances available 18th December 9:30am and 9:45am
  • Plenty of photo ops