Santa touches down from North Pole to launch charity workshop

The special workshop will help raise funds for local children's charity Charlie House.

Santa touches down from North Pole to launch charity workshop Email

Santa Claus has flown into Aberdeen International Airport to launch a festive workshop just in time for Christmas. 

Making the long journey from the North Pole, Father Christmas will be inviting families to enjoy his wondrous workshop located within the Bon Accord shopping centre. 

Opening on November 13, children will be able to enjoy a magical visit to the workshop, meet elves and reindeer and receive a special gift from Santa himself. 

The workshop will be sponsored by Castlehill Housing Association and Northcote, with all profits set to benefit Charlie House, which supports babies, children and young people in the north-east with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. 

Mark Beveridge, operations director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We are delighted we could help support this very special arrival who will play a big part in making some unforgettable memories for families in the north-east. 

“We are very well versed in receiving VIPs at Aberdeen International Airport and thrilled we could help Santa arrive safely and securely. 

“We also know how busy the run-up to Christmas can be and thank Santa for spreading some festive joy at our terminal.”

Craig Stevenson, centre manager at Bon Accord, said: “We are thrilled that Santa has once again chosen to take up residency within Bon Accord over the festive period. 

“Our team is already working hard alongside his elves to ensure his stay with us is as comfortable as possible, and we can’t wait to see our younger visitors light up when they get the opportunity to meet him in person.”

Louise Andrew, CEO of Charlie House, added: “Christmas should be a time of joy for every child.

“Santa’s workshop is very special to us as it allows us to spread joy within the local community while also helping raise funds to support essential care and support for children and young people across the region who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. 

“We are so happy to welcome Santa back to host this fantastic event, and we want to thank Bon Accord and its visitors in advance for their tremendous support.”

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