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It might be cold outside but you are in for a warm welcome at Deck the Halls, Santa's 747 Christmas experience.

The man himself, Mrs Claus and his elves are testing our a new form of transport this festive season onboard The Deck 747 and are inviting you to join him in the cockpit and check out our festive filled hangar.

Come along and play Christmas games with the elves, sing Christmas songs and help Mrs Claus get everything ready for the big day. You will be given a boarding pass onto Santa's 747 on arrival and get the chance to write your letter to him to take back to the North Pole so he doesn't forget what you would like to wake up to on Christmas morning - he might just have an early present for you to take home!

All of this and more will take place in the hangar of our 747 top deck G-BYGA while waiting for Santa and then onto the aircraft for the build up to the big arrival. You will have to chance to take photos in the flight deck with Santa and Mrs Claus while receiving your gift.


With limited space onboard, tickets are probable to sell out fast as one of the hottest Santa experiences in the North this year. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Price is £27.95 per child which includes access for one adult. Additional hangar access tickets for more adults priced at £5 each.

Tickets booked via button above which links to the Eventbrite booking system. One child ticket includes present, access for both child and adult to cabin and flight deck (where the captain normally flies the aircraft and where Santa will be). Additional adult tickets can be purchased at point of booking however due to limited space on board, only one adult can board the aircraft per child. 

You must arrive no later than the start of the time slot booked. Failure to do so may result in refusal of entry, and whilst we will do our best to re-accomodate you this is subject to availability. This is due to the event taking place as a group (eg boarding onto the aircraft). Experience is approximately one hour.

Two age brackets available to allow for suitable allocation of present type- 0-9 years and 10 plus. Please ensure correct choice is made. M/F choice is also available. As a reminder, all children must be accompanied onboard the aircraft and in the flight deck. No food or drink to be consumed onboard. 

As part of the treats and giveaways, there will be some sweets already packaged. Please advise us before arrival should your child have any allergy/dietary requirements for us to consider- we cannot guarantee that all treat items can be substituted.

Due to availability tickets for Santa's grotto are non refundable and non changeable once booked. No walk-ins accepted, tickets must be booked prior for this experience. 

Free on-site parking- when arriving at Barton Airport, please take the first entrance on the right and drive behind the flight sim building. You will see our blue hangar down in front of you where the parking is availabnle.

For all other general "The Deck" booking info, please go to the booking info tab at the top of this page. 

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