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November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am – December 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Westow Hill
Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TJ


30th November – 24th December

Deep in the recesses of the Upper Norwood Library Hub building a lost room has been discovered. This hidden hallow is home to ancient and rare books only a library can preserve. This is Father Christmas’s secret reading room. A sanctuary for him to rest, think and invent new toys. He is inviting you to come and visit him and share your Christmas tales.

Add that extra bit of magic to the festive season for your little ones and book a visit to see Father Christmas in the cosy family setting of the Upper Norwood Library Hub.

Every child walks away with a bespoke badge and an autographed Christmas tale from Father Christmas. For the very young we also have a sensory experience which involves light and Christmas music.

Come be part of the story and support the ongoing use of public buildings as places to meet and inspire.

Our Aims:

  • To supply a gift that will be remembered in years to come
  • To make the tickets free for parents
  • A place where reading is championed
  • A place of magic and wonder
  • A home where books and stories take precedent over toys and technology
  • A place that does not forget about the very young
  • A place where children are reminded they can create their own stories
  • To charge the children under £10 each

Booking Tickets:

  • We advise you book in advance as this event can sell out
  • When you book your ticket you are asked to arrive at the start of your half hour slot you will then book in to see Santa
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult of 18 years or older
  • We will try and fit all adults in the event but be prepared that only one parent or guardian may be allowed per child
  • If you would like to book more than 6 children per slot then please e mail Norman at or call us. Our details are on our website.
  • We try and make all our slots private but be prepared your child may need to share their time with Santa with other children
  • All tickets are nonrefundable but we will do what we can to find you another visit slot

For further information, please contact:

Norman Murray – Event and Project Coordinator

E mail:
Book Tickets at: or
Twitter: @upperNorLibHub
Instagram: @uppernorlibhub
Mobile: 07581224675
Best Contact times: Weekdays