Santa speaking with children and their parents via video call

Visits to Father Christmas go virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has been so all-encompassing there are few aspects of life that it has not touched. 

Now we can add Christmas to that list. 

Not only has COVID-19 affected how people will celebrate Noel, but it has also hit things like children visiting Father Christmas.

London-based Madeleine Oberton-Thickett thinks she has the answer: video calls with Santa instead of visiting him in person. 

Santa’s Grotto Live went live in November and has already received more than 500 bookings.