As the busy Christmas fixture calendar arrives Father Christmas is taking time out of his own hectic schedule to host a unique grotto at the home of football, Wembley Stadium. During his visit to Wembley from Saturday 18th – Thursday 23rd December, the England changing room will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with snow covered trees, presents and Father Christmas’ very own England shirt ‘Claus 25’.
Football fans of all ages will be given the chance to meet Father Christmas during the unique behind the scenes Wembley Tour, which invites visitors to re-live their greatest footballing moments. The added attraction this Christmas will be that fans will have the opportunity to ask Santa to grant those all important Christmas wishes and maybe even ask for a few to be extended towards their favourite team. So whether it’s an extra three points, a new manager or some extra budget for star players Father Christmas will be on hand to listen to fans requests.
Open to the public for the first time ever, the Christmas themed Wembley Tour will also allow fans and families to experience the electricity in the air as they line up in the players tunnel, waiting for that moment when they push through the doors and step out onto the legendary stage.
During the 90 minute tour, visitors can climb the 107 steps to the Royal Box and have their picture taken with the replica FA Cup Trophy. They can also catch a rare glimpse of iconic artefacts associated with Wembley Stadium’s unique heritage, including the 1948 Olympic torch, 1966 World Cup crossbar and Bobby Moore statue erected in his honour.
Adam Burrage, Wembley Stadium Tour Manager, said: “Wembley Stadium has played host to some big name acts over the years and we are delighted to be bringing one of the most internationally recognised personalities to the World’s most famous stadium. We are sure the arrival of Father Christmas will be greeted with excitement and provide a truly unforgettable experience for those visiting the Wembley Tour in the build up to Christmas.”
To book your place on the unforgettable Christmas themed Wembley Tour visit www.wembleystadium.com/tours or call 0844 800 2755. Father Christmas will be hosting the winter wonderland in the England Changing room on the following dates:
Saturday 18th December
Sunday 19th December
Monday 20th December
Tuesday 21st December
Wednesday 22nd December
Thursday 23rd December
All children under the age of 16 booked on to the tour on the above dates will receive a complimentary Wembley gift