Children can have a live video call with Santa on Zoom

This year Christmas is bound to look and feel different as families navigate themselves through the current pandemic.

One thing parents might feel uneasy about is taking their children to see Santa at a grotto.

A new service, Live Video Santa, could be the answer to parents worries as it brings Father Christmas straight to the living room sofa without having to worry about social distancing, wearing masks, long queues or even another lockdown and cancelled face to face appointments.

Families in Liverpool can meet Santa on Zoom with the big man in red making a personal video call from his front room in the North Pole, to you and your little ones.

No matter how big your family is, he will listen as you tell him your Christmas wishes and dreams whilst he updates you on what he and the elves have been up to.

Find out what you can do with your family where you live by adding your postcode.

If you would like more time with Father Christmas, families can book the Story Time with Santa add-on and have him read the original Christmas favourite, Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Plus, if the kids want to see and hear the experience again and again, a recording of the personal call is available for each family to buy.

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To book time with Santa simply visit and pick your slot. Customers will then be sent a Zoom link which they open at the allotted time and Santa will appear on screen.

All that is needed is a device which can make or receive video calls, preferably with the Zoom app installed, and a stable internet connection.

Appointments are available daily from 11am to 5pm from Saturday, November 14 until Thursday, December 24.

The Family Video Call with Santa lasts about 10 minutes and is available from £29.99.

The Story Time Experience Add-on is another 10 minutes for £4.99 and a recording of your video call experience is £4.99.

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