Shropshire’s leading tourist attraction has unwrapped a brand new early Christmas present – personalised video messages from Father Christmas.

Santa has agreed to film the exclusive, bespoke messages to children and adults from his workshop at Blists Hill Victorian Town as an extra-special treat this year.

But because he is so busy, he is also warning that the offer is limited to the next few weeks and urged people to move quickly if they want a special video from him.

Karen Davies, from The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, said Father Christmas had told her he wanted to give people an extra treat this year as well as appearing at his grotto at the museum next month.

“Santa realises that not everyone will get to visit him in his grotto this year and that it may be difficult to spend time with friends and family. So, he is very kindly going to record some special video messages for all the children (and grown-ups) who deserve a special treat this year.

“We all know how very busy Santa is before Christmas and he can’t record a personalised message for everyone, so this is an exclusive limited offer.

“Santa will record a personalised message for your children, grandchildren, friends or even that special adult in your life and then we’ll email the video to you with plenty of time before Christmas Eve so you can delight someone before the big day!

“And as well as giving someone you love a treat, you will also be helping support the Trust and the vital educational and conservation work we do as a charitable organisation.”

Each video costs £25 and will last around three minutes and because Santa is going to be very busy over the next few weeks messages must be booked before midnight on Sunday November 29.

Santa has already recorded his own video at Blists Hill to promote the special offer.

He said: “I have come to Blists Hill Victorian Town with some of my elves to prepare some of the presents I shall be giving out on Christmas Eve.

“I shall be spending the next few weeks with some wonderful Victorians but I may be able to find time to send you a special, bespoke custom Christmas message.

“It would be wonderful if I could send a message to you all this festive Christmas after such a hard time we have all been having.”

To book your special video – and see Santa’s own recording – visit