We believe that Christmas is the time to give as well as receive so instead of asking you to pay to see Father Christmas we'd like you or your child to make a donation to our two chosen charities, Shelter and Changing Lives.
Alternatively if you like to give us some food - tins of soup, beans, tinned meat or any thing that doesn't need to be stored in a fridge - we would be delighted to accept this and pass it on to the Sunderland Food Bank.
If you can't manage a donation then don't worry, your kids are more than welcome to come a see Father Christmas.
We hope you and your friends and family will have a happy and peaceful Christmas and by giving a donation either in cash of in kind you'll be helping others, less fortunate than you, have a happier Christmas.
Thank you and Happy Christmas from all the Christmas Town team xxx