Surprise Encounter With Father Christmas !


Culture Creative 2021 – 2024


The Brief

Following the success of the 2020 Surprise Encounters with Father Christmas, we were asked whether we would like to return for another year – with some additional venues.


What We Did

We were able to utilise our nationwide contacts to create teams for delivery in Devon, Dorset, London, Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire, Leeds and Manchester. Using the learnings from last year we were able to build a strong ethos within the teams and delighted in the additional creative opportunities working with the Forestry Commission at Delamere, Cheshire afforded us – by having a Welsh-speaking green Father Christmas!


The Result

We successfully delivered across seven sites nationwide in 2021, with over 200 days of performance across November and December, before returning to repeat our Surprise Encounters in 2022, 2023 and shortly 2024!


Surprise Encounters by Rusticus - in an interactive Rusticus Adventure

“We ambled around your grounds in awe at the Spectacular installations and magic before us when COMPLETELY unexpectedly we stumbled on Father Christmas!
And not any one Father Christmas- the most jovial, approachable, WONDERFUL Father Christmas we have ever encountered – we were all enraptured.
He restored my little boys faith in the magic of Christmas and the “reality” of Santa for one more Christmas and I will be eternally grateful.”

Audience member, Christmas at Belton

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If you would like us to deliver this sort of performance at your venue, get in touch.


01377 241498