TWO magical mornings of 'Breakfast with Santa' will launch this year's famous Santa Cruises at the Anderton Boat Lift.

The 9am breakfast with St Nick and his helper on Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1 will be followed by a festive cruise from the base of the lift.

Tickets are £13 per child to include a gift, and £12.50 for adults available from

The festive Santa breakfast will comprise of sausage, egg and beans on toast with a soft drink for children and a Full English breakfast with a hot drink for adults.

There is an option to select vegetarian and gluten-free breakfasts when booking.

The cruise offers festive family fun with games, songs and stories with Santa, whom each child will meet to receive a gift.

The Anderton Boat Lift’s famous festive Santa Cruises take place every weekend from November 30 until December 22, as well as on Monday, December 23 and Christmas Eve.

Tickets are £8 for children and £6 for adults.

Carly Graham, Anderton Boat Lift duty manager, said: “What better way to get the little ones in the festive spirit than having breakfast with Santa followed by a magical trip on a boat.

"It really is the sort of special event that a child will remember forever.

"As always, the Lift’s shop has been packed full of special and unusual Christmas gifts, that will be great for parents and grandparents who are struggling to find the perfect gift.

"We welcome everyone to the Lift for the start of a glittering Christmas.”