Research has revealed that 52% of parents fib when asked difficult questions from their children at Christmas time, whilst a fifth of parents turn to Google to help out. Other surprising statistics included:
- Fifty-two per cent of parents will fib when asked a difficult question;
- Seventy-four per cent of parents believe the magic of Santa is the most important part of Christmas;
- Most parents believe their children shouldn’t question Father Christmas until they are 10-years-old.
Every year, Father Christmas is pulled around the world by flying reindeer in his quest to deliver presents to billions of children. However, by age 7 1/2, 45% of youngsters will question the legitimacy of his existence, leaving parents lost for words as they struggle to respond to this interrogation. This coming weekend, Mrs. Claus will be visiting WestQuay, Highcross and Cabot Circus shopping centres to meet children and parents alike, set the record straight and help reignite the Christmas spirit across the nation.
Mrs. Claus will be heading to WestQuay, Highcross and Cabot Circus to take part in a live Q&A. She said: “We are always getting letters for Santa Claus here at the North Pole from curious children. Obviously, this is his busiest time of year so he needs to stay focused on getting everything ready for the big day, so I’m taking a little road trip to speak to the nation. I’ll be answering any questions they might have – I’m his wife after all I’ve got the inside knowledge.”
Alex Thomas, regional marketing manager, said: “We’re so excited to have Mrs Claus in centre this year, Christmas is such an important time of year for families so we want to make sure parents are prepared for any questions their little ones might have and help them reignite the Christmas joy in their homes.”
The centre’s have asked Mrs Claus to answer the most common questions children ask to arm parents with the information they need.
How does he manage to eat billions of mince pies?
It takes millions of calories to fly around the world in one night so they keep him fuelled – he’s the gold medallist in his field.
How does he get into houses without chimneys?
He has a magic key which only works on Christmas Eve and allows him to access every house, chimney or not.
Why can’t normal reindeer fly?
Santa’s reindeers are a rare festive breed related to the pegasus but they can only fly in December – we take them on some practice flights, you need to be prepared after all.
Why does Father Christmas look different in every grotto?
He looks different in different lights and he likes a variety of outfits – it’s a nightmare keeping them all clean!
How old is he?
He stopped counting a while ago…! But he’s older than the tooth fairy and younger than the Easter Bunny.
With festive fun for all of the family, WestQuay, Cabbot Circus and Highcross will be offering extended opening hours this Christmas, to ensure that visitors can truly enjoy the most magical time of the year. Parking after 5PM is just £1 in our multi-storey car park.