IT is the night before Christmas and Santa Claus is flying high above the clouds – when his Sat Nav goes haywire and leaves him stranded and lost.

Find out how he copes with this potential Christmas catastrophe in seasonal family entertainer, Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey at Swindon Arts Centre, which begins today.

With songs, stories and a chance to meet and greet the man in red himself, the play promises to be a festive treat. Youngsters will even receive a free gift.

The play tells the story of a delivery schedule gone awry, because hiding in the back of the sleigh are two naughty elves Charlie and Kara who have sneaked on-board for the ride.

With the Sat Nav out of action, no list of postcodes to deliver presents to, and morning fast approaching it is down to Charlie, Kara and Muffin the bear to come up with a clever plan to save Christmas.

From the producers of last year’s record-breaking production, this brand-new adventure filled with songs, nursery rhymes and magic promises to be a truly unforgettable experience - including the magical moment when snowflakes fall over the audience, so a white Christmas is guaranteed at every show.

The play is recommended for children aged two and older, along with their families. It runs for around 70 minutes with no interval, including the chance to meet Santa.

The play will be performed several times a day between December 14 and December 24, with the exception of Monday.

Tickets are £14 to £17, children £1 off, with family tickets available. To book, call 01793 524481 or visit