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Santa's grotto returns to Princes Quay


Enter Princes Quay's magical starlit forest Quayvaria, filled with the homes of Santa’s elves and fairies. 

Children will be able to see the elves at work, preparing for Christmas as they make their way towards Santa’s winter wonderland home. At the festive grotto, children will be able to meet Santa and share their Christmas wish list.

They will also be given a magic bean - a little Christmas magic and a lot of festive spirit is said to make the magical bean grow.  

Once children leave the grotto they will enter the Toy Workshop, where there will be a special activity for all to enjoy.

Boasting a wider range than ever before the merchandise gift shop has everything you will need to capture the memories created this season.

Sarah Smith, Princes Quay Marketing Manager, said: “We have a huge reputation in the city when it comes to Christmas, expectations are high and we know we have to deliver an experience that wows the crowds. The grotto is one of the highlights of the year for the centre and we look forward to Father Christmas opening the doors following his city centre welcome and parade on Sunday 17 November. ”

Built and designed by local Creative Agency Drunk Animal, the grotto incorporates an enchanted village and in typical Drunk Animal style, they’ve gone all out.

Calvin Innes from Drunk Animal said: “Something we thrive on is creating experiences that people will remember, and what is a more magical experience than a visit to Father Christmas in his Grotto.
We’ve created the most stunning, enchanted Christmas experience for all ages, and we can’t wait for people to visit and share the magic.”

Quayvaria is £6 per child and located opposite Ernest Jones. It will open at 12.30pm on Sunday 17th November.

Online booking is now available. Click here to book.

Walk-ins are also available.

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