Santa’s Grotto

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... it’s the perfect way for children to get into the festive spirit.

Santa’s Grotto

About Santa’s Grotto

16th Nov 2019 to 24th Dec 2019
various times see website for details
Edinburgh New Town
From £8.50
Event organiser/part of Edinburghs Christmas
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Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Santa… it’s the perfect way for children to get into the festive spirit. Meet the man himself, listen to him tell a magical tale and receive a wee gift.

Visits are in groups and begin every 30 minutes. Tickets must be purchased for a specific time slot before entering Santa’s Grotto. Visits last up to 25 minutes.

Add to the fun of visiting Santa with a ride on our Helter Skelter (it’s for adults too) and warm up with some mulled wine or hot chocolate from the bar below.

Each child can take in 2 adults, first adult goes free with second adult paying £5.

The 20% EH postcode discount is applicable to Santa's Grotto.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Santa’s Grotto are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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