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Santa's Grottos

A visit to Santa’s Grotto is an annual tradition for many families and, now more than ever, we need a little magic in our lives. Blackpool has pulled out all the stops to deliver an unforgettable experience for your loved ones to meet the main man himself – safely, of course!

Father Christmas is returning to the seaside to sprinkle some seasonal spirit to families on selected dates throughout December. Please respect all the venues’ COVID guidelines to keep your child safe (we need to protect Santa at all costs too!).

Find out all the places you can see Father Christmas in Blackpool below.
Santa Flying to Houndshill Shopping Centre

Houndshill Shopping Centre

Houndshill Shopping Centre know just how important it is for families to meet Santa, which is why they are offering a socially-distanced Grotto for you to enjoy this December. The convenient location is ideal for those who want to do a spot of Christmas shopping in the town centre before heading to the Grotto.

The experience allows your little one to say hello at a safe two-metre distance and tell their Christmas wishes before receiving a special gift from Father Christmas. The Grotto is open on 5-6 December, 12-13 December and 19-20 December from 10.30am till 4pm and is £2 only with all proceeds going to Houndshill's charity of the year, The Boathouse Youth.

Santa's Grotto at Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach always like to make Santa feel at home. Set in a winter wonderland, the Grotto offers an enchanting festive experience for little ones to enjoy.  Not only will your child meet Father Christmas in a memorable one-on-one experience, but they will also receive a complimentary hot drink to escape the chills outside and a special gift from Santa himself.

The Grotto will start weekends from 5 December and for the whole week in the run-up to Christmas Eve. Tickets are £13.99 and allow up to two accompanying adults per child to enter the Grotto.

Find out more information here.