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Santa's Grottos In Manchester | Where To Meet Father Christmas In Manchester 2019

Every child dreams of meeting Father Christmas! Fortunately your kids have the chance to do exactly that this December with Santa's Grottos popping up in various places around Manchester. Take a look below as we've handpicked the best Santa's Grottos and places to meet Father Christmas in Manchester this Winter.

Santa’s Grotto - Manchester Arndale

Where: Manchester Arndale

About: Santa and his elves have made the trip from the North Pole to Manchester Arndale to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice! Santa’s Grotto will open in the Arndale on November 21st and will run until Christmas Eve, giving your little ones plenty of time to visit Santa and get their present requests in ready for the big day! Santa’s Grotto will be located on the upper mall near Argos. 

Prices: From £5.50

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Winter Funland - Intu Trafford Centre

Where: EventCity Intu Trafford Centre

About: EventCity are bringing the true meaning of Christmas to Manchester this December with their Winter Funland set to transform the Intu Trafford Centre into the regions largest indoor Winter Wonderland. Opening on 6th December, the Winter Funland boasts a range of great attractions including Santa’s Grotto, Manchester’s biggest ice-skating rink, indoor funfair, Christmas panto, and much much more. 

Prices: Various

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Santa’s Grotto - Chill Factore

Where: Chill Factore
About: Combining fresh snow with Santa’s Grotto makes the Chill Factore the perfect place to meet Santa in Manchester this festive period. Replicating Santa’s original Lapland home, the Grotto is surrounded by wintery trees, magical lights, and Elves from Father Christmas’s toyshop. The Grotto will stay open until Christmas Eve and every child who visits Santa will be given a Christmas gift to take home with them. 
Prices: £9.50 - £25.20
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Santa’s Grotto - The Ice Village

Where: The Ice Village

About: It is every kids dream to meet Father Christmas, and now your child has the chance to do so at Manchester’s Ice Village. Santa’s Grotto will be opening at the Ice Village just in time for Christmas with kids being able to experience a magical visit with Santa himself as they sit on Santa’s chair, speak with his elves, and even receive a special Xmas present to take home with them. The Ice Village Grotto opens on 20th November and closes on Christmas Eve. 

Prices: £7.00 - £8.50

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Afternoon Tea and Santa’s Grotto - Oddfellows On The Park

Where: Oddfellows On The Park 

About: For one day only Santa has managed to take time out of his hectic Christmas schedule to visit the boys and girls at Oddfellows On The Park. Explore the magical winter wonderland of Bruntwood Hall and watch as your children are left amazed when they visit Santa’s Grotto to meet Father Christmas and his hard-working elves. Every child that visits will receive a special gift to take home with them ahead of Christmas Day. Ticket prices include a festive afternoon tea and visit to Santa’s Grotto

Prices: Adults: £22.00 - Children: £15.00

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Cruise with Father Christmas - Salford Quays

Where: Salford Quays

About: Santa is well experienced in travelling around the World delivering presents to kids in every country, but this December the children of Manchester are able to join Father Christmas for a magical tour of the Manchester ship canal. Departing from Salford Quays, The Santa Cruise will take a tour down the Manchester ship canal with guests able to meet and greet with Santa himself and hand over their present requests to Santa and his elves. There will also be a range of festive treats available onboard including mulled wine, mince pies, cookies, and much more. 

Prices: Adults: £11 | Children: £9

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