Free Santa Puts CastleCourt at Centre of Christmas in Belfast

Free Santa Puts CastleCourt at Centre of Christmas in Belfast

Free Santa Puts CastleCourt at Centre of Christmas in Belfast

City’s Favourite Shopping Centre Provides Free ‘Grotto & Gift’ Experience for All

In a first for the city centre, CastleCourt is offering Belfast visitors the chance to visit its iconic Santa’s Grotto to meet Mr Claus and receive a special gift – completely free of charge.

The shopping centre, which is a must-go destination for families and fashionistas alike over the festive period, will be providing free admission to its spectacular Santa’s Grotto every day, up to and including Christmas Eve.

Securing its place at the heart of the city’s spectacular overall festive offering, CastleCourt’s big-hearted move marks the 25th anniversary since the launch of its now-famous Grotto and annual Santa Parade, which earlier this month attracted thousands of visitors.   It follows news that access to the city’s main shopping thoroughfare is to reopen from Monday 3rd December.

Announcing the good news, Paul McMahon, CastleCourt Centre Director, said: 

“We are delighted to bring shoppers a free Santa’s Grotto visit and gift this year – for 25 years CastleCourt has heralded the arrival of Christmas to the streets of Belfast with our annual Santa Parade and this year we are making Christmas even bigger and better with our Santa’s Grotto offer!

The festive season is one of the highlights of the year for CastleCourt and we are passionate about bringing Christmas cheer to our customers, our community and the people of Belfast. The opening of the tunnel walkway on Monday 3rd December will enhance the shopping experience for visitors to Belfast and we look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors to the centre.”

CastleCourt’s Santa’s Grotto will also observe a quiet hour this year to ensure all shoppers enjoy the occasion as much as possible.  On Saturday 1st December, from 10am – 11am Santa and his elves will have no music or flashing lights.

Santa’s elves will also have workshops every Saturday and Sunday in the run-up to Christmas, at the Royal Avenue entrance from 1-6pm each day. Inside the workshops will be free arts and crafts by ArtsEkta for the little ones to enjoy. This will include making gingerbread men, Danish Christmas hearts and so much more. Come and enjoy the magic!

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