Experiential value | Unique interaction | Memorable activities

Engaging children & adults

Great Grottos create amazing experiential Christmas Grotto events.

Our creative process focuses on: Santa Visit Shopping Centre Management

    • Experiential value
    • Appeal to adults & children
    • Integrating famous children’s brands
    • Narrative & theatre
    • Queue entertainment
    • Repeat visit strategies
    • Ticketing & pre-visit engagement

Magical Mini Christmas Trees

Upon arrival, Children are presented with a magic seed which, during their experience, Santa will transform into a real mini Christmas Tree they may take home. Children decorate their trees after visiting Santa with a fantastic array of decorations.

Mini Christmas Trees

Interactive Christmas Grotto 3D Grottos

Great Grottos operate the UK’s busiest interactive 3D grotto.

We work with specialist partners capable of delivering 3D experiences to international theme park standard.

Insight | Delivering the Magic of Christmas

Award Winning Licensed GrottoAward Winning Branded Grottos

Great Grottos work with famous family brands to bring theatre, narrative and interactivity to the Santa experience.

Brand engagement allows our destination grottos to create wide reaching appeal. Insight | Award Winning Branded Grottos

Story Time with Santa ClausStory Time with Santa

Children gather around as Santa reads tales from his giant story book whilst families follow in their books.

Each child keeps their book as a visit memento. New stories start each week and books with both words & pictures increase suitability for a wide age range.


Children build, personalise and dress their Snowman.

Personal photo opportunities are available via built in cut-out backdrops.


Elf SchoolInteractive Christmas Grotto

Children learn about the lives of Santa’s Elves and how they prepare for Christmas Eve.

Our Elves need help with a variety of activities before the children visit Santa such as decorating for Christmas, making Reindeer food, magical wish lists and the Elf wardrobe.


Letter Writting to Santa ClausSanta Letter Writing

Popular Santa letter writing areas operate in addition to our traditional grottos and as standalone events.

Great Grottos provide tables, chairs, postbox and materials. Each give reason for repeat visits to the grotto and allow children to give their letter to Santa.

Santa’s Talking Post BoxSanta's Talking Christmas Post Box

Children can post their letter’s to Santa into a talking post box who comes alive with each letter.

Video demo
Santa’s Talking Post Box


Singing Animatronic ReindeerSanta’s Singing Reindeer

Rudolph, Blitzen & Donner interact with one another and sing a Christmas song. Available wall mounted and box mounted. Customised recordings also available.

Video demo | Santa’s Singing Reindeer


Enquiries welcome & further details available | Contact Details