The UK’s Most Popular Christmas Grotto
Photo Souvenir System.

Over 1 Million Santa Photos Sold.

Increase your revenue. Sell souvenir photos instantly.

Why use our system?

Responsible for over 1 million Grotto photos sold in the UK’s top retail schemes.

  • Designed specifically for use in Christmas Grottos.
  • Generates revenue equitable to tickets sales in each of our Grottos.
  • Also available inclusive of Grotto Management Services, our photography system allow staff to focus on the customer, not the software.

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Commercial Metrics 

Great Grottos provide clients a revenue based on photos sold.

  • Over 80% of families purchase our photos.
  • Souvenir photos are a primary decision as to where to visit Santa.
  • Spend on photos is often higher than spend on visiting Santa.

What photography souvenirs will it produce?

Great Grottos provide established photo souvenirs, successful retail pricing & product displays.

Christmas Gortto Photo Souvenir

How does the hardware work?

DLSR cameras, thermal printing technology & proprietary software produce high-quality photo souvenirs instantly.


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What does the software look like?

Our photo retail system utilises three intuitive pages for ease of use for staff. The ‘Tickets’ page is optional.

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Eye Strain

Santa’s Grotto is often a dark environment. To prevent staff experiencing eye strain from looking at bright monitors, our system includes Night Mode.

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Key Features

Numerous features quicken & simplify operation.

  • Show customers multiple photos together.
  • Instant framing.
  • Instant printing.
  • Replacements, discounts & expenses supported.
  • Option to sell tickets alongside photos.
  • Automatic reporting.

What does the till point look like?

Great Grottos provide fabric covered photo counters with matching camera stands. 

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System Layout

Christmas Grotto designs vary. Our system adapts.


Photo Floor Plan single vs. multi web

Installation & Training

Great Grottos install, train staff & provide support.Portal 2020 on Laptop

  • Installation & calibration
  • Staff training
  • 7 days-a-week fault support
  • All stock & equipment provided

Online Reporting Features

Daily reporting provides all data, including:

  • Photo sales & ticket sales
  • Prebooking reports
  • Daily & hourly reporting
  • Financial accounting & reconciliation
  • Staff sales tracking

OPTIONAL | Online Booking

Integrated online ticking option available. Allows customers to prepurchase tickets and photo souvenirs.

  • Mobile optimised
  • PCI & GDRP compliant
  • Supports Santa breaks & changeovers

Online Booking Whole Process

OPTIONAL | Branded eTicketing

Pre-booked customers receive e-tickets showing each child’s name.

Integrated enhancements to online booking, such as ‘Personalised Santa Visits’, also available.
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Advanced Features

  • Search for photos by data & time.
  • Receipt prints photo ID for return purchase.
  • Instantly frame photos perfectly.
  • Zoom, rotate & frame to customer request.
  • Live product preview.
  • Training mode.

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