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Santa arrives with festive cheer at Dobbies

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre, is kickstarting the holiday season with Santa's Arrival on Thursday 23 November.

Santa arrives with festive cheer at Dobbies

Article Source: Dobbies
Last Updated: 20 November 2023 12:40

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa arrives with festive cheer at Dobbies

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre, is kickstarting the holiday season with Santa's Arrival, where Father Christmas himself will make his joyful arrival to help his elves add the finishing touches to the magical grotto.

Taking place on Thursday 23 November at 4:30pm across 17 stores, Santa's Arrival will mark the start of Santa’s Grotto season at Dobbies.

Kicking off with an announcement over the tannoy, followed by festive music and Santa's iconic "ho ho ho”, families will know it’s time to gather for Santa’s arrival. Santa will walk through the store, greeting children and allowing families to capture photographs to cherish the moment.

Santa will then take residency at his bookable Grotto, and his elves will welcome children, leading them through an enchanting forest and enjoy craft activities before meeting Santa. Each child will receive a present to take home for the big day. Families are advised to book a slot at Santa’s Grotto in advance to avoid any disappointment on the night.

Dobbies will also be offering the Quiet Grotto experience on 8 December, which includes reduced sound and visual features to provide a relaxed environment for children with additional needs. The whole family can get involved with the festivities at Dobbies and enjoy the Santa Paws experience, which takes place from 2 December to Saturday 23 December. Dog owners can bring their cherished pups to meet Santa and receive a pawsome gift.

Sarah Murray, who develops Dobbies’ festive line-up said: "Christmas at Dobbies is all about creating memories, and our family-friendly atmosphere allows everyone to feel the seasonal magic.

"Santa’s arrival kick starts our festive line up of events, a joyful beginning to the best time of the year. We’ve got something for everyone at Dobbies this year, whether you’re a family looking to attend one of the events or in need of some fresh decorations to get the home looking festive this Christmas, Dobbies is a fantastic day out."


Dobbies' Santa's Grotto experience is priced at £11.99 per child and will run from 23 November to 24 December. The Quiet Grotto, also priced at £11.99 per child, will take place on 8 December. Santa Paws, at £6.99 per dog, will run from 2 to 22 December.

Attendees at Santa’s Arrival will receive a voucher for £5 off £25, to be used on the night.

For more information about Dobbies’ festive experiences and to make a booking, please visit dobbies.com/events.

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